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US chemical industry to spend $68.7 billion on R&D by 2018

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U.S. chemical output is projected to increase by 2.5 percent in 2014 and by 3.5 percent in the following year.
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Fire injures 18 at Axiall's Louisiana chemical plant

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Axiall said the incident happened in the vinyl chloride manufacturing area at the plant. The cause of the explosion is not known and the investigation is still ongoing.
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FDA to propose rules for antibacterial soap safety regulation

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One of the most commonly used ingredients in antibacterial soap has been linked to hormonal imbalances and antibiotic resistance, FDA says.
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Global polyurethane foams market to be worth almost $62 billion in 2018

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The global polyurethane foams market is predicted to reach total revenue of $61.9 billion in 2018, up on the $40.1 billion recorded in 2012.
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US Chemical Safety Board calls for changes in refinery regulation

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Oil refinery regulation needs to be dramatically reformed to ensure operators implement better safety practices in facilities, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board has stated in a draft report, released in relation to the incident at Chevron's Richmond, Calif., refinery last year.
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We saw it at the Chem Show in New York City

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It was cold walking the streets to the Jacob Javits Center for last week’s Chem Show. Inside, a warm feeling pervaded as tough times are past and the industry outlook is modestly upbeat. The idea that consumers want a solution, not a product, is not a new one. But there is a quickening of the pace at which various plant functions are being out-sourced to third parties.
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An industrial taxonomy extended to the process industries

Kevin Parker
Allows assessment of capabilities, including those of your suppliers
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Cabot Corp. to invest $84 million in air pollution control systems

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Boston-based chemicals and performance materials company Cabot Corp. has agreed to pay a $975,000 civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at three facilities.
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California chemical plant leak sickens 70 workers

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The incident at the Solvay Chemicals plant in Carson, Calif., occurred when a scrubber machine malfunctioned and leaked sulfuric acid.
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Degradable plastics have detrimental effects on plastics recyclates, study finds

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Adding even small quantities of degradable plastics to plastic recyclates could lead to unexpected changes that could be described as "detrimental," according to a new study.
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