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DuPont defends cellulosic ethanol plant, announces laundry detergent deal

DuPont has defended its $500 million investment in a new cellulosic ethanol plant after being accused of "speculative and expensive corporate science projects" that have impacted shareholder value.
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BASF opens new chemical complex in India

German chemical company BASF has launched production at a new chemical complex in Dahej, India.
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New foam-making process could lead to lightweight, sustainable materials

Making lightweight foam has long challenged scientists as it is extremely difficult to keep the foam stable. A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a new type of foam that solves many of the problems faced by traditional foams.
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Surfactants pose no environmental risk, study finds

Surfactants, detergent substances found in soap products, pose no risk to the environment, a new report has concluded.
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New chemical plants to boost industrial gas demand in 2015

Industrial natural gas consumption has grown steadily since 2009, as relatively low prices have attracted customers who use natural gas as a feedstock for chemical production.
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Dow Chemical to sell three more units

Dow Chemical Co. said on Thursday that it is seeking buyers for three of its businesses as part of plans to streamline its operations.
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Saudi Aramco's chemical production is growing

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, is become a growing global competitor in chemical production, new analysis reveals.
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CF Industries in merger talks with Yara

Chicago-based nitrogen fertilizer producer CF Industries is holding merger talks with Norway's Yara International ASA.
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Bayer to spin off polymer materials business

German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer revealed last week that it plans to spin off its polymer business, MaterialScience, as a separate company.
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DuPont expands specialty resins production capacity

DuPont announced on Tuesday that it would ramp up ethylene copolymers capacity at its Texas manufacturing facilities in response to growing market demand.
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