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INEOS Barex AG will acquire the Mitsui polyacrylonitriles business

May 28, 2013
INEOS Barex AG has signed a binding agreement to acquire the polyacrylonitriles business from Mitsui Chemicals Inc. The value of the transaction was not disclosed.
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Houston to remain chemical-industry hotbed

May 28, 2013
Business is looking good for the chemical industry in Houston, Texas. Significant shale gas production growth has led to a boom in chemical production as well, which in turn has resulted in the creation of jobs and a boost in construction in the area.
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"Intelligence" system that’s right for the plant floor, while delivering enterprise solutions

May 21, 2013
The Dow Chemical Co. is an early adopter of a “manufacturing intelligence” solution just introduced for general availability by Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Analytics. The system, already used in 14 Dow Chemical plants, makes it easier to accomplish data-source integration and real-time process analytics and visibility.
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Partnership empowers M2M wireless communications for industry, infrastructure

May 21, 2013
In coming years, the process industries will be amongst those most affected by upgrades in communication infrastructure from legacy copper line systems to secure wireless connectivity. Two companies say they’re willing to sweat the details of how exactly that will happen.
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Dow to appeal court's order over alleged price fixing

May 17, 2013
U.S. giant Dow Chemical Company has announced that it will appeal the order issued by a federal court last week to pay a fine of $1.2 billion for allegedly fixing prices of urethane chemicals.
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Chemical leak at Bayer CropScience plant forces evacuations

May 13, 2013
According to the Lubbock Fire Department, a cracked 1,400 kg tank was leaking hydrogen chloride, which forms hydrochloric acid when it reacts with moisture.
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Houston-based Flotek acquires citrus oils processor

May 13, 2013
Houston-based Flotek Industries, Inc. has agreed to acquire Florida Chemical Co. Inc., a citrus oils processor located in Winter Haven, Fla.
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Processing professionals can reap benefits from both classroom & show floor ‘learning’

May 9, 2013

It seems that whenever I have discussions with processing professionals about their biggest challenges, the need for ongoing education and training always ranks near the top.


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Dow Chemical receives $2.2 billion in legal settlement

May 8, 2013
The $2.2 billion payment from Kuwaiti-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) settles a lengthy legal dispute over the failed K-Dow joint venture.
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Dow Chemical awards major EPC contract to Fluor

May 6, 2013
Dow Chemical Co. has awarded a major contract to engineering construction company Fluor Corp. to execute a significant portion of its U.S. Gulf Coast investments.
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