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US chemical industry shows sustained growth, hints at recovering housing market

February 15, 2013
The American Chemistry Council's most recent Chemical Activity Barometer showed sustained growth for the sixth consecutive month.
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Explosion at Air Liquide plant kills one

February 13, 2013
An explosion Saturday morning at the Air Liquide cylinder plant in La Porte, Texas, killed one worker and left another with serious burns.
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American Chemistry Council dismisses BPA concerns

February 12, 2013
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has dismissed concerns raised by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) that the chemical known as bisphenol A or BPA is dangerous and should be listed as a developmental toxicant.
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Fire at Georgia chemical plant forces evacuations

February 6, 2013
A chemical fire Tuesday at the Harcros Chemicals plant in Dalton, Ga., forced the evacuation of nearby residents, but did not cause any major damage.
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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

February 6, 2013
China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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BAE Systems lands contract for chemical processing facility at Holston Ammunition Plant

February 5, 2013
The U.S. Army has granted BAE Systems a $27 million contract to complete construction of a state-of-the-art and energy-saving chemical processing facility at the Holston Army Ammunition Plant in Tennessee.
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Chemical operators in high demand

February 4, 2013
Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

February 4, 2013
Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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Three workers suffer severe burns at New Jersey chemical plant

January 30, 2013
Three chemical plant employees were treated for severe burns Monday night following an incident at AZ Electronic Materials in Branchburg, N.J.
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Specifying inline rotor/stator mixers

January 28, 2013
Inline rotor/stator mixers are utilized throughout the process industries for high shear processing of flowable liquid applications. They can be operated in a truly continuous mode wherein feed streams are metered into the mixer; however, inline rotor/stator devices more commonly are set up for recirculation.
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