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Partnership empowers M2M wireless communications for industry, infrastructure

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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Eight injured in fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical plant

Eight workers suffered injuries in a fire that broke out early Saturday morning at the Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. plant in Port Arthur, Texas.
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Federal agencies criticized for oversight failure prior to Texas fertilizer plant explosion

The explosion at the Adair Grain Inc. fertilizer plant in Texas, which killed 14 and injured 200 people, has exposed serious lapses in federal agencies' oversight.
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