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US lawmakers pass chemical facility security bill

July 9, 2014
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a bill to authorize the Department of Homeland Security to establish standards protecting chemical facilities from terrorism.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Chem Show announces dates for 100th Anniversary event

July 1, 2014

The Chem Show will hold the 2015 100th Anniversary event on Nov. 17-19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City, the show's organizers announced this week.


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US chemical output continues to rise in May

June 30, 2014
Chemical production rose across all regions in the United States except for the West Coast, with an overall increase of 0.4 percent in May.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

June 30, 2014
An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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Minnesota bans use of triclosan in consumer products

June 23, 2014
The governor of Minnesota, Mark Dayton, has signed a bill that effectively outlaws the use of triclosan in products such as soaps, shampoos and body washes.
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US federal agencies prescribe measures to enhance chemical safety

June 18, 2014
A federal working group that includes the U.S. Department of Labor, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has brought forth measures to improve chemical plant safety and security.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical completes world's largest 1-hexene plant

June 16, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP announced June 12 the successful commissioning and start-up of the world’s largest on-purpose 1-hexene plant.
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Shale gas boom boosts demand for bio-based chemicals, report finds

June 16, 2014
Bio-based chemicals are the unexpected beneficiaries of the North American shale gas boom, says a special report from IHS.
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