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Bostik opens new powder plant in Malaysia

Adhesive specialist Bostik has expanded its global footprint with the opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.
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Regulatory changes to impact European chemical market

Major changes are ahead for Europe's chlor-alkali and vinyls (CAV) market, which is facing regulatory changes and market consolidation over the next few years.
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Alternative to restricted-use nematicides registered by EPA

A new lower-risk pesticide ingredient for controlling plant parasitic nematodes has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Eastman to acquire alkylamines producer Taminco for $2.8 billion

Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire Taminco Corp., a producer of alkylamines & derivatives and formic acid & derivatives.
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FMC to acquire crop protection company Cheminova for $1.8 billion

Chemical company FMC Corporation is to acquire Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection specialist based in Denmark.
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Canadian beekeepers sue pesticide makers

Two manufacturers of crop pesticides are facing a class action lawsuit over claims that their products are causing the deaths of bee colonies.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical sells Ryton PPS business for $220 million

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has agreed to sell its Ryton chemical business to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC, the company announced.
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Economic indicator shows deceleration in US chemical market

Despite the softening pace, the August Chemical Activity Barometer marked a string of gains going back to April 2013.
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LG Chem to supply plug-in hybrid car batteries to Audi

South Korean chemical company LG Chem has won an order to supply batteries for hybrid electric vehicles made by German car maker Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.
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Chemicals group BASF to open new crop protection plant in China

The crop protection unit of international chemical giant BASF will open its first formulation and packaging plant in Yangkou Chemical Industrial Park in China's Jiangsu province by the end of the year.
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