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Dow Sells Global Polypropylene Business to Braskem for $340 Million

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According to Business Wire, Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which Dow’s global polypropylene business will be divested to Braskem for a total enterprise value to Dow
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EPA Finalizes Plan to Remove Contaminated Soil from Nepera Chemical Superfund Site

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released an amended plan to remove contaminated soil from the site of former lagoons at the Nepera Chemical Company, Inc. Superfund site in
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Olin Breaks Ground on Manufacturing Facility

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According to the Associated Press, Chemical manufacturer Olin Chlor Alkali Products broke ground this week on a new manufacturing facility in Charleston, Tenn., valued at $160 million that will allow
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Dow, Saudi Aramco Approve $20 Billion Petrochemical Project

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According to Bloomberg, Dow Chemical Co. and Saudi Arabian Oil Co. will proceed with a $20 billion petrochemical plant at the Saudi port of Jubail as the world’s largest crude-oil
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Dow Chemical Forms Ethanol Joint Venture

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Dow Chemical Co. has formed a joint partner with Japanese company Mitsui & Co. to build a plant in Brazil that makes packaging products and polymers from sugar cane-based ethanol,
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Total, Arkema Lose EU Appeals of Cartel Fine

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Bloomberg reports that Total SA, Europe’s largest refiner, and its former subsidiary Arkema SA, lost European Union court appeals against a 78.6 million-euro ($112 million) fine levied for unlawful price-fixing
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Union Carbide $322 Million Asbestos Verdict Put on Hold

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According to Bloomberg, a $322 million jury verdict against Dow Chemical’s Union Carbide unit and Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. was put on hold while the Mississippi Supreme Court considers whether
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Air Products to Build Solar Farm

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According to Zacks Equity Research, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. plans to build a 12-acre solar farm at its corporate headquarters in Allentown, capable of generating 2 MW of electricity.
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Dow Chemical Spent $2.2 Million on First Quarter Lobbying

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Association Press reports that Dow Chemical Co. spent $2.2 million in the first quarter to lobby the government on issues ranging from trade to energy efficiency,
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Dow Chemical Form Joint Venture to Make Battery Electrolytes

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According to the Associated Press, Dow Chemical Co. and Japanese chemical company Ube Industries Ltd. have agreed to form a joint venture to manufacture electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries, which are
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