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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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German specialty chemicals company starts construction on amino acid plant in Alabama

Evonik Industries has started construction of a new plant in Mobile, Alabama, to produce amino acids used in dairy cow nutrition.
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Growth predicted for Chinese coating additives market

The coating additives market is directly related to China's coatings industry, which is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10% in 2014-19.
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Dow Microbial Control antifouling technology gains landmark EU approval

Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced European Union regulatory approval of its innovative antifouling active substance - DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one).
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Jacobs Engineering to play 'crucial' role in ExxonMobil ethane cracker project

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Texas-based Baytown complex.
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Formosa Plastics receives greenhouse gas permit for Texas petrochemical complex expansion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a greenhouse gas (GHG) permit for an olefins and low density polyethylene unit at Formosa Plastics' Point Comfort, Texas, complex.
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