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Global polycarbonate capacity to grow more than 5% by 2018

November 15, 2013
The global polycarbonate market is set to increase by 3.2% in 2013, with demand reaching 3.7 million metric tons.
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Chemical release reported at Illinois plant, 18 sickened

November 13, 2013
The local fire department, ambulances and a hazardous materials crew were sent to the Stepan Chemical Company facility in response to an alert over the release of a heat transfer fluid known as Therminol.
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Explosion destroys chemical plant in Quebec

November 6, 2013
An explosion at a chemical plant in Granby, Quebec, on Oct. 30, prompted authorities to consider evacuating some parts of the town.
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New wave of lawsuits filed against DuPont for C8 use

October 30, 2013
Chemical giant DuPont is facing increased pressure as nine new lawsuits have been filed against the company in October, bringing the total number of legal cases against DuPont since April to 50.
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LSB Industries to receive $113 million in damages after chemical plant explosion

October 30, 2013
The facility, located in El Dorado, was a concentrated nitric acid plant but it was practically destroyed in an explosion in May last year.
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Yara, BASF plan investment in US ammonia plant

October 21, 2013
Norway's Yara, the top global producer of nitrate fertilizers, is planning a big investment in the United States in partnership with German chemicals giant BASF.
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OSHA finds 24 safety violations after explosion at West Fertilizer plant

October 18, 2013
OSHA accused the Texas plant of dangerous storage of ammonium nitrate and exposing workers to the danger of chemical burns, as well as inhalation hazards from anhydrous ammonia.
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Explosion at Dow Chemical plant kills worker

October 15, 2013
A 51-year-old worker was killed in an explosion at the Dow Chemical facility in North Andover, Mass., on Oct. 9, it has been confirmed.
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Preliminary findings on Louisiana petrochemical plant explosion revealed

October 8, 2013
Findings from an internal investigation by Louisiana-based Williams Olefins have shown that the fire and explosion that killed two people and injured 77 others on June 13 were caused by a ruptured reboiler and the vapor cloud it released.
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EPA presents new rule on use of perfluorinated chemicals

October 4, 2013
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making moves to block the import of potentially toxic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs), which are used in many manufacturing and industrial applications.
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