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Fire at Thai petrochemical plant kills 12

BANGKOK — Explosions at a major petrochemical plant in eastern Thailand sparked a fire Saturday that killed 12 and injured than 100 people, Fox News reported. The explosions occurred when
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Westlake Chemical withdraws bid to buy Georgia Gulf

HOUSTON — Westlake Chemical Corp. has withdrawn its $1.2 billion offer to buy Georgia Gulf Corp. and will sell its stock in the company, CBS News reported. Houston-based Westlake
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Honeywell’s UOP Technology selected to produce high-purity hydrogen

DES PLAINES, Ill. — UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Sinochem to provide technology to purify hydrogen at a new refinery in China. Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical
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Honeywell’s UOP to provide technology for propylene production in China

DES PLAINES, Ill., — UOP LLC, a Honeywell, has been selected to provide key technology to produce propylene in China. Zhangjiagang Yangzi River Petrochemical Co. Ltd will use Honeywell''s
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Japan chemical plant explosion kills one, injures 15

TOKYO — An explosion at an adhesive manufacturing plant in western Japan killed one and injured at least 15 others on Sunday, theSundaily.com reported. The blast occurred at a factory
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Chemical plant explosion in Inner Mongolia kills one, injures three

HOHHOT, China — One worker was killed and three others were injured Saturday when a fire erupted at Inner Mongolia 3F Fluorochemical Co. Ltd. in the city of Fengzhen,
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BASF to invest in new chemical production site in India

MUMBAI, India — BASF India Limited will invest $195 million to set up a new chemical production site at the Dahej Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemicals Investment Region (PCPIR), located
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Thermo Fisher Scientific opens new demonstration center in South Korea

WALTHAM, Mass. — Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has opened a new demonstration laboratory and training center in Seoul, South Korea. The new 1,800-square-foot facility will showcase the company’s industry-leading
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Dow to layoff 900 workers

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical announced it will cut 900 jobs and close plants on three continents because of weakness in Europe, Detroit Free Press reported. The layoffs are
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Authorities respond to chemical leak at Shell refinery

CORIO, Australia — Firefighters were called to a Shell oil refinery southwest of Melbourne, Australia, Saturday when super-heated flammable sand, used in fuel production, began leaking from a pipe, 9News
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