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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

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Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

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An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

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A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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SABIC plans crude-to-chemicals facility in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia may be the first country in the Middle East to see an operating oil-to-chemicals processing facility.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

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The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Middle East chemical industry to benefit from strategic change

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The chemical industry will be the fastest growing sector in the Middle East over the next three years, as businesses try to remain competitive by refocusing onto higher-value and niche products.
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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

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An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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EU chemical industry voices concern over proposed new packaging requirements

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The additions to the legislation introduced by the European Parliament's Environment Committee go beyond what was initially planned, potentially putting processors and packaging companies under significant pressure to comply.
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UK chemical facility incident hospitalizes 20 workers

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An industrial incident at a chemical facility in Runcorn, Cheshire, north-west England, resulted in about 20 people being taken to a local hospital.
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EU chemical industry on the verge of collapse, Ineos boss warns

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The European chemical industry is in grave danger and a large part of it might close down within the next 10 years, Jim Ratcliffe, chairman of chemical giant Ineos, has warned.
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