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Dow, Kuwait to base joint venture in Michigan

July 21, 2008
Reuters reports that an $11 billion joint plastics venture between Dow Chemical and a unit of Kuwait Petroleum Corp will be based in Michigan, the two companies said in a
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Illinois Tool buys Dow''s Trymer; terms undisclosed

July 14, 2008
According to the Associated Press, industrial products and equipment manufacturer Illinois Tool Works Inc. said recently that it acquired Dow Chemical Co.''s Trymer polyisocyanurate rigid foam business.Financial details were not
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Ashland to buy Hercules for $2.6 billion

July 11, 2008
According to the Associated Press, chemical company Ashland Inc. said recently it will acquire Hercules Inc. in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $2.6 billion.Ashland has agreed to pay Hercules shareholders
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Chemtura raising nonylphenol prices next week

July 9, 2008
According to the Associated Press, Chemtura Corp. said recently it is raising prices of nonylphenol, a chemical used in cleaning products, by 14 cents per pound.The price hike, effective for
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Dow Chemical sets more price hikes

June 27, 2008
According to Reuters, Dow Chemical Co, the biggest U.S. chemicals manufacturer, said recently it will boost its prices as much as 25 percent, institute freight surcharges and cut output of
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One worker killed, six hurt in Houston plant explosion

June 23, 2008
According to the Associated Press, an explosion at a Goodyear chemical plant killed a worker and injured six others recently.The body of the worker, whose name was not released, was
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Rohm & Haas to cut jobs in Delaware

June 20, 2008
The Associated Press is reporting that one of the nation''s largest chemical companies is planning to move some manufacturing now done at its electronics plant in Newark to a plant
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Ashland, Sud-Chemie to form metal castings JV

June 18, 2008
According to the Associated Press, chemical company Ashland Inc. said it signed an agreement recently with Germany''s Sud-Chemie AG to form a joint venture to supply foundries with metal casting
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Celanese settles lawsuit for $107 million

June 16, 2008
According to the Associated Press, chemicals maker Celanese Corp. said it will pay $107 million to settle an antitrust lawsuit and it will sell several of its Infraserv investments.The company
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Europe faces up to costly new chemical regime

June 16, 2008
According to the UK Times Online, companies that use or manufacture industrial chemicals could face billions in compliance costs after one of the most complex regulatory regimes ever established in
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