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Monsanto wins patent dispute against Dow

February 4, 2004
Reuters reports that agricultural chemical company Monsanto Co., won a patent dispute against Dow Chemical Co., for biotech-gene technology to protect plants from insect damage, the companies said on Tuesday.
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Air Products sells MDI business

January 28, 2004
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., has sold its MDI (methylene-diphenylene isocyanatet) business to ITWC, a Malcolm, Iowa-based company that is a leading supplier of prepolymers, systems and equipment to the
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Police investigate Texas chemical port shooting

January 26, 2004
According to Reuters, U.S. and Texas law enforcement agencies are investigating the shooting of a security guard outside an ammonia terminal on the Texas Gulf Coast, a law enforcement official
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BASF sells soil treatment business

December 22, 2003
Dow Jones Business News reports that BASF AG sold its global soil treatment business to Kanesho Soil Treatment BVBA/SPRL, Brussels, Belgium, a subsidiary of Agro-Kanesho Co., Ltd., Japan, the company
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Monsanto Canada will wait to register GM wheat

December 22, 2003
Reuters reports that Monsanto''s Canadian division will not ask an annual industry meeting in February to recommend its genetically modified wheat be registered in 2004, according to a company memo
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EU fines five companies for fixing chemical prices

December 12, 2003
Dow Jones Business News reports that European Union regulators fined five companies a total of EUR70 million for fixing the prices of key industrial chemicals. Regulators concluded the companies had
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Akzo Nobel to build paper chemicals plant in Brazil

December 12, 2003
Dow Jones Business News reports that Eka Chemicals, Dutch coatings, chemical and drug company Akzo Nobel''s pulp and paper chemicals unit, will invest in a new plant for the production
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Solutia pulls back on settlement payouts

December 4, 2003
According to the Associated Press, chemicals maker Solutia Inc., is refusing to pay $3 million as part of a settlement of two asbestos lawsuits, arguing that its spinoff from Monsanto
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BASF appoints Prevost as executive vice president

December 4, 2003
BASF has appointed Patrick M. Prevost as an Executive Vice President of BASF Corporation and as President of its chemicals businesses in North America, PRNewswire reports. He will be responsible
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Aventis seeks Rhodia stake sale delay

November 3, 2003
According to Dow Jones Business News, Franco-German pharmaceuticals company Aventis SA said Monday that it has begun talks with the European Union Commission for more flexibility regarding the disposal of
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