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Chemical engineers develop improved recycling system for fracking water

The membrane-based filtration system improves the efficiency of treating and safely reusing water used for fracking at drill sites and could significantly reduce the amount of water and energy that fracking requires.
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BASF to build polymerization plant in Shanghai

Chemical company BASF has announced plans to build a new polymerization plant with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year in Shanghai, China.
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Germany in midst of huge chemical boost

Following the hard times that German chemical companies experienced in 2009 it appears that the country's chemical industry is approaching a real renaissance, as major industry players are ready to ramp up production.
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Dow Chemical receives $2.2 billion in legal settlement

The $2.2 billion payment from Kuwaiti-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC) settles a lengthy legal dispute over the failed K-Dow joint venture.
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EU imposes two-year ban on neonicotinoid pesticides

The use of certain pesticides linked to bee deaths will be banned in the European Union, despite heated debates between member states on the issue, the European Commission (EC) has announced.
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POWTECH 2013 kicks off April 23

Nearly 16,000 processing industry professionals will travel to Nuremberg, Germany, later this month to attend POWTECH 2013, an international trade fair for powder, granule and bulk solids technologies.
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Dow Chemical to build several plants on US Gulf Coast

Dow Chemical is planning to take full advantage of the low price of U.S. shale gas by investing in the construction of several processing plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
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EU chemical production drops in 2012

According to the new Chemicals Trends Report released by the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), total production of chemicals in the European Union dropped 1.5 percent in 2012.
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Dow Chemical awarded $2.48 billion in court battle with Kuwaiti company

Legal proceedings that have been going on for years between Dow Chemical Co. and Kuwaiti state-owned Petrochemical Industries Co. are finally over, after an international court awarded an extra $318 million to the American chemical corporation.
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Chemical plant explosion in China forces 20,000 to evacuate

An explosion and fire Monday morning at a chemical plant in southwestern China injured at least five workers and forced the evacuation of more than 20,000 people in the area.
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