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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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US looking to secure free trade deals with EU, Asia Pacific

Negotiaions over proposed trade deals with the EU and countries in other key regions will be a perfect opportunity for American chemical producers to take advantage of the dramatic fall in production costs thanks to the abundance of shale gas.
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UK chemical industry optimistic for 2013, focuses on training

The British chemical industry is looking forward to 2013, as it shows optimism for growth, sale volumes and a general pickup in activity, following a rather difficult 2012.
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European Commission study looks into allergy risks from textile chemicals

The European Commission (EC) has started a comprehensive analysis of a possible link between chemicals used in textile products and allergic reactions in consumers.
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China imposes duties on US, EU imports of glycol, diethylene glycol

China's Commerce Ministry is sticking to its trade restriction policy and this was recently proved again with the introduction of another protectionist tariff for imports of two types of chemicals.
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Belfast professor wins international catalysis award

Chris Hardacre, head of chemistry and chemical engineering at Queen’s University Belfast, UK has been awarded the inaugural IChemE Andrew Medal in recognition of his contribution to the field of heterogeneous catalysis.
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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

With new capacity coming online in the forecast period, China should continue to be the engine of global acetic acid growth over the next few years.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Chinese authorities waited five days to report dangerous chemical spill

Authorities in the northern Chinese province of Shanxi have apologized for waiting nearly a week to report a massive chemical spill into a major waterway.
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