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Glenn Spungen Joins PEER Chain Company as President

WAUKEGAN, IL – August 27, 2012 – PEER Chain Company, a leading industrial chain provider, announced today that Glenn Spungen will join the company as President effective October 1, 2012.
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BASF to build new specialty zeolite production facility

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — Chemical company BASF is investing in a new specialty zeolite production facility at its headquarters in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Expected to begin production in early 2014, the
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K-Tron to exhibit at Fakuma in Friedrichshafen, Germany

NIEDERLENZ, Switzerland — K-Tron, a single-source supplier for feeding, pneumatic conveying and systems engineering solutions, will be displaying a complete material handling system for a continuous plastics process in
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Chemist killed in biodiesel plant fire

HARVEY, La. — A chemist was killed and another worker was injured after a fire broke out Friday at the Gold Leaf Energy biodiesel plant in Harvey, La., fox8live.com
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BASF increases global PolyTHF capacity

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — German chemical maker BASF announced today that it has increased its global annual capacity for the production of the chemical intermediate PolyTHF (chemical name: polytetra­methylene ether
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Chemical scare prompts evacuations in Louisiana

BELLE CHASSE, La. — A chemical reaction in a tank at the Sun Drilling Chemical Co. plant in Belle Chasse, La., Friday prompted a mandatory evacuation of nearby residents
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Advisory issued following ethylbenzene spill in St. Clair River

SARNIA, Ontario — A chemical spill advisory was issued early Saturday morning after a ship docked near Port Huron began leaking ethylbenzene into the St. Clair River, The Times
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IDEX acquires material processing solution provider

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — IDEX Corp. announced Friday that it has acquired Matcon Group, a provider of material processing solutions for high value powders utilized in the production of
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France’s Technip awarded contract for elastomer project in Saudi Arabia

PARIS — French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to design and build a halobutyl production facility for Saudi Arabia-based Al-Jubail Petrochemical Co. (KEMYA). The project is
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Supercritical Fluid Technologies receives STEP grant from state of Delaware

NEWARK, Del. — Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. (SFT) was recently awarded a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant from the State of Delaware’s International Trade and Development Group.
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