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Workers poisoned at chemical plant in eastern China

BEIJING — Four workers died and two suffered injuries after being exposed to cyanide at a chemical plant in eastern China, Xinhua reported. The incident took place Saturday in
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A. Schulman announces joint venture to produce polypropylene compounds in Saudi Arabia

AKRON, Ohio — A. Schulman, an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has entered into a joint venture agreement with National Petrochemical Industrial Company of Jeddah, Saudi
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Chemical plant fire sends smoke plume over London

LONDON — A large fire broke out May 28 at a chemical processing plant in south London, The Guardian reported. The blaze engulfed about half of the factory warehouse
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Brazilian prosecutors seek $500M from Shell, BASF for contamination at chemical plant

BRASILIA — Brazilian prosecutors are asking a court to force Shell and BASF to pay $500 million into a compensation fund for workers who may have been contaminated at
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LANXESS invests in French production site for tire rubbers

PORT JEROME, France – Specialty chemicals group LANXESS is investing in its production site for high-performance rubber in Port Jérôme, France. The Group plans to invest some EUR 30
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Australia's Orica to build $800 million ammonium nitrate plant

BURRUP, Australia — Austalian mining company Orica, along with Norwegian chemical company Yara and oil and gas explorer Apache, is pressing ahead with plans to build a $800 million
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Scientist pleads guilty to stealing chemical recipe

SALT LAKE CITY — A scientist accused of stealing chemical recipes from a Utah company pleaded guilty Friday in U.S. District Court to one count of unlawful access to
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Fire at Thai petrochemical plant kills 12

BANGKOK — Explosions at a major petrochemical plant in eastern Thailand sparked a fire Saturday that killed 12 and injured than 100 people, Fox News reported. The explosions occurred when
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Westlake Chemical withdraws bid to buy Georgia Gulf

HOUSTON — Westlake Chemical Corp. has withdrawn its $1.2 billion offer to buy Georgia Gulf Corp. and will sell its stock in the company, CBS News reported. Houston-based Westlake
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Honeywell’s UOP Technology selected to produce high-purity hydrogen

DES PLAINES, Ill. — UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has been selected by Sinochem to provide technology to purify hydrogen at a new refinery in China. Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical
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