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BASF dismantles polymer production facilities in Finland

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FINLAND — Chemical company BASF has commenced the dismantling and demolition of its Kaipiainen polymer production facilities in Finland, according to a press release.The activity is part of a strategic
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SKF opens second bearing factory in China

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GOTEBORG, Sweden — SKF today officially opened its second bearing factory in Dalian, northeast China, according to a press release.The factory produces medium size bearings, which complement the range of
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Berkshire Hathaway acquires chemical maker Lubrizol for $9 billion

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OMAHA, Neb. — American conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway has completed its $9 billion acquisition of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol, according to Banking Business Review.With the closing of this transaction, Lubrizol is
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Tyco International to split into three independent companies

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SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland — Tyco International Ltd. today announced that it will split into three independent, publically traded companies, according to a press release.The three companies created through the separation
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Fire breaks out at Shanghai petrochemical plant

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SHANGHAI — A fire broke out late Thursday evening in an alkene production facility at the Shanghai Secco Petrochemical Co., Xinhua News Agency reported.Firefighters worked through the night to extinguish
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Former auto-chemical exec sentenced to prison

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NEW YORK — James Margulies, a former automotive-chemical CEO, received a prison sentence of seven to 21 years for a multimillion-dollar stock manipulation scheme, The Associated Press reported.The former
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European Commission to review controversial chemical regulation

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Somali pirates hijack chemical tanker off Omani coast

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Thousands protest at Chinese chemical plant

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Australian chemical facility shut down after chemical leak

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