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Cytec to take quarterly charge to settle lawsuits

June 29, 2004
According to Reuters, Cytec Industries Inc. on Tuesday said it will take a charge to settle several lawsuits, but expects to meet its quarterly profit forecast on stronger-than-expected demand at
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Lubrizol CEO expected to recover from cancer

June 18, 2004
The Associated Press reports that the president and chief executive of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol Corp., began treatment for early stage testicular cancer last week, the company announced. James L.
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Akzo gets $273 million bid for phosphorus unit

April 28, 2004
Reuters reports that private investment fund Ripplewood has offered 230 million euros ($273 million) for Akzo Nobel''s phosphorus chemicals business, the Dutch group said on Monday as it continues to
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Chemical engineers, OSHA form alliance to prevent reactivity hazards

April 23, 2004
OSHA is forming an alliance with a branch of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and others, to promote safe storage, handling and processing of chemicals. The agreement establishes
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Ameron settles labor strike in Hawaii

April 5, 2004
According to Business Wire, Ameron International Corporation has announced that the labor dispute at the Company''s aggregates and ready-mix concrete operations on Oahu in Hawaii has been settled. The Company
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Endress+Hauser, Univar enter into agreement

March 29, 2004
Univar, one of the largest chemical distributors in the U.S., has entered into an agreement with Endress+Hauser that will allow Endress+Hauser to become the supplier for Univar''s telemetry, instrumentation and
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Pioneer announces decision not to resume production at its Tacoma plant

March 23, 2004
PRNewswire reports that Pioneer Companies, Inc., has decided not to resume chlor-alkali production at its Tacoma, Washington chlor-alkali plant, which was idled in March 2002. In 2003 Pioneer had indicated
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U.S. expands Monsanto-Indonesia probe

March 23, 2004
According to the Associated Press, the Department of Justice has expanded an investigation into issues related to Monsanto Co.''s Indonesian affiliates, the company said Monday. Monsanto said the Justice Department
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Ciba CEO sees no signs of sustainable market improvement

February 26, 2004
Dow Jones Business News reports that Ciba Specialty Chemicals AG sees no signs of a sustainable improvement in global business conditions, and will thus continue with tight cost controls and
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BASF''s insecticide banned in France

February 26, 2004
According to Dow Jones Business News, German chemicals producer BASF AG said Tuesday its products containing the insecticide ingredient Fipronil have been banned in France following an investigation into its
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