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Germany's Messer builds industrial gases plant in Poland

German industrial gases specialist Messer announced last week that it is building a new production plant for industrial gases in Turek, Poland.
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Mexico's Mexichem to acquire European PVC manufacturer

Mexichem, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican chemicals producer, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire German company VESTOLIT GmbH.
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VanDeMark Chemical acquires European phosgene producer

VanDeMark Chemical Inc., a U.S. manufacturer of phosgene and phosgene derivatives, has expanded its business with the acquisition of a European manufacturer of phosgene products.
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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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SABIC plans crude-to-chemicals facility in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia may be the first country in the Middle East to see an operating oil-to-chemicals processing facility.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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