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South Korea designates chemical spill site as ‘special disaster zone’

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GUMI, South Korea — The South Korean government on Monday officially designated the area surrounding a chemical spill in the city of Gumi as a “special disaster zone,” Yonhap
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Firefighter killed in Nippon Shokubai chemical plant fire

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TOKYO — A firefighter was killed and more than 30 people were injured in a fire Saturday at Nippon Shokubai Co''s Himeji chemical plant in western Japan, Reuters reported.
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Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to receive 2013 International Palladium Medal

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NEW YORK — The Société de Chimie Industrielle today announced Andrew Liveris, chairman and CEO of Dow Chemical Co., has been selected as the honoree of the prestigious International
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Two workers severely burned in chemical plant fire

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two workers suffered severe burns in a fire early Monday morning at the Penn Specialty Chemicals plant in Memphis, wmctv.com reported. The fire started around 2:00
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Oxea completes specialty esters production plant

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OBERHAUSEN, Germany — Chemical company Oxea has completed its latest production plant for specialty esters, “Ester 2”, in Oberhausen, Germany, on schedule. The new facility will increase Oxea’s worldwide
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Synthetic latex polymer market shows high growth potential in Eastern Europe

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PARSIPPANY, N.J. — As the second largest consumer of synthetic latex polymers in the world after North America, the 27 member states of Europe (EU-27) consumed nearly 2.5 million
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Glenn Spungen Joins PEER Chain Company as President

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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

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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

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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

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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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