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Advisory issued following ethylbenzene spill in St. Clair River

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SARNIA, Ontario — A chemical spill advisory was issued early Saturday morning after a ship docked near Port Huron began leaking ethylbenzene into the St. Clair River, The Times
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IDEX acquires material processing solution provider

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. — IDEX Corp. announced Friday that it has acquired Matcon Group, a provider of material processing solutions for high value powders utilized in the production of
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France’s Technip awarded contract for elastomer project in Saudi Arabia

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PARIS — French engineering company Technip has been awarded a contract to design and build a halobutyl production facility for Saudi Arabia-based Al-Jubail Petrochemical Co. (KEMYA). The project is
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Supercritical Fluid Technologies receives STEP grant from state of Delaware

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NEWARK, Del. — Supercritical Fluid Technologies, Inc. (SFT) was recently awarded a State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant from the State of Delaware’s International Trade and Development Group.
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SimWorld International 2012 adds expert speakers

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SYKESVILLE, Md. — Several of the world’s leading energy and training industry experts have been added to the list of featured speakers at the SimWorld International 2012 conference, bringing
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PPS plant sets production record to meet robust global demand

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FLORENCE, Ky., SULZBACH, Germany and SHANGHAI — Ticona, the engineering polymers business of Celanese Corporation, today announced the Fortron Industries LLC plant in Wilmington, N.C., set a new production
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Summer heat ignites fire at Chemplex chemical yard

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MIDLAND COUNTY, Texas — A 30,000-pound container holding ammonium persulfate suddenly burst into flames Friday afternoon at a Chemplex chemical yard in west Texas, forcing workers to evacuate, NewsWest
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Dow forms joint venture for carbon fiber, derivatives

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MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. last week announced the official formation of DowAksa Advanced Composites Holdings BV, a joint venture with acrylic fiber company Aksa Akrilik Kimya Sanayii
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Honeywell UOP’s Rende receives Society of Chemical Industry Gordon E. Moore Medal

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DES PLAINES, Ill. — Honeywell UOP’s Dr. Dean Rende has been selected to receive the 2012 Society of Chemical Industry (SCI) Gordon E. Moore Medal, which recognizes early-career success
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Reactor explosion injures 10 at agrochemical plant

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ANDHRA, India — A reactor at an agrochemical plant in Andhra, India, exploded Saturday, injuring 10 workers, India Today reported. About 200 employees were reportedly working at the plant
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