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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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BASF increases global PolyTHF capacity

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LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany — German chemical maker BASF announced today that it has increased its global annual capacity for the production of the chemical intermediate PolyTHF (chemical name: polytetra­methylene ether
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Chemical scare prompts evacuations in Louisiana

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BELLE CHASSE, La. — A chemical reaction in a tank at the Sun Drilling Chemical Co. plant in Belle Chasse, La., Friday prompted a mandatory evacuation of nearby residents
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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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