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PPS plant sets production record to meet robust global demand

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

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

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

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

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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Chemical firm blames vandals for toxic release

PETERBOROUGH, England — A chemical manufacturer is blaming vandals for a leak of hazardous chemicals into England’s River Nene, which led to a massive fish kill last week, the
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Heinz Haller named president of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa

MIDLAND, Mich. — Dow Chemical Co. has named Chief Commercial Officer Heinz Haller as president of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa. The appointment will go into effect on
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Mitsubishi to close ethylene plant

TOKYO — Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings today announced that it will close one of two ethylene plants at its Kashima complex in eastern Japan as part of a cost-cutting effort,
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Workers poisoned at chemical plant in eastern China

BEIJING — Four workers died and two suffered injuries after being exposed to cyanide at a chemical plant in eastern China, Xinhua reported. The incident took place Saturday in
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A. Schulman announces joint venture to produce polypropylene compounds in Saudi Arabia

AKRON, Ohio — A. Schulman, an international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins, has entered into a joint venture agreement with National Petrochemical Industrial Company of Jeddah, Saudi
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