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Research aims to improve data on human exposure to chemicals

Safety data is lacking for many chemicals that are already in widespread use. But new research aims to help fill in the gaps in our knowledge about whether these substances cause health problems.
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EPA proposes to ban 72 chemicals in pesticides

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has put forward a proposal to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances that are approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticides.
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BASF opens new chemical complex in India

German chemical company BASF has launched production at a new chemical complex in Dahej, India.
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Saudi Aramco's chemical production is growing

Saudi Arabia's state-owned oil company, Saudi Aramco, is become a growing global competitor in chemical production, new analysis reveals.
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Chemicals group BASF to open new crop protection plant in China

The crop protection unit of international chemical giant BASF will open its first formulation and packaging plant in Yangkou Chemical Industrial Park in China's Jiangsu province by the end of the year.
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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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Stepan announces potential $60 million to $70 million chemical facility in Louisiana

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Stepan Company President and CEO F. Quinn Stepan Jr. announced July 25 the company will complete front-end engineering and design work for a potential $60 million to $70 million chemical production facility in the existing industrial corridor of Ascension Parish.
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Arkema opens methyl acrylate plant in Texas

French specialty chemical company Arkema announced July 28 the start-up of a new methyl acrylate plant at its Clear Lake site in Texas.
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DuPont to pay $440,000 fine for air pollution violations

U.S. chemical giant DuPont has reached a settlement with the EPA over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act at the company's manufacturing facility in Tonawanda, New York.
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