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Kurita to acquire ICL's water treatment, chemicals business

Japan's Kurita Water Industries Ltd. is to acquire the Germany-based aluminum, paper chemicals and water treatment business of Israel-based manufacturer ICL Israel Chemical Ltd., helping the company expand into European markets.
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Chemicals in everyday products found to cause breast cancer in lab rodents

Chemicals found in everyday products have been found to cause breast cancer in laboratory rodents, suggesting that they may have a similar effect in humans.
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Occidental exec re-elected board chair of American Chemical Society

William F. Carroll, vice president at Occidental Chemical Corp. in Dallas, Texas, has been re-elected chair of the Board of Directors of the American Chemical Society (ACS).
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Chemical operators in high demand

Chemical plants in Washington County, Ohio, are looking to hire between 100 and 200 operators this year, but the demand is not limited only to this region.
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Asian chemical industry surge benefits acetic acid market

With new capacity coming online in the forecast period, China should continue to be the engine of global acetic acid growth over the next few years.
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Researchers find link between PVC plastic chemical, obesity in offspring

Scientists at the UC Irvine have discovered a link between a chemical used in PVC plastic and obesity in the offspring of mice.
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European small businesses lack awareness of REACH

UK manufacturers' organization EEF is urging European producers to get to grips with REACH, a European Directive banning certain chemicals, warning that if they fail to comply they will face huge fines or even prison.
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Chemical industry outlook positive for US, bleak for Europe

While many industry watchers predicted an increase in demand during the second part of last year, in fact the development took the opposite direction and left the mature markets still waiting for a pickup in activity.
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EU chemicals industry faces gloomy 2013

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) has made a downward revision of its projection for Europe's chemicals output in 2012, the organization has announced.
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