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Globalization in the process industries

At the end of World War II, nearly half of the world’s total productive capacity resided in the United States. That’s not the case today. The process industries are global in both scope and scale.

Global Processing e-news tracks industry news and solutions in what has truly become a global marketplace.

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Coatings maker Hempel makes another acquisition

Global coatings specialist Hempel has expanded its business with the acquisition of Dutch coatings manufacturer Schaepman, and said it will benefit from Schaepman's proven expertise in protective coatings.
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Rosneft to supply Essar refineries in India

Russian oil company Rosneft is to start supplying crude oil and oil products to refineries in India operated by Essar.
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Demand growing for efficient produced water treatment systems in Southeast Asia

There is an intensified focus in Southeast Asia on produced water treatment technologies that are both cost-efficient and effective.
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Asia-Pacific set to remain biggest chlor-alkali market

A new report puts the value of the global chlor-alkali market at $70.4 billion in 2014 and estimates that it will reach $93.9 billion by 2019.
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INEOS, Sasol form joint venture to manufacture high-density polyethylene

South African-based energy and chemical company Sasol has agreed to form a joint venture with INEOS Olefins & Polymers USA to manufacture high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in the U.S.
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European plastics industry concerned about plastic bag bans

The European plastics industry has expressed concerns over plans to limit the use of plastic bags across the European Union, suggesting that the move might have a negative impact on trade in packaged goods in Europe.
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Japan's Otsuka to acquire Avanir Pharmaceuticals for $3.5 billion

The Japanese company said on Tuesday that this acquisition would strengthen its business in the area of neurological conditions.
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Fuel leak discovered at Mobil refinery in Australia

Mobil shut down a high-pressure pipeline at its Altona refinery in Australia early on Friday morning after a gas leak.
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BOC opens LNG plant in Queensland

Gases, chemicals and equipment supplier BOC opened a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing plant in southern Queensland, Australia, on Dec. 2.
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Researchers in Belgium turn sawdust into gasoline

A new chemical process developed at KU Leuven's Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis converts the cellulose in sawdust into hydrocarbon chains.
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