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Chemical

The chemical industry produces a wide range of goods central to the modern world economy, including base chemicals, life science, specialty chemicals and consumer products. The main raw materials of the chemical industry are fossil fuels, air, water, salt, limestone, sulfur and equivalents, and some specialized raw materials such as phosphates and the mineral fluorspar. The chemical industry converts these raw materials into primary, secondary or tertiary products.

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Bayer to spin off polymer materials business

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German chemical and pharmaceutical group Bayer revealed last week that it plans to spin off its polymer business, MaterialScience, as a separate company.
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DuPont expands specialty resins production capacity

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DuPont announced on Tuesday that it would ramp up ethylene copolymers capacity at its Texas manufacturing facilities in response to growing market demand.
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Bostik opens new powder plant in Malaysia

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Adhesive specialist Bostik has expanded its global footprint with the opening of a new production plant near the Malaysian city of Johor Bahru.
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Regulatory changes to impact European chemical market

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Major changes are ahead for Europe's chlor-alkali and vinyls (CAV) market, which is facing regulatory changes and market consolidation over the next few years.
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Alternative to restricted-use nematicides registered by EPA

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A new lower-risk pesticide ingredient for controlling plant parasitic nematodes has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Eastman to acquire alkylamines producer Taminco for $2.8 billion

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Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire Taminco Corp., a producer of alkylamines & derivatives and formic acid & derivatives.
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FMC to acquire crop protection company Cheminova for $1.8 billion

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Chemical company FMC Corporation is to acquire Cheminova A/S, a multinational crop protection specialist based in Denmark.
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Canadian beekeepers sue pesticide makers

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Two manufacturers of crop pesticides are facing a class action lawsuit over claims that their products are causing the deaths of bee colonies.
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Chevron Phillips Chemical sells Ryton PPS business for $220 million

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company has agreed to sell its Ryton chemical business to Solvay Specialty Polymers USA LLC, the company announced.
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Economic indicator shows deceleration in US chemical market

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Despite the softening pace, the August Chemical Activity Barometer marked a string of gains going back to April 2013.
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