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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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BASF transfers automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth

Chemicals giant BASF is to transfer its automotive refinish coatings business in India to Würth.
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UK pharma industry welcomes government investment in science

The pharmaceutical industry in the United Kingdom has welcomed the government's Science and Innovation strategy, which was announced last week.
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Outlook optimistic for chemical production in 2015

Chemical production in the United States and Europe is predicted to pick up in 2015, after failing to reach the levels expected this year.
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Spain's FCC Aqualia wins wastewater contract in Qatar

Spanish water management company FCC Aqualia has won a contract to manage the sewerage system in Al Dhakhira, Qatar, for the next 10 years.
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ADM agrees to $1.3 billion sale of global cocoa business

Singapore's Olam International Ltd. is to buy the worldwide cocoa business of Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) for $1.3 billion.
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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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