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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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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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LG Chem to supply plug-in hybrid car batteries to Audi

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South Korean chemical company LG Chem has won an order to supply batteries for hybrid electric vehicles made by German car maker Audi, a subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.
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Chemicals group BASF to open new crop protection plant in China

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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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German specialty chemicals company starts construction on amino acid plant in Alabama

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Evonik Industries has started construction of a new plant in Mobile, Alabama, to produce amino acids used in dairy cow nutrition.
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Growth predicted for Chinese coating additives market

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The coating additives market is directly related to China's coatings industry, which is projected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 10% in 2014-19.
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Dow Microbial Control antifouling technology gains landmark EU approval

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Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced European Union regulatory approval of its innovative antifouling active substance - DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one).
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Jacobs Engineering to play 'crucial' role in ExxonMobil ethane cracker project

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Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. will provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a multi-billion dollar ethane cracker project in ExxonMobil Chemical Company's Texas-based Baytown complex.
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Formosa Plastics receives greenhouse gas permit for Texas petrochemical complex expansion

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a greenhouse gas (GHG) permit for an olefins and low density polyethylene unit at Formosa Plastics' Point Comfort, Texas, complex.
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Researchers develop more efficient, greener method to produce ammonia

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A new electrochemical process to produce ammonia simply from air and water has been developed by U.S. researchers.
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Germany's Messer builds industrial gases plant in Poland

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German industrial gases specialist Messer announced last week that it is building a new production plant for industrial gases in Turek, Poland.
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