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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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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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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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