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Chinese chemical company to open Louisiana methanol plant

July 23, 2014
A subsidiary of China-based Shandong Yuhuang Chemical Co. Ltd. plans to build a methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana. It’s estimated the development will create about 400 permanent jobs, Louisiana Economic Development says.
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PPG Industries to take over Mexican coatings manufacturer

July 7, 2014
U.S. chemicals maker PPG Industries Inc. announced it has reached an agreement to take over Mexican architectural and industrial coatings firm Consorcio Comex for $2.3 billion.
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BASF to sell stake in joint venture to Ineos

July 7, 2014
Swiss-based multinational chemical company Ineos is to buy out BASF's 50-percent stake in Styrolution -- the joint venture formed by the two companies in 2011.
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Explosion at Quebec chemical plant injures one

June 30, 2014
An explosion at a chemical plant in Becancour, Quebec, caused injuries to one person but is not expected to result in any environmental damage.
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EU, US approaches to chemical regulation: Is there middle ground?

June 13, 2014
A large number of chemicals and food additives that are legal in the United States are banned for use in food and beverage manufacturing in some parts of the European Union. But does this mean that U.S. products put consumers at risk?
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SABIC plans crude-to-chemicals facility in Saudi Arabia

May 19, 2014
Saudi Arabia may be the first country in the Middle East to see an operating oil-to-chemicals processing facility.
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Japanese chemical company to open new facility in Georgia

May 14, 2014
The new plant will manufacture fiber-free potassium titanate, called Terracess, which is used in the production of brake pads.
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Middle East chemical industry to benefit from strategic change

May 12, 2014
The chemical industry will be the fastest growing sector in the Middle East over the next three years, as businesses try to remain competitive by refocusing onto higher-value and niche products.
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Explosion kills at least five at Chinese chemical plant

April 22, 2014
An explosion at a chemical factory located in east China's Jiangsu province has killed at least five people and left 10 more injured.
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EU chemical industry voices concern over proposed new packaging requirements

April 21, 2014
The additions to the legislation introduced by the European Parliament's Environment Committee go beyond what was initially planned, potentially putting processors and packaging companies under significant pressure to comply.
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