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    HOW MUCH DO RISK MANAGEMENT PLANS TELL ABOUT CHEMICAL HAZARDS?

    Dec 19, 2019

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says risk management plans are essential to helping local communities and emergency responders understand hazardous incidents like the Nov. 27 explosion at the TPC Group plant in Port Neches. A provision of the Clean Air Act requires companies with certain ch...

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    VALMET WINS AUTOMATION ORDER FOR BATTERY CHEMICALS PLANT

    Dec 19, 2019

    Energy technology company Valmet has received an automation order from multi-metal company Terrafame for a new battery chemicals plant in Sotkamo, Finland. The technology involved includes its DNA automation system, an information management system, a HIMA safety system, its DNA Machine Monitoring, ...

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    CANADA, MEXICO AND U.S. TRADE ACCORD SATISFIES CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

    Dec 18, 2019

    Petrochemical companies in the three countries expect the Canadian and United States legislatures would also approve the changes sometime in early 2020, Petrochemical Update reported. The Mexican Senate ratified one accord on environment cooperation and customs verification with the U.S. and a secon...

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    WHY US CHEMICAL FIRMS ARE BRACING FOR TURBULENCE IN 2020

    Dec 18, 2019

    Observers of the global chemicals industry are bracing for an unpredictable year with rising geopolitical tensions like the trade war raging between the United States and China, looming overcapacity concerns, and anticipated shifts in chemical manufacturing.  “Weakness in global manufactu...

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    RESEARCHERS FIND HIGH LEVELS OF PFAS CHEMICALS IN RAINWATER IN UNITED STATES

    Dec 18, 2019

    Potentially toxic chemicals known as PFAS are known to be widespread in lakes, rivers and groundwater supplies in the United States. Now, researchers have found them in rainwater at potentially harmful levels. If these levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances were found in drinking water, they ...

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    IRPC SHIFTS FOCUS TO SPECIALITY PETROCHEMICALS

    Dec 17, 2019

    IRPC Plc wants to emphasise speciality petrochemical products as the continuing US-China trade war pressures demand for commodity-grade products worldwide. Speciality polymers are raw material for auto parts, furniture and food-grade plastics. President Noppadol Pinsupa said speciality petrochemical...

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    RESEARCH FINDS POTENTIALLY TOXIC CHEMICALS USED IN SMARTPHONES AND TVS ESCAPING INTO ENVIRONMENT

    Dec 17, 2019

    An international research team is sounding the alarm about potentially harmful chemicals — used to manufacture screens for devices like smartphones and TVs — being found in homes and other buildings even when the devices aren't present. In a paper published this month in the Proceedi...

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    NISSAN CHEMICAL AMERICA STRIKES PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE OIL RECOVERY

    Dec 17, 2019

    Nissan Chemical America Corporation has partnered with industrial gas supplier, Messer Americas, to improve oil and gas production. Their collaborative treatment, nanoActiv HnP—an energized, fast turnaround style “Huff ‘n Puff”—incorporates nanoActiv with a carbon dioxi...

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    PHASE ONE TRADE DEAL EASES SLOWING CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN CHINA AND U.S.

    Jan 17, 2020

    In a landmark move in the future China-U.S. relations, the phase one economic and trade deal was signed on January 15 in Washington. Chinese Vice Premier Liu He and U.S. President Donald Trump officially sealed the deal in the East Room of the White House. This comes as a good news for the muted che...

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    STEELWORKERS SUE EPA OVER CHANGES TO CHEMICAL SAFETY RULE

    Jan 16, 2020

    United Steelworkers is suing the Environmental Protection Agency and its administrator, Andrew Wheeler, over the agency’s recent changes to the Obama-era Chemical Disaster Rule. In a lawsuit filed Jan. 7 in the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, USW is petitio...

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    EXECUTIVES FROM U.S., CANADIAN, AND MEXICAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES REAFFIRM SUPPORT FOR NEW NORTH AMERICAN TRADE AGREEMENT

    Jan 16, 2020

    Leading executives representing the U.S., Canadian and Mexican chemical industries today publicly reaffirmed their support for U.S. ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), also known as the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) in Canada and the Tratado entre M&eac...

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    ITALMATCH CHEMICALS GROUP ACQUIRES THE RECOPHOS PROJECT TECHNOLOGY FROM ISRAEL CHEMICALS (ICL)

    Jan 16, 2020

    Italmatch Chemicals, a leading global specialty chemical group focused on the production and marketing of performance additives for water & process treatment, oil & gas, industrial lubricants and plastics, announces that has acquired from Israel Chemicals (ICL) the RecoPhos Project Technolog...

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    GERMAN CHEMICALS GROUP ATOTECH FILES FOR AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION US IPO

    Jan 15, 2020

    Atotech, a Carlyle-backed specialty chemicals company carved out of Total, filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering. However, the deal size is likely a placeholder for an IPO that we estimate could raise $1 billion. The Berlin, Germany-based comp...

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    2020 OUTLOOK: ADVANCING THE SAFETY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

    Jan 14, 2020

    As Responsible Care® enters its fourth decade, the program continues to provide a roadmap to help make the chemical industry safe, transparent and sustainable. People around the world want to understand what’s in the products they buy, that they’re being produced safely and how the i...

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    SASOL CONFIRMS INCIDENT AT LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS PROJECT (LCCP) LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE UNIT

    Jan 14, 2020

    The new LDPE unit had not yet achieved beneficial operation (BO) as planned for in December 2019. The unit was in the final stages of commissioning and startup when the incident occurred. The unit has been shut down and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident, the extent ...

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    US EPA FACES LITIGATION OVER GUTTING OF CHEMICAL DISASTER RULE

    Jan 14, 2020

    Environmental and trade union organisations have sued the US EPA for gutting regulations designed to improve safety at chemical facilities. The lawsuits aim to reverse a Trump administration rollback of the Obama-era Chemical Disaster Rule. The original rule – which took the form of an amendme...

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    EPA REACHES SETTLEMENT WITH TORRANCE REFINING OVER CHEMICAL SAFETY VIOLATIONS

    Jan 14, 2020

    A Torrance, Calif.-based petroleum refinery has agreed to pay $125,000 after violating the Clean Air Act’s Chemical Accident Prevention Program. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency settled with Torrance Refining Company LLC after discovering deficiencies in its chemical safety and risk ma...

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    EPA REPATRIATES FOUR CONTAINERS OF HAZARDOUS CHEMICAL TO GREECE, FINES LEC FOR POLLUTION

    Jan 13, 2020

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has with immediate effect ordered the repatriation of four 40-feet containers of hazardous chemicals to Greece, from where they were brought, before entering Liberia. According to EPA Executive Director Nathaniel Blama, the chemical on the containers were fa...

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    NANOPARTICLES POWERED BY LIGHT AIM TO REDUCE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY'S CARBON FOOTPRINT

    Jan 13, 2020

    The carbon footprint in the chemical industry is likely to reduce as engineers from Rice University have invented a light-powered nanoparticle to help the cause. They are tiny spheres of copper dotted with single atoms of ruthenium, is the prime ingredient in composing a green process for developing...

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    SHELL CHEMICALS TO PRODUCE POLYCARBONATE

    Jan 13, 2020

    Shell has recently announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with CNOOC Oil & Petrochemicals Co. Ltd to explore its first commercial-scale polycarbonate (PC) production unit, which would be located at the CNOOC and Shell Petrochemical Co. (CSPC) joint-venture chemicals complex in Hui...

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    U.S. EPA SETTLEMENT WITH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REFINERY IMPROVES CHEMICAL SAFETY AT TORRANCE FACILITY

    Jan 13, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement agreement with the Torrance Refining Company, LLC over chemical safety and risk management violations. The refinery has corrected the violations, will pay $125,000 in penalties and will spend $219,000 to enhance chemical safety fe...

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    LANXESS COMPLETES SALE OF CHROME CHEMICAL BUSINESS

    Jan 13, 2020

    German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has completed the sale of its chrome chemicals business to Chinese leather chemicals producer Brother Enterprises for €80m ($89m). The deal was first announced on 12 August last year, when the two companies signed an agreement. Lanxess noted that the t...

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    20 CHEMICALS UNDERGOING EPA EVALUATION

    Jan 10, 2020

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the next 20 chemicals to undergo risk evaluation under the amended Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Finalizing the list of high-priority chemicals for risk evaluation represents the final step in the prioritization process outlined in TSCA...

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    EASTMAN CHEMICAL WELCOMES TWO TENANTS TO ITS TEXAS CITY SITE

    Jan 09, 2020

    Eastman Chemical Company EMN recently announced collaboration with Air Products, Inc. APD and Gulf Coast Ammonia for a strategic project. This strategic project leverages a part of the available land, infrastructure, and deep-water port at Eastman Chemical’s Texas City site. It will create val...

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SPOTLIGHT

“BIOPLASTICS” ARE STILL PLASTICS AND THE TERM ITSELF IS AMBIGUOUS Made partly or fully from organic matter from plants and animals, often in combination with fossil fuels. Bio-based plastics rely on limited land resources and chemical-intensive industrial agriculture.

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