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    PU: AMERICAN PLANTS RUNNING AT REDUCED RATES IN SECOND QUARTER

    Jun 01, 2020

    The running rates reduction comes amid a sharp decline in resin prices like polyethylene (PE). Experts believe the ongoing weakness may linger for an undetermined period, as reported by Petrochemical Update. Petrochemical plants in the Americas are running at reduced rates, or in some cases idled, t...

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    TWO HAZARDOUS WASTE DROP-OFF EVENTS SET FOR JUNE IN PARSIPPANY

    May 30, 2020

    Two hazardous waste drop-off events will be held in June at the Public Safety Training Academy. Due to the COVID-19-related cancelation of its May 16 household hazardous waste event, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has decided to add an additional drop-off event in June, with disposa...

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    GLOBAL ENERGY AND PETROCHEMICAL COMPANY COMMITS TO A MULTI-YEAR RENEWAL WITH BRIDGELINE’S CMS

    May 28, 2020

    Bridgeline Digital, Inc. (NASDAQ: BLIN), a provider of cloud-based digital experience software, announced today that Bridgeline entered into a multi-year renewal agreement with one of the largest international energy companies. The North American division of the energy company has implemented a cust...

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    MEXICO'S INDUSTRY BODY WORKING ON ALTERNATIVE CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL

    May 27, 2020

    Mexico's chemicals industry body is developing an alternative chemicals management proposal to the one presented by the country’s health authority, in collaboration with international trade associations. In a 4 May notice, Aniq said it is seeking a regime that would allow its members to tr...

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    TOXIC CHEMICALS IDENTIFIED IN FRACKING WASTEWATER

    May 26, 2020

    Before water produced during hydraulic fracturing is disposed of in waterways or reused in agriculture and other industries, chemists at The University of Toledo are zeroing in on water quality and environmental concerns of fracking wastewater to determine if it is safe for reuse. The research scien...

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    BEROE ANALYSIS POINTS OUT CORONAVIRUS EFFECT ON CHEMICAL COMMODITIES

    May 21, 2020

    Demand for some of the major polymers and petrochemicals have taken a hit with numerous countries under lockdown.Specialty chemicals used by automobile and construction industries will continue to witness a huge demand drop.The U.S. ABS market sentiments have been impacted by a pause from major auto...

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    CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF BIOPLASTIC OFFERS UP BONUS SOLVENT

    May 21, 2020

    A faster, more efficient way of recycling plant-based “bioplastics” has been developed by a team of scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Bath. The team has shown how their chemical recycling method not only speeds up the process, it can also be converted into a new product &n...

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    PLASTIC RECYCLING: TOTAL AND PURECYCLE TECHNOLOGIES FORM A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

    May 19, 2020

    Total S.A. (Paris, France) has signed an agreement with PureCycle Technologies LLC (Ironton, Ohio) to develop a strategic partnership in plastic recycling. As part of the agreement, Total undertakes to purchase part of the output of PureCycle Technologies’ future facility in the U.S. and to as...

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    CARNEGIE RELEASES NEW RESEARCH ON HOW ASYMMETRY CONFERS CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

    Jul 02, 2020

    New research by Carnegie's Olivier Gagné and collaborator Frank Hawthorne of the University of Manitoba categorizes the causes of structural asymmetry, some surprising, which underpin useful properties of crystals, including ferroelectricity, photoluminescence, and photovoltaic ability. T...

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    AMT ANNOUNCES PORTFOLIO OF PATENTS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR SMOOTHING IN EUROPE

    Jul 01, 2020

    AMT, the global leader in safe and sustainable post-processing solutions for additively manufactured parts, announces its core portfolio of patents for chemical vapor smoothing have been granted.AMT's patents cover the novel inventive apparatus used in the chemical vapor smoothing of thermoplast...

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    UNIVAR SOLUTIONS SELECTS VINK CHEMICALS FOR BIOCIDES DISTRIBUTION IN BRAZIL

    Jun 30, 2020

    Univar Solutions Inc. ("Univar Solutions"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Vink Chemicals to distribute a portfolio of biocides in Brazil. The new authorization from Vink, a specialty ...

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    ASTRONOMERS INVESTIGATE CHEMICAL COMPOSITION OF A NEARBY STAR-FORMING DWARF GALAXY

    Jun 29, 2020

    Using ESO's Very Large Telescope (VLT), astronomers have probed the chemical composition of a nearby metal-poor star-forming dwarf galaxy known as JKB 18. Results of the new observations indicate that the galaxy is chemically inhomogeneous. The study was published June 18 on the arXiv pre-print ...

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    US CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IS IN FOR A BRUTAL 2020

    Jun 26, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed the US and world economies into the worst recession in decades, and the US chemical industry will see a sharp decline before rebounding next year, according to the an updated outlook from the American Chemistry Council (ACC).The trade association’s baseline pre...

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    NEW LEVITATION TECHNIQUE ALLOWS 'TOUCHLESS' CHEMICAL REACTIONS

    Jun 25, 2020

    When we think of levitation, most of us think of magic tricks and movies. In the lab, however, research is being carried out on methods of levitation that allow droplets of liquid to be suspended in midair, allowing for contact-free experiments without containers or handling that might affect the ou...

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    BREAKING THE LIMIT OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

    Jun 24, 2020

    Since the end of the 19th century, transition metal carbonyls have been an important and familiar class of compound in coordination chemistry and organometallic chemistry. In these materials, carbon monoxide molecules (CO) are bound to transition metals as the central atom. In this subject area, the...

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    OHIO EPA EXTENDS AIR QUALITY PERMIT FOR PROPOSED CHEMICAL PLANT

    Jun 23, 2020

    A Thailand-based petrochemical company has received an extension from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for for its air permit for a proposed ethane-ethylene cracker plant along the Ohio River in Belmont County. The extension exempts the company from having to do a new analysis to determine w...

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    SUSTAINABILITY RANKINGS OF CHEMICAL COMPANIES UNVEILED

    Jun 22, 2020

    Environmental NGO ChemSec has unveiled a new corporate benchmarking tool that measures the chemical footprint of 35 of the world’s largest chemical companies and found that European countries topped the sustainability list.The new tool is called ChemScore.Through ChemScore, investors can acces...

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    FDA WARNS OF HAND SANITIZERS THAT CONTAIN TOXIC CHEMICAL

    Jun 20, 2020

    The FDA is warning against certain brands of hand sanitizers that were manufactured by a company out of Mexico. The release says consumers should not use hand sanitizers manufactured by Eskbiochem SA de CV due to the potential of methanol being in the product. Methanol can be toxic when absorbed thr...

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    EPA ADDS FIRST CHEMICAL TO ITS AIR POLLUTANT LIST SINCE 1990 (2)

    Jun 18, 2020

    The EPA has agreed to grant petitions dating as far back as 2010 to add a commonly used degreaser to the list of regulated hazardous air pollutants—the first time in 30 years that it has agreed to add a chemical to the list. With this action (RIN 2060-AS26), the Environmental Protection Agency...

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    TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WILL NOT REGULATE ROCKET FUEL CHEMICAL IN DRINKING WATER

    Jun 18, 2020

    US environmental regulators have decided they will not put restrictions on perchlorate – a rocket fuel ingredient known to harm fetal brain development – in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency argued that the federal government, states and public water systems have alread...

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    BAYER SCRAPS US PLANS TO PRODUCE CROP CHEMICAL BLOCKED BY COURT

    Jun 17, 2020

    Bayer said on Tuesday (Jun 16) it will scrap a nearly US$1 billion project to produce the chemical dicamba in the United States, but said the move is unrelated to a federal court decision that blocked sales of weed killers based on the product. The German-based company is moving to save cash as it w...

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    MFG CHEMICAL ACHIEVES ISO 9001: 2015 CERTIFICATION ON PASADENA, TEXAS PLANT

    Jun 16, 2020

    MFG Chemical, a global leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing has successfully achieved ISO 9001:2015 Certification on its 26.7 acre plant in Pasadena, Texas. This is one of four (4) MFG Chemical plants, the other three being in Dalton, Georgia and having already received their ISO 90...

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    GCC CHEMICAL INDUSTRY MUST PLAN AND PREPARE FOR POST-COVID PERIOD: GPCA

    Jun 14, 2020

    The chemical industry in the Arabian Gulf must plan and prepare for the post-COVID period, turning adversity into advantage, and capitalize on the lessons learned to retain and enhance its global competitiveness, according to the Gulf Petrochemicals and Chemicals Association (GPCA). In a newly relea...

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    GOOGLE AND ZEBIAI LAUNCH CHEMOME INITIATIVE TO IDENTIFY ‘CHEMICAL PROBES’ WITH AI MODELS

    Jun 11, 2020

    In a study published this week in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, researchers at Google, in collaboration with X-Chem Pharmaceuticals, demonstrated an AI approach for identifying biologically active molecules using a combination of physical and virtual screening processes. It led to the creation...

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