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    RESEARCHERS HARNESS SEAWATER FOR CHEMICAL ENERGY

    Mar 19, 2019

    Stanford researchers have engineered an electrolysis technology that can harness seawater for chemical energy. The novel device can produce hydrogen fuel using solely solar power, electrodes, and saltwater. The development is a key step for this water-splitting method that so far was only possible w...

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    CHEMICAL COMPANY AGREES TO STOP FORCE-FEEDING BEAGLES WITH FUNGICIDE

    Mar 19, 2019

    Three dozen beagles slated for euthanization after being force-fed agricultural chemicals in a yearlong study at a Michigan lab will be retired and offered homes, the chemical company behind the tests said. Corteva Agriscience, a division of DowDuPont, said on Monday that it will stop the study and ...

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY M&A EXPECTED TO FACE CHALLENGES, BUT REMAIN ROBUST AMID GLOBAL UNCERTAINTY: DELOITTE GLOBAL REPORT

    Mar 19, 2019

    Global chemical mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2019 is expected to pull back slightly from 2018 levels against a backdrop of uncertainty--rising interest rates, trade tensions, and slowing economic growth. Despite a potential decrease in M&A deal volume, Deloitte Global's 201...

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    ATTRACTIVE MARKET OPPORTUNITIES IN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY VACUUM PUMP MARKET ESTIMATED TO GROW AT A SIGNIFICANT RATE THROUGHOUT THE FORECAST PERIOD

    Mar 19, 2019

    “GarnerInsights present the report on global Chemical Industry Vacuum Pump Market evaluates the growing trends of the industry through historical study and estimates future potential based on broad research. The report extensively provides the market share, growth, trends and forecasts for the...

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    CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED ON SASOL PETROCHEMICAL PLANT IN LOUISIANA

    Mar 19, 2019

    A joint venture between Fluor and TechnipFMC has completed nearly seven years of construction on Sasol's new petrochemical plant in Louisiana. Flour and TechnipFMC announced on Tuesday that the joint venture has completed construction on Sasol's petrochemical complex in Westlake, La. Located...

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    MASSIVE COAL CONVERSION BASE REMOVING OLD SCARS

    Mar 19, 2019

    The largest coal chemical operation in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region has launched a campaign to clean up more than 120 small and disorderly coal storage fields. The Ningdong Energy and Chemical Industry Base, one of China's largest coal production bases and a coal-to-chemical industry base, ...

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    DIGITIZATION TO SPARK CHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S FUTURE

    Mar 18, 2019

    Digitization is a technology which converts data and information into digital format and organised it in bits. While digitization is leading innovation in almost all major sectors, chemical industry is behind in embracing the power of digitization and its role in innovation. Chemical industry includ...

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    INVESTIGATORS PROBE ORANGE CHEMICAL AS GARDEN CENTER OPENS AFTER VANDALISM

    Mar 18, 2019

    A Greenville County nursery and garden center is back open five days after vandals attacked the business with an unknown chemical. The gates of Martin Garden Center, at 198 Martin Road off Mauldin Road near Fairforest Way, reopened Monday with employees and volunteers still working to repair the dam...

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    CHEMICAL PROBE CAN REGULATE SIGNALING PATHWAY AND BLOCK CELL INVASION BY ARBOVIRUSES

    Mar 18, 2019

    Cells in humans and other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, have signaling pathways that play essential roles in embryo development, cell proliferation and tissue structuring. Dysregulation in one of these signaling pathways, known as the beta-catenin-dependent Wnt signaling pathway, can cause ...

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    MORE WASTE DUMP SITES FOUND NEAR JOHOR CHEMICAL SPILL

    Mar 18, 2019

    More waste dumping sites have been discovered near the river polluted by the recent toxic chemical spill in Pasir Gudang, Johor, even as the Malaysian authorities completed their cleanup of the affected area. Signs of other waste dumping sites were found within a 5km area by The Star, including in K...

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    PETROCHEMICAL UPDATE CONFIRMS US PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY’S LEADING EXPO…

    Mar 17, 2019

    Renowned as the most significant meeting place of leading Petrochemical & Chemical professionals, The Northeast US Petrochemical 2019 Conference & Expo (June, 20-21st, Pittsburgh) will bring together all your past, present and future customers under one roof. We have already succeeded in bri...

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    PETROCHEMICAL MAJOR SIBUR PREPARES TO PAY RECORD-HIGH DIVIDEND

    Mar 15, 2019

    The board of directors  of Russian petrochemical major Sibur voted to pay a record-high dividend of RUB33.8bn ($0.5bn) for 2018, which would already include RUB11bn paid in 1H18 and leave RUB22.8bn to be distributed for 2H118, the company said on March 14. Current Sibur's dividend policy se...

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    PLANS IN PLACE TO ELIMINATE TSCA NEW CHEMICALS BACKLOG

    Mar 15, 2019

    "The US EPA has plans in place to reduce the backlog of TSCA new chemicals reviews over the next six months, according to Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention assistant administrator Alexandra Dunn. Since the passage of the Lautenberg Act amended TSCA in 2016, the pace of new subs...

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    CHEMICAL INNOVATION BY ICE CREAM BEAN RELATIVES

    Mar 15, 2019

    The back and forth relationship between insects and their food plants may drive tropical biodiversity evolution according to work on Barro Colorado Island’s 50 hectare plot. Constant pressure from hungry insects forces plants to innovate: producing new chemicals to protect themselves. This is ...

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    COMPANIES REPORTED TO SWEDISH PROSECUTOR FOR CHEMICALS NON-COMPLIANCE

    Mar 14, 2019

    The Swedish Chemicals Agency (Kemi) has reported 18 companies to the prosecutor for suspected environmental offenses following inspections on hazardous substances in goods. During 2018, the agency checked 80 companies under its supervisory project aimed at controlling substances on the REACH candida...

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    CFPUA REPORTS ELEVATED CHEMICAL LEVEL IN DRINKING WATER

    Mar 14, 2019

    The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) reported Thursday elevated levels of an industrial chemical have been found in raw water taken from the Cape Fear River, as well as in finished drinking water in recent months. A Feb. 14 test found 1,4-dioxane at 1.8 parts per billion (ppb) in raw water...

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    CHEMICAL INDUSTRY AT TIPPING POINT

    Mar 14, 2019

    Chemical company CEOs should pay more attention to a convergence of technological and industry trends which could fuel transformational change and value creation, according to consultants at Arthur D Little. In a new report, “Breaking the mold: Unleashing the power of convergence in the chemic...

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    ADM PURCHASES FLORIDA CHEMICAL FOR $175 MILLION

    Mar 14, 2019

    Agricultural behemoth Archer Daniels Midland Co. has completed its acquisition of Florida Chemical Co., a citrus oils and flavors manufacturer, for $175 million in cash. Chicago-based ADM, announced the deal in January pending regulatory approval and on March 1 announced it had completed the purchas...

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    SAUDI ARAMCO SHIFTS STRATEGY IN CHINA TO BOOST OIL SALES

    Mar 14, 2019

    Rising Russian and U.S. competition has pushed Saudi Aramco to find new buyers for its oil in China, encouraging a shift toward independent refiners and newcomers to the business. It reflects a new strategy for the Saudi Arabian oil giant after years of dealing almost exclusively with major state-ow...

    WKZO
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    INCREASE IN TRANSPORTATION AND TRADE OF HAZARDOUS AND NON-HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS IS DRIVING EMERGENCY SPILL RESPONSE MARKET

    Mar 13, 2019

    Emergency spill response is an important part of a company's safety and health program. Any incident involving spill or release of hazardous chemicals, mixtures of such chemicals, or hazardous waste that requires the intervention of spill cleanup specialists to contain and remove the spilled mat...

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    CHEMOINFORMATICS - GLOBAL MARKET GROWTH, TRENDS AND FORECAST (2019-2024): CHEMICAL ANALYSIS EXPECTED TO GROW AT THE FASTEST RATE

    Mar 13, 2019

    The "Chemoinformatics Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global chemoinformatics market is expected to register a CAGR of nearly 18.7% during the forecast period, 2019-2024. The propelling factors for the...

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    CHEMICAL MARKET THRIVES ON APPAREL

    Mar 12, 2019

    Riding on rising garment export, Bangladesh's textile chemicals market is forecast to grow to $1.38 billion by 2024 from $864 million last year registering an 8 percent compounded annual growth rate. The Research and Markets, a global market research company based in Ireland, unveiled the info i...

    THE DAILY STAR
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    FIRST INDUSTRIAL PLANT TO TURN WASTE INTO CHEMICALS WILL OPEN IN FRANCE

    Mar 12, 2019

    The French company Afyren has received up to €60M to commercialize a technology that uses bacteria to produce industrial chemicals from recycled plant waste instead of fossil fuels. Afyren takes sugars from the waste byproducts of agriculture, food, and other industries, and ferments the sugars...

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    CHEMICAL POLLUTION A MAJOR CONCERN AS GLOBAL PRODUCTION SET TO DOUBLE BY 2030

    Mar 12, 2019

    Countries will not meet the internationally agreed goal to minimize the adverse impacts of chemicals and waste by 2020, meaning that urgent action is required to reduce further damage to human health and economies, according to a UN report released today.The second Global Chemicals Outlook, presente...

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    ‘PRESSURED’ CHEMICAL WATCHDOG AFRAID TO CONTRADICT US ON DOUMA CHEMICAL INCIDENT – RUSSIAN ENVOY

    Mar 12, 2019

    The OPCW could not come up with an unbiased report on the alleged 2018 chemical attack in Douma, as acknowledging that it was faked would’ve made the US strikes against Syria illegitimate, the Russian envoy to the OPCW told RT. In early March, the final report by the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM)...

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    ACCORDING TO LATEST REPORT ON CHEMICAL TRANSFER PUMPS MARKET TO GROW WITH AN IMPRESSIVE CAGR

    Mar 12, 2019

    Technological advancements in the Chemical Transfer Pumps market has witnessed continuous growth in the past few years and is projected to grow even further during the forecast period (2019-2025). In addition to the complete assessment of the market, the report presents Future trend, Current Growth ...

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    LEGISLATOR WORRIES THAT CHEMICALS INDUSTRY, INDEPENDENT OIL REFINERS WON’T MIX

    Mar 11, 2019

    Smaller fuel oil refiners looking to escape the government’s drive to cut capacity by moving into chemicals production should first prove their economic viability or face closure to protect the burgeoning market’s health, a key Chinese legislator has said. Authorities in China’s ea...

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    AAL MEGA-SIZE MPV DELIVERS 22 CHINESE PETROCHEMICAL PLANT MODULES IN A SINGLE SAILING

    Mar 11, 2019

    Specialist breakbulk and project heavy lift carrier AAL has successfully shipped 22 petrochemical plant modules from the Wilson Heavy Industry Company in Nantong, to the Ethylene Glycol II Expansion Project in Point Comfort, Texas on behalf of the Pacific Ocean Group Limited.The shipment of 22 modul...

    AMERICAN JOURNAL OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
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    CANNABIS INDUSTRY QUESTIONS NEW SYSTEM THAT WOULD ADD CHEMICALS TO MARIJUANA FOR TRACKING PURPOSES

    Mar 11, 2019

    Despite a clear rejection by the Colorado Legislature, the state’s only cannabis research center is going ahead with developing a seed-to-sale marijuana-tracking system that no one in the industry says they want. The Institute for Cannabis Research at the Colorado State University-Pueblo campu...

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    EFFORT TO REGULATE CHEMICALS IN PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS COMMENDED

    Mar 11, 2019

    The Endocrine Society applauded the reintroduction of a Senate bill that would give government regulators needed authority to protect consumers from exposure to hazardous endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in cosmetics and other personal care products.The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-spo...

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    IRAN'S PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY DURING THE SANCTIONS ERA

    Mar 11, 2019

    The sanctions against the Iranian energy industry since the Iranian revolution not only reduced Iran's oil and gas production capacity but also made Iran unable to use its potential in the petrochemical industry. Due to sanctions, Iran could not play an important role in the petrochemical market...

    DAILY SABAH
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    STUDY REPORT SAYS CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CONTRIBUTES $5.7TN TO GLOBAL GDP

    Mar 11, 2019

    International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has reported that the chemical industry contributes nearly $5.7tn to the global GDP through direct, indirect and induced impacts. The report also highlighted that the chemical industry is accessed by nearly every good-producing sector and support...

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    EPA REPORT: RED DOG MINE AS MAJOR CHEMICAL RELEASE SOURCE

    Mar 10, 2019

    The Red Dog Mine in northwest Alaska is major source of chemical releases, according to a new federal report. State officials said the Environmental Protection Agency report released Tuesday is not an accurate representation of releases, Alaska Public Media reported . The EPA's 2017 Toxics Relea...

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    SEG ANNOUNCES 2018 ANNUAL RESULTS

    Mar 10, 2019

    SINOPEC Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. ("SEG" or the "Company", together with its subsidiaries collectively known as the "Group") (stock code: 2386) today announces its annual results for the twelve months period ended 31 December 2018 (the "Reporting Period")....

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    SPRING FORWARD AND CHANGE YOUR SMOKE AND CARBON MONOXIDE ALARM BATTERIES

    Mar 08, 2019

    On Sunday, March 10, consumers will turn their clocks forward one hour for Daylight Saving Time. As the season changes from winter to spring, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) wants you to spring into action and change the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. Man...

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    DECERNIS EXPANDS POSITION AS THE LEADING PROVIDER OF PRODUCT SAFETY FOR FOOD AND CONSUMER PRODUCTS

    Mar 08, 2019

    Decernis LLC (http://www.decernis.com), the leading provider of technology and content solutions for product compliance, safety, and risk management announced today that Julie Holt joined the company as Senior Scientist – Global Food and Consumer Products. Ms. Holt will help to expand Decernis...

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    30 HOSPITALISED AFTER SNIFFING CHEMICAL FROM RIVER

    Mar 08, 2019

    The number of victims, who were believed to have sniffed the chemical which was dumped into the KimKim River, have gone up to 30 people, to date. State Health, Environment and Agriculture Committee chairman Dr Sahruddin Jamal said that, of the total, 21 victims had been taken to the Sultan Ismail Ho...

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    STOCKMEIER ACQUIRES INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS BUSINESS FROM INDUKERN

    Mar 08, 2019

    The German Stockmeier Group acquires the industrial chemicals distribution division of Indukern, company of the Spanish Indukern Group on 1st March 2019. The business is taken over by the newly founded Stockmeier Química SLU.Indukern is a Spanish company belonging to Indukern Group and D&iacu...

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    TRONOX SHAREHOLDERS APPROVE RE-DOMICILIATION TRANSACTION

    Mar 08, 2019

    Tronox Limited (NYSE: TROX) ("Tronox" or the "Company"), a global mining and inorganic chemicals company, today announced that the shareholders of the Company overwhelmingly approved the transaction to re-domicile to the United Kingdom from Australia. Re-domiciling will be effect...

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    GEOFFREY KABAT’S TIES TO TOBACCO AND CHEMICAL INDUSTRY GROUPS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Geoffrey Kabat, PhD, is a cancer epidemiologist and author of two books arguing that that health hazards of pesticides, electromagnetic fields, secondhand tobacco smoke and other environmental exposures are “greatly overblown.” He is often quoted in the press as an independent expert on ...

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    CRUSADE ON PLASTIC WASTE WILL SPUR CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DISRUPTION

    Mar 07, 2019

    A perfect storm that includes growing consumer attention on plastics waste, changing manufacturing and new digital technologies threatens to disrupt chemical companies’ long profitability run The rapid growth cycles driven by emerging economies are slowing just as these disruptive changes...

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    AGRI-CHEMICAL SURVEY LOOKS FOR IN-DEPTH DATA ON WEED CONTROL

    Mar 07, 2019

    Following a strong response to a survey last month, agricultural chemical company Nufarm is continuing to seek in-depth data with an updated questionnaire on weed control and herbicides. The survey is aimed at gathering information on how farmers manage their grasslands, which Nufarm hopes will prov...

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    POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS CHEMICAL DISCOVERED IN FRENCH FRIES

    Mar 07, 2019

    We all know that a lot of things are "bad for us." Treats like brownies, fries, fried mozzarella sticks (getting specific I know) and burgers either have too much fat, too much sugar, too many calories, or too much of another thing scientists just found out is bad. This hasn't stopped ...

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    CHEMICAL HYDROGEN STORAGE SYSTEM :REVERSIBLE LIQUID ORGANIC HYDROGEN CARRIER SYSTEM MADE OF SIMPLE ORGANIC CHEMICALS

    Mar 07, 2019

    Hydrogen is a highly attractive, but also highly explosive energy carrier, which requires safe, lightweight and cheap storage as well as transportation systems. Scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, have now developed a chemical storage system based on simple and abundant organic ...

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    QUAKER CHEMICAL TO PARTICIPATE IN G.RESEARCH'S SPECIALTY CHEMICALS CONFERENCE

    Mar 06, 2019

    Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today announced that Michael F. Barry, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and Shane Hostetter, Global Controller will be presenting at G.research's 10th Annual Specialty Chemicals Conference in New York City on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Quake...

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    SECURITY COUNCIL DISCUSSES CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE IN SYRIA FOLLOWING LATEST GLOBAL WATCHDOG REPORT

    Mar 06, 2019

    The report from the UN-backed Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) made up of 193 Member States, concluded based on its Fact-Finding Mission assessment, that there were “reasonable grounds that the use of a toxic chemical as a weapon has taken place, on 7 April”, a...

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    TWO FIRMS INDICTED IN ATCHISON CHEMICAL CLOUD

    Mar 06, 2019

    Two Kansas companies were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of safety violations that caused a greenish-yellow toxic chlorine gas cloud to form in October 2016 over Atchison, Kansas. Midwest Grain Products, Inc., of Atchison and Harcros Chemicals, Inc., of Kansas City, Kansas, are charged with C...

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    EU SCIENCE PANEL TO CONSIDER RISK OF E-CIGARETTE CHEMICALS

    Mar 06, 2019

    The EU’s Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (Scheer) will assess the risks from chemicals in e-cigarettes, following adoption of a mandate from the Commission. The committee took the step at its plenary meeting on 7 February, where it formed a core working group a...

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    HALDOR TOPSOE AND HONEYWELL ANNOUNCE TECHNOLOGY ALLIANCE

    Mar 05, 2019

    Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) and Honeywell (Charlotte, N.C.; www.honeywell.com) announced a technology alliance to expand the benefits of connected services to a broader range of the chemical and refining industries. As a product of this alliance, Topsoe has launched ClearView...

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    GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ALESSANDRO RIVA AS CEO OF ITS NEW INNOVATION COMPANY

    Mar 05, 2019

    Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, a research-led, integrated global pharmaceutical company, today announced that Alessandro Riva, MD, will join its new innovation company as Chief Executive Officer. Alessandro is currently Executive Vice President, Oncology Therapeutics and Cell Therapy for Gilead Sciences....

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    P2 SCIENCE, INC. SELECTED TO PRESENT AT CLEANEQUITY® MONACO 2019

    Mar 05, 2019

    P2 Science will present at CleanEquity® Monaco 2019 on 14th & 15th March at the Fairmont Monte Carlo. CleanEquity® is an annual invitation-only event hosted by Innovator Capital, the London based specialist investment bank. The conference provides an intimate and collegiate setting for i...

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    ‘UNJUSTIFIED BLACKLIST’ FEARS OVER FRENCH EDC STRATEGY

    Mar 05, 2019

    The French environment ministry held a consultation between 14 January and 8 February on the strategy after it promised stricter national controls on the substances.Late last year, the ministry urged the European Commission to strengthen its own new EU-wide strategy on EDCs.The planned French approa...

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    CHEMOURS FACES FIRST NOTICE OF VIOLATION ISSUED UNDER TSCA

    Mar 05, 2019

    A proposed French strategy to identify EDCs according to three distinct categories will lead to an "unjustified blacklist effect" on certain chemicals, industry has said. The US EPA has issued its first Notice of Violation under TSCA to chemical giant Chemours, based on a variety of allege...

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    AGC COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF SPANISH SYNTHETIC PHARMACEUTICAL ACTIVE INGREDIENT MANUFACTURER MALGRAT PHARMA CHEMICALS

    Mar 04, 2019

    AGC Inc. based in Tokyo announced on March 4 the completion of its acquisition of Spain's synthetic pharmaceutical active ingredient manufacturer, Malgrat Pharma Chemicals, S.L.U. (hereinafter referred to as MPC). The transaction had been previously announced on December 4, 2018. The financial r...

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    MFG CHEMICAL STAFFS UP FOR US AND NEW EXPORT BUSINESS

    Mar 04, 2019

    MFG Chemical, a leader in specialty and custom chemical manufacturing is staffing up for growing domestic and new international business by expanding its supply chain staff. Melanie West has been promoted to Director, Supply Chain, a new position at MFG Chemical. Previously, Melanie served as MFG Ch...

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    LEAVING THE EU’S CHEMICALS REGULATIONS WILL LEAD TO CHAOS AND INCREASED ANIMAL TESTING, WARNS INDUSTRY

    Mar 04, 2019

    The politicians and think tank wonks espousing ‘regulatory divergence’ from Europe to facilitate trade deals with the United States and other free market centres claim to be acting in the interests of British businesses, including chemicals companies. But when I reached out to the direct...

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    WATCHDOG REPORT INDICATES POLITICAL APPOINTEES DELAYED TOXIC CHEMICAL ASSESSMENTS AT EPA

    Mar 04, 2019

    A top government watchdog reported that political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency delayed reviews of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde for months last year during a review to see if the agency's work met the leadership's priorities. Democrats have accused political leadersh...

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    ADM COMPLETES FLORIDA CHEMICAL COMPANY ACQUISITION, ADDS “HIGH-VALUE CITRUS CAPABILITIES TO ITS NUTRITION PORTFOLIO”

    Mar 04, 2019

    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has completed its acquisition of Florida Chemical Company (FCC), one of the world’s largest natural citrus oils and ingredients manufacturers. With the completion of the transaction, ADM further strengthens its capabilities in supporting customers by provid...

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    BLUE LIZARD AUSTRALIAN SUNSCREEN PARTNERS WITH SESAME WORKSHOP FOR FUN IN THE SUN EDUCATIONAL CONTENT

    Mar 01, 2019

    Crown Laboratories, Inc., announced today that its Blue Lizard Australian Sunscreen brand is now a proud sponsor of Sesame Street, a commitment that includes supporting the show on PBS and the creation of "Fun in the Sun" educational content on Sesame Street's YouTube channel. "Se...

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    AIR PRODUCTS COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ACP

    Mar 01, 2019

    Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced it has completed the acquisition of ACP Europe SA (ACP), the largest independent carbon dioxide (CO₂) business in Continental Europe. All required customary closing conditions and regulatory approvals have been satisfied. Financial terms of the transaction ar...

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    WORLDWIDE PROTEOMICS MARKET ANALYSIS & FORECAST, 2019-2024 - A $38.7 BILLION OPPORTUNITY, DRIVEN BY THE INCREASING DEMAND FOR PERSONALIZED MEDICINE

    Mar 01, 2019

    The "Proteomics Market by Instrument (Spectroscopy, Chromatography, Electrophoresis, Microfluidics, X-ray Crystallography), Reagents, Services & Software (Protein Identification, Characterization, Bioinformatics), Application - Global Forecast to 2024" report has been added to Research...

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    BRAZIL APPROVES DAM SAFETY BILL

    Mar 01, 2019

    THE Brazilian Senate has passed a bill to tighten dam safety, reports Reuters. This follows the collapse of a Vale mine tailings dam in Brazil on 25 January. Since the collapse, 186 people have been confirmed dead whilst 122 people remain missing. Tailings dams are built to contain the waste left fr...

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    ICHEME LAUNCHES BIOFUTURES REPORT

    Mar 01, 2019

    CHEMICAL engineering and society are facing some significant challenges, including: the rapid development of the bioeconomy, the pressure to decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and the increasing emphasis on sustainability. These challenges will dramatically change the chemical engineering community,...

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    SPILL AT A NUCLEAR FACILITY SHOWS POTENTIAL BURN RISKS FROM A HOUSEHOLD CHEMICAL

    Mar 01, 2019

    Three people were taken to hospital following a chemical spill at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation facility at Lucas Heights this morning. Despite the Sydney site’s notoriety as home to Australia’s only nuclear reactor, the ANSTO said the spill involved “a...

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    A NEW PROCESS FOR CONVERTING PLASTIC WASTE TO FUEL

    Feb 28, 2019

    A NEW process has been developed that uses supercritical water to transform polypropylene plastic waste into fuel and other products. Polypropylene (PP) waste accounts for around 23% of total plastic waste. Landfilling is the cheapest option for dealing with plastic waste. The recycling rate of plas...

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    CREATING USEFUL PRODUCTS FROM DESALINATION WASTE

    Feb 28, 2019

    ENGINEERS at MIT, US have proposed a method that could use desalination waste to produce useful chemicals, including chemicals that can make desalination more efficient. This could potentially provide an economically and ecologically beneficial method for the disposal of desalination waste. Desalina...

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    UK REACH DATABASE STILL UP IN AIR, GOVERNMENT ADMITS

    Feb 27, 2019

    With just over a month to go until the UK is due to leave the EU, the government has admitted its REACH IT system may not be ready in time. During a debate on the draft REACH statutory instrument (SI) in the House of Commons on 25 February, junior minister Thérèse Coffey MP from the De...

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    US EPA SCIENTISTS TARGET 75 PFASS FOR FURTHER SCRUTINY

    Feb 27, 2019

    Thousands of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) are in use worldwide, and public concern about their presence in drinking water has been mounting. Little toxicology information exists for the vast majority of these compounds, hindering efforts to determine safe exposure levels and assess po...

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    SCIENTISTS DEVELOP MULTI-ANALYTE METHOD FOR IMPROVED BIOMONITORING

    Feb 27, 2019

    Scientists in the Czech Republic have developed an approach to simultaneously determine the concentration of nearly 80 organohalogenated chemicals in human blood serum. The method, developed by Jana Pulkrabova’s team at the University of Chemistry and Technology in Prague, can at the same time...

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    CALIFORNIA BILL SEEKS TO EXPAND SCP PROGRAMME AUTHORITIES

    Feb 27, 2019

    California legislators are considering a bill to increase the regulatory heft of the state's Safer Consumer Products programme (SCP). Existing law requires manufacturers of ‘priority products’ designated under the scheme either to phase out the use of chemicals of concern, or underta...

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    ANELLOTECH REACHES MILESTONE IN PRODUCTION OF BIO-BASED AROMATICS

    Feb 27, 2019

    Anellotech Inc. (Pearl River, N.Y.; www.anellotech.com) and its joint development partners IFPEN and Axens have processed renewably-sourced aromatics made at Anellotech’s TCat- 8 pilot plant to successfully recover high-purity bio-based paraxylene – a key component for making 100% biobas...

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    MAIRE TECNIMONT WINS FEED CONTRACT FROM BOROUGE

    Feb 27, 2019

    Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.com) announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A. has signed a contract with Borouge (Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; www.borouge.com) for the Front-End Engineering and Design (FEED) services for the fourth expansion phase of the Ruwais petrochemicals co...

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    AN ALTERNATIVE CO2 CAPTURE PROCESS

    Feb 27, 2019

    SCIENTISTS at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), US have developed a simple, alternative process that could be used to remove CO2 from coal-burning power plant emissions. The process requires 24% less energy than industrial benchmark techniques. Last October UN cl...

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    SABIC SELECTS FLUOR FOR EPCM WORK ON RESIN PLANT UPGRADE IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Feb 26, 2019

    Fluor Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.fluor.com) was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services contract by The Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC; Riyadh; www.sabic.com) for the recommissioning of its polyphenylene ether (PPE) resin plant in Bergen op Zoom, the Nether...

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    AIR PRODUCTS ACHIEVES MECHANICAL COMPLETION ON MAJOR INDUSTRIAL-GAS COMPLEX IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Feb 26, 2019

    Air Products (Lehigh Valley, Pa.; www.airproducts.com) announced that it has achieved mechanical completion of the largest industrial gas complex in the world in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. “For the Air Products team members involved to complete this project with the extensive worker hours required, ...

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    KBR AWARDED EPC CONTRACT FOR EXXONMOBIL’S BEAUMONT REFINERY EXPANSION

    Feb 26, 2019

    KBR, Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) announced that it has been awarded a reimbursable contract by ExxonMobil to provide detailed engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the offsites and interconnecting units as part of the recently announced crude expansion project in Beaumont, Te...

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    INNOVATIVE CHEMICAL PRODUCTS ACQUIRES FIRESHELL®, HEAT SHEDDER®, FIRESAFE® AND STRUCTURE SAVER™ INTUMESCENT COATINGS FROM TPR2

    Feb 26, 2019

    Innovative Chemical Products (the ICP Group) today announces the acquisition of Fireshell®, Heat Shedder®, FireSafe® and Structure Saver™ Intumescent Coatings from TPR 2, a leader in proprietary fire and thermal products with a history that dates back over 20 years in military and ...

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    GLOBAL LEVULINIC ACID (CAS 123-76-2) MARKET REPORT 2019: APPLICATIONS, MANUFACTURING METHODS, PATENTS, PRICES & END-USE SECTORS

    Feb 26, 2019

    The "Levulinic Acid (CAS 123-76-2) Market Research Report 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This Global Report 2019 is a result of industry experts' diligent work on Researching the world market of levulinic acid. The report helps to build up a clear...

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    QUAKER CHEMICAL ANNOUNCES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

    Feb 26, 2019

    The Board of Directors of Quaker Chemical Corporation (NYSE: KWR) today declared a quarterly dividend of $0.37 per share, payable on April 30, 2019, to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 16, 2019. Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialt...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33353335

    PLASTICS MARKET SIZE WORTH USD 721.14 BILLION BY 2025 | CAGR: 4.0%: GRAND VIEW RESEARCH, INC.

    Feb 26, 2019

    The global plastics market size is expected to reach USD 721.14 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., progressing at a CAGR of 4.0% during the forecast period. Increasing automotive production and subsequent rise in plastics consumption in automotive component fabr...

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    SOLVAY TO BOOST SODA ASH PRODUCTIVITY WITH CAPACITY EXPANSION, NEW BIOMASS BOILER

    Feb 25, 2019

    Solvay S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com) plans to undergo several measures to optimize the efficiency of its soda ash and sodium bicarbonate production sites. The company recently outlined plants for increasing the production capacity of soda ash by 500,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) and ...

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    FEDERAL COURT REJECTS LAWSUIT ON EPA SCIENCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE

    Feb 25, 2019

    A District of Columbia federal court has thrown out the lawsuit filed by NGOs and researchers over the US EPA’s policy of barring anyone receiving agency grant money from serving on its scientific advisory panel. Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt introduced the policy in October 2017, argu...

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    GLOBAL CHEMICAL SUPPLY SYSTEMS/CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS MARKET 2019 AP&S, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES, ARIAS GMBH

    Feb 25, 2019

    The report on the Global Chemical Supply Systems/Chemical Management Systems Market offers complete data on the Chemical Supply Systems/Chemical Management Systems market. Components, for example, main players, analysis, size, situation of the business, SWOT analysis, and best patterns in the market...

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    KRATON CORPORATION ANNOUNCES GLOBAL PRICE INCREASE FOR TALL OIL FATTY ACIDS

    Feb 25, 2019

    Kraton Corporation (NYSE: KRA), a leading global producer of styrenic block copolymers, specialty polymers, and high-value performance products derived from pine wood pulping co-products, announces a general price increase of 5-15% for Tall Oil Fatty Acids (TOFA). Subject to the terms of any applica...

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    PINE-DERIVED CHEMICALS MARKET TO REACH US$ 7,522.7 MN BY 2026 – TMR

    Feb 25, 2019

    The global pine-derived chemicals market was valued at US$ 5,170.1 Mn in 2017 and is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 4.3% from 2018 to 2026, according to a new research report titled ‘Pine-derived Chemicals Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018&nd...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33203320

    WEED KILLER CHEMICAL FOUND IN BEER AND WINE, REPORT SAYS

    Feb 25, 2019

    That after-work drink might not be quite as smooth as you think. A new report says non-dangerous levels of glyphosate, a weed killing chemical commonly found in Monsanto’s Roundup, have been found in five wines and 14 popular beers. The list, assembled by the public-interest advocacy group U.S...

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    CHEMICAL INJECTION SKID MARKET GLOBAL GROWTH PROCESS WITH DEMAND AND SUPPLY 2019 TO 2025

    Feb 25, 2019

    In 2017, the global Chemical Injection Skid market size was million US$ and is forecast to million US in 2025, growing at a CAGR of from 2018. The objectives of this study are to define, segment, and project the size of the Chemical Injection Skid market based on company, product type, application a...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33223322

    GLOBAL POLYPHENYLSULFONE MARKET TO EXCEED $500 MN BY 2025: GLOBAL MARKET INSIGHTS, INC

    Feb 22, 2019

    Polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) Market demand will grow from USD 270 million in 2018 to USD 500 million by 2025, according to a Global Market Insights, Inc. report. Increasing usage of PPSU in plumbing & pipe fittings for household sector may drive the overall market. Polyphenylsulfone market form pipe...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33043304

    TOTAL ACQUIRES FRENCH PLASTICS RECYCLER SYNOVA

    Feb 22, 2019

    Total S.A. announced that it has acquired Synova, a French leader in manufacturing high-performance recycled polypropylene for the automotive sector. Synova produces 20,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) of polypropylene that meets the highest quality standards of original equipment manufacturers an...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33053305

    FLUOR WINS EPC CONTRACT FOR HALLIBURTON’S SPECIALTY CHEMICALS PLANT IN SAUDI ARABIA

    Feb 22, 2019

    Fluor Corp was awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the Halliburton Specialty Chemicals Manufacturing Reaction Plant located in the PlasChem Park, Jubail, Saudi Arabia. Fluor booked the undisclosed contract value in the fourth quarter of 2018. “Having comple...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=33063306

    EVONIK PLANS HYDROGEN PEROXIDE CAPACITY EXPANSION IN ANTWERP

    Feb 22, 2019

    Evonik Industries intends to start up an additional production line for hydrogen peroxide at its site in Antwerp by 2020 and has therefore decided to launch the necessary basic planning. The new production line would increase Evonik’s production capacity in Antwerp by 50%. In addition to incre...

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    BASF AND LINDE TO COLLABORATE ON NATURAL GAS PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY

    Feb 22, 2019

    BASF SE and The Linde Group’s Engineering Division have agreed on a collaboration to serve natural gas processing applications using BASF’s adsorbent technology and Linde’s adsorption & membrane technology. This collaboration brings together two leading companies in the fields ...

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    EU TO ADD 12 SUBSTANCES TO REACH AUTHORISATION LIST

    Feb 21, 2019

    The European Commission has published a draft regulation to add 12 substances of very high concern (SVHC) to Annex XIV – the REACH authorisation list. Their inclusion, which the Commission has proposed for October 2019, would increase the number of substances in the Annex from 43 to 55. The dr...

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    NGOS QUESTION INDUSTRY PETITION TO AMEND FDA ORTHO-PHTHALATES REGULATIONS

    Feb 21, 2019

    A group of NGOs has questioned an industry request for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to revoke its authorisation of 26 ortho-phthalates for use in food contact applications. Last July, industry group the Flexible Vinyl Alliance petitioned the FDA to pull its approval for the substances b...

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    CROSS-SECTOR ALLIANCE SETS OUT CHEMICAL REPORTING OBJECTIVES

    Feb 21, 2019

    Cross-sector industry group Proactive Alliance has published a "mission statement" setting out its plan to establish a global standard that will help companies report on substances in articles along the supply chain. The group is made up of representatives from the sectors; automotive, che...

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    ECHA PUBLISHES INVENTORY OF ADDITIVES IN PLASTICS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Echa has published information on 419 substances used as additives in plastics in the EU. The agency worked alongside EU member state representatives, academics, Cefic and 21 industry sectors, including additive manufacturers and downstream users, for the mapping exercise. The plastics value chain w...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=32923292

    US PROPYLENE SPOT WEAKENS ON CLIMBING INVENTORIES

    Feb 21, 2019

    US propylene spot prices weakened as good production and lacklustre exports pushed inventory levels to an all-time high, although spring turnarounds may lower stock levels in coming weeks. US polymer-grade propylene (PGP) was assessed at 34.50 cents/lb, compared with 34.50-37.75 cents/lb the previou...

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    SASOL, VERSALIS ISSUED WITH NOTICES OF SEIZURE BY ITALIAN AUTHORITIES AT AUGUSTA, PRIOLO PLANTS

    Feb 21, 2019

    Sasol and Versalis have been issued with seizure notices by Italian authorities regarding their petrochemicals facilities in Augusta and Priolo. A company source at Versalis said that the Priolo plants have been impounded by Syracuse city prosecutors, and a company spokesperson for Sasol confirmed t...

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    EPA RELEASES UPDATED TSCA INVENTORY

    Feb 20, 2019

    The EPA has released an updated TSCA inventory, which indicates that just over 40,000 substances are currently active in US commerce. The update follows the ‘inventory reset’ reporting exercise, put in place by the 2016 amendments to TSCA. This required manufacturers and importers to pro...

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    EU MEMBER STATES REJECT FIRST REACH AUTHORISATION APPLICATION

    Feb 20, 2019

    EU member states have for the first time voted not to grant an application for authorisation for a specific use of a substance of very high concern (SVHC). At the REACH Committee meeting on 14-15 February, the competent authorities dismissed Hapoc’s application to use sodium dichromate in a mo...

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    TAMPA FIRE RESCUE WORKING TO CLEAN UP AFTER CHEMICAL SPILL

    Feb 20, 2019

    Tampa Fire Rescue officials responded to a hazmat situation Wednesday morning on Columbus Drive. According to a press release, a tanker trunk was transferring a cleaning chemical to another storage tank, which caused a chemical reaction and spill from the top of the holding tank. Residents next to t...

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    INVISTA AND THE SHANGHAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY PARK SIGN MEMORANDUM OF COOPERATION FOR CHINA ADN PLANT

    Feb 20, 2019

    Representatives from INVISTA and the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) signed a memorandum of cooperation at a ceremony today in Shanghai. In attendance were Wu Qing, vice mayor of the Shanghai Municipal Government; Chen Mingbo, deputy secretary general of the Shanghai Municipal government and ...

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    US CONGRESS PASSES EPA BUDGET FOR 2019

    Feb 19, 2019

    President Trump has signed into law a last-minute federal spending deal and avoided another partial government shutdown in the process. Congress's 2019 fiscal year budget, which will fund the government until the end of September, appropriates $8.8bn for the EPA. The deal, which largely maintain...

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    BRASKEM LAUNCHES NEW CHEMICAL RECYCLING STUDY

    Feb 19, 2019

    Braskem has launched a new study to develop a chemical recycling process for post-consumer plastics, such as grocery bags and packaging films for snacks and cookies. The research is being conducted in partnership with the polymer engineering laboratory at the University of Rio de Janeiro’s Alb...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=32723272

    SASOL CHEMICAL PLANT OPENS OPERATIONS IN SOUTHWEST LOUISIANA

    Feb 19, 2019

    The first of Sasol's seven chemical product manufacturing plants is up and running in southwest Louisiana. The American Press reports a second plant is set to start up later this year at Sasol's Westlake site, with the remaining manufacturing units to begin operations later this year and int...

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    OILFIELD CHEMICALS MARKET RESEARCH REPORT 2019 BY GEOGRAPHY – GROWTH, TRENDS, AND FORECASTS 2024

    Feb 19, 2019

    Oilfield Chemicals Market report 2019, with a focus on top players in the world, studies the Oilfield Chemicals Market’s development status and future trend in the global. Oilfield Chemicals Market is segmented by type and applications that fully and deeply research and reveal market profile a...

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    BREXIT: NI WATER STOCKPILES PURIFICATION CHEMICALS

    Feb 19, 2019

    Northern Ireland Water is stockpiling purification chemicals as part of its Brexit plan, it is understood. There have been concerns that disruption in trade with the EU, as a result of a hard Brexit, could lead to shortages of some chemicals. Most of the chemicals that NI Water uses are manufactured...

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    GLOBAL AGROCHEMICALS MARKET TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 4.9% THROUGH 2026, SAYS PMR

    Feb 18, 2019

    Agrochemicals are substances that help in the management of agricultural ecosystems and micro-organisms in the farming area. The use of Agrochemicals is critical to raising crop yield. Agrochemicals include various substances, such as fertilizers, pesticides, liming & acidifying agents, soil con...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=32603260

    SOME EUROPE PE SELLERS GEAR UP FOR HIGHER PRICES ON FEEDSTOCKS, OUTAGES

    Feb 18, 2019

    Higher feedstock prices, some pre-buying in the UK, several planned cracker outages, and a force majeure at a major plant are leading some polyethylene (PE) sellers in Europe to expect higher prices in March. Net prices are also lower than the ethylene contract in some cases. A couple of producers h...

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    NE ASIA PROPYLENE CONTINUES SUBDUED TREND; BUT MAY START TO TURN THE CORNER

    Feb 18, 2019

    Spot propylene market in northeast Asia may continue its sluggish start to the Lunar New Year in the coming week but sellers are hopeful for a change in fortune in the final week of February or in early March. The Lunar New Year started on 5 February and several Asian countries marked the day with o...

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    DIGITALIZATION UNDERGOES RAPID GROWTH

    Feb 18, 2019

    Digitalization continues to fuel the competition in chemical companies, as implementation of digital solutions becomes a defining part of their business strategies. The trend also gives rise to third-party digital platforms, which could alleviate some of the problems faced by companies when undergoi...

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    HPCL-MITTAL ENERGY SELECTS LYONDELLBASELL’S POLYPROPYLENE TECHNOLOGY FOR BATHINDA PLANT

    Feb 15, 2019

    LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.lyondellbasell.com) announced that HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL), has selected LyondellBasell’s fifth generation Spheripol polypropylene process technology for a 500,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) plant in Bathinda, India. “Recognized ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=32563256

    RUSSIA PP IMPORTS DOWN IN JANUARY

    Feb 15, 2019

    Polypropylene (PP) imports into Russia slumped 41% in the first month of 2019 to 8,500 tonnes, with propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) accounting for the greatest decrease, according to MRC’s DataScope report. Russian companies reduced PP imports in January under pressure from seasonal fac...

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    POLYONE ANNOUNCES PROMOTION OF ROBERT T. BINDNER TO PRESIDENT OF PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS & SOLUTIONS

    Feb 15, 2019

    PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that Robert Bindner is being promoted to the position of President of Performance Products & Solutions (PP&S).  He replaces Don Wiseman who is taking a leadershi...

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    US EPA ANNOUNCES PFAS ACTION PLAN

    Feb 14, 2019

    The US EPA has published its long-awaited federal plan to manage the risks posed by per- and polyfluoroalkyl chemicals (PFASs). Announced simultaneously at ten press conferences across the US, the plan outlines short- and long-term actions, across various EPA programmes, to address the more than 600...

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    SWEDEN’S DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER TO LEAD INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE ON CHEMICALS

    Feb 14, 2019

    Sweden’s recently appointed deputy prime minister, Isabella Lövin (pictured), will lead an alliance of ministers that are seeking to push for a global agreement on managing chemicals and waste. The ministerial alliance, launched last year by former Swedish environment and climate minister...

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    PERMIAN GROWTH PROMPTS EXXON TO BUILD THIRD UNIT AT BEAUMONT REFINERY

    Feb 14, 2019

    EXXONMOBIL has started building a third crude unit at its Beaumont refinery in Texas, US, in a move that will expand processing capacity by more than 65%. Production at the new 250,000 bbl/d unit is expected to begin by 2022 and will increase light crude refining at the facility on the back of climb...

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    CLARIANT STOCK SUFFERS ON NEGATIVE Q4 RESULTS BUT HAS HIGH HOPES FOR JOINT VENTURE WITH SABIC

    Feb 13, 2019

    ZURICH, Switzerland (ICIS)--Shares at Swiss chemicals major Clariant were down almost 4% by 10:30 local time on Wednesday as the company reported below-expectations financial results for the fourth quarter. The fall in sales and earnings in the fourth quarter was compounded by the full-year figures,...

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    ASIA CAUSTIC SODA SUPPORTED; SUPPLY-DEMAND STARTS TO BALANCE OUT

    Feb 13, 2019

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Liquid caustic soda prices in Asia are expected to remain supported as regional supply-demand is starting to balance out, with producers preparing to resume exports to the key India market amid upcoming turnarounds. Average caustic soda prices for the week ended 8 February rose $10...

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    FRANCE NOTIFIES EU COMMISSION OF PROPOSED RUBBER FCM CHANGES

    Feb 13, 2019

    France has notified the European Commission of planned amendments to rules on rubber materials and articles intended to come into contact with foodstuffs and dummies for young children. It proposes: to update lists of permitted constituents and restrictions and specifications applicable to them; to ...

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    CANADA CLEARS BENZOATES, DIDA IN FINAL ASSESSMENTS

    Feb 13, 2019

    The Canadian government has determined that nine benzoates and DIDA do not pose considerable risk to human health or the environment, according to a final screening assessment. The conclusion that the substances do not meet the criteria of section 64 of the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 199...

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    JAY LANG APPOINTED PRESIDENT OF CHARKIT CHEMICAL

    Feb 13, 2019

    Charles Hinnant, CEO of LBB Specialties, announced that effective immediately, Jay Lang has accepted the role of President, Charkit Chemical Company of Norwalk, CT, a subsidiary of LBB Specialties LLC. Mr. Lang succeeds Mr. Hinnant, the company's Founder, as Charkit's President. In this role...

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    SIBUR TO INCREASE POLYBUTADIENE RUBBER PRODUCTION CAPACITY

    Feb 12, 2019

    Sibur has decided to launch an investment project aimed at enhancing polybutadiene rubber (Nd-BR) production efficiency at its Voronezh facility (Voronezhsintezkauchuk). The project will involve a large-scale upgrade to boost operational efficiency of the existing facility and ensure a consistently ...

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    ASIA EPOXY RESIN EXPORT OFFERS UP ON UPSTREAM GAINS; BUT DEMAND HAZY

    Feb 12, 2019

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Export offers for northeast Asia-origin epoxy resin cargoes are edging up alongside upstream gains, but upside potential may be capped if downstream demand does not recover sufficiently. This week, some producers were looking to move up, possibly to the tune of $50-100/tonne, their...

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    RUSSIA’S STAVROLEN SHUTS PE, PP PRODUCTION DUE TECHNICAL PROBLEMS

    Feb 12, 2019

    MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia's major polyolefins producer Stavrolen shut down its polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) production because of technical issues, according to the ICIS-MRC Price report. The company’s clients said Stavrolen, a part of Lukoil, planned to take off-stre...

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    TORAY PLASTICS AMERICA INVESTS IN NEW POLYPROPYLENE FILM LINE

    Feb 11, 2019

    Toray Plastics (America), Inc. a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc. (Toyko; www.toray.com), is investing in a new, state-of-the-art 8.7 meter oriented polypropylene (OPP) film line located in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The expenditure marks the next phase of Toray’s multi-year strategic ...

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    EPA DECISION SOON ON CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS TIED TO HEALTH RISKS

    Feb 11, 2019

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chemical compounds are all around you. They're on many fabrics, rugs and carpets, cooking pots and pans, outdoor gear, shampoo, shaving cream, makeup and even dental floss. Increasing numbers of states have found them seeping into water supplies. There's growing e...

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    POLYMER CHEMIST EUGENE CHEN RECEIVES NATIONAL HONOR FROM AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

    Feb 11, 2019

    Eugene Chen, the John K. Stille Endowed Chair in Chemistry at Colorado State University, has received a national honor from the American Chemical Society for scientific contributions of major significance to his field. The CSU Department of Chemistry faculty member is a recipient of the American Che...

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    CHEMICAL CONVERSION PROCESS GIVES PLASTIC WASTE NEW LIFE AS FUEL

    Feb 11, 2019

    Millions of metric tons of plastic are produced each year and in reality, very little of it is recycled. But what if there were more ways of turning this waste into something valuable, such as new plastics or different types of fuel? Scientists at Purdue University have taken a promising step toward...

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    AIRGAS TO ACQUIRE INDUSTRIAL GAS DISTRIBUTOR TECH AIR

    Feb 08, 2019

    Airgas has signed a definitive agreement to acquire TA Corporate Holdings (Tech Air), a distributor of industrial gases and welding supplies. The acquisition is expected to further strengthen the Airgas network in the US to better serve its customers. The executive committee member of parent company...

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    DESTOCKING HITS Q1 CHEMICALS OUTLOOK

    Feb 08, 2019

    Inventory destocking is a major theme on chemical company Q4 earnings conference calls. While the bulk of the destocking may be behind us, the continuing process is likely to hit profits in Q1 and potentially beyond. Destocking was clearly widespread late last year as crude oil prices plunged 40% th...

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    KEMIRA TO INCREASE PRODUCTION OF EMULSION POLYMERS AT ALABAMA SITE

    Feb 08, 2019

    Kemira Oyj has announced a two-year investment of around EUR 60 million to significantly increase production of high-molecular-weight emulsion polymers at its manufacturing site in Mobile, Alabama. These polymers are primarily used in the oil-and-gas industry. Additionally, this expansion allows Kem...

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    ECOLAB TO SPIN OFF OILFIELD CHEMICALS SEGMENT INTO STANDALONE COMPANY

    Feb 07, 2019

    Ecolab Inc. has announced plans to spin off its Upstream energy businesses as a standalone publicly-traded company. The Upstream Energy business currently operates within Ecolab’s Energy segment and consists of the Oil Field Chemicals production business and the WellChem drilling and well comp...

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    UN INVITES CLEANING PRODUCTS FIRMS TO JOIN GLOBAL CHEMICAL TALKS

    Feb 07, 2019

    UN Environment is inviting organisations working in the cleaning products sector to join international discussions on how to manage chemicals globally. Brenda Koekkoek, programme manager for the UN’s global voluntary chemicals programme, Saicm, made the pitch this week at the second cleaning p...

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    ECHA DEFINITION OF MICROPLASTICS ‘TOO BROAD’ – CEFIC

    Feb 07, 2019

    Cefic has criticised the current definition of microplastics in Echa’s restriction proposal for being "too broad", which could leave "room for interpretation" making implementation and enforcement of restrictions "challenging". On 30 January, Echa outlined its res...

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    NGO SCRUTINISES REACH SUBSTANCE EVALUATION FAILURES

    Feb 07, 2019

    Three quarters of the substances found to pose a serious risk to human health or environment under REACH are allowed on the European market without any regulatory action, according to a major NGO report. Reviewing data from community rolling action plan (Corap) on substance evaluation, the report by...

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    COMMENTS IN FOR US DRAFT ASSESSMENTS OF GENX AND PFBS CHEMICALS

    Feb 07, 2019

    Feedback on the US EPA’s draft hazard assessments of GenX and PFBS chemicals has revealed two opposing positions, with NGOs and some state governments saying the safe exposure levels should be lower and industry the opposite. However, while industry comments primarily address technical aspects...

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    EXXONMOBIL COMMITS TO US LNG EXPORT INVESTMENT

    Feb 07, 2019

    EXXONMOBIL and Qatar Petroleum will invest more than US$10bn in the Golden Pass LNG export project in Texas, US. The project demonstrates the dramatic shift in the US energy situation brought about by the US shale gas revolution, as the partners have taken a final investment decision to reengineer a...

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    US EXPANDING LEAD AS ETHANE EXPORTER, SAYS EIA

    Feb 06, 2019

    US exports of ethane have increased from nearly nothing in 2013 to an average of 260,000 b/d through the first 10 months of 2018, accounting for about one-sixth of US hydrocarbon gas liquids exports, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). With more export projects underway, the...

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    SENATE COMMITTEE APPROVES FRIEND OF FOSSIL FUEL, CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES TO HEAD TRUMP’S EPA

    Feb 05, 2019

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee voted in an 11-10 party-line vote Tuesday to advance President Donald Trump’s nomination of Andrew Wheeler to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), despite a track record that shows him favoring polluting industries at the expense of ...

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    CHEMICAL AGENT DESTRUCTION PLANT SAFELY NEUTRALIZES 100,000 CHEMICAL WEAPONS

    Feb 05, 2019

    RESTON, Va., Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bechtel-led team at the Pueblo Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant, or PCAPP, is marking a significant milestone: safely eliminating 100,000 munitions from the chemical weapons stockpile located at the U.S. Army Pueblo Chemical Depot in Colorado. The ...

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    CHEMICAL PLANT OWNER PAYS NEARLY $150,000 FOR BRIDGE TOLLS LOST DURING NOV. 25 GAS LEAK

    Feb 05, 2019

    Croda Inc. has repaid the Delaware River and Bay Authority nearly $150,000 in lost revenue after a toxic gas leak forced the Delaware Memorial Bridge to close in late November. "We pride ourselves on being a good corporate citizen and a longstanding responsible member of this community. Reimbur...

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    US CP CHEM SEEKS INCENTIVES FOR PROPOSED CRACKER, DOWNSTREAM UNIT

    Feb 05, 2019

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) is seeking tax incentives for a possible cracker and at least one downstream unit in Orange County, Texas, according to government documents. The company did not specify the capacity of the units, but it said that the cracker would be worl...

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    ECOLAB TO SPIN OFF ITS $2.4 BILLION UPSTREAM OIL CHEMICALS BUSINESS

    Feb 05, 2019

    Ecolab will spin off its $2.4 billion oil-drilling chemicals business into a separate public company in an attempt to address the changing energy industry. The spinoff is expected to close in mid-2020, the St. Paul-based company said after the market closed on Monday. Ecolab’s “Upstream ...

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    SINOCHEM EXECUTIVE TO OVERSEE SYNGENTA CHINA UNIT

    Feb 04, 2019

    Sinochem has announced that its president Qin Hengde will be overseeing Syngenta’s China business. Agrichemicals business Sygenta is owned by China National Chemical (ChemChina), which has reportedly been in talks for a merger with Sinochem. Syngenta spokesman Andrew McConville was quoted by R...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=31823182

    GLOBAL MMA OPERATING RATES SLASHED AMID OVERSUPPLY

    Feb 04, 2019

    LONDON (ICIS)--Operating rates at global methyl methacrylate (MMA) producers have been cut in order to manage the current oversupply. In Asia, a series of heavy stoppages have been announced for February with producers bringing outages forward to cope with an abundance of product and weak demand. Th...

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    PEMBINA, PIC MAKES FID TO BUILD CANADA PDH/PP FACILITY

    Feb 04, 2019

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--Pembina Pipeline and joint venture partner Petrochemical Industries of Kuwait (PIC) have made the financial investment decision (FID) to build a 550,000 tonne/year integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) facility in Alberta, Canada, the midstream company annou...

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    DEMOCRATS CALL FOR RELEASE OF CBI DATA UNDERLYING TSCA EVALUATION

    Feb 01, 2019

    Two US House of Representatives Democrats have called for the EPA to release health and safety studies supporting the TSCA draft risk evaluation of pigment violet 29. Both have been withheld as confidential. The request – submitted by Energy and Commerce Committee leaders Frank Pallone, Jr (D&...

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    SAUDI ARAMCO, TOTAL AND DAELIM SIGN MOU TO BUILD NEW POLYISOBUTYLENE PLANT

    Feb 01, 2019

    Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; www.saudiaramco.com) with its partner Total S.A. (Paris, France; www.total.com) announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Daelim (Seoul, South Korea; www.daelim.co.kr/). Under the MoU, Daelim is planning to build a new 80,000-ton state-of-...

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    CHEVRON TO ACQUIRE PASADENA REFINING ASSETS FROM PETROBRAS

    Feb 01, 2019

    Chevron U.S.A. Inc. (CUSA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Chevron Corp. (San Ramon, Calif.; www.chevron.com), announced that it has signed a Share Purchase Agreement with Petrobras America Inc. (Petrobras) to acquire all the outstanding shares and equity interests of Pasadena Refining System, Inc., w...

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    US DOWDUPONT EXPECTS DE-STOCKING TO PERSIST INTO SECOND QUARTER

    Jan 31, 2019

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--DowDuPont expects the de-stocking to continue through the first quarter and into the second, continuing a trend that arose at the end of 2018, the US-based chemical producer said on Thursday. The fourth-quarter de-stocking went beyond what DowDuPont normally sees at the end of the ye...

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    GLOBAL CHEMICALS FOR COSMETICS & TOILETRIES MARKET REPORT 2018

    Jan 31, 2019

    The "Chemicals for Cosmetics & Toiletries - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Chemicals for Cosmetics & Toiletries market accounted for $24.95 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $47.08 billion by 2026 gro...

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    IAC COMPLETES FIRST IN-BASIN RESIN COATING FACILITY

    Jan 31, 2019

    Industrial Accessories Company (IAC) has completed the first inbasin Resin Coating Facility in Monahans, TX.  This Resin Coating Facility allows for enhanced oil recovery while significantly reducing the historically high costs of transportation.  In order to complete this in-basin Resin C...

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    U.S. CHEMICAL PRODUCTION ROSE IN DECEMBER, ACC SAYS

    Jan 31, 2019

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC; Washington, D.C.; www.americanchemistry.com), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) rose by 0.6 percent in December, following a 0.3 percent gain in November and a 0.4 percent decline in October. During December, chemical output ros...

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    PERTAMINA AND ENI SIGN MOU FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY PROJECTS, INCLUDING CONSTRUCTION OF JOINT BIOREFINERY IN INDONESIA

    Jan 31, 2019

    The President Director of Pertamina, the state-owned National Oil & Gas Company of Indonesia, Nicke Widyawati, and Claudio Descalzi, CEO of Eni S.p.A. (Roma, Italy; www.eni.com), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to investigate synergies of their respective technologies, expertise and k...

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    TOYO WINS SIGNIFICANT PETROCHEMICALS CONTRACTS IN RUSSIA AND THAILAND

    Jan 31, 2019

    Toyo Engineering Corp. (Chiba, Japan; www.toyo-eng.co.jp) has been awarded two major contracts in the petrochemicals sector — one in Russia and one in Thailand. In Russia, Toyo has been awarded a contract to build a 650,000-metric tons per year (m.t./yr) ethylene and polyethylene plant located...

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    ASIA PETROCHEMICAL TRADES SLACKEN AHEAD OF LUNAR NEW YEAR HOLIDAY

    Jan 30, 2019

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Petrochemical trades in Asia have slackened in the weeks leading to the Lunar New Year holiday as manufacturing in the key China market slows down, with a number of downstream facilities coming off stream. Amid a general demand weakness in China, some domestic factories could take ...

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    ECHA OUTLINES PROPOSED MICROPLASTICS RESTRICTION MEASURES

    Jan 30, 2019

    A year after the European Commission asked it to, Echa has published its restriction proposal for microplastics. The document, released on 30 January, suggests restrictions as well as requirements on labelling and reporting. In 2018 the European Commission requested the agency prepares the REACH Ann...

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    EXXONMOBIL TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF NEW PRODUCTION UNIT AT BEAUMONT REFINERY

    Jan 30, 2019

    ExxonMobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) has reached a final investment decision and started construction on a new unit at its Beaumont, Texas refinery that will increase crude refining capacity by more than 65 percent, or 250,000 barrels per day. The third crude unit within the facility&...

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    ACC TESTIFIES ON U.S. CHEMICALS INDUSTRY PRIORITIES FOR POTENTIAL U.S.-UK TRADE AGREEMENT

    Jan 29, 2019

    WASHINGTON (January 29, 2019) – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) on Tuesday shared the U.S. chemical industry’s recommendations for a successful trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) should the UK be eligible to negotiate a trade deal following its scheduled withdrawal from th...

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    SWEDEN EMBARKS ON MAJOR NATIONWIDE CHEMICALS ENFORCEMENT PROJECT

    Jan 29, 2019

    Sweden has launched a nationwide enforcement project to check if product suppliers are complying with the REACH Article 33 requirement to provide recipients with information on hazardous chemicals in articles. More than 100 inspectors from over 60 municipalities have been trained for the work which ...

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    HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES FOUND IN OVER 90% OF TESTED COSMETICS IN RWANDA

    Jan 29, 2019

    Rwanda has seized 4,501 cosmetics products as part of its efforts to enforce a ban on the sale of those containing hazardous skin-lightening agents. The Rwanda Standards Board, which carried out inspections between November and December last year, found that out of 51 brands only four met legal requ...

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    SAUDI ARAMCO, TECHNIPFMC AND AXENS ADVANCE CATALYTIC CRUDE TO CHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY

    Jan 29, 2019

    Saudi Aramco (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia; www.saudiaramco.com), through its wholly-owned subsidiary Saudi Aramco Technologies, signed a Joint Development and Collaboration Agreement (JDCA) with Axens (Rueill-Malmaison, France; www.axens.net) and TechnipFMC (Houston; www.technipfmc.com) to accelerate the ...

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    GLOBAL POLYOLS MARKET OUTLOOK REPORT 2018: MARKET ACCOUNTED FOR $22.9 BILLION IN 2017 AND IS EXPECTED TO REACH $56.2 BILLION BY 2026

    Jan 29, 2019

    The "Polyols - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Polyols market accounted for $22.9 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $56.2 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 10.5% during the forecast period. Some of the key ...

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    $23.6 BN FLAME RETARDANT CHEMICALS MARKETS - GLOBAL OUTLOOK & FORECASTS 2017-2026

    Jan 28, 2019

    The "Flame Retardant Chemicals - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Flame Retardant Chemicals market accounted for $12.05 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach $23.65 billion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 7.7% during ...

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    EUROPE GLYCOL ETHERS LOW DEMAND LIKELY TO CONTINUE IN FEBRUARY

    Jan 28, 2019

    LONDON (ICIS)--The outlook for European glycol ether demand is likely to remain slow in February largely due to ample supply. European competition is healthy and, as such, sellers are struggling to hold on to margins for some grades. Dow’s joint venture Sadara Chemical Company is scheduled to ...

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    AIR LIQUIDE INVESTS OVER $20 MILLION IN HYDROGEN-ELECTROLYSIS FIRM

    Jan 28, 2019

    Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has acquired an 18.6% stake in the capital of the Canadian company Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario; www.hydrogenics.com), a leader in electrolysis hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. This strategic transaction, which represents an inv...

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    ADNOC SELLS STAKES IN REFINING OPERATIONS TO ENI AND OMV

    Jan 28, 2019

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company signed two new strategic equity partnerships with Eni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy; www.eni.com) and OMV (Vienna, Austria; www.omv.com) covering both ADNOC Refining and a new trading joint venture (JV), which will be jointly established by the three partners. In one of the larg...

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    ADNOC SELLS STAKES IN REFINING OPERATIONS TO ENI AND OMV

    Jan 28, 2019

    Abu Dhabi National Oil Company signed two new strategic equity partnerships with Eni S.p.A. (Rome, Italy; www.eni.com) and OMV (Vienna, Austria; www.omv.com) covering both ADNOC Refining and a new trading joint venture (JV), which will be jointly established by the three partners. In one of the larg...

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    NEW CARBON CAPTURE TECHNOLOGY GRANTED FUNDING FOR FURTHER DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 25, 2019

    THE Gas Technology Institute (GTI) and Carbon CCS-US, the US subsidiary of Carbon Clean Solutions Limited (CCSL), have received US$2.9m in funding to test a prototype that could make carbon capture more cost-effective. The funding was awarded by the US Department of Energy (DoE) Office of Fossil Ene...

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    INDUSTRY, MINISTRY PROPOSE 2030 SPANISH CHEMICALS AGENDA

    Jan 24, 2019

    Spanish authorities, in collaboration with industry groups, have outlined a ‘sectoral agenda’ for the chemicals and refining industry until 2030. The Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Spanish chemicals industry association (Feique) and the Spanish association petroleum product...

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    ECHA TO GIVE EU ACCESSION SUPPORT TO SERBIA, MONTENEGRO

    Jan 24, 2019

    Echa will start a three-year programme to assist European Union candidates Serbia and Montenegro to prepare for full participation in the implementation of EU chemicals policy, the agency said. It will run its fifth Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA) project from March 2019 until February 2021. An I...

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    US JANUARY PROPYLENE SETTLES DOWN 2 CENTS/LB

    Jan 24, 2019

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--US January propylene contract prices settled down 2 cents/lb from the prior month, market sources confirmed on Wednesday and Thursday. The January settlement puts contract prices for polymer-grade propylene (PGP) at 40.0 cents/lb ($882/tonne) and for chemical-grade propylene (CGP) at...

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    SUNOCO SELLS ETHANOL PLANT IN NEW YORK TO ATTIS INDUSTRIES

    Jan 23, 2019

    Attis Industries Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement with Sunoco LP (Dallas, Tex.; www.sunoco.com) to acquire and operate its corn ethanol plant and grain malting operation in Fulton, NY. The plant will become the essential element of Attis’ expanding ...

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    INNOSPEC MAKES INVESTMENTS IN PERFORMANCE CHEMICALS BUSINESS

    Jan 23, 2019

    Innospec Inc. announced a series of investments designed to further expand its capabilities in research, development and technical service for its Performance Chemicals business. Bruce McDonald, President of Innospec’s Performance Chemicals Business, said, “Back in the fourth quarter of ...

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    PRE-BREXIT STOCKPILING RAISES RISKS FOR CHEMS STORAGE

    Jan 23, 2019

    LONDON (ICIS)--The UK chemicals industry is increasingly stockpiling reserves in anticipation of any disruption brought about by the country’s upcoming departure from the EU is increasing the risk of storage shortages, according to sources. Fears of supply chain disruption have led many produc...

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    GREEN SCIENCE ALLIANCE CO., LTD. HAS STARTED MANUFACTURING STARCH BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC COMPOSED OF 100 % BIOMASS DERIVED MATERIALS

    Jan 23, 2019

    KAWANISHI, Japan, Jan. 23, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, destroying ecology and the environment, plastic pollution is getting severe in the world and the microplastic problem in the marine environment is becoming a devastating issue. At the moment, it is said that over 150 million tons of plastic g...

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    PHENOLIC ANTIOXIDANTS MARKET IS ANTICIPATED TO EXPAND AT A VALUE CAGR OF 4.3% DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD (2018-2026), SAYS PMR

    Jan 23, 2019

    Persistence Market Research delivers key insights on the global phenolic antioxidants market in its latest report titled "Phenolic Antioxidants Market: Global Industry Analysis 2013 - 2017 and Forecast 2018 - 2026", which examines the Phenolic Antioxidants market and offers critical insigh...

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    UNILEVER JOINS NOURYON’S IMAGINE CHEMISTRY

    Jan 22, 2019

    NOURYON has launched the 3rd edition of Imagine Chemistry, a collaborative challenge which aims to accelerate innovation in chemistry. The chemicals company has also expanded the scheme’s partnership to include Unilever and other organisations. Through Imagine Chemistry, Nouryon works with sta...

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    OXEA ANNOUNCES FEASIBILITY STUDIES FOR WORLD-SCALE CARBOXYLIC ACID PLANT

    Jan 22, 2019

    Oxea GmbH is moving forward in studying the feasibility of a new world-scale production plant for the manufacturing of carboxylic acids. At the same time, the company is also implementing measures to further improve and debottleneck its manufacturing processes at its existing carboxylic acid product...

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    VEOLIA AND YARA TO COLLABORATE ON NUTRIENT-RECYCLING INITIATIVE

    Jan 22, 2019

    Veolia and Yara International ASA (Oslo, Norway; www.yara.com) signed an agreement to develop circular economy in the European food and agricultural chain by recycling nutrients and creating nutrient loops. The partnership integrates Veolia’s access to growing volumes of recovered nutrients an...

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    GLOBAL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET REPORT 2018:

    Jan 22, 2019

    The "Specialty Chemicals - Global Market Outlook (2017-2026)" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. Global Specialty Chemicals market accounted for $1.11 trillion in 2017 and is expected to reach $1.97 trillion by 2026 growing at a CAGR of 6.5% Some of the key fac...

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    GLOBAL INDUSTRY ALLIANCE TO FIGHT PLASTIC WASTE

    Jan 22, 2019

    An alliance of 28 major companies has launched a global organisation to push for solutions on eliminating plastic waste from the environment. The Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW), which has been working with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), includes chemical and pl...

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    RUBBER PROCESSING CHEMICALS MARKET TO REACH US$5.1 BN BY 2024, STAGGERING RISE IN DEMAND FOR AUTOMOBILES BOLSTERS UPTAKE IN MANUFACTURING TIRES - TMR

    Jan 21, 2019

    The global rubber processing chemicals market is prognosticated to expand notably in the coming years, with a decent competitive scenario, says Transparency Market Research (TMR) in its recent report. The four major players in the market are BASF SE, Akzo Nobel N.V., Lanxess Aktiengesellschaf, and E...

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    GLOBAL CHROMIUM TRIOXIDE MARKET 2019 – BY LANXESS, SODA SANAYII, ELEMENTIS, HUNTER CHEMICAL LLC

    Jan 21, 2019

    The trending Chromium Trioxide report represents a comprehensive study of the global Chromium Trioxide market. It includes the growth rate of the global Chromium Trioxide market for the estimated period. The global report summarizes by providing the estimated development of the Chromium Trioxide mar...

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    POLYACRYLAMIDE MARKET TO GROW RAPIDLY OWING TO INCREASED USAGE IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT

    Jan 21, 2019

    The global Polyacrylamide Market is estimated to develop at a substantial CAGR for the duration of the prediction. The increasing demand for the product through numerous application businesses comprising foodstuff & liquid refreshment, oil recovery, paper manufacture and wastewater treatment are...

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    GLOBAL HIGH-TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE RESINS MARKET, 2012-2017 & 2018-2023

    Jan 18, 2019

    The "High-Temperature Composite Resins Market by Resin Type, by End-Use Industry Type, by Manufacturing Process Type, and by Region, Trend, Forecast, Competitive Analysis, and Growth Opportunity: 2018-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. This report studies...

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    HEPACO ACQUIRES PETROCHEM RECOVERY SERVICES

    Jan 18, 2019

    CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- HEPACO, LLC ("HEPACO"), a leading provider of environmental and emergency response services, announced today that it has acquired PetroChem Recovery Services, Inc. ("PetroChem" or "the Company") from Succession Capital Part...

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    US POLYETHYLENE RESIN DEMAND TO RISE 1.7% ANNUALLY IN VOLUME TERMS TO 2022

    Jan 18, 2019

    CLEVELAND, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Polyethylene resin demand in the US is forecast to increase 1.7% annually in volume terms through 2022, according to Polyethylene: United States, a report recently released by Freedonia Focus Reports. Positive macroeconomic conditions will increase shipments ...

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    CHEMICAL FACILITY COULD BRING 300 JOBS, BUT RESIDENTS WARY IN PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP

    Jan 18, 2019

    PITTSFIELD TWP, MI -- A global chemical company is promising 300 new jobs for Pittsfield Township, but some residents have environmental concerns about the proposed construction of a new industrial facility near a park. The Pittsfield Township Planning Commission on Thursday, Jan. 17 postponed a dec...

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    SINGAPORE DEC PETCHEM EXPORTS FALL 3.5% ON YEAR; NODX DOWN 8.5%

    Jan 17, 2019

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Singapore’s petrochemical shipments in December 2018 fell by 3.5% year on year to Singapore dollar (S$) 1.39bn, while the overall non-oil domestic exports for the month shrank at a steeper rate of 8.5%, official data showed on Thursday. Exports of petrochemicals are on their ...

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    US PE EXPORTS SHIFT TO SOUTHEAST ASIA, AFRICA

    Jan 17, 2019

    US polyethylene (PE) exports are expected to continue increasing to high growth regions such as southeast Asia and Africa in 2019 as volumes to China decline precipitously in the face of tariffs. The trade data is limited, going only through October 2018 so far, but a clear pattern has emerged. US e...

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    MAJOR APPAREL BRANDS ALIGN CHEMICAL SCREENING TOOLS

    Jan 17, 2019

    Apparel brands and retailers Levi Strauss, Nike, H&M and C&A have aligned their chemical screening tools to create one "unified approach and platform". The brands have shared this converged tool with the Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) programme, which will oversee the...

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    ACC APPLAUDS CONGRESSIONAL ACTION TO EXTEND CHEMICAL SECURITY REGULATIONS

    Jan 17, 2019

    WASHINGTON (January 17, 2019) – The U.S. House approved a Senate proposal today that would provide a 15-month extension to the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program, which is set to expire on January 19th. The American Chemistry Council is a long-time backer of the CFATS p...

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    BASF TO BUILD NEW PRODUCTION LINE FOR COSMETICS INGREDIENTS IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Jan 17, 2019

    BASF Corp. (Florham Park, N.J.; www.basf.com/us) is investing in its operations in Mauldin, South Carolina to enable production of pearlizers and opacifiers used in cosmetic products. Start-up of the new production line is planned for the end of 2019. The capacity addition will allow the company to ...

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    ASIA CHEMICAL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK FOR 2019

    Jan 16, 2019

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--The following OUTLOOK '18 stories were published by ICIS news between Friday 21 December 2018 and Thursday 10 January 2019. Please click on the headlines to read the full versions. OUTLOOK ’19: Asia naphtha to draw support from stable petchem demand Asia’s naphtha m...

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    EUROPE PE JANUARY PRICES FOR CIS MARKETS FALL

    Jan 16, 2019

    MOSCOW (MRC)--Despite the €40/tonne drop in the European ethylene contract price for January, regional producers did not cut proportionally their polyethylene (PE) prices for CIS markets, according to an MRC Price report. European producers reduced their prices of some PE grades by a greater am...

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    MITSUI CHEMICALS TO BEGIN PRODUCTION OF ALPHA-METHYLSTYRENE IN SINGAPORE

    Jan 16, 2019

    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (MCI; Tokyo; www.mitsuichem.com) announced that it intends to begin production for alpha-methylstyrene (α-methylstyrene) at Singaporean subsidiary Mitsui Phenols Singapore Pte. Ltd. (MPS). Located at Jurong Island, Singapore, MCI intends to produce 20,000 metric tons per...

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    SOLVAY HYDROCOLLOID BUSINESS LINE ACQUIRED BY PMC GROUP

    Jan 16, 2019

    PMC Ouvrie SAS, France, a wholly owned subsidiary of PMC Group International Inc. (Mount Laurel, N.J.; www.pmc-roup.com), which is an independent arm of PMC Group Inc., announced the acquisition of a hydrocolloid product line from Solvay, S.A. (Brussels, Belgium; www.solvay.com). These products will...

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    NOVOZYMES AND ATTIS TO COLLABORATE ON BIOREFINERY TECHNOLOGIES

    Jan 16, 2019

    Attis Industries Inc. (Milton, Ga.; www.attisinnovations.com) announced that it will collaborate with Novozymes A/S (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.novozymes.com). Under this newly announced relationship, Novozymes has committed to supplying the enzymes required by Attis to convert its pulp into sugar at ...

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    INEOS PICKS ANTWERP FOR €3BN CRACKER AND PDH UNIT

    Jan 15, 2019

    INEOS has selected Antwerp in Belgium as the site for its €3bn (US$3.4bn) investment in the first cracker built in Europe for 20 years. The chemicals major announced in July last year that it was looking for a site in Europe to build a new ethane cracker and propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit. ...

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    NOURYON AND ITACONIX SIGN SUPPLY AGREEMENT FOR BIO-BASED POLYMERS

    Jan 15, 2019

    Nouryon will expand its offering to customers in the detergents market through a supply agreement with bio-based polymers maker Itaconix Corp. Under terms of the agreement, Itaconix will produce and supply polymers with chelating properties that Nouryon will market to customers in household, institu...

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    PJSC NIZHNEKAMSKNEFTEKHIM AND HALDOR TOPSOE SIGN CONTRACTS FOR A METHANOL UNIT

    Jan 15, 2019

    Today, PJSC Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Haldor Topsoe A/S (Lyngby, Denmark; www.topsoe.com) signed contracts for license and engineering services for a new methanol unit with a capacity of 500,000 ton/yr. The signing ceremony took place in TAIF headquarters. Azat Bikmurzin, the director general of PJSC...

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    BASF ANNOUNCES FOUR RESEARCH PROJECTS FOR REDUCING CO2 EMISSIONS

    Jan 14, 2019

     BASF has outlined four R&D activities that will allow the company to achieve CO2-neutral growth until 2030 as part of its carbon management programme. At a research press conference in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Martin Brudermüller, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors and Chief T...

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    A CATALYST FOR ‘GREENER’ HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

    Jan 14, 2019

    A RESEARCHER at the University of Delaware (UD), US has patented a process that could enable greener production of hydrogen. The process uses electricity and a copper-titanium (Cu-Ti) catalyst to make hydrogen from water. Hydrogen is an energy carrier and can be used to power fuel cells in vehicles,...

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    KEMIRA FORMS NEW JOINT VENTURE IN SOUTH KOREA

    Jan 14, 2019

    Kemira Oyj (Helsinki, Finland; www.kemira.com) has signed an agreement to establish a joint venture (JV) – Kemira Yongsan Chemicals Co. —in Ulsan, Republic of Korea, with Yongsan Chemicals, a privately-owned chemicals company in South Korea. Forming a joint venture in South Korea is an i...

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    MARINE BACTERIUM SHEDS LIGHT ON CONTROL OF TOXIC METALS

    Jan 14, 2019

    An ocean-dwelling bacterium has provided fresh insights into how cells protect themselves from the toxic effects of metal ions such as iron and copper, in research led by the University of East Anglia (UEA). Although essential to life, metal ions can also generate reactive oxygen species (ROS) - hig...

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    GLOBAL $5+ BN CONCRETE SUPERPLASTICIZER (SNF, MLS, PC AND SMF) MARKET TO 2023

    Jan 14, 2019

    The "Concrete Superplasticizer Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The global concrete superplasticizer market was worth US$ 3.9 Billion in 2017. Superplasticizers are a cat...

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    SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANIES LINE UP HIGHEST EVER CAPEX IN FY19

    Jan 11, 2019

    India’s specialty chemical companies are set to invest the highest ever on capacity expansions in the financial year 2019 and continue capital expenditure to cater to rising demand from domestic and overseas markets, following plant shutdowns in China, the world’s largest producer and ex...

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    GLOBAL INORGANIC ZINC CHEMICALS MARKET SCOPE AND MARKET PROSPECTS 2018-2023

    Jan 11, 2019

    The demand for Inorganic Zinc Chemicals Market is expected to increase as advertisers, enterprises, and corporates are all the time more implementing Inorganic Zinc Chemicals to promote and distribute content. Advancements in the display technology/ machinery are also likely to drive the market. The...

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    CLARIANT TO SELL PIGMENTS BUSINESS TO STREAMLINE BUSINESS PORTFOLIO

    Jan 11, 2019

    Clariant has been seeking support from the Deutsche Bank to find a suitable buyer for its pigments business, reported Reuters citing unnamed sources. The business is estimated to value nearly $821m. Clariant is expected to send information packages on the sale by the end of this quarter, the news ag...

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    TEXTILE CHEMICALS MARKET 2023 ONGOING TRENDS AND RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

    Jan 11, 2019

    The Textile Chemicals market report provides the main data on the state of the industry and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for industries and individuals interested in the market. Global Textile Chemicals market report considering other factors like their chain of production, manufac...

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    AEROSPACE MAINTENANCE CHEMICAL MARKET 2018 | INDUSTRY OUTLOOKS, DEMAND, UPCOMING TRENDS AND FORECASTS 2018-2023

    Jan 11, 2019

    The Aerospace Maintenance Chemical report consists of associate analysis of the Aerospace Maintenance Chemical market size for worth in Million USD and volume in parts. The Aerospace Maintenance Chemical research report estimate and validate the market size of Aerospace Maintenance Chemical market, ...

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    CHEMICAL PHARMACEUTICAL MARKET CLINICAL ANALYSIS 2019 ALONG WITH RESEARCH REPORTS 2025

    Jan 10, 2019

    This report focuses on the global Chemical Pharmaceutical Market Report provides complete information about manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, traders, customers, investors, and major types as well as applications. The report provides an in-depth overview of Product Specification, product type,...

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    CYANURIC CHLORIDE MARKET REPORT - INSIGHTS ON CURRENT MARKET TRENDS & FUTURE MARKET POTENTIAL TILL 2022 | MILLION INSIGHTS

    Jan 10, 2019

    Global cyanuric chloride market is expected to grow at a significant CAGR in the upcoming period as the scope and its applications are rising enormously across the globe. Cyanuric chloride is an organic compound that is also termed as kyanurchlorid or cyanuric. It is a chlorinated derivative of 1,3,...

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    EUROPE POLYOLEFIN MARKET KEY COMPANIES PROFILE AND FORECAST TO 2025: TOTAL, LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES DOWDUPONT INEOS AND SABIC

    Jan 10, 2019

    Europe polyolefin market report is a comprehensive study on how the Chemical and Materials industry is changing because of Europe Polyolefin market. There are several systematic information in the report, like what the CAGR values are going to be in the forecast years of 2018-2025, and what the mark...

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    FORECAST FOR U.S. FEDERAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL REGULATORY POLICY 2019: CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT EU AND BREXIT

    Jan 10, 2019

    Chemical substance management in the EU in 2019 will be a mix of new and ongoing activities. The EU faces unprecedented challenges in the form of the UK’s decision to leave the EU (Brexit), possibly without an agreement between the UK and EU. The UK’s transition to its own chemical subst...

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    4 BEST SPECIALTY CHEMICAL STOCKS TO BUY FOR 2019

    Jan 10, 2019

    On most occasions, factors driving oil and gold prices overshadow what’s happening in the U.S. chemical industry, which is predominantly part of the basic materials sector. But this space does carry a lot of weight. It’s a $526 billion business segment that accounts for nearly 10% of all...

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    N. AMERICA WEEKLY CHEMICAL RAIL STARTS YEAR WITH STRONG GAIN

    Jan 09, 2019

    During the week ended 5 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 7.9% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the United States and Canada. Volume totaled 42,859 carloads, up 1.9% from the previous week, according to data released on 9 January by the Association of American Railroads (A...

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    US GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HALTS TRONOX-CRISTAL ANTITRUST REMEDY DISCUSSIONS WITH FTC

    Jan 09, 2019

    The partial shutdown of US government operations has stayed proposed antitrust remedy discussions related to Tronox’s planned acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal) with the Federal Trade Commission. Tronox announced plans...

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    EPA MOVES TO BAN TOXIC PAINT-STRIPPER CHEMICAL FOR SOME — BUT NOT ALL — USES

    Jan 09, 2019

    In the past year, major retailers such as Lowe’s and Home Depot have pulled a toxic chemical used in paint strippers, methylene chloride, from their shelves. The families of those who have died after exposure to the substance have begged leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency to finali...

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    908 DEVICES' HIGH-PRESSURE MASS SPECTROMETRY (HPMS) TECHNOLOGY TO POWER NEXT-GENERATION ADVANCED CHEMICAL THREAT

    Jan 09, 2019

    BOSTON, Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 908 Devices Inc., a pioneer of purpose-built analytical devices for chemical and biomolecular analysis, today announced they will provide their High-Pressure Mass Spectrometry™ (HPMS) technology platform to the next phase of the U.S. Department of Defense&#...

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    METSO BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW VALVE TECHNOLOGY CENTER IN CHINA

    Jan 09, 2019

    Metso Corp. (Helsinki, Finland; www.metso.com) announced on October 26, 2018 its decision to invest in a new greenfield valve technology center in Jiaxing, China. The groundbreaking ceremony for the new plant took place today. The new technology center will start operations in spring 2020 and will s...

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    CHEMICAL REGULATORY COMPATIBILITY AMONG US PRIORITIES IN JAPAN TRADE DEAL

    Jan 08, 2019

    The US Trade Representative (USTR) has named "greater regulatory compatibility" for chemicals among its negotiating objectives in the initiation of a US-Japan trade agreement (USJTA). It was included in a December 2018 summary of negotiation aims prepared by the agency, which is responsibl...

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    ASIA BENZENE EXTENDS REBOUND ON BUOYANT CRUDE, US-CHINA TALKS

    Jan 08, 2019

    Asia’s benzene market firmed this week in a refreshing change after several months of decline, on hopes of a resolution to the US-China trade war in the near term. Spot prices are continuing their rebound, after strengthening toward the mid-$550/tonne FOB (free on board) Korea levels late last...

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    SULZER PROVIDING DISTILLATION EQUIPMENT TO CONVERT WASTE GASES INTO BIOETHANOL AT ARCELORMITTAL’S GENT SITE

    Jan 08, 2019

    Sulzer Chemtech (Winterthur, Switzerland; www.sulzer.com) was appointed by ArcelorMittal to provide distillation equipment to its steel production plant in Gent, Belgium. This will help in converting waste gases from the steel manufacturing process into approximately 80 million liters of bioethanol ...

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    THYSSENKRUPP TO SUPPLY NEW COKE-OVEN BATTERY TO ARCELORMITTAL IN BRAZIL

    Jan 08, 2019

    thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) has recently won a contract from ArcelorMittal to supply a new coke battery for the Tubarão steel plant, located in the Espirito Santo state in southeastern Brazil. The new coke battery will replace an ...

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    GRACE LICENSES PP PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO HANWHA TOTAL PETROCHEMICAL IN SOUTH KOREA

    Jan 08, 2019

    W. R. Grace & Co. (Columbia, Md.; www.grace.com) has contracted to license its UNIPOL PP Process Technology to Hanwha Total Petrochemical Co., Ltd. for a new polypropylene (PP) production facility in Daesan, South Korea. With a capacity of 400,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr), the PP line is e...

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    AIP PUBLISHING NAMES PROFESSOR TIANQUAN (TIM) LIAN AS EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS

    Jan 07, 2019

    AIP Publishing, a leading not-for-profit scholarly publisher in the physical sciences, is pleased to announce that Tianquan (Tim) Lian, the William Henry Emerson Professor of Chemistry at Emory University, takes up his role as Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP), a peer-reviewed...

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    RIGID PLASTIC PACKAGING PLAYERS FOCUS GROWTH STRATEGY ON SMART TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT

    Jan 07, 2019

    Over the past few years, the global rigid plastic packaging market has witnessed steady growth due to rapid urbanization, rising plastic production, technology developments driving smart rigid packaging, and increased application in end-use industries such as food & beverage and pharmaceuticals....

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    LOOP INDUSTRIES AND THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS FORM ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE PET RECYCLING

    Jan 07, 2019

    Loop Industries, Inc. (Montreal, Quebec, Canada; www.loopindustries.com), a technology innovator in sustainably produced plastic, and thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) division, Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH, a global polyester technology provi...

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    SOCAR COMMISSIONS NEW BITUMEN REFINERY AS PART OF RECONSTRUCTION

    Jan 07, 2019

    Azerbaijan´s state energy company SOCAR recently held an opening ceremony for its new Biturox plant in the Heydar Aliyev Refinery near Baku, Azerbaijan. EPCM-Engineering Partner Pörner and SOCAR announced a successful commissioning as first part of the refinery reconstruction. SOCAR close...

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    ATLAS COPCO ACQUIRES GERMAN PUMP COMPANY IPV

    Jan 07, 2019

    Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden; www.atlascopcogroup.com) has acquired Industrie Pumpen Vertriebs GmbH (IPV). The company is a distributor of industrial pumps for the Varisco brand. IPV is based in Dresden, Germany. The company had revenues of approximately €5 million in 2017. The main market...

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    ATLAS COPCO ACQUIRES GERMAN PUMP COMPANY IPV

    Jan 07, 2019

    Atlas Copco AB (Stockholm, Sweden; www.atlascopcogroup.com) has acquired Industrie Pumpen Vertriebs GmbH (IPV). The company is a distributor of industrial pumps for the Varisco brand. IPV is based in Dresden, Germany. The company had revenues of approximately €5 million in 2017. The main market...

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    SPECIALTY CHEMICAL COMPANY CHINA XD PLASTICS ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF 2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

    Jan 04, 2019

    HARBIN, China, Jan. 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- China XD Plastics Company Limited (NASDAQ: CXDC) ("China XD Plastics" or the "Company"), one of China's leading specialty chemical companies engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily f...

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    GLOBAL GELCOAT MARKET RESEARCH REPORT 2018 FEATURING ASHLAND, BASF, EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY, HK RESEARCH, HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL & SCOTT BADER

    Jan 04, 2019

    The "Global Gelcoat Market 2018-2022" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. About this market. The gelcoat market will index a CAGR of more than 7% by 2022. Gelcoat is widely used in the marine industry to paint the interior and exterior surfaces which will protec...

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    CHEMICALS RAIL TRAFFIC RISES 4.0% IN NORTH AMERICA DURING 2018

    Jan 04, 2019

    Chemicals sector rail traffic increased 4.0% in North America during 2018, to 2,370,842 cars, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington, DC). In the US, traffic for the year was up 3.8% from 2017 levels, to 1,671,882 cars. Traffic in Canada for the full year grew ...

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    INDORAMA STARTS UP PURIFIED ISOPHTHALIC ACID PLANT IN ALABAMA

    Jan 04, 2019

    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL; Bangkok, Thailand; www.indoramaventures.com) announced the commencement of commercial production of purified isophthalic acid (PIA) plant at Indorama Ventures Xylenes & PTA, LLC, located at Decatur, Alabama, USA. The Decatur PIA plants complement IV...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=30053005

    TATA CHEMICALS SIGNS MOU FOR LIB MATERIALS RECOVERY

    Jan 04, 2019

    Tata Chemicals Ltd. (TCL; Mumbai, India; www.tatachemicals.com) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with C-MET, an autonomous scientific society under the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) of the Government of India to develop collaborative technology for the recove...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=30063006

    EU COMMITTEE PUBLISHES OPINION ON SALICYLIC ACID IN COSMETICS

    Jan 03, 2019

    The EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has adopted a final Opinion on salicylic acid in cosmetics. The SCCS concluded that the substance is safe when used as preservative at a concentration of 0.5%, except for sprayable and oral products other than lipstick. The committee also...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29922992

    EPA SIGNALS DELAYS TO TSCA RISK EVALUATION DUE TO SHUTDOWN

    Jan 03, 2019

    As the partial shutdown of the US federal government nears the two-week mark, the EPA has announced potential delays for the first of its ten draft risk evaluations released under the reformed TSCA. The shutdown began on 22 December 2018, after Congress and President Trump reached a stalemate on bot...

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    MOBILESPECS APP COMPILES COMPREHENSIVE DATA ON PLASTICS FOR INJECTION MOLDING

    Jan 03, 2019

    MobileSpecs LLC (Laramie, WY) has released Mobile Specs for Injection Molding, which now includes complete supplier data sheets for more than 20,000 plastic materials. Data is accessible from its website and via a mobile app. “The people who rely on Mobile Specs for Injection Molding told us h...

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    POLYONE ACQUIRES PENNSYLVANIA-BASED FIBER AND COMPOSITES MANUFACTURER

    Jan 03, 2019

    PolyOne Corp announced the acquisition of Fiber-Line (Hatfield, Pa.; www.fiber-line.com), a global leader in customized engineered fibers and composite materials for $120 million. Founded in 1987, Fiber-Line has utilized its customer-centric culture and specialty innovation to establish a leading po...

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    SIPCHEM STARTS COMMERCIAL OPERATION OF EVA FILM PLANT

    Jan 03, 2019

    Saudi International Petrochemical Company is pleased to announce that the ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA) Film Plant, owned by Saudi Specialized Products Company (SSPC), an affiliate of Sipchem, commenced commercial operations on January 1, 2019. The EVA Film plant performance tests were completed succ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29962996

    ACC RELEASES NOVEMBER 2018 RESIN PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS

    Jan 02, 2019

    U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.3 billion pounds during November 2018, an increase of 6.3 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 79.0 billion pounds, an 8.5 percent incr...

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    GLOBAL CHEMICAL LICENSING MARKET WORTH USD 13.96 BILLION BY 2024: ZION MARKET RESEARCH

    Jan 02, 2019

    Zion Market Research has published a new report titled “Chemical Licensing Market By Derivative Type (C1, C2, C3, and C4) and by End-Use (Oil & Gas and Chemical): Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2018—2024”. According to the report, the global ...

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    EPA DENIES PETITION FOR EXPANDED TSCA ASBESTOS REPORTING

    Jan 02, 2019

    The US EPA has denied an NGO petition to require increased reporting of asbestos under the TSCA chemical data reporting (CDR) rule. Filed under section 21 of TSCA in September, the petition had sought for the EPA to amend the CDR rule to eliminate exemptions and require additional reporting on asbes...

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    DUPONT TO EXPAND NYLON POLYMERIZATION CAPACITY IN GERMANY

    Jan 02, 2019

    DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a global business unit of the DowDuPont’s (www.dow-dupont.com) Specialty Products Division,  recently announced its intention to extend its High Temperature Nylon (DuPont Zytel HTN PPA) polymerization capacity at Uentrop facility i...

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    DUPONT TO EXPAND NYLON POLYMERIZATION CAPACITY IN GERMANY

    Jan 02, 2019

    DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a global business unit of the DowDuPont’s (www.dow-dupont.com) Specialty Products Division,  recently announced its intention to extend its High Temperature Nylon (DuPont Zytel HTN PPA) polymerization capacity at Uentrop facility i...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29852985

    DUPONT TO EXPAND NYLON POLYMERIZATION CAPACITY IN GERMANY

    Jan 02, 2019

    DuPont Transportation & Advanced Polymers (T&AP), a global business unit of the DowDuPont’s (www.dow-dupont.com) Specialty Products Division,  recently announced its intention to extend its High Temperature Nylon (DuPont Zytel HTN PPA) polymerization capacity at Uentrop facility i...

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    JGC AWARDED HIGH-PERFORMANCE SYNTHETIC-RESIN PRODUCTION PLANT PROJECT IN THAILAND

    Dec 30, 2018

    JGC Corp. (Yokohama, Japan; www.jgc.com) has been awarded the contract for the construction of chemical plants that will be the foundation of a high-performance synthetic-resin manufacturing and sales undertaking in Thailand involving Kuraray Co., Ltd., PTT Global Chemical Public Co. (PTTGC) and Sum...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29832983

    PE IMPORTS TO UKRAINE DOWN BY 2% JANUARY-NOVEMBER

    Dec 27, 2018

    MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polyethylene (PE) into the Ukrainian market dropped in the first eleven months of 2018 by 2% year on year to 222,100 tonnes, according to MRC's DataScope report. Last month’s PE imports to Ukraine rose to 21,900 tonnes from 21,100 tonnes in October, with low densit...

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    OUTLOOK ’19: ASIA ETHANOLAMINES MAY STAY SOFT ON WEAK UPSTREAM, SLOW Q1 DEMAND

    Dec 27, 2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia’s ethanolamines markets may be weighed down by weak upstream ethylene and ethylene oxide (EO) values, as well as slow demand in the first quarter of 2019. Recent spot prices of monoethanolamines (MEA), diethanolamines (DEA) and triethanolamines (TEA) for drummed cargoes ...

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    RESEARCHERS MONITOR ELECTRON BEHAVIOR DURING CHEMICAL REACTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME

    Dec 27, 2018

    In a recent publication in Science, researchers at the University of Paderborn and the Fritz Haber Institute Berlin demonstrated their ability to observe electrons' movements during a chemical reaction. Researchers have long studied the atomic-scale processes that govern chemical reactions, but ...

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    GLOBAL LABORATORY CHEMICAL REAGENTS MARKET GROWTH BY 2028: LEADING COMPANIES – EPISTAR, SANAN OPTO, CREE

    Dec 27, 2018

    Global Laboratory Chemical Reagents Market 2019 research report delivers industry business trends and the enterprise data, accepting one to comprehend customers and the merchandise driving profitability and yield growth. The report features info on developments and global laboratory chemical reagent...

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    GLOBAL CHEMICAL FIBER OIL MARKET GROWTH BY 2028: LEADING COMPANIES – TRANSFAR, HENGLONG CHEMICAL, TAKEMOTO

    Dec 27, 2018

    Global Chemical Fiber Oil Market 2019 research report delivers industry business trends and the enterprise data, accepting one to comprehend customers and the merchandise driving profitability and yield growth. The report features info on developments and global chemical fiber oil market trends, dri...

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    MITSUI CHEMICALS CONTINUES RUN OF AWARDS FOR IN-HOUSE DISASTER PREVENTION CAPABILITIES

    Dec 26, 2018

    Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Tokyo: 4183; President & CEO: Tsutomu Tannowa) has captured three awards at the 2018 Skill Contest of Self Disaster Management Groups in Petroleum Complexes, etc., which is organized by the Fire and Disaster Management Agency (FDMA) of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and...

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    INDIA’S PHARMA API INDUSTRY DISCUSSES GREEN CHEMISTRY CONCEPTS

    Dec 26, 2018

    A two-day conference by Green ChemisTree Foundation points to industry’s gradual growing response towards GC&E practices and the overall advancements in its implementation. A two-day conference and EXPO on ‘Advancing Implementation of Green Chemistry and Engineering in the Indian Pha...

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    LEATHER CHEMICALS GLOBAL INDUSTRY 2018 SALES, SUPPLY, SIZE, AND CONSUMPTION FORECASTS TO 2025

    Dec 26, 2018

    With the slowdown in world economic growth, the Leather Chemicals industry has also suffered a certain impact, but still maintained a relatively optimistic growth, the past four years, Leather Chemicals market size to maintain the average annual growth rate of 3.62% from 4386 million $ in 2013 to 48...

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    CROP PROTECTION CHEMICALS MARKET 2019 GLOBAL INDUSTRY - KEY PLAYERS ANALYSIS, SALES, SUPPLY, DEMAND AND FORECAST TO 2025

    Dec 26, 2018

    This report studies the global Crop Protection Chemicals market status and forecast, categorizes the global Crop Protection Chemicals market size (value & volume) by manufacturers, type, application, and region. This report focuses on the top manufacturers in North America, Europe, Japan, China,...

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    ICL REACHED AGREEMENTS WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL CONCERNING THE ROYALTIES' ARBITRATION

    Dec 26, 2018

    ICL (NYSE: ICL) (TASE: ICL), a leading global specialty minerals and specialty chemicals company, today announced that further to Note 6 of the Company's financial report for the third quarter of 2018, the Company hereby updates that, pursuant to the royalties' arbitration between the State ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29642964

    CHANDRA ASRI'S ANYER FACTORY UNAFFECTED BY TSUNAMI

    Dec 24, 2018

    Publicly listed chemical company PT Chandra Asri has confirmed that its factory in Anyer, Banten, had not been significantly affected by a tsunami that hit the region on Saturday night. Chandra Asri director Suryandi said the company could still operate normally after the natural disaster, which has...

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    THE PLASTIC PIGMENTS MARKET IS PROJECTED TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 7.5%, IN TERMS OF VALUE, FROM 2018 TO 2023

    Dec 24, 2018

    The market size of plastic pigments is estimated at USD 10.3 billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 14.8 billion by 2023, at a CAGR of 7.5% from 2018 to 2023. The growth of this market is attributed to the increasing significance of aesthetics in packaging, industrialization in emerging econo...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29532953

    SALEM-REPUBLIC RUBBER ACHIEVES ISO QUALITY MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATION

    Dec 24, 2018

    SEBRING, Ohio—The calendered goods operation of Salem-Republic Rubber Co. has received ISO 9001:2015 certification for quality management systems. It's a process company management said started a couple of years ago when certain calendered goods customers began telling the Sebring-based ru...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29542954

    BRAZIL GRANTED UN FUNDING TO IMPLEMENT CHEMICALS POLICY

    Dec 21, 2018

    A UN financing programme has granted Brazil funding of more than $400,000 to help implement its industrial chemicals policy. The country recently released its draft policy, which sets out its plan to create a national inventory of substances and strengthen the management of chemicals. Brazil will re...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29402940

    UK TO LAUNCH NEW CHEMICALS STRATEGY

    Dec 21, 2018

    The UK’s Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said it will generate a new chemicals strategy that aims to manage substances sustainably and address barriers to reuse and recycling. The commitment was included in the government’s new Resources and Waste Strat...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29412941

    BP AND SOCAR SIGN HOA TO EXPLORE PETROCHEMICALS JV IN TURKEY

    Dec 21, 2018

    BP and SOCAR Turkey have signed a heads of agreement (HoA) to explore the creation of a joint venture to construct and operate a petrochemicals complex in Turkey. This proposed facility will be built in Aliaga of the western part of Turkey. Once operational, it is expected to produce 1.25 million to...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29422942

    NOVEL METHOD FOR CREATING SEQUENCE-DEFINED POLYMERS

    Dec 21, 2018

    RESEARCHERS at Imperial College London, UK have developed a new class of multifunctional sequence-defined polymers. The polymers were created using a novel, universal method of synthesis which enabled full control over the final polymer sequence. Biopolymers, such as DNA and proteins, occur naturall...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29432943

    GLOBAL POLYETHER ESTER TPE MARKET BY APPLICATION, REGION AND VENDOR - FORECAST TO 2022

    Dec 21, 2018

    The global polyether ester TPE market is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 5.37% during the period 2018-2022. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29442944

    US JANUARY BD CONTRACT PRICES ROLL OVER, FALL

    Dec 21, 2018

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--US January butadiene (BD) contracts settled at a rollover to a decrease, sources confirmed on Friday. The January ICIS Contract Reference Price (CRP) settled at 50 cents/lb, down 0.75 cent/lb from December. Three producers settled at separate rollovers, while one producer settled dow...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29482948

    OUTLOOK ’19: CRUDE OIL DEMAND TO SLOW ON TIGHTER LIQUIDITY, HIGHER RISK OF DOWN CYCLE

    Dec 21, 2018

    LONDON (ICIS)--OPEC is dead. Long live OPEC! The cartel and its leader Saudi Arabia may not have the influence they had a decade ago, but 2018 has shown, if anything, that they remained critically important to global crude prices. OPEC producers still own an enormous part of global supply, even if R...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29492949

    CHINA ACETIC ACID TO RESUME DOWNTREND ON WEAK DEMAND

    Dec 20, 2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s acetic acid spot market prices may continue their downtrend after a brief pause in the second half of December due to relatively stable supply and weak demand. On 19 December, spot average domestic prices in east China stood at yuan (CNY) 3,800/tonne ($550/tonne) ex-t...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29302930

    SWISS CLARIANT MULLS ALKOXYLATES JOINT VENTURE WITH SABIC'S SUBSIDIARY KAYAN

    Dec 20, 2018

    LONDON (ICIS)--Clariant is mulling the creation of a joint venture to produce alkoxylates in Saudi Arabia with SABIC affiliate Saudi Kayan, the Switzerland-headquartered specialty chemicals producer said on Thursday. Both parties will evaluate the proposition, which would involve using Clariant&rsqu...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29312931

    BP, AZERBAIJAN’S SOCAR MULL 1.25M TONNE/YEAR PTA JOINT VENTURE IN TURKEY

    Dec 20, 2018

    LONDON (ICIS)--BP and Azerbaijan’s crude oil major SOCAR’s subsidiary in Turkey are mulling the creation of a joint venture for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) with a 1.25m tonnes/year production capacity, the UK’s oil and petrochemicals major said on Thursday. The proposed facili...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29322932

    BELARUS’ PP IMPORTS UP NEARLY 6% IN JANUARY-OCTOBER

    Dec 20, 2018

    MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased to about 82,900 tonnes in first ten months of 2018, up 5.6% year on year, according to MRC DataScope. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached 57,200 tonnes in the first ten months of 2018, up by 8.8% year on year. Russian producers...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29332933

    NGOS DEMAND RELEASE OF REACH STUDIES SUBMITTED AS CONFIDENTIAL UNDER TSCA

    Dec 20, 2018

    A coalition of NGOs has filed a public records request demanding the release of REACH studies submitted to the US EPA under TSCA that are being withheld as confidential. And the NGO action could represent an early test to the EPA's interpretation of what types of information can be protected as ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29342934

    CANADA RESTATES CONCERN OVER EU’S HAZARD-BASED EDC APPROACH

    Dec 19, 2018

    Canada has repeated its concern over the hazard-based approach the EU is taking to evaluate endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs). In a 13 December statement to the WTO, the country said it is worried the approach could disrupt and "unnecessarily restrict" trade and lead to the "regul...

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    S KOREA NOV PETROCHEMICAL EXPORT VOLUMES MOSTLY LOWER

    Dec 19, 2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--South Korea’s export volumes of petrochemicals were mostly lower on a year-on-year basis in November, including those of ethylene and propylene, industry data showed. Out of 37 chemical products tracked by ICIS, 19 registered a year-on-year drop in November export volumes, ac...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29212921

    HIGH LEVELS OF CARCINOGENIC CHEMICAL FOUND IN EVERYDAY CONSUMER PRODUCTS

    Dec 19, 2018

    High levels of the carcinogenic chemical cadmium can still be found in everyday household products like second-hand plastic toys, drinking glasses, alcoholic beverage bottles, ceramics and artists' paints, according to new research by the University of Plymouth. Cadmium was commonly used to give...

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    CHEMICAL CATALYST TURNS 'TRASH' INTO 'TREASURE,' MAKING INERT C-H BONDS REACTIVE

    Dec 19, 2018

    For decades, chemists have aspired to do carefully controlled chemistry on carbon-hydrogen bonds. The challenge is staggering. It requires the power of a miniature wrecking ball to break these extremely strong bonds, combined with the finesse of microscopic tweezers to single out specific C-H bonds ...

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    ADNOC AND CEPSA AWARD FEED CONTRACT TO TECNICAS REUNIDAS

    Dec 19, 2018

    The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and its project partner Cepsa have awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract to Tecnicas Reunidas (TR) for the development of a linear alkylbenzene (LAB) facility. Located in the Ruwais Derivatives Park in Ruwais, UAE, the project will have the...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29242924

    EPOXY RESIN SYSTEM DEPLOYED IN COMMERCIAL VEHICLE SUSPENSION

    Dec 17, 2018

    Leaf springs are widely used in the suspension systems of commercial vehicles and SUVs and they must sustain various load conditions, such as longitudinal and lateral loads, and brake torque. Conventionally fabricated from steel, Kolon Industries (South Korea) has teamed up with fellow Korean compan...

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    VALVOLINE ANNOUNCES OPENING OF 17 ACQUIRED QUICK-LUBE CENTERS IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

    Dec 17, 2018

    LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Valvoline Inc. – a leading worldwide supplier of premium branded lubricants and automotive services – announced today its franchisee, Henley Pacific SF, LLC, has acquired 17 quick lube locations in southern California, that are now operating ...

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    DARLING INGREDIENTS OPENS NEW NATURE SAFE ORGANIC FERTILIZER PLANT IN TURLOCK, CA

    Dec 17, 2018

    IRVING, Texas, Dec. 17, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR) announces the opening on January 2, 2019, of its second organic fertilizer production facility in Turlock, CA.  The new state-of-the-art facility is located on a 21-acre site and will have the ability to annually ...

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    BASF READIES BOLD MOVES IN CHINA AGAIN

    Dec 16, 2018

    big and systematic company, but prone to bold moves, BASF didn’t announce just one multibillion-dollar investment in China in the past six months—it revealed two. The German company announced in July that it would invest $10 billion in Zhanjiang in the southern province of Guangdong. The...

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    US PHILLIPS 66 TO SPEND MORE MONEY ON POSSIBLE CRACKER FOR CP CHEM

    Dec 14, 2018

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--Phillips 66 plans to spend $572m for its share of the Chevron Phillips Chemical joint venture in 2019, with some of that money going towards the continued development of a second Gulf Coast petrochemical project, the US based refiner said on Friday. The company has yet to make a fina...

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    EUROPE PP SELLERS MANAGE TO KEEP MARGIN IN DECEMBER

    Dec 14, 2018

    The December propylene contract fell by €100/tonne, and PP prices are falling by €50-80/tonne, buyers and sellers said. The PP market is balanced, with no shortages in spite of several production problems. INEOS’ Grangemouth plant in the UK is under force majeure restrictions, and th...

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    KBR COMMISSIONS FIRST AMMONIA PLANT BASED ON PURIFIERPLUS TECHNOLOGY

    Dec 14, 2018

    KBR, Inc. (Houston; www.kbr.com) announced that it has fully commissioned its first PurifierPlus ammonia process based greenfield plant at PT Panca Amara Utama (PAU) in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The total installed cost of the PurifierPlus technology is typical 10-15% less than other technologies and it ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29012901

    MISTRAS GROUP ACQUIRES CANADIAN PIPELINE INSPECTION SPECIALIST

    Dec 14, 2018

    MISTRAS Group, Inc. (Princeton Junction, N.J.; www.mistrasgroup.com) announced that it has acquired 100% of the stock of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Services, Inc.(Alberta, Canada), a leading North American provider of proprietary technology enabling pipeline inspection and data analytics services....

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29022902

    SIBUR BEGINS CONSTRUCTION ON RUSSIA’S FIRST MALEIC ANHYDRIDE PLANT

    Dec 14, 2018

    Sibur (Moscow; www.sibur.com)  has launched the construction of a maleic anhydride (MAN) production facility at Sibur’s Tobolsk production facility. Maleic anhydride is used in the construction, agriculture, automotive, paint and varnish, furniture, pharmaceutical and other industries. It...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=29032903

    SCIENTISTS MAXIMIZE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PLATINUM IN FUEL CELLS

    Dec 14, 2018

    Platinum is a precious metal more rare than silver or gold. Renowned in the fuel cell community for its effectiveness in converting hydrogen and oxygen into water and electricity, platinum offers unrivaled activity and stability for electrochemical reactions. But platinum is both scarce and expensiv...

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    TIME TO 'GET ON WITH BREXIT' AFTER MAY WINS CONFIDENCE VOTE - UK CHEMS

    Dec 13, 2018

    BARCELONA (ICIS)--Now that UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May has survived a vote of confidence in her leadership among members of her Conservative party, it is time for the country to get a speedy resolution to Brexit, trade group the Chemical Industries Association (CIA) said late on Wednesday....

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    ASIA PROPYLENE GLYCOL ETHERS AT LOWEST IN MORE THAN 16 MONTHS

    Dec 13, 2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot prices of propylene glycol ethers (PGEs) – propylene glycol methyl ether (PM) and PM acetate (PMA) – in Asia were at levels last seen in August 2017, tracking recent hefty losses in feedstock propylene oxide (PO). applications such as paints and coatings (Source: S...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=28912891

    COAL OUTLOOK BULLISH DESPITE WEAK CHINESE IMPORT DATA

    Dec 13, 2018

    LONDON (ICIS)--Coal prices may appreciate over the remainder of 2018 even despite recent data showing falling imports from the world’s largest producer and consumer, China. The European-benchmark Rotterdam coal front year has recovered from a low of around $82.00/tonne in mid-November, reachin...

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    INSIGHT: GLOBAL CAULDRON OF CONCERNS BUBBLES AMID BASF PROFIT WARNING

    Dec 13, 2018

    NEW YORK (ICIS)--A bevy of uncertainties, stemming from US Federal Reserve rate hikes, late economic cycle dynamics, the US-China trade war, Brexit, Italy’s budget crisis and the mass protests in France, are weighing on global business sentiment. While US manufacturing activity continues to ma...

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    US, BRAZIL, UK TO DRIVE NON-OPEC CRUDE SUPPLY GROWTH IN 2019 - OPEC

    Dec 12, 2018

    LONDON (ICIS)--Investment in the US onshore sector, new projects in Brazil and higher output in the UK are likely to drive non-OPEC crude oil supply growth in 2019, although North American transportation bottlenecks continue to complicate the picture, oil cartel OPEC said on Wednesday. Oil supply gr...

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    NESTE MOVES FORWARD WITH EXPANSION OF RENEWABLE PRODUCTS IN SINGAPORE

    Dec 12, 2018

    Neste Corp. (Espoo, Finland; www.neste.com) has made the final investment decision on additional renewable products production capacity in Singapore. The decision is based on a growing global market demand for low-carbon solutions in transport and cities, aviation, polymers and chemicals. The invest...

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    AIR PRODUCTS TO BUILD, OWN AND OPERATE A NEW LARGE-SCALE AIR SEPARATION UNIT TO PRODUCE LIQUID OXYGEN, NITROGEN AND ARGON IN EASTERN MINNESOTA

    Dec 12, 2018

    LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Dec. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), a leading global industrial gases company, today announced plans to build, own and operate a new air separation unit (ASU) in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. The new large-scale facility, scheduled to be onstream in early...

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    GFS CHEMICALS, INC., RECEIVES NATIONAL PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT HONOR

    Dec 12, 2018

    COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- GFS Chemicals, Inc., is delighted to announce it has been recognized for outstanding efforts in improving environmental, health, safety and, security (EHS&S) by the Society of Chemical Manufacturers & Affiliates (SOCMA), the leading trade associa...

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    LATIN AMERICA POLYETHYLENE PROSPECTS DOWN IN THE SHORT TERM

    Dec 12, 2018

    HOUSTON (ICIS)--Latin American polyethylene (PE) prices are headed down, under pressure from lower crude oil prices worldwide and long supply in the US Gulf, where production capacity has increased in 2018. Another important factor has been the impact of a strong US dollar in local currencies. This ...

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    SURVEY FINDS REACH AND BREXIT TO DOMINATE IN 2019

    Dec 12, 2018

    EU REACH SVHC and authorisation obligations will be the top regulatory drivers in 2019, according to 60% of companies that have already responded to the Chemical Watch annual Chemicals Management and Control survey. REACH registration, dossier updates and evaluation are also cited by over 55% of res...

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    DENMARK TO IMPOSE TEMPORARY BAN ON MICROPLASTICS IN COSMETICS

    Dec 11, 2018

    Denmark is to introduce a temporary ban on microplastics added to rinse-off cosmetics until an EU-wide measure comes into play, its environment minister has said. It is also considering extending the ban to all cosmetics products "within three years". Minister for Environment and Food Jako...

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    KORTENKAMP BOOSTS CALLS FOR LEGAL MANDATES FOR MIXTURE RISK ASSESSMENT

    Dec 11, 2018

    Embedding mixture risk assessment (MRA) in regulatory systems will require legal mandates, according to Andreas Kortenkamp, professor of human toxicology at Brunel University in London. It's almost a decade since Professor Kortenkamp and two collaborators published their state-of-the-art report ...

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    MACHINE-LEARNING ENABLES A PREVIOUSLY-UNSEEN LOOK AT POLYMERS HELPFUL IN BIOMEDICAL FIELD

    Dec 11, 2018

    Polymers — molecules of repeating chemicals — are the basis of many materials: plastic water bottles, rubber tires, even the keratin in your hair. When certain kinds of polymers are sensitive to changes in external stimuli such as temperature, they become helpful, particularly in biomedi...

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    SHELLAC NANOCARRIERS BOOST ANTIMICROBIAL ACTION

    Dec 11, 2018

    Nanocarriers are useful for targeted drug delivery. Nanoparticles can be loaded with drugs, which are released at a target of interest. They can also encapsulate drugs that would be otherwise toxic to administer in their pure form. Vesselin Paunov, Gillian Greenway and Saba Al-Obaidy, University of ...

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    UK PRODUCT DATABASE TO ADDRESS CHEMICAL SAFETY ISSUES

    Dec 10, 2018

    Chemical safety issues in the UK are to be covered by a product database that the government’s department for business, energy and industrial strategy (Beis) is developing. The UK government established the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) in January, following recommendations of...

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    MAJOR EUROPEAN PROJECT FINDS HIGH PHTHALATES LEVELS IN TOYS

    Dec 10, 2018

    A joint customs and market surveillance operation by four EU countries has found that of 104 samples of toys it checked, more than third contained illegal levels of phthalates. And 92% of the offending items carried the CE marking that indicates conformity with health, safety, and environmental prot...

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    COMPANIES IN U.S., TAIWAN AND SOUTH AFRICA FORM PARTNERSHIP TO PRODUCE BLOWMOLDING EQUIPMENT

    Dec 10, 2018

    R&B Plastics Machinery LLC (Saline, MI), a manufacturer of blow molding machinery, single-screw plastic extruders and extruder process screws and a machinery rebuilder, has announced a strategic partnership with Sika, a custom blow molding machine maker in Taiwan, and Seecor, a technology compan...

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    INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION BRINGS BENEFITS FOR PETROLEUM REFINING, HEALTHCARE, FINANCE AND MORE

    Dec 10, 2018

    brought together representatives from many varied industries to discuss practical applications for artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), cognitive computing and more. Participating organizations included McDonald’s, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (N...

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    LUMMUS TO PROVIDE FURNACE DESIGN FOR CHANDRA ASRI’S SECOND PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX

    Dec 10, 2018

    PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical Tbk (CAP; Jakarta, Indonesia; www.chandra-asri.com) has awarded Lummus Technology with the detailed engineering design of a Lummus Short Residence Time (SRT) ethylene heater for CAP’s second cracker, owned by subsidiary Chandra Asri Perkasa (CAP2). CAP2, located i...

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    ASIA C3 REBOUNDS ON IMPROVED SENTIMENT, CHINA PP MARKET GAINS

    Dec 10, 2018

    SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot propylene prices in northeast Asia rebounded, snapping the sharp downtrend from early November, on the back of improved sentiment and gains in downstream polypropylene (PP) market in China. In the week ended 7 December, propylene prices climbed 7.6% from the previous week to $...

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    INGEVITY STARTS UP ACTIVATED-CARBON EXTRUSION PLANT IN CHANGSHU

    Dec 07, 2018

    Ingevity Corp has begun production at its newly constructed, state-of-the-art activated carbon extrusion plant in Changshu, China. The addition of this facility allows the company to better meet the significant growth in global demand for pelletized carbon products, which are primarily used in gasol...

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    BOREALIS ANNOUNCES EUROPEAN POLYPROPYLENE EXPANSIONS PLANS

    Dec 07, 2018

    Borealis Group AG (Vienna, Austria; www.borealisgroup.com) is increasing its polypropylene (PP) capacity in Europe and strengthening its longterm commitment to meet the European customers’ needs for innovative polypropylene. Borealis had previously announced to study the feasibility of signifi...

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    SABIC TO USE RECYCLED PLASTIC WASTE

    Dec 07, 2018

    SABIC has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the plastic recycler Plastic Energy for the supply of feedstock. The companies intend to build a plant in the Netherlands to refine and upgrade feedstock. The feedstock will be produced from the recycling of low quality, mixed plastic waste o...

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    RECYCLED CARBON FIBER KEY TO MASS MARKET APPLICATION

    Dec 07, 2018

    More than 30% of the carbon fiber produced eventually ends up as waste, including 22% in the form of manufacturing waste from processing of thermoset carbon fiber-reinforced composites. Carbon fiber demand forecast to grow to at least 117,000 tonnes by 2022 according to AVK, and at least 26,000 tonn...

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    WASHINGTON STATE EYES ACTION ON TOXICS FOR ORCA RECOVERY

    Dec 07, 2018

    A taskforce organised by Washington Governor Jay Inslee to protect the orca population has recommended the state take action to "prevent the use and release" of certain chemicals of emerging concern. These include flame retardants, phthalates and PFASs. The recommendation came in a Novembe...

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    HONEYWELL UOP’S PSA TECHNOLOGY WILL HELP SOCAR MEET DEMAND FOR HIGH-QUALITY TRANSPORTATION FUELS

    Dec 06, 2018

    Honeywell says that the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) will use Honeywell UOP’s (Des Plaines, Ill.; www.uop.com) pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology to supply high-quality hydrogen as part of the modernization of the Heydar Aliyev Oil Refinery (HAOR) in Baku, Azerbaija...

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    INVISTA INCREASES POLYOLS PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN THE NETHERLANDS

    Dec 06, 2018

    INVISTA announced that installation of a new reactor at its polyols manufacturing facility in Vlissingen, the Netherlands, is complete. The reactor is producing material within specifications, and customer deliveries have started. “We are pleased that our ability to supply the market is growin...

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    OUTOTEC TO DELIVER TECHNOLOGIES FOR BATTERY-CHEMICALS PLANT IN FINLAND

    Dec 06, 2018

    Outotec Oyj and Terrafame Ltd, a Finnish multi-metal company, have agreed on the delivery of pressure-leaching and solvent-extraction technologies for a battery chemicals plant to be built in Sotkamo, Finland. The total order value booked in the fourth quarter order intake is approximately €34 ...

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    YPF AND PETRONAS PARTNER ON ARGENTINA OIL AND GAS PROJECT

    Dec 06, 2018

    ARGENTINA’s state-owned energy company YPF has entered into a US$2.3bn joint venture with Malaysia’s Petronas to develop the Vaca Muerta oil and gas field over the next four years. YPF and Petronas have already invested US$500m in a pilot stage in the La Amarga Chica area. The first well...

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    AMAZON TO BAN PAINT STRIPPERS CONTAINING METHYLENE CHLORIDE AND NMP

    Dec 05, 2018

    Online retail giant Amazon is to ban the listing and sale of paint stripper products containing the solvents methylene chloride and n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) from March next year. Amazon confirmed to Chemical Watch that the policy will apply globally. Companies selling the products online will have ...

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    INTERACTIVE: DROP IN OLEFINS AND AROMATICS PRICES IN US AND ASIA DRIVE GLOBAL IPEX DOWN 6.5%

    Dec 05, 2018

    Steep prices falls for the major olefins and aromatics in northeast Asia, the US and northwest Europe, largely crude-related, pushed the Global ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) for November lower, the data showed on Wednesday. Petrochemical and polymer prices were down across the board, apart from me...

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    US TRONOX SEEKS TO SELL CRISTAL'S TIO2 ASHTABULA PLANT TO INEOS

    Dec 04, 2018

    Tronox seeks to sell Cristal's pigment site in Ashtabula, Ohio to INEOS for $700m in a bid to get US approval of its pending acquisition of the fellow producer of titanium dioxide (TiO2), the US-based company said on Tuesday. Tronox said the proposed sale to INEOS should address concerns from US...

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    CHEMS PLUNGE AS US DOW JONES FALLS 3.10%

    Dec 04, 2018

    Stocks of US-listed chemical companies fell sharply on Tuesday as the Dow Jones Industrial Average declined by 3.10%. The index closed at 25,027.07, down 799.36 points. The S&P 500 closed at 2,700.06, down 90.31 points or 3.24%. The Dow Jones US Chemicals Index closed at 598.31, down 21.43 point...

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    KRAIBURG TPE TO BEGIN OPERATING NEW PRODUCTION LINE IN MALAYSIA

    Dec 04, 2018

    KRAIBURG TPE GmbH & Co. KG will begin operation of a new production line at its Malaysia plant this month to boost TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) production capacity by 35% and increase KRAIBURG TPE’s total production capabilities to 60,000 metric tons per year (m.t./yr) worldwide. KRAIBURG...

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    SPIRAX-SARCO TO PURCHASE GESTRA AG FROM FLOWSERVE

    Dec 04, 2018

    Spirax-Sarco Engineering plc has signed a conditional sale and purchases agreement to acquire Gestra AG and associated businesses (Gestra) from Flowserve Corp. (Dallas, Tex.; www.flowserve.com) for a cash-free, debt-free consideration of €186 million (£160 million). Gestra, which has its ...

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    ASHLAND COMPLETES EXPANSION OF HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE PLANT IN NANJING

    Dec 04, 2018

    Ashland Inc. (Columbus, Ohio; www.ashland.com) recently completed a capacity expansion for hydroxyethylcellulose (HEC), marketed under the brand Natrosol, in Nanjing, China. This expansion increased the manufacturing capacity of the site by nearly 30%. Key markets for HEC include coatings, personal ...

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    COLUMBUS BASED GLOBAL SPECIALTY CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER EXPANDS ITS INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATIONS

    Dec 04, 2018

    GFS is proud to announce it has not only renewed its Research and Analytical Products Division's ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation but has also extended it to include Karl Fischer titrations. On November 21, 2018, GFS Chemicals attained ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation, showing full compliance with the int...

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    DUPONT WATER SOLUTIONS OPENS NEW RO MEMBRANE MANUFACTURING PLANT AT SADARA FACILITY

    Dec 03, 2018

    DuPont Water Solutions (www.dupont.com/water), a part of the DuPont Safety & Construction business, opened its new reverse osmosis (RO) production line in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Located in Jubail Industrial City II, the facility will manufacture membrane technology and enhance production c...

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    HONEYWELL MOVES GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS FROM NEW JERSEY TO NORTH CAROLINA

    Dec 03, 2018

    Honeywell (www.honeywell.com) announced that it will relocate its global corporate headquarters to Charlotte, North Carolina, a city close to several of Honeywell’s businesses in the Southeast United States. Honeywell also announced it will relocate the headquarters of its Safety and Productiv...

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    ACC RELEASES OCTOBER 2018 RESIN PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS

    Nov 30, 2018

    U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.3 billion pounds during October 2018, an increase of 6.6 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 71.7 billion pounds, an 8.7 percent incre...

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    US, MEXICO, CANADA SIGN NAFTA REPLACEMENT DEAL

    Nov 30, 2018

    The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) was signed by leaders of the three countries at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Friday. The trilateral agreement covers an approximate $1.2tr worth of goods. US President Donald Trump, along with Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and ...

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    ACC WELCOMES HOUSE LEGISLATION TO MAKE TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT

    Nov 29, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement regarding legislation introduced by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) in the House Rules Committee that would, among other provisions, make certain technical corrections to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA...

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    NEW CATALYST PRODUCES CHEAP HYDROGEN FUEL

    Nov 29, 2018

    Professor Anthony O'Mullane said the potential for the chemical storage of renewable energy in the form of hydrogen was being investigated around the world. "The Australian Government is interested in developing a hydrogen export industry to export our abundant renewable energy," said ...

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    SOLVENTS INDUSTRY SUBMITS TCE DATA TO US EPA

    Nov 29, 2018

    The Halogenated Solvents Industry Alliance (HSIA) has submitted the draft results of an industry-sponsored study on tricholoroethylene (TCE) to the US EPA to inform the agency’s ongoing risk evaluation of the solvent. And with the latest findings, presented in the draft report "An oral (d...

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    TSCA ADVISORY COMMITTEE SETS DATES FOR PV29 EVALUATION REVIEW

    Nov 29, 2018

    The US EPA’s TSCA Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals (SACC) will convene in January to discuss the draft risk evaluation of pigment violet 29 – the first of ten assessments being completed under the reformed law. The peer review will take place during a 4-day, in-person public meeti...

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    ALBEMARLE SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR LITHIUM MINING JV

    Nov 28, 2018

    ALBEMARLE, the global specialty chemicals company, has signed an exclusivity agreement with Minerals Resources (MRL) for a potential joint venture (JV) to own and operate a lithium mine in Western Australia. The companies would ultimately develop an integrated lithium hydroxide operation at the site...

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    BUSINESS GUIDE TO SAFER CHEMICALS 2018: BPA COULD GET CANNED

    Nov 28, 2018

    Bisphenol A (BPA)-based epoxies have become the default option in the coating of metal cans for food packaging over the last 60 years. About 80% of all metal packaging uses it, according to Thomas Mallen, technical director at Sherwin-Williams Packaging, which was known as Valspar until its acquisit...

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    INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS KEY TO MEETING EU EMISSIONS TARGETS - CHEMS TRADE GROUPS

    Nov 28, 2018

    A competitive European industry and a strategy for energy-intensive sectors are needed to drive the transformations necessary to fulfil EU 2050 emissions reductions targets, chemicals trade groups said on Wednesday. Proposed EU emissions reductions targets to 2050 are likely to see chemicals produce...

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    US NOV VAM CONTRACTS FALL ON LOWER FEEDSTOCK

    Nov 27, 2018

    vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) November contracts dropped 2 cents/lb ($44/tonne) on lower feedstock prices, which fell alongside crude oil. US VAM contracts as assessed by ICIS dropped to 63-64 cents/lb from 65-66 cents/lb previously. The dip followed a big drop in spot methanol prices in the past week...

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    EXXARO REACHES DEAL ABOUT SELLING STAKE IN US TRONOX

    Nov 27, 2018

    South African miner Exxaro Resources has agreed to sell its remaining 24% stake in Tronox in a controlled and scheduled manner, Tronox said on Monday. Exxarro is the largest shareholder in Tronox. Exxaro also granted Tronox the option, but not the obligation, to buy any shares that Exxaro chooses to...

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    RESEARCHER LOOKS TO IMPROVE WATER TREATMENT WITH SUPPORT FROM NSF GRANTS

    Nov 27, 2018

    Whenever you fill a glass from the tap, the water that comes out is full of hundreds of contaminants you can’t see. Though the water is treated, solutions have not yet been able to address emerging contaminants, from pesticides to personal care products to pharmaceutical compounds. Huichun (Ju...

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    SHOWA DENKO TO TRANSFER ITS RARE-EARTH ALLOY R&D BUSINESS TO TDK CORP.

    Nov 27, 2018

    Showa Denko K.K. has agreed to transfer its business sector that conducts research and development on rare earth magnetic alloys to TDK Corp. (TDK) around the end of January 2019. SDK and TDK concluded a transfer contract today. The assets subject to this transfer consist mainly of a business sector...

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    GE HEALTHCARE TO OPEN BIOTECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING CENTER IN THE U.K.

    Nov 27, 2018

    GE Healthcare (www.gehealthcare.com) announced the opening of a biotechnology manufacturing center at the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC) Open Innovation Campus, in Stevenage, U.K. (photo). In the first half of 2019, the center will start producing a fiber-based purification platform, which has ...

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    EU'S JRC PUBLISHES DOCUMENT ON CHEMICALS AND FCMS

    Nov 26, 2018

    The European Commission's Joint Research Centre has published a short document, From the packet to the pan – keeping harmful chemicals out of your food, to describe its role in examining food contact materials to develop standards and test methods to ensure food safety. In October the Comm...

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    EU SET TO LAUNCH 'ENFOMETER' MEASURING CHEMICALS ENFORCEMENT

    Nov 26, 2018

    The European Commission is preparing to launch its first EU-wide indicator to measure the level of enforcement of REACH and CLP. Speaking at a Commission conference on enforcement in Brussels on 13 November, DG Grow policy officer Miguel Aguado-Monsonet said the so-called "enfometer" had b...

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    RESEARCHERS BREAK DOWN PLASTIC WASTE

    Nov 26, 2018

    Design of a sterically confined bipyridine-ruthenium (Ru) framework allows controlled confinement of adsorbed H2 and its delivery to inert amides enabling catalytic hydrogenation of a wide range of amide bonds. Cleavage of both C=O and C-N lactam bonds achieved by activation of a single precatalyst....

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    PERSTORP SELLS ITS BIOPRODUCTS BUSINESS

    Nov 26, 2018

    Perstorp announced the sale of Perstorp BioProducts, a leading producer of biodiesel and glycerine in Scandinavia, to a Swedish investor together with a member of the subsidiary’s management team. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The sale includes the production site in Fredrik...

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    GLOBAL ITACONIC ACID (IA) MARKET ESTIMATES AND FORECASTS 2016-2024: FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS & RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

    Nov 23, 2018

    The "Itaconic Acid (IA) - Global Strategic Business Report" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts ...

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    WALGREENS ADOPTS CHEMICALS POLICY

    Nov 22, 2018

    The Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global pharmacy giant with more than 18,500 stores, has adopted its long-awaited chemicals policy. The company announced in 2014 that its chemical policy would be published the following spring. It finally launched this month. The company’s policy, which took ef...

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    UK/ECHA ‘COOPERATION’ INCLUDED IN DRAFT BREXIT POLITICAL DECLARATION

    Nov 22, 2018

    A commitment for Britain and the EU to explore the possibility of "cooperation" between UK authorities and Echo has been included in the draft Brexit political declaration. Agreed in principle today, the declaration sets out the framework for a future relationship between the two sides and...

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    BASF LAYS OUT PLANS FOR A LEANER STRATEGIC FUTURE

    Nov 21, 2018

    Public concern about ocean litter, China's ban on scrap imports and plans by major consumer product companies to use more recycled content could be a "tipping point" for boosting plastics recycling. At least that was the view from a recent open house held by recycling technology suppli...

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    FLUOR AWARDED LITHIUM AND BORON MINE PROJECT IN NEVADA

    Nov 21, 2018

    Fluor says that ioneer Ltd. has selected the company to deliver its lithium and boron mine project outside Tonopah, Nevada. Fluor will initially provide a definitive feasibility study, and subsequently, engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) services as the project progress. Fl...

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    MOBILE PLANT PRODUCES FUEL FROM WASTE WOOD

    Nov 21, 2018

    TWELVE research groups from seven countries have developed a sustainable method for producing biofuel from wood waste. The process takes place in a mobile unit which has the potential to decentralize fuel production. Wood waste and tree bark are ideal raw materials as they don’t need to be spe...

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    CHIMET AND ILL TO DEVELOP INDUSTRIAL CATALYSTS

    Nov 21, 2018

    Chimet has partnered with Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) to develop catalysts for industrial processes. The company’s catalyst division specializes in the recovery and refining of precious metals such as gold, palladium, and platinum from electronic, photographic and pharmaceutical waste. Chimet...

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    TIRE MAKERS, NGOS BATTLE FOR VOICE IN NATURAL RUBBER SUSTAINABILITY PLATFORM

    Nov 21, 2018

    Tire manufacturers and non-government organizations are locked in a tug-of-war over the governance structure of the newly formed Global Platform for Sustainable Natural Rubber. The "independent platform" was launched Oct. 25 by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's T...

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    DISCOVERY OF SELECTIVE CHEMICAL PROBES THAT INHIBIT EPIGENETIC FACTORS FOR ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA

    Nov 21, 2018

    Some severe forms of leukemia develop because proteins on the epigenetic level lose their regulative function. Now, in a broad international collaboration, UK researchers have identified molecules that can effectively inhibit the dysregulated proteins. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, researchers r...

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    TETRA PAK PARTNERSHIP TARGETS CARTON POLYMER RECOVERY

    Nov 20, 2018

    The average beverage carton comprises around 75% paperboard, 20% plastic, and 5% aluminum foil. It’s the latter two components that have created recycling problems for the entire packaging. While paper fibers recovered during recycling have a healthy market when converted into high-quality pap...

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    BREXIT SHAKES UP GLOBAL CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

    Nov 20, 2018

    In 2006, Europe introduced an ambitious regulation to ensure the safety of all chemicals. Known as REACH = Registration, Evaluation, and Authorization of CHemicals, the regulation requires that every manufacturer or importer of chemicals in the European Union must file a dossier with the European Ch...

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    ALTERNATIVES ASSESSMENT GATHERS STEAM WITH LAUNCH OF DEDICATED ORGANISATION

    Nov 20, 2018

    An organization has been set up in the US to drive the science, practice, and policy of alternatives assessment and informed substitution of hazardous chemicals. The Association for the Advancement of Alternatives Assessment (A4) officially launched at the second annual International Symposium on Al...

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    SAUDI ARAMCO SIGNS AGREEMENT WITH ADNOC TO COLLABORATE IN NATURAL GAS SECTOR

    Nov 20, 2018

    INEOS is in talks with ConocoPhillips to acquire its North Sea oil and gas fields. Reuters reported in May that ConocoPhillips was looking to sell its North Sea assets in a bid to focus on US shale gas production. Bloomberg recently reported that ConocoPhillips is planning to sell US$3bn worth of as...

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    SPAIN’S CHEMS AWAIT HELPING HAND FROM NEW GOVERNMENT - TRADE GROUP

    Nov 20, 2018

    Apart from the suspension of a tax on electricity production that has helped lower the energy bill for industrial sectors, the Spanish chemical industry still awaits meaningful measures from the new government to help it thrive, according to the director general at the country’s trade group FE...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27582758

    AJINOMOTO TO INSTALL SURFACTANTS PRODUCTION LINE AT TOKYO PLANT

    Nov 19, 2018

    Ajinomoto has announced the construction of a new JPY430m ($3.81m) production line for amino acid-based surfactants at its Tokai Plant in Tokyo. The surfactants are widely used in body washes, face washes, shampoos, and other personal care products. With operations expected to commence in December, ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27512751

    EXPLOSION AT HAZARDOUS WASTE FACILITY KILLS ONE

    Nov 19, 2018

    AN explosion at a US Ecology facility in Idaho, US, has killed one worker and injured three. The explosion occurred at 09:23 on 16 November during a routine process involving powdered magnesium products. Officials said a series of chemical reactions followed the initial blast. Equipment operator Mon...

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    INSIGHT: UNRAVELLING DRAFT BREXIT AGREEMENT HORRIFIES CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

    Nov 16, 2018

    The European Commission’s draft agreement on Brexit is the best deal in town for the chemical industry but the likelihood of it being ratified by the UK’s parliament are slim. The sector is a spectator to a divisive political battle which threatens free trade and the robust regulatory en...

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    TRADE BODY URGES ‘MORE SUITABLE’ EU CHEMICAL POLICIES FOR SMES

    Nov 16, 2018

    European trade body SMEunited has called on the European Commission to improve chemical policies for small and medium enterprises. Its request comes in a memorandum published ahead of the elections of the new president of the Commission in 2019. In it, the trade body – formerly known as Ueapme...

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    MAIRE TECNIMONT AWARDED DESIGN CONTRACT FOR EXXONMOBIL PETROCHEMICALS PROJECT

    Nov 15, 2018

    Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. (Milan, Italy; www.mairetecnimont.com) announced that its subsidiary Tecnimont S.p.A., through its affiliate Tecnimont USA Inc., in consortium with Performance Contractors Inc., has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Exxon Mobil Corp. (Irving, Tex.; www.exxonmobil.com) fo...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27382738

    VERSALIS LAUNCHES OILFIELD CHEMICALS JV IN ABU DHABI

    Nov 15, 2018

    Versalis (San Donato Milanese, Italy; www.versalis.eni.com), Petrochem (a Mazrui Energy Services Company), a leading manufacturer of drilling fluids, and Mazrui Energy Services (a Mazrui International Company), a leading service company in the Oil & Gas industry in the Middle East, have signed a...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27392739

    NUCLEAR REPROCESSING ENDS AT SELLAFIELD’S THORP PLANT

    Nov 15, 2018

    The thermal oxide reprocessing plant (Thorp) at Sellafield, UK, has ceased reprocessing spent nuclear fuel. The Thorp facility opened in 1994, but in 2012 a decision was taken to end reprocessing once all remaining contracts were complete, due to a downturn in demand. It wasn’t viable to upgra...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27402740

    MORE CONTAINERS STILL A NEED IN US POLYMER SUPPLY CHAIN - CHEM EXECS

    Nov 15, 2018

    US polymer producers may work around the imposition of new tariffs from the US-China trade war, but finding enough shipping containers still remains one of their major logistical problems. “Container shortages are still an issue,” said Bob Rhoades, general manager, global supply chain at...

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    US NOVEMBER PROPYLENE CONTRACTS SETTLE DOWN 10 CENTS/LB

    Nov 15, 2018

    US November propylene contracts settled at a decrease of 10 cents/lb from the prior month, sources confirmed on Thursday, amid falling upstream costs and increasing supplies. The November settlement puts contract prices for polymer-grade propylene (PGP) at 50.0 cents/lb ($1,102/tonne) and for chemic...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27452745

    BELARUS' POLYMIR RESUMES LDPE PRODUCTION AFTER SCHEDULED SHUTDOWN

    Nov 14, 2018

    Polymir, part of  JSC "Naftan", has resumed its production of low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at its plant in Novopolotsk, Belarus after a shutdown for a scheduled turnaround, according to ICIS-MRC Price report. The plant’s customers said Polymer resumed production at its second...

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    SABIC EXPANDS PP PORTFOLIO WITH IMPACT COPOLYMER OFFERING AESTHETICALLY APPEALING SURFACES

    Nov 13, 2018

    Sabic has launched a new impact copolymer (ICP) grade – Sabic PP PPA20 – targeted at demanding home appliances as well as high-end cosmetics, furniture, and other household consumer goods. Apart from its high gloss feature that enables the production of aesthetically appealing surfaces, ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27342734

    EUROPEAN PP PRICES FOR CIS COUNTRIES REMAIN FLAT IN NOVEMBER

    Nov 13, 2018

    The  Europe propylene contract price was agreed down €10/tonne in November, however, practically all European producers announced a roll-over of October export polypropylene (PP) prices for November shipments to the CIS markets, according to ICIS-MRC Price report. Negotiations over Novembe...

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    MAN CRYO TO DESIGN AND DELIVER LNG REGASIFICATION TERMINAL

    Nov 13, 2018

    MAN Energy Solutions SE (Copenhagen, Denmark; www.man-es.com) has won the contract to design and deliver a liquified natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal for the Forchem company in Rauma. Forchem, an innovative and industry-leading company producing chemical and animal feed products from tall o...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27272727

    BASF BEGINS PRODUCING BIOMASS-BALANCED METHANOL

    Nov 13, 2018

    BASF SE has started production of methanol on the basis of renewable raw materials according to the biomass balance approach. The product name is EU-REDcert-methanol. The company replaces fossil raw materials with second-generation renewable raw materials and uses waste as well as residual materials...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27282728

    US MIDTERMS TRIGGER LEADERSHIP SHIFTS FOR CHEMICAL LEGISLATION

    Nov 13, 2018

    The split in US legislative power following last week’s midterm elections carries with it a range of implications for federal chemicals policy. While the Republicans will retain control of the Senate, the Democrats will regain the majority in the House of Representatives for the first time sin...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27302730

    SHOWA DENKO COMPLETES CAPACITY EXPANSION FOR NANOPARTICLE TITANIUM DIOXIDE

    Nov 12, 2018

    Showa Denko KK has completed expansion of the capacity to produce nanoparticle titanium oxide, which has been sold under the trade name of Super-Titania, at its wholly owned subsidiary Showa Denko Ceramics Co., Ltd. headquartered in Shiojiri City, Nagano Prefecture. Super-Titania is used in the prod...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27222722

    EVONIK SIGNS AGREEMENT TO BUY PEROXYCHEM FOR $625M

    Nov 09, 2018

    Germany-based Evonik Industries has signed an agreement to buy US-based PeroxyChem from One Equity Partners for $625m. PeroxyChem manufactures hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and peracetic acid (PAA) for the specialty applications market. Evonik’s chairman of the executive board Christian Kullmann sa...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27182718

    STUDY CONTRADICTS CONVENTIONAL WISDOM: REPLACING PLASTIC PACKAGING WITH OTHER MATERIALS WOULD HAVE ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS

    Nov 09, 2018

    The new study, Life Cycle Impacts of Plastic Packaging Compared to Substitutes In the United States and Canada: Theoretical Substitution Analysis, finds that replacing plastic with alternative materials in packaging applications would cause increases in energy use, water consumption and solid waste,...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27202720

    ARKEMA ACQUIRES ADHESIVES MANUFACTURER IN SPAIN

    Nov 01, 2018

    Arkema (Colombes, France; www.arkema.com) is expanding in engineering adhesives with the announcement of the acquisition of Afinitica, a Spanish company specializing in instant adhesives, also known as cyanoacrylates. This small targeted acquisition will enable Arkema’s Bostik brand to develop...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27082708

    BASF AND SINOPEC SIGN MOU FOR CHINA STEAM CRACKER

    Nov 01, 2018

    BASF and Sinopec have signed a memorandum of understanding that will further strengthen their partnership in upstream and downstream chemical products in China. Dai Hou-Liang, chairman of the board and president of Sinopec, and Martin Brudermueller, chairman of the executive board of directors at BA...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27092709

    LONZA SELLS ITS WATER CARE BUSINESS FOR $630 MILLION

    Nov 01, 2018

    Lonza Group and Platinum Equity jointly announced that Platinum Equity has entered into a definitive agreement with Lonza to acquire Lonza’s Water Care business and operations for $630 million. The inclusion of the French business in this transaction is still under discussion. With headquarter...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27102710

    DOWDUPONT SEES ‘SHORT AND SHALLOW COMPRESSION’ IN PE CYCLE IN 2019

    Nov 01, 2018

    DowDuPont expects a relatively mild and quick downturn in the polyethylene (PE) cycle in early 2019 amid stable inventories and high operating rates, a senior executive said on Thursday. “There are some predictions out there that everything is going to collapse. I’m not sure I believe th...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27142714

    HITACHI CHEMICAL ADMITS TESTING FAILINGS WERE WIDESPREAD

    Nov 01, 2018

    Hitachi Chemical has found that inspection failures were widespread across all of its factories in Japan, affecting 1,900 businesses and nearly 30 products used in cars and consumer electronics. The deepening scandal is likely to rekindle doubts about the reliability of quality controls at Japanese ...

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    AIR PRODUCTS TO BUILD TWO NEW ASUS AT EASTMAN’S KINGSPORT SITE

    Nov 01, 2018

    Air Products announced it will build, own and operate two air separation units (ASUs) to provide oxygen and nitrogen to Eastman’s facility in Kingsport, Tennessee under new long-term agreements. The ASUs are targeted to be onstream in early 2021. The units to be constructed will replace Air Pr...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27162716

    MCDERMOTT TO DIVEST STORAGE TANK AND U.S.-BASED PIPE FABRICATION BUSINESSES

    Oct 31, 2018

    McDermott International, Inc. (Houston; www.mcdermott.com) announced that it has completed a comprehensive strategic review of its portfolio as part of the integration process resulting from its combination with CB&I earlier this year, reaffirming its commitment to McDermott’s core capabil...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27032703

    NIPPON SHOKUBAI TO BUILD NEW ACRYLIC ACID PLANT IN INDONESIA

    Oct 31, 2018

    Nippon Shokubai Co. (Osaka, Japan; www.shokubai.co.jp) announces that its Indonesian subsidiary, PT. Nippon Shokubai Indonesia, (NSI), plans to expand its acrylic acid (AA) production. Nippon Shokubai, at its board meeting held on 29th October, 2018, resolved to give approval to the investment plan ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=27042704

    AI CAN PREDICT THE STRUCTURE OF CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS THOUSANDS OF TIMES FASTER THAN QUANTUM CHEMISTRY

    Oct 30, 2018

    AI can help chemists crack the molecular structure of crystals much faster than traditional modelling methods, according to research published in Nature Communications on Monday. Scientists from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), a research institute in Switzerland, h...

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    DEMONSTRATION PLANT FOR GROUND-BREAKING CHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY

    Oct 29, 2018

    PHOTANOL, a platform renewable chemicals company, is building a demonstration plant for what it claims is a “ground-breaking” chemicals technology which produces chemical building blocks from sunlight and CO2. The facility will be located at a site in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, owned by ...

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    US NOV METHANOL CONTRACT JUMPS 4% ON METHANEX POSTING

    Oct 29, 2018

    US November methanol contracts jumped to an average 154.5 cents/gal, the highest monthly contract in more than four years. Settling after Methanex issued its monthly posting late Friday, the November contract rise of 4% raised it to the highest monthly average since reaching 155 cents/gal in June 20...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26992699

    KOLON BASF BEGINS PRODUCTION AT $220M PLANT IN SOUTH KOREA

    Oct 26, 2018

    The Kolon BASF innoPOM joint venture (JV) between Kolon Plastics and BASF has begun operations at its new $220m polyoxymethylene (POM) production plant in Gimcheon, South Korea. This move adds an additional 70,000t to the JV’s production capacity, which now totals 150,000t. Construction of the...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26952695

    SHORTAGES LEAD TO PANIC BUYING AS HARD BREXIT LOOMS

    Oct 25, 2018

    UK petrochemicals and fuel buyers are trying to stockpile gasoline components, polymers, and glycerine in preparation for a potential hard Brexit, the possibility the country may leave the EU in 2019 without having reached a trade agreement with the bloc. However, some products are in shorter supply...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26912691

    NOVEL MATERIAL COULD MAKE PLASTIC MANUFACTURING MORE ENERGY-EFFICIENT

    Oct 25, 2018

    An innovative filtering material may soon reduce the environmental cost of manufacturing plastic. Created by a team including scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the advance can extract the key ingredient in the most common form of plastic from a mixture of other...

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    MA’ADEN AWARDS DAELIM $892M EPC CONTRACT TO BUILD AMMONIA PLANT

    Oct 24, 2018

    Ma’aden the Saudi Arabian Mining Company has awarded SAR3.35bn ($892m) engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to South Korea’s petrochemical firm Daelim. Under the contract, Daelim will be responsible for constructing a new ammonia plant in Ras Al-Khair on the Eastern c...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26872687

    UNCOVERING THE CHEMICAL SECRETS OF BURNED BONES

    Oct 24, 2018

    Burned bones hold stories. From them, anthropologists can gather clues about how an ancient culture dealt with its dead or cooked its meat; forensic scientists might glean identifying information about victims of a house fire or a terrorist attack. Yet it has been notoriously difficult to extract us...

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    BANNED CHROMIUM VI LIKELY TO GET REGULATORY APPROVAL IN EUROPE

    Oct 22, 2018

    Chromium VI is likely to be approved for use by the European Commission, according to European Environmental Bureau (EEB). Chromium VI was banned in September last year under Europe’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations as it affected milli...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26832683

    TECHNIPFMC COMPLETES AMMONIA PLANT CONSTRUCTION IN SLOVAKIA

    Oct 22, 2018

    TechnipFMC recently announced the completion of construction of a new ammonia production unit called “Ammonia 4”, executed for Duslo a.s, part of the Agrofert group. The plant successfully passed performance tests in July. This new unit operates in the existing fertilizer complex located...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26842684

    UK SET TO SEE SURGE IN BIOMETHANE PLANTS

    Oct 18, 2018

    The UK is set to see a 50% rise in biomethane plants operating by 2020, with as much as £400m (US$525m) invested in response to government incentives, says industry body. A government-introduced tariff guarantee for plants commissioned by 31 January 2020 is set to see the number of plants oper...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26792679

    SPOT US METHANOL JUMPS TO NEW YEARLY HIGH, 132 CENTS/GAL

    Oct 17, 2018

    The US spot barge methanol price pushed up to 132 cents/gal this week, a new yearly high, stemming from plant and shipping issues this month. Spot methanol prices have jumped nearly 11% in October, following the outage of a plant in Trinidad earlier this month and also the delay of a large shipment ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26802680

    EAGLETREE ACQUIRES US SPECIALITY CHEMICALS PRODUCER GAYLORD

    Oct 17, 2018

    agleTree Capital has acquired a majority stake in global specialty chemicals company Gaylord on behalf of its private equity fund EagleTree Partners IV. EagleTree’s senior partner Robert Fogelson said: “We are thrilled to partner with Paul Dennis and the entire Gaylord team. “Gaylo...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26752675

    EVONIK STARTS UP PRECIPITATED SILICA PLANT IN SOUTH CAROLINA

    Oct 17, 2018

    Evonik Industries AG (Essen, Germany; www.evonik.com) has started up a precipitated silica plant for the tire industry in South Carolina. Evonik has invested about $120 million in this world-scale production plant, in response to the high demand from the tire industry for precipitated silica in Nort...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26762676

    NEW STUDY FINDS A THIRD OF CHEMICALS BREACH EU SAFETY LAWS

    Oct 15, 2018

    A three-year study by the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) and the German Environment Agency (UBA) has found that nearly one-third of chemicals produced or imported into Europe breach EU safety laws. The study identified a link between these chemicals and a range of serious health ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26692669

    A NEW WAY TO CREATE MOLECULES FOR DRUG DEVELOPMENT

    Oct 15, 2018

    Chemists at The Ohio State University have developed a new and improved way to generate molecules that can enable the design of new types of synthetic drugs. Researchers say this new method of forming reactive intermediates called ketyl radicals offers scientists a way to use catalysts to convert si...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26702670

    CONTROLLING CHEMICAL REACTIONS NEAR ABSOLUTE ZERO

    Oct 10, 2018

    It is an understatement to say that chemical reactions take place everywhere, constantly. In both nature and the lab, chemistry is ubiquitous. But despite advances, it remains a fundamental challenge to gain a complete understanding and control over all aspects of a chemical reaction, such as temper...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26652665

    QUENCH TOWER INSTALLED AT SHELL PETROCHEMICALS COMPLEX IN PENNSYLVANIA

    Oct 10, 2018

    Shell Chemical Appalachia LLC (Houston, www.shell.us) today announced the successful installation of its quench tower – the largest piece of equipment at its Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex, currently under construction. The heavy lift of the quench tower, undertaken October 7, marked an i...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26682668

    NEW METHOD MEASURES 3-D POLYMER PROCESSING PRECISELY

    Oct 09, 2018

    Recipes for three-dimensional (3-D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now. Resins and other materials that react under light to form polymers, or long chains of molecules, are attractive for 3-D printing of parts ranging from architectura...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26642664

    CHEMISTS ADVANCE ABILITY TO CONTROL CHEMICAL REACTIONS

    Oct 08, 2018

    Scientists at the University of Toronto have found a way to select the outcome of a chemical reaction by employing an elusive and long-sought factor known as the "impact parameter." The team of U of T chemists, led by Nobel Prize-winning researcher John Polanyi, has found a means to select...

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    PLASTICS PIONEERS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS PRESERVATION OF PLASTICS HISTORY AT SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY

    Oct 08, 2018

    Knowing the history of plastics is important to the future of the industry. The Plastics Artifacts Collection was accumulated originally by the National Plastics Center & Museum (NPCM) in Leominster, MA. In 2008, the collection of artifacts, histories and biographies, books and magazines that wa...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26602660

    HITACHI INTRODUCES AI-BASED PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE SERVICE

    Oct 08, 2018

    Japanese technology firm Hitachi has introduced a new predictive maintenance service for petrochemical plants that are powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The new solution automatically categorizes and evaluates the operation status in petrochemical plants to prepare real-time detect...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26632663

    SUMITOMO CHEMICAL INSTALLS METHIONINE PRODUCTION LINE

    Oct 05, 2018

    Sumitomo Chemical has installed a new feed additive methionine production line at the Ehime Works facility in Niihama City, Japan. Initially announced in May 2016, the expansion plan will enable Sumitomo Chemical to meet growing demand for the product. The project represents one of Sumitomo Chemical...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26552655

    A*STAR RESEARCHERS TOUGHEN UP POLYLACTIC ACID

    Oct 05, 2018

    Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology, and Research (A*Star, Singapore) have toughened up polylactic acid (PLA) while maintaining its elasticity by adding core-shell nanoparticles as a filler. A biodegradable and highly biocompatible polymer with good thermal processability, PLA has foun...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26562656

    AKZONOBEL CLOSES €10.1BN DIVESTMENT OF SPECIALITY CHEMICALS BUSINESS

    Oct 03, 2018

    Dutch manufacturer AkzoNobel has sold its specialty chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1bn. The company signed the agreement in March this year to focus on its paints and coatings products. The specialty chemicals business manufactures chemicals that are used in pharmaceuti...

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    INEOS TO ACQUIRE THE CHEMICALS INTERMEDIATES BUSINESS OF FLINT HILL RESOURCES

    Oct 03, 2018

    INEOS Enterprises has confirmed that it has entered into a binding agreement to acquire the chemical intermediates business of Flint Hills Resources. The deal is expected to complete before the end of 2018, subject to regulatory approval. The business comprises production facilities making purified ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=26472647

    MEDICAL PLASTICS MARKET PROJECTED TO EXCEED USD 37.5 BILLION BY 2026

    Oct 03, 2018

    The Medical Plastics market is anticipated to reach over USD 37.5 billion by 2026 according to a new research published by Polaris Market Research. In 2017, the medical components segment dominated the global market, in terms of revenue. North America Medical Plastics market is expected to be the le...

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    CAN ANYONE CATCH AMERICA IN PLASTICS?

    Oct 03, 2018

    Ethane prices recently hit a four-year high. Demand is finally catching up to supply, which is ample. Although this garnered far less attention than the crude oil rally, increasing supplies of ethane are an unappreciated element of the Shale Revolution. Ethane once converted to ethylene through &ldq...

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    PLASTIC MAKERS ENDORSE NEW G7 INNOVATION CHALLENGE TO ADDRESS MARINE PLASTIC LITTER

    Sep 28, 2018

    Plastics makers in Canada and the U.S. have endorsed the G7 Innovation Challenge to Address Marine Plastic Litter. The Innovation Challenge will incentivize the development of new technology and processes, generate new ideas and build on the successes and innovations happening now in the plastics va...

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    BASF TO BUILD CONCRETE ADDITIVES PRODUCTION FACILITY IN KYIV, UKRAINE

    Sep 28, 2018

    German chemical company BASF has unveiled its plans to set up a new concrete additives production facility in Kyiv, Ukraine. To be located in Obukhiv, the production facility will be built with an investment of €2m and is expected to commence production next year. BASF’s Ukraine managing ...

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    EVONIK TO BUILD A NEW SILICONES PLANT

    Sep 27, 2018

    EVONIK, a world leader in specialty chemicals, is to build a new silicones plant at its Geesthacht site in Northern Germany, 30 km outside of Hamburg. The new, multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility (expected to be operational by the end of 2019) will be a “double-digit million-euro&rd...

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    EXXONMOBIL STARTS UP ULTRA-LOW SULPHUR FUELS UNIT AT US BEAUMONT REFINERY

    Sep 26, 2018

    ExxonMobil said on Wednesday that it has started operations on a new, ultra-low sulfur fuel production unit at its 365,000 bbl/day Beaumont, Texas, refinery. The unit adds 45,000 bbl/day of fuels production. The global oil major said the unit uses a proprietary technology to remove sulfur while mini...

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    MITSUI ADDING LONG FIBER PP MATERIALS TO ACI UNIT IN OHIO

    Sep 26, 2018

    Mitsui Chemicals Inc. plans to add a new compounding unit for long glass fiber reinforced polypropylene at its Advanced Composites Inc. unit in Sidney, Ohio. The unit would have an annual capacity of almost 8 million pounds. Work on the project is expected to be completed in September 2019, with pro...

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    NEW COAL-TO-CHEMISTRY PLANT IN INNER MONGOLIA WILL USE NOVEL ETHYLENE GLYCOL TECHNOLOGY

    Sep 25, 2018

    DOWNSTREAM producer Jiutai is planning a coal-to-chemistry plant in Inner Mongolia that will produce ethylene glycol from syngas, using proprietary technology developed by Johnson Matthey and Eastman Chemical Company. Jiutai is planning to build a coal-to-chemicals facility at Togtoh Industrial Park...

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    MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL SELLS ITS EUROPEAN ACRYLIC-SHEET BUSINESS

    Sep 24, 2018

    Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo; www.m-chemical.co.jp) announced its intent to transfer its acrylic sheet (PMMA sheet) business in Europe to Schweiter Technologies Group (STAG; Steinhausen, Switzerland). MCC will transfer the business, valued at 92 million British pounds (about 13.5 billion ye...

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    ACC: U.S. TARIFFS LEVIED AGAINST MORE THAN 1,500 CHEMICALS AND PLASTICS PRODUCTS

    Sep 24, 2018

    “With the U.S. and China imposing another round of tariffs on an increasing number of products, the cost of doing business in the United States is rising. U.S. manufacturers today face a steep climb to retain our position as one of the world’s leading, low-cost producers of chemicals. A ...

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    TRUMP TRADE POLICY AND MANUFACTURING: THE CASE OF THE CHEMICALS INDUSTRY

    Sep 20, 2018

    The Trump administration’s announcement on Monday of a new round of tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods has dangerous repercussions for the rapidly growing U.S. chemicals sector. This huge U.S. industry has opposed the “tariff-first” trade policy of the administration, a...

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    COMMENTARY: US LAUNCHES 3RD ROUND OF TARIFFS ON CHINA IMPORTS BUT BLUNTS IMPACT ON CHEMICALS

    Sep 20, 2018

    With the third round of US tariffs on $200bn in Chinese imports, the US is launching another phase in the US-China trade war. However, it is mitigating some of the impacts by excluding a number of chemicals in the final list and setting a lower initial tariff rate. The revised final list will initia...

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    STUDY FINDS PLASTICS PACKAGING HELPS REDUCE SOLID WASTE

    Sep 19, 2018

    A new study by the Earth Engineering Center at The City College of New York (EEC|CCNY) finds that plastics play a role in creating an environment where Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) generation rates actually decline, even with rises in per capita income and consumption. Historically, the amount of MSW...

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    SHELL SETS METHANE REDUCTION TARGET

    Sep 18, 2018

    HELL has said it will reduce methane leaks by installing new equipment at its operations, as the company echoes similar commitments made by fellow energy majors. It will aim to reduce emissions of methane, which is a more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, to 0.2% by 2025 across the oil and ...

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    LIQUID MEMBRANE BLOCKS SMALL PARTICLES AND LETS BIG ONES THROUGH

    Sep 18, 2018

    A SELF-HEALING liquid membrane has been developed that acts as a reverse filter by blocking small particles while letting larger ones through. Particle separation is used in many different fields, from medical diagnostics to wastewater treatment. However, conventional filters are porous to allow sma...

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    BAYER’S Q2 INCOME FALLS ON COVESTRO DECONSOLIDATION; NEGATIVE FX

    Sep 05, 2018

    Bayer’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 35% as a result of the absence of earnings contributions from Covestro following its deconsolidation and negative foreign exchange (FX) effects, the German chemical major said on Wednesday. Bayer did not mention on Wednesday the US court case which...

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    CPI ANNOUNCES FINALISTS FOR 2018 POLYURETHANE INNOVATION AWARD

    Sep 05, 2018

    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) today announced Demilec (USA) Inc., ICL-IP America, Inc., and SWD Urethane as the three finalists for this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award. Respected throughout the industry, the renowned award will be presented during the Polyurethanes Tech...

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    BREXIT COULD CRIPPLE UK PLASTICS INDUSTRY

    Sep 04, 2018

    At 11 PM on March 29, 2019, the UK is scheduled to leave the EU. With just months to go and so much debate still going on, there is a great deal of uncertainty in British industries as to how doing business will look on the morning of March 30. As political debates and discussions continue at a pace...

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    BASF TO INCREASE CAPACITY FOR HEXANEDIOL AT ITS LUDWIGSHAFEN SITE

    Sep 04, 2018

    BASF SE intends to increase the production capacity of 1,6-hexanediol (HDO) at its Ludwigshafen Verbund site by more than 50%. After the start-up in 2021, BASF’s global annual nameplate capacity of HDO will be more than 70,000 metric tons per year at its production facilities in Ludwigshafen, ...

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    HIERARCHICAL 3-D PRINTING OF NANOPOROUS GOLD COULD 'REVOLUTIONIZE' ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTOR DESIGN

    Sep 03, 2018

    Nanoporous metals are superior catalysts for chemical reactions due to their large surface area and high electrical conductivity, making them perfect candidates for applications such as electrochemical reactors, sensors, and actuators. In a study published today in the journal Science Advances, Lawr...

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    SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKET TO WITNESS ENHANCED APPLICATION IN WATER-BASED PAINTS AND BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TILL 2025

    Sep 03, 2018

    The global Specialty Chemicals Market size is expected to value at USD 1.79 trillion by 2025. The market is subject to witness a substantial growth due to the high-end demand for function specificities chemicals and variation in consumer and industrial product life cycles. Other factors such as incr...

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    EVONIK TO DIVEST AGROCHEMICALS SITE IN KANSAS

    Aug 31, 2018

    Evonik Industries AG is taking the next step in systematically focusing on specialty chemicals with the divestment of its U.S.-based Jayhawk site in Galena, Kansas. The site produces precursors for agrochemicals. “We want to continue growing profitably in the specialty chemicals sector,”...

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    LYONDELLBASELL’S HOSTALEN TECHNOLOGY LICENSED FOR HDPE UNIT IN SHANDONG PROVINCE

    Aug 31, 2018

    LyondellBasell (Rotterdam, the Netherlands; www.lyondellbasell.com) announced that Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals Co. Ltd., (Shandong Chambroad), has selected the LyondellBasell Hostalen “Advance Cascade Process” (Hostalen ACP) technology. The low-pressure slurry process technology wi...

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    CHEMICAL REACTION DATABASE IN DANGER OF CLOSING DOWN

    Aug 30, 2018

    Chemical Safety Library containing information on hazardous reactions is seeking a partner to help it stay afloat The Chemical Safety Library (CSL), a public database of hazardous chemical reactions launched in March 2017, is struggling to stay afloat and seeking partners to help it keep going. The ...

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    US AUGUST PROPYLENE CONTRACTS SETTLE UP 2 CENTS/LB AMID RECENT OUTAGES

    Aug 29, 2018

    US August propylene contracts have settled at a 2 cent/lb increase for the majority of the market, although one seller did not settle at that level, market sources said on Tuesday and Wednesday. The August settlement puts contract prices for polymer-grade propylene (PGP) at 61.0 cents/lb ($1,345/ton...

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    N. AMERICA WEEKLY CHEMICAL RAIL VOLUME CONTINUES YOY GAINS

    Aug 29, 2018

    During the week ended 25 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 0.9% year-over-year (YOY) as a strong gain in the United States offset a sharp decline in Mexico. Volume totaled 46,854 carloads, up 0.9% from the previous week, according to data released on 29 August by the Associ...

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    RESEARCHERS PUT AI TO WORK MAKING CHEMISTRY PREDICTIONS

    Aug 29, 2018

    As chemistry has gotten more advanced and the chemical reactions more complex, it's no longer always practical for researchers to sit down at a lab bench and start mixing chemicals to see what they can come up with. Tom Miller, a professor of chemistry at Caltech; Matt Welborn, a postdoctoral sc...

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    U.S. CHEMICAL INDUSTRY SEGUES INTO 2019 WITH $1.2 BILLION IN MAINTENANCE TURNAROUND PROJECTS, AN INDUSTRIAL INFO NEWS ALERT

    Aug 28, 2018

    Industrial Info is tracking $1.2 billion worth of maintenance turnaround-related projects in the U.S. Chemical Processing Industry that currently are scheduled to kick off between now and the end of first-quarter 2019. More than 75% of that amount comes from the U.S. Southwest region, where the Gulf...

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    WEEKLY RESIN REPORT: TRADING IS BRISK AS SPOT PE PRICES DECREASE

    Aug 28, 2018

    After a brief lull in trading, as noted in the previous weekly resin report, the resin markets heated right back up last week. The flow of offers was heavier, spurred by lower polyethylene (PE) prices. Polypropylene (PP) demand was also good despite prices moving higher. Completed volumes for both o...

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    MITSUI CHEMICALS TO INCREASE PRODUCTION CAPACITY FOR PERFORMANCE ELASTOMERS

    Aug 27, 2018

    Mitsui Chemicals wholly-owned subsidiary Mitsui Elastomers Singapore Pte Ltd is set to raise its production capacity for its Tafmer polyolefin plastomers and elastomers (POEs/POPs). The company will add 25,000 tonnes/year of capacity at its Singapore site, thereby boosting the current capacity of 20...

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    THE GLOBAL SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMERS MARKET SIZE IS EXPECTED TO REACH USD 11.03 BILLION BY 2022

    Aug 27, 2018

    Super Absorbent Polymers Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Application (Agriculture, Baby Diapers, Adult Incontinence Products, Female Hygiene Products), By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2012 – 2022. The global super absorbent polymers market size is expected to reach USD 11....

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    EXXONMOBIL LOOKING TO ADD MORE TEXAS PRODUCTION

    Aug 23, 2018

    Still, more growth could be headed for ExxonMobil Chemical's massive complex in Baytown, Texas. The Houston-based firm is planning a $1.9 billion expansion in Baytown that would include two plastics units, according to an Aug. 22 report from the Houston Chronicle. The Chronicle credited the Hous...

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    LYONDELLBASELL BREAKS GROUND FOR WORLD’S LARGEST PO/TBA PLANT

    Aug 23, 2018

    LyondellBasell officially broke ground on what will be the largest propylene oxide (PO) and tertiary butyl alcohol (TBA) plant ever built. The Houston-area project is estimated to cost $2.4 billion, representing the single-largest capital investment in the company’s history. Once in operation,...

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    PETROCHEMICALS GLOBAL INDUSTRY TRENDS

    Aug 23, 2018

    The top 15 petrochemicals are analyzed in a new report by Coherent Market Insights, a market research and consulting firm based in Seattle, WA. Petrochemicals play an important role in the 21st-century lifestyle and are utilized in various end-use products across a range of industries. The most soug...

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    FIRE AT CHEMICAL PLANT ON STANLOW REFINERY SITE

    Aug 23, 2018

    A fire broke out yesterday at a chemical plant on the same site as the Stanlow oil refinery in Cheshire, England. The fire occurred at the Shell Higher Olefins Plant (SHOP) at around 14:00 on 22 August and fire engines from five different locations were sent to the site. The fire was extinguished by...

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    ACCIDENTS AT CANNABIS CULTIVATION FACILITIES WORRY INDUSTRY CHEMISTS

    Aug 22, 2018

    Recent safety incidents at US cannabis cultivation facilities have caused concern at the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) autumn meeting. ‘I have a level of professional and personal concern about this new-born industry – while marijuana has been around a long time, at the industr...

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    PRAXAIR AND LINDE MERGER SECURES EUROPEAN COMMISSION’S APPROVAL

    Aug 22, 2018

    The European Commission (EC) has granted conditional approval to the proposed merger between German chemical company Linde and American company Praxair. Under the EU Merger Regulation, the EC granted the approval based on a condition that the companies will dispose of certain assets to address compe...

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    PETROBRAS FIRE CONTROLLED AT BIGGEST BRAZILIAN REFINERY

    Aug 21, 2018

    Brazilian state-run Petroleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) halted operations at its Replan refinery in the state of Sao Paulo after a fire on Monday affected the main processing plants for fuel production at the refinery. The fire began in a plant associated with the fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit and...

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    APIC '18: LOTTE CHEM CRACKER COMPLEX IN LAKE CHARLES 92-93% COMPLETE

    Aug 21, 2018

    Lotte Chemical’s $3bn joint venture ethane cracker complex in the US is on track to start commercial production at the start of 2019, a company executive said on Monday. The 1m tonne/year ethane cracker and 760,000 tonnes/year monoethylene glycol (MEG) facility being built at the site in Lake ...

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    DOW LIFTS GLOBAL VAM FORCE MAJEURE AND US SALES CONTROL

    Aug 20, 2018

    Dow Chemical ended its force majeure on vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) on Monday, lifting the declaration for Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, India and Asia Pacific, as well as the sales control on VAM in North America, the company said in a statement. Dow lifted its VAM force majeure f...

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    PETROBRAS MAY NOT DIVEST STAKE IN BRAZILIAN PETROCHEMICAL FIRM BRASKEM

    Aug 20, 2018

    Oil company Petróleo Brasileiro (Petrobras) is planning to scrap its plans to divest stakes in Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem. In 2016, Petrobras put a 36% stake in Braskem up for sale to reduce its debt. The stake was valued at approximately $1.1bn. Petrobras is now looking to reverse ...

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    BRENNTAG ACQUIRES SPECIALITY CHEMICALS DISTRIBUTOR ALPHAMIN

    Aug 17, 2018

    German chemical distribution company Brenntag has completed the acquisition of Belgian speciality chemicals distributor Alphamin and its US subsidiary. Alphamin’s speciality polymer and wax solutions are applicable to a wide range of industries worldwide. For the financial year ended 30 June 2...

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    TRIO TO COLLABORATE IN CHEMICAL RECYCLING OF WASTE PLASTIC

    Aug 17, 2018

    Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel, UK-based chemical recycling company ReNew ELP, and Australian technology developer Licella are joining forces in a development project to explore the potential of using mixed waste plastic as a raw material for fuels, chemicals, and new ...

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    SELECTIVELY ERASABLE INK FOR 3D PRINTING

    Aug 16, 2018

    In 3D printing by direct laser writing, a computer-controlled focused laser beam acts as a pen and produces the desired structure in a photoresist. This allows producing 3D structures with details in the sub-micrometer range. Applications of such materials range from biomedicine to microelectronics ...

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    INGEVITY TO INCREASE EXTRUSION CAPACITY FOR ACTIVATED CARBON PELLETS AT VIRGINIA SITE

    Aug 16, 2018

    Ingevity Corp. (North Charleston, S.C.; www.ingevity.com) announced that it will increase extrusion capacity at its Covington, Virginia, facility in response to continued significant growth in global demand for its extruded activated carbon pellet products. These are used primarily in gasoline vapor...

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    VP BOB CONFER: ANALYZING COST OF NY STATE LOCATION FOR CONFER PLASTICS INC

    Aug 14, 2018

    The chances are good that someone very close to you left the state … a brother or sister, a son or daughter. Over the past 40 years, Western New York has lost 214,000 people. The City of Niagara Falls alone saw its population drop from just over 100,000 down to 48,000 over that period. The an...

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    GLOBAL ORGANIC CORROSION INHIBITORS MARKET 2018 FUTURE PROJECTION: GE WATER, ECOLAB, AFTON CHEMICAL AND SOLENIS

    Aug 14, 2018

    The analysis introduces the global Organic Corrosion Inhibitors market basics: definitions, and regional analysis Asia-Pacific, Oceanian Sub-Region, North America, Africa, Europe, The Middle East and Latin America, categories, software and industry review; industry policies and plans; product specif...

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    CHEM PROTECTIONISM, EXPORTS TO CHINA STUMBLING BLOCKS FOR EU-MERCOSUR FTA

    Aug 13, 2018

    Mercosur's excessive reliance on exports to China and industrial protectionism in chemicals are core stumbling blocks to reaching a free trade agreement (FTA) with the EU, a policy paper published by the 28-country bloc said on Monday. Mercosur includes Latin American countries Brazil, Argentina...

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    CHATTANOOGA,TN — NAPROTEC TO START OPERATIONS AT FORMER DUPONT SITE

    Aug 13, 2018

    A German company has bought 28 acres of the former DuPont plant site in Chattanooga where it plans to manufacture a product used in the plastics industry. Naprotec LLC, a subsidiary of Germany-based Nabaltec Group, also acquired 85,000 square feet in building space and intends to invest $9 million i...

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    LANXESS TO SELL 50% STAKE IN SYNTHETIC-RUBBER MANUFACTURER ARLANXEO

    Aug 10, 2018

    Specialty chemicals group Lanxess has announced its plans to sell a 50% stake in the synthetic-rubber joint venture (JV) Arlanxeo to its partner Saudi Aramco. The two companies founded the JV in 2016. It is now valued at €3bn. The deal is subject to approval from the relevant antitrust authorit...

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    GLOBAL RUBBER MARKET 2018 FUTURE PROJECTION: VON BUNDIT, THAI HUA RUBBER, SRI TRANG AGRO-INDUSTRY AND SOUTHLAND HOLDING

    Aug 10, 2018

    The analysis introduces the global Rubber market basics: definitions, and regional analysis The Middle East, Latin America, Africa, North America, Europe, Oceanian Sub-Region and Asia-Pacific, categories, software and industry review; industry policies and plans; product specifications; manufacturin...

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    INDORAMA ACQUIRES FRENCH PLASTICS RECYCLER SOREPLA INDUSTRIE

    Aug 08, 2018

    Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL; Bangkok, Thailand; www.indoramaventures.com) announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sorepla Industrie S.A., a plastics recycler in France. Founded in 1991, Sorella Industrie is one of the largest recyclers in Europe. The Sorella faci...

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    ASCEND PERFORMANCE MATERIALS TO ACQUIRE NETHERLANDS-BASED PLASTICS COMPOUNDER

    Aug 08, 2018

    Ascend Performance Materials, LLC (Houston; www.ascendmaterials.com) announced the purchase of Britannia Techno Polymer (BTP), an engineering plastics compounder based in the Netherlands. The acquisition provides Ascend with a leading engineering plastics manufacturing base in Europe and an expansio...

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    OREGON LOOKS TO MODIFY REPORTABLE CHEMICALS LIST

    Aug 07, 2018

    Oregon has proposed modifying its list of reportable substances under the state's children’s products reporting rule and making changes to fees and notification requirements under the scheme. Overseen by the Oregon Health Authority, the Toxic-Free Kids programmed requires manufacturers of ...

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    CHEMICAL FOOTPRINT IN PRESENT-DAY ATMOSPHERE MIMICS THAT OBSERVED IN ANCIENT ROCK

    Aug 07, 2018

    Early Earth was a hot, gaseous, dusty and dynamic planet with an atmosphere and an ocean. Then its surface cooled and stabilized enough for clouds, landmasses and early life to form about four billion years ago, during what's called the isotopic age of rocks, or the Archean Period. Atmospheric c...

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    GLOBAL HYDROCHLORIC ACID MARKET 2018 FUTURE PROJECTION: DOW CHEMICAL, OXYCHEM, OLIN AND COVESTRO

    Aug 06, 2018

    The analysis introduces the global Hydrochloric Acid market basics: definitions, and regional analysis The Middle East, Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Oceanian Sub-Region and Asia-Pacific, categories, software and industry review; industry policies and plans; product specifications; m...

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    TROUBLESHOOTING TIPS FOR PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDING

    Aug 06, 2018

    Many companies apply scientific principles to their setup and validation of processes. After all, this methodology has proven its worth as a successful approach in process development. However, it is important to note that scientific molding (SM) goes beyond setup. The true test of processors is how...

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    DIGESTING THE INDIGESTIBLE: MICROBES EATING PLASTIC

    Aug 03, 2018

    As global plastic waste increases, science turns to specialized microbes to degrade previously non-degradable plastics. A bacterial species found growing in a plastic recycling plant, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, exhibits an incredible and rarely seen ability to use the common plastic, PET, as its m...

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    TEXAS CHEMICAL PLANT, CEO INDICTED FOR 'RECKLESS' RELEASE

    Aug 03, 2018

    The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members have been indicted in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie Comardelle wer...

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    MICROSCALE SUPERLUBRICITY COULD PAVE WAY FOR FUTURE IMPROVED ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES

    Aug 01, 2018

    Lubricity measures the reduction in mechanical friction and wear by a lubricant. These are the main causes of component failure and energy loss in mechanical and electromechanical systems. For example, one-third of the fuel-based energy in vehicles is expended in overcoming friction. So superlubrici...

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    BIO-ON SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE FIRST TEST PHASE FOR SPECIAL BIOPLASTIC PRODUCTION

    Aug 01, 2018

    Bio-on, operating in the sector of bioplastic of high quality and listed on the AIM segment of the Italian Stock Market – Borsa Italiana, announces that it has successfully completed the first test phase on the plants of the new production hub inaugurated on 20 June 2018 at Castel San Pietro T...

    PLASTICS.AGENCY LLC
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25152515

    BAYER RECEIVES APPROVAL OF NEW TREATMENT REGIMEN FOR EYLEA® IN THE EU

    Aug 01, 2018

    Bayer announced today that the European Commission has approved a new treatment approach for Eylea® to enable clinicians to combine proactive treatment with early extension of the injection interval for patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). The new regimen allows cli...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25182518

    BASF SEALS THE DEAL ON BAYER ASSETS

    Aug 01, 2018

    On Wednesday, BASF closed its acquisition of assets from Bayer, thus adding seeds, additional herbicides and nematicide seed treatments to the company’s portfolio. The company says the products are a strategic complement to its own competencies. To “reflect the expanded scope of its agri...

    FARM JOURNAL, INC
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25192519

    TECHNIQUE TRACKS CARBON AS SOIL MICROBES MUNCH PLASTIC

    Jul 31, 2018

    To keep weeds at bay and retain soil moisture, farmers apply plastic “mulch” to their fields. But these thin polymer films are tough to collect again, and accumulating plastic can reduce soil fertility. Biodegradable plastic mulches avoid those issues and are gaining prominence. Research...

    AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25102510

    DUPONT TO PAY $3.1 MILLION PENALTY FOR TEXAS ACCIDENT

    Jul 31, 2018

    DuPont will pay a $3.1 million civil penalty under an agreement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Justice for violations of EPA’s risk management program (RMP) provisions. The violations led to an accident that killed four workers in Texas in late 2014. The accide...

    AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25112511

    U.S. SPECIALTY CHEMICAL MARKETS END Q2 ON A SOLID NOTE, ACC SAYS

    Jul 30, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the second quarter on a solid note, increasing 0.4 percent in June after a slightly revised 0.4 percent gain in May, and a 1.0 percent gain in April. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month movin...

    THE AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=25062506

    GLOBAL CHEMICAL PRODUCTION EXPANDS DURING JUNE, ACC SAYS

    Jul 30, 2018

    Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council show that the global chemical industry ended the second quarter on a good note. ACC’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production rose 0.4 percent in June, following a 0.9 percent ...

    ACCESS INTELLIGENCE, LLC
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    ICHEME SILVER CORPORATE PARTNER AWARD FOR XODUS GROUP

    Jul 27, 2018

    IChemE has presented its Silver Corporate Partner Award to energy consultancy Xodus Group, in recognition of its commitment to supporting the professional development of chemical engineers and promoting the profession to school pupils through outreach activities. IChemE’s deputy president, And...

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    BP BUYS BHP’S US OIL AND GAS ASSETS

    Jul 27, 2018

    BP has announced that it will be buying BHP’s US shale oil and gasfields for US$10.5bn. The acquisition will enable BP to gain high-quality oil assets and to shift its focus in the US to include more oil production, as recently its US business has mainly been gas production. The deal covers 19...

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    ACC RELEASES JUNE 2018 RESIN PRODUCTION AND SALES STATISTICS

    Jul 26, 2018

    U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.1 billion pounds during June 2018, an increase of 4.8 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Year-to-date production was 42.5 billion pounds, a 6.2 percent increase ...

    AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24972497

    CHEMICALS THAT KEEP DRINKING WATER FLOWING MAY ALSO CAUSE FOULING

    Jul 26, 2018

    Many city drinking water systems add softening agents to keep plumbing free of pipe-clogging mineral buildup. According to new research, these additives may amplify the risk of pathogen release into drinking water by weakening the grip that bacteria -- like those responsible for Legionnaires' di...

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    DOW LIFTS FORCE MAJEURE ON N AMERICA VAM BUT NOT GLOBALLY

    Jul 25, 2018

    -Dow Chemical lifted its force majeure for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) on Wednesday in North America but left it in place for other global regions. “The force majeure will continue for VAM in the Latin America, Europe/Middle East/Africa/India and the Asia Pacific regions,” Dow said in a ...

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    EXPLORING THE CHEMISTRY OF NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS

    Jul 25, 2018

    To understand fallout formation from a nuclear explosion, it’s important to look at the gas phase of metal oxides within the device. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists have developed a plasma-flow reactor to experimentally simulate the late cooling of post-detonation fire...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24952495

    SCIENTISTS DEVELOP NEW METHOD TO SCREEN FOR CHEMICAL EXPOSURES

    Jul 24, 2018

    Each year, tens of thousands of chemicals are manufactured in or imported into the United States—more than 30,000 pounds of industrial chemicals for every American—yet experts know very little about which chemicals may enter people’s bodies, or how these substances affect human hea...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24892489

    POLYPLASTICS APPLIES CAE TO REFINE LCP PART DEFORMATION FORECASTING

    Jul 24, 2018

    Polyplastics Co. Ltd. (Tokyo), a global supplier of engineering thermoplastics, is successfully using computer-aided engineering (CAE) analysis to forecast part deformation during the reflow process when manufacturing connector parts made of liquid crystal polymers (LCPs). These LCP connectors are f...

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    MATERIAL FORMED FROM CRAB SHELLS AND TREES COULD REPLACE FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PACKAGING

    Jul 23, 2018

    J. Carson Meredith, a professor in Georgia Tech's School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, holds the new packaging material made from crab shell-sourced chitin and cellulose sourced from tree fibers. From liquid laundry detergent packaged in cardboard to compostable plastic cups, consume...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24862486

    THE SHAPE IN WATER: FIRST NANOSCALE MEASUREMENTS OF BIOMOLECULE FOLDING IN LIQUID

    Jul 23, 2018

    Tinkering with a method they helped develop over the last few years, scientists have for the first time measured at the nanometer scale the characteristic patterns of folds that give proteins their three-dimensional shape in the water. Developed by researchers at the National Institute of Standards ...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24872487

    CLARIANT EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH LINTECH INTERNATIONAL

    Jul 20, 2018

    Clariant has entered a partnership with Lintech International to solely distribute its pigments for the plastics, coating and printing ink industries across the US. The product portfolio of Clariant’s pigments business units comprises organic dyes and pigment dispersions. Clariant business uni...

    CHEMICALS TECHNOLOGY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24822482

    POLYURETHANE-BASED SHAPE-MEMORY FOAM EMBOLIZATION SYSTEM CLEARED BY FDA

    Jul 20, 2018

    Shape Memory Medical (Santa Clara, CA) recently received FDA clearance to market its Impede Embolization Plug in the United States. The device is based on shape-memory polymer (SMP) technology and is designed to reduce or obstruct the rate of blood flow in the vasculature. Cleared for use in countri...

    UBM AMERICAS
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    OECD MAKES GHS MANDATORY FOR MEMBER STATES

    Jul 19, 2018

    The OECD has made it mandatory for member countries, and those in the process of becoming so, to implement the UN's Globally Harmonized System of classification and labeling of chemicals (GHS). The GHS is a set of rules for classifying hazards, and applying the same format for labels and safety ...

    CW RESEARCH LTD.
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24782478

    NEW JOINT SERVICE CHEMICAL MASK TESTED

    Jul 19, 2018

    The latest chemical protective mask earmarked to replace the current mask used by U.S. Army fixed-wing aviators was tested on Fort Hood recently. The Joint Service Aircrew Mask for Strategic Aircraft test is the Army’s contribution towards this multi-service operational test. “Due to the...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24792479

    US API CRITICISES LACK OF STEEL TARIFF EXCEPTIONS FOR OIL, GAS COMPANIES

    Jul 18, 2018

    The American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday urged the US Department of Commerce (DOC) to reconsider its ruling to deny product exclusions from tariffs on imported steel, saying the decision will have negative consequences for the oil and gas industry. US President Donald Trump signed proclamat...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24742474

    LATERAL GENE TRANSFER ENABLES CHEMICAL PROTECTION OF BEETLES AGAINST ANTAGONISTIC FUNGI

    Jul 18, 2018

    Like all other living organisms, animals face the challenge of fending off enemies. Using chemical weaponry can be an effective strategy to stay alive. Instead of taking over this task themselves, many marine and terrestrial animals associate with microbial symbionts that can provide such protection...

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    MFG CHEMICAL SHARES INSIGHT ON SPECIALTY CHEMICAL INDUSTRY DURING SOCMA FLY-IN

    Jul 17, 2018

    MFG Chemical, LLC, President, and CEO Keith Arnold recently shared key insight about the importance of specialty chemicals and how the company positively impacts the community and economy during the Specialty Chemical Industry Fly-In, June 5-6, in Washington, DC. The Fly-In is an annual event of the...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24702470

    QUAKER CHEMICAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SECOND QUARTER EARNINGS AND INVESTOR CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

    Jul 17, 2018

    Quaker Chemical is a leading global provider of process fluids, chemical specialties, and technical expertise to a wide range of industries, including steel, aluminum, automotive, mining, aerospace, tube and pipe, cans, and others.  For 100 years, Quaker has helped customers around the world ac...

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    U.S. TEAM HEADS TO INTERNATIONAL CHEMISTRY OLYMPIAD

    Jul 16, 2018

    Four high school students have secured a spot on the team representing the U.S. at the 50th International Chemistry Olympiad, which will start in Bratislava, Slovakia, on July 19 and end in Prague on July 29. The U.S. team was finalized after an intensive two-week Chemistry Olympiad Study Camp, spon...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24662466

    TORAY PLASTICS (AMERICA), INC. TO SHOWCASE THREE NEW FILMS AT PACK EXPO INTL. 2018

    Jul 16, 2018

    It’s a three-family affair for Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (North Kingstown, RI) at Pack Expo Intl. 2018, October 14-17, at McCormick Place in Chicago, booth 6275. The global provider of clear, metalized, white, and bio-based thin film barrier technology will feature advancements in three f...

    UBM PLC COMPANY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24672467

    OHIO-BASED MVP PLASTICS BUYS FOAM FABRICATOR

    Jul 13, 2018

    Automotive injection molder MVP Plastics Inc. purchased a foam fabricator, All-Foam Products Co., earlier this year in a diversification move — both within automotive and outside of that sector. MVP President and CEO Darrell McNair said All-Foam, in Buffalo Grove, Ill., does some automotive wo...

    CRAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24612461

    CHEMISTS ACHIEVE UNPRECEDENTED MOLECULAR TRIPLE JUMP WITH MULTI-RINGED METAL COMPLEXES

    Jul 12, 2018

    For decades, Texas A&M University chemist Dr. John A. Gladysz has been mixing metals and carbon to create novel molecules, from the world's longest molecular wires to microscopic gyroscopes controllable by cage size, molecular access and even progress toward unidirectional rotation via exter...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24582458

    ABB WARNS CHEMICAL FIRMS MUST INVEST IN DIGITALISATION

    Jul 12, 2018

    ABB has warned that unless the leaders of chemical companies embrace the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), they risk delivering disappointing shareholder return and could put their companies in “serious jeopardy”. In a white paper published today, ABB said conditions over the next de...

    INSTITUTION OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24592459

    ELECTROCHEMICALLY-PRODUCED AMMONIA COULD REVOLUTIONIZE FOOD PRODUCTION

    Jul 11, 2018

    Steven McIntosh wants to transform the way ammonia is produced. He hopes to create a viable alternative to the conventional method, which uses massive amounts of energy and emits harmful carbon dioxide. He's exploring a sustainable electrochemical method to efficiently drive the chemical reactio...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24542454

    LATEST US TARIFFS ON CHINA INCLUDE MORE PLASTICS

    Jul 11, 2018

    Over 100 types of plastic products, materials, and equipment from China are included in a massive new round of U.S. tariffs released late July 10 and covering $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. The Trump administration said the proposed list, which would put 10 percent tariffs on thousands of di...

    CRAIN COMMUNICATIONS, INC
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24552455

    LIVESTOCK FEED ACCURATELY PREDICTS TOXIC CHEMICALS IN FOOD

    Jul 10, 2018

    The American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science & Technology featured research by Carla Ng, assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Pitt's Swanson School of Engineering, on the cover of its June 19 issue. Dr. Ng tracked the presence of a class of synthetic f...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24502450

    RISING CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS POSE A PREVIOUSLY UNRECOGNIZED THREAT TO MONARCH BUTTERFLIES

    Jul 10, 2018

    Milkweed leaves contain bitter toxins that help monarchs ward off predators and parasites, and the plant is the sole food of monarch caterpillars. In a multi-year experiment at the U-M Biological Station, researchers grew four milkweed species with varying levels of those protective compounds, which...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24512451

    SNC-LAVALIN PARTNERS WITH FLOREXX INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS TO BUILD UAE REFINERY

    Jul 09, 2018

    SNC-Lavalin has signed an agreement with Florexx International Investments to construct an advanced topping refinery in the United Arab Emirates. Advanced topping refineries use distillation columns to separate crude oil into products such as naphtha, diesel, and kerosene. The agreement includes the...

    INSTITUTION OF CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24462446

    LOOP INDUSTRIES INTRODUCES WORLD’S FIRST INTEGRATED UPCYCLING PROCESS FOR PET

    Jul 09, 2018

    As the next step in commercializing its Generation II technology, Loop Industries, Inc. (Terrebonne, Quebec) is designing a fully integrated manufacturing facility to upcycle waste PET and polyester fiber into virgin-quality Loop PET resin and polyester fiber. Loop is in the process of engaging engi...

    UBM ADVANCED MANUFACTURING
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24472447

    OPCW TO IDENTIFY PERPETRATORS OF CHEMICAL ATTACKS

    Jul 05, 2018

    The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has given itself new powers to assign blame for the attacks it investigates. Previously the OPCW was only allowed to conclude whether a chemical attack had taken place, and not point the finger at a specific group or country, regardless of the...

    ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24382438

    USVI: OIL REFINERY TO REOPEN UNDER $1.4B DEAL WITH ARCLIGHT

    Jul 05, 2018

    The U.S. Virgin Islands announced Monday that it reached a $1.4 billion deal to reopen one of the world's largest oil refineries in a move expected to boost the U.S. territory's economy. Gov. Kenneth Mapp said private equity firm ArcLight Capital Partners LLC will restart a refinery in St. C...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24392439

    AKZONOBEL SPECIALTY CHEMICALS TO UPGRADE ROTTERDAM CHLOR-ALKALI PLANT

    Jul 04, 2018

    AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals will upgrade its Rotterdam chlor-alkali plant to strengthen the development of the local industrial cluster. The company is preparing to invest in a second, independent production line for chlorine and caustic soda and will also implement a series of other upgrades, sta...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24432443

    STUDY REVEALS HOW POLYMERS RELAX AFTER STRESSFUL PROCESSING

    Jul 03, 2018

    The polymers that make up synthetic materials need time to de-stress after processing, researchers said. A new study has found that entangled, long-chain polymers in solutions relax at two different rates, marking an advancement in fundamental polymer physics. The findings will provide a better unde...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24342434

    ANALOG DEVICES UNVEILS INDUSTRY'S MOST ADVANCED BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SENSING INTERFACE IC

    Jul 02, 2018

    Analog Devices, Inc. announced today a new sensor interface IC that enables the next generation of intelligent electrochemical sensors. As the only solution available to incorporate potentiostat and Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) functionality on a single chip, the ADuCM355 precision a...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24352435

    MIXED HALIDE CHEMISTRY CAN BE USED TO CONTROL MAGNETISM IN ULTRATHIN MAGNETIC DEVICES

    Jul 02, 2018

    Physicists, chemists, and materials scientists have been probing the nature of layered magnetic materials for several decades, searching for clues to the properties of these materials that are more complex than they appear. Layered material resembles the structure of a book. From a distance, it look...

    BOSTON COLLEGE
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    EU CHEMICAL PRODUCTION RISES BY 1.2% IN FIRST QUARTER, PRICES UP BY 2.3%

    Jul 02, 2018

    Production of chemicals in the European Union grew by 1.2% in the period of January to April 2018 compared with the corresponding period of 2017, according to the latest Cefic chemical trends report. Output in some subsectors, such as cosmetics, paints, and coatings, and man-made fibers, rose by 2.4...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24312431

    GLOBAL CHEMICALS PRODUCTION CONTINUES ON A GOOD NOTE AS SECOND QUARTER PROGRESSES

    Jun 29, 2018

    Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that the global chemical industry continued on a good note as the second quarter progressed. ACC’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production rose 0.9 percent in May an...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24272427

    FIRST PHOSPHINE–SO2 ADDUCTS CHARACTERIZED

    Jun 28, 2018

    Sulfur dioxide is a useful reagent for inorganic and organic syntheses. However, it is a toxic gas and, thus, hard to handle. One approach to solve this problem is the preparation of solid adducts of SO2 with bases. Such adducts have been prepared using nitrogen bases. In contrast, no adducts betwee...

    ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24222422

    STANFORD AI RECREATES CHEMISTRY’S PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS

    Jun 28, 2018

    It took nearly a century of trial and error for human scientists to organize the periodic table of elements, arguably one of the greatest scientific achievements in chemistry, into its current form. A new artificial intelligence (AI) program developed by Stanford physicists accomplished the same fea...

    NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24252425

    SUPERCOMPUTERS HELP DESIGN MUTANT ENZYME THAT EATS PLASTIC BOTTLE

    Jun 27, 2018

    A dump truck’s worth of plastic empties into the ocean every minute. Worldwide, humankind produces over 300 million tons of plastic each year, much of which is predicted to last centuries to millennia and pollutes both aquatic and terrestrial environments. PET plastic, short for polyethylene t...

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24202420

    CHEMISTS TEACH AN ENZYME A NEW TRICK, WITH POTENTIAL FOR BUILDING NEW MOLECULES

    Jun 27, 2018

    We have found a completely new way to get enzymes to do a non-natural reaction,” said Todd Hyster, an assistant professor of chemistry. “A traditional perspective says that enzymes will only do one thing. This paper shows that this may not be true for all enzymes. More importantly, the s...

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    CHEMICAL ACTIVITY BAROMETER CONTINUES UPWARD CLIMB INTO THIRD QUARTER

    Jun 26, 2018

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), rose 0.1 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in June to 122.27. This marked the barometer’s tenth consecutive gain, following revisions. The barometer is up 4.1...

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    TIN-ARSENIC HETEROCUBANE SYNTHESIZED

    Jun 25, 2018

    Cubane is a cube-shaped hydrocarbon. As with many other organic compounds, making cubane analogues with heavier elements is difficult. Alexander Hinz and Jose M. Goicoechea, University of Oxford, UK, have synthesized a hetero-cubane of the type [RSnAs]4 (pictured, R = 2,6-dimesitylphenyl). The team ...

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    NATGASOLINE BEGINS COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION OF METHANOL

    Jun 25, 2018

    OCI and Consolidated Energy Limited (CEL) say Natgasoline, their 1.8 million metric tons/year (MMt/y) joint-venture methanol project at Beaumont, Texas, has begun commercial production.  OCI announced the project in November 2013. In April 2016, CEL, which is jointly owned by the Portman Group ...

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    US OIL & GAS METHANE EMISSIONS 60 PERCENT HIGHER THAN ESTIMATED

    Jun 22, 2018

    Significantly, researchers found most of the emissions came from leaks, equipment malfunctions and other "abnormal" operating conditions. The climate impact of these leaks in 2015 was roughly the same as the climate impact of carbon dioxide emissions from all U.S. coal-fired power plants o...

    UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=24072407

    CEMENTLESS FLY ASH BINDER MAKES CONCRETE 'GREEN'

    Jun 22, 2018

    Rice University engineers have developed a composite binder made primarily of fly ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, that can replace Portland cement in concrete. The material is cementless and environmentally friendly, according to Rice materials scientist Rouzbeh Shahsavari, who develope...

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    FACEBOOK'S STOCK MAY RISE BY MORE 10% SHORT-TERM

    Jun 22, 2018

    Facebook Inc.'s stock has surged to a record high over the past few days and is now up over 13.5% on the year, and up nearly 25% since the end of March. But now traders are betting shares of Facebook will continue to soar, perhaps more than 10% by the middle of July, from its current price of ar...

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    ENERGY STOCKS LIFT U.S. GAUGES AS OPEC BUOYS CRUDE: MARKETS WRAP

    Jun 22, 2018

    U.S. stocks climbed following gains in Europe as OPEC’s plans to boost output less than some investors had anticipated sent oil on a tear. Energy shares surged. The S&P 500 Index rose the most in a week even after Donald Trump revived concerns about a global trade war with a tweet threaten...

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    EPA UPDATES TSCA NEW CHEMICAL SUBMISSION GUIDANCE

    Jun 21, 2018

    The US EPA has published an updated copy of its guidance for submitting new chemicals for agency review under TSCA. The newest version of the document Points to consider when preparing TSCA new chemical notifications incorporates comments received on a November draft, including those made at a Decem...

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    U.S. SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKETS CONTINUE TO GAIN IN SECOND QUARTER

    Jun 21, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes continued to gain during the second quarter, increasing 0.5 percent in May after an upwardly revised 1.0 percent gain in April and a 0.4 percent gain in March. All changes in the data are reported on a three-m...

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    VELOCYS AND PQ PARTNER FOR CATALYST MANUFACTURING

    Jun 20, 2018

    Velocys plc (VLS.L), the renewable fuels company, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with PQ Corporation (PQ) for the supply of commercial quantities of Velocys’ proprietary catalyst to be used in multiple biorefineries incorporating its technology. PQ is a leading global provider of...

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    ANTI-BLOOD-CLOT POLYURETHANE FOR MEDICAL APPLICATIONS

    Jun 20, 2018

    Materials that are suitable for the contact with blood are useful for many medical devices and for cardiac applications such as support materials for tissue-engineered heart valves and grafts. Polymers are easy to produce and have the required mechanical strength, but can cause the formation of bloo...

    STANFORD UNIVERSITY
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    RECORD US NGL PRODUCTION IN 2017 STEMMED FROM ETHANE GROWTH - EIA

    Jun 19, 2018

    US production of natural gas liquids (NGL) has almost doubled since 2010, setting an annual record of 3.7m bbl/day in 2017, driven primarily by ethane production growth, the US Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Tuesday. The EIA expects ethane production to increase by another 440,000 b...

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    MODERN ALCHEMISTS ARE MAKING CHEMISTRY GREENER

    Jun 18, 2018

    Ancient alchemists tried to turn lead and other common metals into gold and platinum. Modern chemists in Paul Chirik's lab at Princeton are transforming reactions that have depended on environmentally unfriendly precious metals, finding cheaper and greener alternatives to replace platinum, rhodi...

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    SYNGENTA INCREASES NUMBER OF GM CORN SUPPLY AGREEMENTS WITH US ETHANOL PLANTS TO 31

    Jun 18, 2018

    Syngenta says it has signed agreements with 31 US ethanol plants, representing a combined 3 billion gallons/year of capacity, to use Syngenta's genetically-modified (GM) Enogen corn. Jeff Oestmann, the company's head of biofuel operations, told OPIS at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop...

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    CORE ELECTRON TOPOLOGIES IN CHEMICAL BONDING

    Jun 14, 2018

    YNU researchers resolve the age-old mystery of why silicon cannot replace carbon in organic compounds. A new benchmark quantum chemical calculation of C2, Si2, and their hydrides for the first time reveals a qualitative difference in the topologies of core electron orbitals of organic molecules and ...

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    20% POWER BOOST FOR NUSCALE’S SMALL NUCLEAR REACTOR

    Jun 13, 2018

    NuScale Power has announced that its small modular reactor (SMR) can generate 20% more power than originally planned. Small modular reactors have many advantages over full-size nuclear reactors: they can be made in factories and then transported to the site; they can be combined with renewable energ...

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    EVIDENCE FOR A NEW PROPERTY OF QUANTUM MATTER REVEALED

    Jun 13, 2018

    A theorized but the never-before detected a property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team of scientists reports. The team proved that a particular quantum material can demonstrate electrical dipole fluctuations - irregular oscillations of tiny charged poles on the material - eve...

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    TECHNOLOGY CLEARS WAY FOR ETHANOL-DERIVED JET FUEL

    Jun 13, 2018

    ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears th...

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    DSM LAUNCHES YIELD-BOOSTING CORN ETHANOL PLATFORM

    Jun 12, 2018

    DSM has launched a fermentation product that increases ethanol yields and reduces the production of glycerol in corn ethanol plants. Dubbed eBOOST, the product includes yeast, a license to proprietary DSM technology, and technical service from the company. Trials of the product showed ethanol yields...

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    INVESTMENT FRENZY DRIVING DOWN MARGINS IN BOPP FILM

    Jun 12, 2018

    In the space of two years, the bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film industry has moved from a scenario of modest capacity growth and improving margins to one where it seems everyone is struggling to make money thanks to another frenzy of investment in high-capacity BOPP film lines around th...

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    ROBUST MOF MATERIAL EXHIBITS SELECTIVE, FULLY REVERSIBLE AND REPEATABLE CAPTURE OF TOXIC ATMOSPHERIC GAS

    Jun 11, 2018

    Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove nitrogen dioxide gas from the atmosphere in ambient conditions. This discovery, confirmed by...

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    NEXT-GENERATION BATTERIES MARKET: FOCUS ON LITHIUM POLYMER, PRINTED, SOLID-STATE, THIN FILM AND ULTRA-THIN BATTERIES, 2018-2030

    Jun 11, 2018

    Batteries are considered amongst the most remarkable man-made inventions in history and have been the focus of an intense investigation by both scientists and engineers across the globe. Evolving from the primitive Voltaic Pile (the first electrical battery created in 1799), which used zinc and copp...

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    STEMMING THE FLOW OF PLASTIC WASTE

    Jun 08, 2018

    EUROPE has proposed a law banning or restricting single-use plastics, the UN has released a policy roadmap on how to restrict the use of plastic, and there have been a wave of pledges from people and companies worldwide to phase out the plastic that is causing extreme damage to the environment. Plas...

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    CAPTURING LIGHT IN A WAVEGUIDE ARRAY

    Jun 07, 2018

    Cheaper and more efficient photonic devices, such as lasers, optical fibers, and other light sources may be possible with confined light that is unaffected by imperfections in the material that confines it, according to new research. A team of physicists from Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh...

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    SINGLE ATOM CHANGES CLUSTER'S CATALYTIC ACTIVITY

    Jun 07, 2018

    Gold clusters which are stabilized by poly(N-vinyl-2-pyrrolidone) (Au:PVP) are promising for applications in catalysis. Small structural and electronic changes can improve their catalytic activity significantly. Doping the clusters with other metals, such as Ag or Pd, can induce such improvements.

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    WORLD’S FIRST LIQUID AIR STORAGE PLANT OPENS

    Jun 07, 2018

    The world’s first full-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant, which can store excess energy produced from renewable power, has been opened in the UK. In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 29% of all energy produced in the UK. However, wind and solar power are variable and greater amou...

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    INEOS MOVES FORWARD WITH GULF COAST ETHYLENE OXIDE PROJECT

    Jun 06, 2018

    INEOS Oxide announced that, following a detailed study, it is moving forward with the next stage of its project to construct an Ethylene Oxide (EO) and Ethylene Oxide Derivatives (EOD) facility on the U.S. Gulf Coast. It is planned that the asset will be operational in 2022.

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    THE GLOBAL CARBON BLACK MARKET IS EXPECTED TO REACH AN ESTIMATED $20.2 BILLION BY 2023 WITH A CAGR OF 5.6% FROM 2018 TO 2023

    Jun 06, 2018

    The future of the global carbon black market looks attractive with opportunities in the transportation, industrial, and building & construction, and packaging sectors. The global carbon black market is expected to reach an estimated $20.2 billion by 2023 with a CAGR of 5.6% from 2018 to 2023. Th...

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    NEW PRODUCTS: SILICONE GEL IDEAL FOR PROTECTING ELECTRONICS, OPTICAL COMPONENTS

    Jun 05, 2018

    Master Bond Inc. has introduced MasterSil 170 Gel, a solvent-free, transparent silicone product that is designed for situations where protection of sensitive electronics or optical components from thermal stresses is key. It is ideal for wire bonds, optical fibers, various chips, LEDs, and resistors...

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    REAL ORGANIC PROJECT MOVES ON WITH EFFORTS TO CREATE AN ADD-ON ORGANIC LABEL

    Jun 05, 2018

    The Real Organic Project (ROP) is moving on with efforts to create a new, add-on label for products derived through what the group says are more traditional organic methods than those reflected in USDA’s current organic label. A group of organic farmers and advocates dissatisfied with the dire...

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    CHOLESTEROL-BASED CARBENES FOR NANOPARTICLE CATALYSIS

    Jun 02, 2018

    N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHCs) are useful ligands for transition metal catalysis with tunable properties. They can not only be used in transition metal complexes but also to stabilize metal nanoparticles and modify their catalytic activity.

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    ROBOTS SHINE A LIGHT ON CHEMISTRY’S DARK SPACES

    May 31, 2018

    While most synthesis is aimed at making a reaction work, a team at pharma giant Merck & Co has been exploring chemical dark spaces – reactions that don’t work. Relying on robotics for reagent handling and analysis, the team ran over 3000 miniaturized carbon-nitrogen couplings to figu...

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    LOWE’S COMMITS TO PHASING OUT PAINT REMOVAL PRODUCTS WITH METHYLENE CHLORIDE AND NMP

    May 30, 2018

    Today, Lowe’s announced it will phase out paint removal products with the chemicals methylene chloride and NMP from its global product selection by the end of the year. This effort is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to bring safer, affordable options to customers. The company al...

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    DURABLE GOODS NUMBERS POINT TO CONTINUED GROWTH FOR PLASTICS

    May 30, 2018

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that U.S. manufacturers are reporting strong employment growth so far this year, with most coming from the durable goods sector. Some durable goods segments are huge end markets for plastics products (automobiles, for example), while others are not (fabricated metal pr...

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    CHEAP AND VERSATILE REAGENT FOR MAKING TRIFLUOROMETHYL ETHERS

    May 29, 2018

    Trifluoromethoxy groups (–OCF3) are common, e.g., in potent bioactive compounds. However, introducing the group into compounds is often difficult due to the fact that known trifluoromethoxylation reagents can be toxic, volatile, expensive, or not very reactive.

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    LUBRIZOL STARTS UP EXPANDED THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE UNIT IN OHIO

    May 29, 2018

    Lubrizol’s expansion efforts are a direct result of the company anticipating demand for specialty polymers and compounds to grow at double-digit rates. Nathan Deutsch, plant manager for the Avon Lake TPU production facility, notes that the expansion adds significant new capacity. The project w...

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    ZINC OXIDE MARKET TO WITNESS ENHANCED DEMAND FOR CHEMICALS, PHARMACEUTICALS AND AGRICULTURE APPLICATIONS TILL 2021

    May 28, 2018

    The global zinc oxide market is segmented by application and geography. Zinc oxide is an inorganic compound available in white powder form derived from three different processes such as direct, indirect and wet chemical process. Zinc oxide is insoluble in water but soluble in bases and acids. Zinc o...

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    POLYMER-DERIVED CERAMICS: GLOBAL MARKETS THROUGH 2022

    May 27, 2018

    The scope of the report covers the overview of the global market for polymer derived ceramics and analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, considering the base year of 2016, and providing estimates for 2017 to 2022 with a projection of CAGR in the forecast duration. The report includes...

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    U.S. SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKETS START SECOND QUARTER ON A STRONG NOTE

    May 25, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes started the 2nd quarter on a strong note, increasing 0.9 percent in April after an upwardly revised 0.5 percent gain in March and a 0.3 percent gain in February. All changes in the data are reported on a three...

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    EXXONMOBIL SETS METHANE REDUCTION TARGETS

    May 25, 2018

    ExxonMobil has announced plans to cut methane emissions by 15% and reduce flaring by 25% by 2020. Methane is a greenhouse gas that is the primary component of natural gas. Methane can leak when gas is extracted and transported, and the surge in natural gas production in recent years has led to incre...

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    WATER WOES LEAD EPA TO TOUGHEN FLUOROCHEMICAL RULES

    May 25, 2018

    The chemicals, which are also used in firefighting foams, upholstery, carpets and paper food packaging for their non-stick characteristics and process stability, have drawn widespread concern in recent years after turning up in drinking water supplies, sometimes at levels linked to health risks. Mor...

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    TECHNIQUE DOUBLES CONVERSION OF CO2 TO PLASTIC COMPONENT

    May 24, 2018

    Fossil fuels have long been the precursor to plastic, but new research from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and European collaborators could help send that era up in smoke - carbon dioxide, to be exact. Produced almost entirely from burning fossil fuels, carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmos...

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    HOW ORDER FIRST APPEARS IN LIQUID CRYSTALS

    May 24, 2018

    Liquid crystals undergo a particular type of phase change. At a certain temperature, their cigar-shaped molecules go from a disordered jumble to a more orderly arrangement in which they all point more or less in the same direction. LCD televisions take advantage of that phase change to project diffe...

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    3D X-RAYS MEASURE PARTICLE MOVEMENT INSIDE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

    May 23, 2018

    Lithium-ion batteries have come a long way since their introduction in the late 1990s. They're used in many everyday devices, such as laptop computers, mobile phones, and medical devices, as well as automotive and aerospace platforms, and others. However, lithium-ion battery performance still ca...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23262326

    FLEXIBLE, HIGHLY EFFICIENT MULTIMODAL ENERGY HARVESTING

    May 23, 2018

    A 10-fold increase in the ability to harvest mechanical and thermal energy over standard piezoelectric composites may be possible using a piezoelectric ceramic foam supported by a flexible polymer support, according to Penn State researchers. In the search for ways to harvest small amounts of energy...

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    CABOT TO SIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND GLOBAL CARBON-BLACK PRODUCTION CAPACITY

    May 22, 2018

    Cabot Corp. announced the addition of significant capacity to its worldwide network of carbon black plants. Through the combination of a plant expansion, operational improvements, and debottlenecking projects, Cabot is expanding its global capacity by over 300,000 metric tons/year (m.t./yr). Bart Ka...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=23232323

    RELEASE OF U.S. STUDY ON HEALTH EFFECTS OF PERFLUORINATED COMPOUNDS SOUGHT

    May 21, 2018

    Members of Congress are calling on the Trump administration to release a suppressed federal report on the health effects of four perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs) that taint drinking water in many areas across the U.S. In January, the Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry (ATSDR), part ...

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    MAKING CARBON NANOTUBES AS USABLE AS COMMON PLASTICS

    May 17, 2018

    Northwestern University's Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he's doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, Huang has discovered a way to make disperse ...

    NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S JIAXING HUANG
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    CLAIMS OF SPIKE IN US ANIMAL TESTING FOR NEW CHEMICALS DISPUTED

    May 17, 2018

    A major environmental organisation is disputing new claims by two animal rights groups that animal testing for new chemicals at the US Environmental Protection Agency rocketed in 2017. This was the first full year for the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (Tsca), which governs America’s che...

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    NANOFERTILISERS HAVE HUGE POTENTIAL BUT STUDIES SUFFER FROM SEVERE SHORTCOMINGS

    May 16, 2018

    Although small, nanosized fertilizers and pesticides pack a punch that might make them as much as 30% more effective than conventional crop chemicals. This is according to an analysis of 78 studies that examined nano fertilizers’ benefits. But it also revealed that characterization of nanomate...

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    TOTAL SEEKS WAIVER FROM US AUTHORITIES FOR HUGE SOUTH PARS 11 PROJECT IN IRAN

    May 16, 2018

    Total said today that unless it is granted a specific waiver for its huge South Pars 11 (SP11) energy project in Iran it will have to wind down all related operations. The news follows President Donald Trump’s announcement on 8 May that the United States is to withdraw from the Joint Comprehen...

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    LEVITATION YIELDS BETTER NEUTRON-LIFETIME MEASUREMENT

    May 14, 2018

    Being repulsive can have its advantages. In the case of an experiment at Los Alamos National Laboratory's linear accelerator, a repulsive magnetic field and a clever detector system are allowing ultracold neutrons to be levitated so their actual lifetimes can be more accurately measured. For the...

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    US EPA COMMITS TO ACT ON METHYLENE CHLORIDE PAINT STRIPPERS

    May 10, 2018

    The US EPA has announced it will move forward with finalizing its proposed rule addressing methylene chloride paint strippers. Issued in the final days of the Obama administration, the proposal would see a prohibition on consumer and commercial paint stripping uses for methylene chloride. It also pr...

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    HAWAII SET FOR FIRST EVER BAN ON TWO SUNSCREEN INGREDIENTS

    May 09, 2018

    Hawaii is poised to implement the world’s first ban on sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate, two that research has shown can harm coral reefs. The legislation passed Hawaii’s state House and Senate earlier this month. If signed into law by governor David Ige, the sale and distr...

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    U.S. PLASTICS RESIN PRODUCERS SET CIRCULAR ECONOMY GOALS TO RECYCLE OR RECOVER 100% OF PLASTIC PACKAGING BY 2040

    May 09, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) Plastics Division today announced three ambitious goals that crystalize U.S. plastics resin producers’ commitment to recycle or recover all plastic packaging used in the United States by 2040 and to further enhance plastic pellet stewardship by 2022...

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    MILACRON BRINGS BIG IRON TO NPE

    May 08, 2018

    Milacron has secured buyers for both the largest injection press at this NPE the Cincinnati, with 2,250 tons of clamping force and the largest Roboshot ever built, a 498-tonner that has an option to boost the all-electric press up to 550 tons.

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    FUELLING THE HYDROGEN ECONOMY WITH STRAW AND OLD NEWSPAPERS

    May 03, 2018

    Waste materials like straw and old newspapers could one day provide clean energy, thanks to a new process that converts non-food biomass into a stream of pure hydrogen. The researchers behind the work hope that this technology could enable agricultural and urban wastes to contribute to a future hydr...

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    CHALLENGING MIRROR MOLECULES MADE WITH STEREOCHEMISTRY DESTROYING REACTION

    Apr 26, 2018

    A substitution reaction known for destroying stereochemistry has been converted into a chirality-creating reaction to tackle one of the toughest organic chemistry challenges: making quaternary carbon centares. There is currently no perfect way to make quaternary stereocentres. Most methods rely on u...

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    SOLAR CHEMICAL PRODUCTION WHATEVER THE WEATHER

    Apr 26, 2018

    Artificial leaf no longer thwarted by clouds thanks to the thrifty real-time control system. Scientists can now produce chemicals using natural sunlight as an energy source under fluctuating light conditions, using a new real-time reaction control system.

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    AIR PRODUCTS RESULTS DRIVEN BY HIGHER VOLUMES

    Apr 26, 2018

    Air Products reported second-quarter net income from continuing operations increased 36.8% year-over-year to $416.4 million. Sales were up 9% YOY, to $2.2 billion due to high volumes and favorable currency. Adjusted earnings rose 20% YOY to $1.71/share, beating analysts' consensus estimate of $1...

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    UNLIMITED COMBINATIONS POSSIBLE FOR NEW RANGE OF ATOM THICK MATERIALS

    Apr 24, 2018

    An international team of researchers has developed what they claim is a way to make atomically thin layers of almost all conceivable transition metal chalcogenides (TMCs). These two-dimensional materials have a wide range of potential uses from electronics to catalysis, but until now only a small se...

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    U.S. SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKETS END FIRST QUARTER ON A GOOD NOTE

    Apr 23, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes ended the first quarter on a good note, increasing 0.4 percent in March after a 0.3 percent gain in February and a 0.1 percent gain in January. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving aver...

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    BIG BANKS SAVED $3.6 BILLION IN TAXES LAST QUARTER UNDER NEW LAW

    Apr 20, 2018

    An analysis by The Associated Press shows the nation's six big Wall Street banks saved at least $3.59 billion in taxes last quarter, thanks to the recently enacted Trump tax law. Banks typically kick off the earnings season, and their reports for the January-March quarter are giving investors an...

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    WELLS FARGO TO PAY $1 BILLION IN REGULATORY SETTLEMENT OVER ABUSES IN ITS AUTO AND MORTGAGE LOAN UNITS

    Apr 20, 2018

    Wells Fargo agreed to pay $1 billion to settle allegations from multiple regulators it engaged in lending abuses in its auto insurance and home loan businesses. The settlement, announced Friday with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, has been ...

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    FALLOUT FROM ROGUE US FORENSIC CHEMIST CONTINUES

    Apr 18, 2018

    The highest court in Massachusetts has effectively ordered the dismissal of more than 11,000 drug convictions, as they may be tainted by the misconduct of former Massachusetts forensics chemist Sonja Farak. Farak worked in a Massachusetts drug analysis lab from 2003 until her arrest in January 2013....

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    AIR LIQUIDE SIGNS HYDROGEN SUPPLY CONTRACT WITH COVESTRO

    Apr 18, 2018

    Air Liquide has signed a contract to supply hydrogen at polymer materials supplier Covestro’s production site in the port area of Antwerp, Belgium. Under the contract, Air Liquide will invest €80m to design, build and operate a ‘next-generation’ hydrogen production unit, SMR-X...

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    CHEMICAL - NEWS FOR TEST

    Apr 18, 2018

    voluntary associations, which may include nonprofit organizations business entities with an aim of gaining a profit financial entities and banks A company or association of persons can be created at law as a legal person so that the company in itself can accept limited liability for civil responsibi...

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    HALDOR’S SNOX PICKED FOR ORION’S CARBON BLACK PLANT IN US

    Apr 16, 2018

    Haldor Topsoe has secured a contract to install its sustainable emissions control technology, SNOX, in Orion Engineered Carbons’ carbon black production plant in Ivanhoe in Louisiana, US. The sustainable flue gas cleaning technology SNOX does not consume any reagents and water, aside from ammo...

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    HUNDREDS OF HELIUM COMPOUNDS COULD BE HIDING IN EARTH’S MANTLE

    Apr 16, 2018

    Overturning conventional wisdom about the periodic table’s most unreactive element, US chemists have found that helium can form compounds with many salts at the right pressures. This means there could be many more helium compounds than previously thought stored in Earth’s lower mantle, 7...

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    FUTURE-ORIENTED SPENDING BEGINS A TEPID RECOVERY IN THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY

    Apr 09, 2018

    After declining in 2016, future-oriented spending by the chemical industry went on the comeback trail in 2017. R&D spending increased last year, and while companies pulled back the reigns on capital spending, it was not as hard as they did in 2016. Spending levels reflected a year during which t...

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    BACTERIA "BREWING" TINY, HIGH-ENERGY CARBON RINGS

    Apr 07, 2018

    Caltech scientists have created a strain of bacteria that can make small but energy-packed carbon rings that are useful starting materials for creating other chemicals and materials. These rings, which are otherwise particularly difficult to prepare, now can be "brewed" in much the same wa...

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    ENGINEERS TURN PLASTIC INSULATOR INTO HEAT CONDUCTOR

    Apr 06, 2018

    Now a team of engineers at MIT has developed a polymer thermal conductor a plastic material that, however counter-intuitively, works as a heat conductor, dissipating heat rather than insulating it. The new polymers, which are lightweight and flexible, can conduct 10 times as much heat as most commer...

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    MOLECULAR CAGES COULD UNCOVER ELEMENT 114’S TRUE CHEMICAL NATURE

    Apr 06, 2018

    Flerovium might not belong [where it currently sits in the periodic table], so in other words, Mendeleev’s table is no longer true,’ says chemist John Despotopulos. His team at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, US, wants to capture the superheavy element in a molecular cage to fina...

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    SELF-HEALING METAL OXIDES COULD PROTECT AGAINST CORROSION

    Apr 04, 2018

    Researchers have found that a solid oxide protective coating for metals can, when applied in sufficiently thin layers, deform as if it were a liquid, filling any cracks and gaps as they form. The thin coating layer should be especially useful to prevent leakage of tiny molecules that can penetrate t...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22562256

    CHEMICAL TRADES UNSCATHED BY US/CHINA TRADE WAR – SO FAR

    Apr 03, 2018

    The recent announcement from US President Donald Trump to impose tariffs on products coming from China has sparked a trade war between the two countries. China has also been excluded from any exemption from the recently imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. The list of products targeted...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22572257

    THE CERIUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLES MARKET IS PROJECTED TO REACH USD 630.2 MILLION BY 2022 FROM USD 259.7 MILLION IN 2017, AT A CAGR OF 19.4%

    Mar 29, 2018

    The cerium oxide nanoparticles market is projected to reach USD 630.2 million by 2022 from USD 259.7 million in 2017, at a CAGR of 19.4% during the forecast period. Increasing demand for cerium oxide nanoparticles from various applications, such as biomedical and CMP is driving the cerium oxide nano...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22482248

    GLOBAL CHEMICALS PRODUCTION CONTINUES ON SOFT NOTE

    Mar 29, 2018

    Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council show that growth in global chemical production continued on a soft note in February. The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) indicates that global chemicals production fell 0.8 perce...

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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22492249

    SCIENTISTS SAY WE’RE ON THE CUSP OF A CARBON DIOXIDE–RECYCLING REVOLUTION

    Mar 29, 2018

    Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what if we could simply recycle all that wasted CO2and turn it into something useful? By adding electricity, water, and a variety of catalysts, scientists c...

    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE
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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22522252

    MITSUI CHEMICALS TO SET-UP PRODUCTION PLANT FOR MILASTOMER IN US

    Mar 26, 2018

    Japanese company Mitsui Chemicals has unveiled plans to establish a new facility in the US for the production of a soft resin known as Milastomer thermoplastic olefin elastomer. The new plant will be capable of producing 6,000t of Milastomer per annum and will be set-up at the Ohio-plant of Mitsui C...

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    NEW INNOVATIONS IN CELL-FREE BIOTECHNOLOGY

    Mar 23, 2018

    A Northwestern University-led team has developed a new way to manufacture proteins outside of a cell that could have important implications in therapeutics and biomaterials. The advance could make possible decentralized manufacturing and distribution processes for protein therapeutics that might, in...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22442244

    CHEMETALL LAUNCHES NEW LAB IN QUERETARO, MEXICO

    Mar 23, 2018

    Chemetall has opened a new laboratory at its 38,700ft² production and office facility in Queretaro, Mexico.The new and externally certified lab is expected to support simulation and product development in the surface treatment industry. Chemetall Mexicana managing director Ernesto Osorno said: ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22452245

    USING LIGHT TO TURN YEAST INTO BIOCHEMICAL FACTORIES

    Mar 22, 2018

    Researchers have used a combination of light and genetic engineering to controlling the metabolism, or basic chemical process, of a living cell. Building on techniques that already have transformed the field of neuroscience, the researchers used light to control genetically-modified yeast and increa...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22392239

    HARCROS CHEMICALS INC. IS THE LEAD REACH REGISTRANT FOR SODIUM GLUCOHEPTONATE

    Mar 21, 2018

    Harcros Chemicals Inc. is the lead REACH registrant for both liquid and crystal Sodium Glucoheptonate (H-Quest™ L 50) (CAS 31138-65-5) and Sodium D-glycero-D-gluo-heptonate (H-Quest™ C 100) (CAS 13007-85-7). For information on this registration please contact Samer Saba at reach@harcros....


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22402240

    TINY GELS SOP UP INTESTINAL TOXINS

    Mar 20, 2018

    Bacterial infections that target the intestine can cause conditions that range from uncomfortable to deadly. While it's easy to blame the bacteria, it's actually the toxins the bacteria produce that trigger inflammation, diarrhea, fever and cramps. Treatment strategies typically include indi...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22372237

    AIR PRODUCTS TO PROVIDE HYDROGEN FUELING EQUIPMENT TO CHINA ENERGY INVESTMENT GROUP'S FIRST HYDROGEN FUELING STATION IN CHINA

    Mar 19, 2018

    Air Products (NYSE: APD), a world-leading industrial gases company, today announced it has signed an agreement with state-owned Shenhua New Energy Co. Ltd. (New Energy), a subsidiary of China's energy conglomerate China Energy Investment Group Co., Ltd. (China Energy), to provide two hydrogen di...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22322232

    AMPAC FINE CHEMICALS ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITION TO THEIR EXECUTIVE TEAM

    Mar 19, 2018

    AMPAC Fine Chemicals (AFC) today announced that Lee Gauthier has joined AFC's executive team as Vice President of Operations responsible for manufacturing across all AFC's sites.  Gauthier will replace Joseph Campbell, who has announced his intention to retire after the completion of an...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22332233

    NEW SOFTWARE COULD RUN THE LAB OF THE FUTURE

    Mar 19, 2018

    Robots have repeatedly demonstrated that they can do the work that humans do. And chemists haven’t escaped this automation trend. Food, pharmaceutical, and other industries have sped up routine processes by using robots to sample and analyze products. Chemists have deigned programs like Chemat...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22362236

    TECHNICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SPECIALTY CHEMICALS STOCKS KRONOS WORLDWIDE, LYONDELLBASELL INDUSTRIES, PLATFORM SPECIALTY PRODUCTS, AND POLYONE

    Mar 16, 2018

    WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on KRO, LYB, PAH, and POL which can be accessed for free by signing up to. Today's research on WallStEquities.com is focused on the Specialty Chemicals industry, which is a...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22282228

    LONGEST CARBON–CARBON BOND YET PUSHES CHEMISTRY TO ITS LIMITS

    Mar 16, 2018

    The longest ever carbon–carbon bond has been created by researchers in Japan.1 At more than 1.8Å, this bond is longer than the maximum possible bond length calculated for certain alkanes and longer than the shortest non-bonding distance2 between two carbon atoms. ‘Looking for struc...


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    IN TERMS OF VALUE, THE CHEMICAL TANKERS MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 4.5% FROM 2017 TO 2022

    Mar 15, 2018

    The chemical tankers market is projected to grow from USD 26.63 billion in 2017 to USD 33.11 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2017 and 2022. Note: Chemical tankers market includes revenues earned through shipping of chemicals and related products. The flourishing chemical industry and incr...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22252225

    MFG CHEMICAL ACQUIRES GULF BAYPORT CHEMICALS LP

    Mar 15, 2018

    MFG Chemical, a specialty chemical manufacturer of polymers, surfactants and esters, announced today that it has acquired Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP ("GBC" or the "Company"). Headquartered in Houston, TX, with plant operations in Pasadena, TX, GBC is a manufacturer of maleic anhyd...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22212221

    CHEMISTS USE ABUNDANT, LOW-COST AND NON-TOXIC ELEMENTS TO SYNTHESIZE SEMICONDUCTORS

    Mar 14, 2018

    One of the problems for Javier Vela and the chemists in his Iowa State University research group was that a toxic material worked so well in solar cells. And so any substitute for the lead-containing perovskites used in some solar cells would have to really perform. But what could they find to repla...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22232223

    ZINC SULFIDE MARKET TO GROW OWING TO ENHANCED COMMERCIAL USAGE OF THE CHEMICAL COMPOUND GLOBALLY: RADIANT INSIGHTS, INC.

    Mar 14, 2018

    Global Zinc Sulfide Market is anticipated to grow at a higher CAGR in the estimated period. Zinc Sulfide (ZnS) is an important semiconductor with a large exciton binding energy at room temperature which makes ZnS nanoparticles cater to many applications in solar cells, gas sensor and anti-virus agen...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22202220

    CITGO HOSTS AMERICAN FUEL & PETROCHEMICAL MANUFACTURERS EXECUTIVE NETWORKING SOCIAL

    Mar 13, 2018

    CITGO Petroleum Corporation held an executive networking social on Monday evening after the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Annual Meeting in New Orleans, La.Industry executives and elected officials attended the reception for an evening of engaging conversation, Southern-Amer...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22142214

    CHEMICAL TOPOLOGY OF SILICA CAN INFLUENCE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MANY CHEMICAL PROCESSES THAT USE IT

    Mar 12, 2018

    Better known as glass, silica is a versatile material used in myriad industrial processes, from catalysis and filtration, to chromatography and nanofabrication. Yet despite its ubiquity in labs and cleanrooms, surprisingly little is known about silica's surface interactions with water at a molec...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22152215

    MRI TAGS STICK TO MOLECULES WITH CHEMICAL 'VELCRO'

    Mar 12, 2018

    Imagine attaching a beacon to a drug molecule and following its journey through our winding innards, tracking just where and how it interacts with the chemicals in our bodies to help treat illnesses. Duke scientists may be closer to doing just that. They have developed a chemical tag that can be att...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22102210

    CHEMICAL PROTECTIVE GLOVES MARKET GLOBAL INDUSTRY ANALYSIS, SIZE, SHARE, GROWTH, TRENDS AND FORECAST 2017 - 2026

    Mar 12, 2018

    Transparency Market Research examines the global chemical protection gloves for the forecast period 2017-2026. The main objective of this research report is to recognize the opportunities in various regional markets and deliver updates as well as information regarding the various aspects of global m...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22112211

    HOW TO SPARK A CHEMICAL CHAIN REACTION

    Mar 09, 2018

    Tailor-made protein drugs in the fight against cancer and other diseases are a step close, with the Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology at Flinders playing a part in one of the latest chemistry discoveries in effectively modifying therapeutic proteins. Just published in the Journal of the Am...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22062206

    NEW CHEMICAL MECHANISMS IDENTIFIED ON ROAD TO CLEANER, MORE EFFICIENT COMBUSTION

    Mar 08, 2018

    Sandia National Laboratories researchers have identified key chemical mechanisms for the first time that add to the fundamental knowledge of combustion chemistry and might lead to cleaner combustion in engines. Sandia researcher Nils Hansen and former postdoctoral appointee Kai Moshammer focused on ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22072207

    SPECIALTY CHEMICALS COMPANY CHINA XD PLASTICS SCHEDULES FOURTH QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE

    Mar 08, 2018

    China XD Plastics Company Limited "China XD Plastics" or the "Company"), one of China's leading specialty chemical producers engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of polymer composite materials primarily for automotive applications, today announced that it will rel...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22052205

    GLOBAL CHEMICALS PRODUCTION STABLE IN JANUARY

    Mar 07, 2018

    Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) shows that growth in global chemical production started 2018 on a neutral note. ACC’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production was stable in January, following a 0.3 perce...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22042204

    CHEMISTRY FOR A SUSTAINABLE PLANET

    Mar 06, 2018

    Large-scale production of value-added chemicals and fuels using renewable energy and carbon dioxide as feedstock is a major challenge in sustainable chemical research. Electrochemical reduction of CO2 has been regarded as a very interesting tool to convert atmospheric CO2 into commodity products. In...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22032203

    HARCROS CHEMICALS INC. ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH EMISSHIELD, INC.

    Mar 06, 2018

    Harcros Chemicals Inc., a major chemical distributor and manufacturer for over 100 years has become a strategic partner with Emisshield, Inc; the manufacturer of high emissivity ceramic coatings.Emisshield licensed this technology from NASA who used the principle of Emissivity in the space program t...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21992199

    RESEARCHERS CONVERT CO TO CO2 WITH A SINGLE METAL ATOM

    Mar 05, 2018

    Researchers from Washington State University and Tufts University have demonstrated for the first time that a single metal atom can act as a catalyst in converting carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide, a chemical reaction that is commonly used in catalytic converters to remove harmful gases from car ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=22002200

    WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THESE SPECIALTY CHEMICALS STOCKS? METHANEX, OLIN, ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS, AND PPG INDUSTRIES

    Mar 05, 2018

    WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community. Today we are offering reports on MEOH, OLN, OEC, and PPG which can be accessed for free by signing up to. On Friday, March 02, 2018, the NASDAQ Composite and the S&P 500 edged 1.08% and 0.51% higher, respecti...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21982198

    DIMETHYL MALEATE MARKET TOP MANUFACTURERS TCI CHEMICALS AND SHENZHEN JUNYAN

    Mar 02, 2018

    ReportsnReports.com includes 2018 Global Dimethyl Maleate Industry Research Report to Chemicals Section of its online business knowledge library. The report provides details regarding the Dimethyl Maleate industry is spread cross-wise over 105 pages, profiling 04 organizations and is upheld with 159...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21972197

    ACC COMMENTS ON ANNOUNCEMENT OF UNILATERAL TARIFFS ON STEEL AND ALUMINUM

    Mar 01, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) issued the following statement in response to President Trump’s announcement of unilateral tariffs of 25 percent for steel products and 10 percent for aluminum products on the basis of Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962:“We urge President ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21952195

    THE CHEMICAL LICENSING MARKET IS PROJECTED TO GROW AT A CAGR OF 5.2% FROM 2017 TO 2022

    Mar 01, 2018

    The chemical licensing market is estimated to be USD 10.72 billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 13.81 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2017 to 2022. The increasing population, expanding manufacturing industry, and growing regulatory requirements in the chemical industry are key facto...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21962196

    MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL IN STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS FOR MARKETING ZEOLITE MEMBRANES FOR BIOETHANOL PRODUCTION

    Feb 28, 2018

    Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation ("MCC") hereby announces strategic partnerships for marketing its zeolite membranes, ZEBREX (TM), for bioethanol production. The strategic partnerships consist of ICM, Inc. ("ICM") for North America and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui") f...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21872187

    EUROPEAN RESEARCH POLICY CHIEF REPLACED IN RESHUFFLE

    Feb 27, 2018

    Robert-Jan Smits was one of the most powerful people in EU R&D and instrumental in the development of the massive Horizon 2020 science programme. The European commission’s director-general of research and innovation Robert-Jan Smits is leaving the post after eight years. Smits has led the ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21892189

    CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES MARKET SIZE WORTH $6.86 BILLION BY 2025: GRAND VIEW RESEARCH, INC.

    Feb 27, 2018

    The global ceramic matrix composite (CMC) market size is projected to reach USD 6.86 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc., exhibiting a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period. CMCs have evoked keen interest from the aerospace and transportation sectors owing to s...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21902190

    HONEYWELL AND EQUATE SIGN AGREEMENT TO ENHANCE PRODUCTIVITY OF PETROCHEMICAL PLANTS IN KUWAIT

    Feb 26, 2018

    EQUATE is currently the owner and single-operator of several fully integrated world-class petrochemical complexes in Kuwait, North America and Europe. The company is Kuwait's first international petrochemical joint venture and the world's second-largest producer of ethylene glycol (EG)."...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21862186

    U.S. SPECIALTY CHEMICALS MARKETS START YEAR ON SLOWER NOTE

    Feb 23, 2018

    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that U.S. specialty chemicals market volumes gained 0.1 percent in January, following a 0.8 percent gain in December. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Weather may have played a role in the slow start to t...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21812181

    NEW U.S. GOVERNMENT RESEARCH STRONGLY SUPPORTS BPA SAFETY, SAYS AMERICAN CHEMISTRY COUNCIL

    Feb 23, 2018

    The U.S. government today released its Draft Report with results from the largest study ever conducted on bisphenol A (BPA). The results of the study, which is the key part of a multi-year in-depth research program, strongly support the safety of BPA. "The results of the CLARITY Core study once...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21822182

    STOCK REVIEW FOR SPECIALTY CHEMICALS INVESTORS AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS, DELTA TECHNOLOGY, FERRO, AND GCP APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES

    Feb 22, 2018

    WallStEquities.com strives to bring the best free research to the investment community.  Today we are offering reports on AXTA, DELT, FOE, and GCP which can be accessed for free by signing up to . According to Deloitte Global's 2018 chemical industry mergers and acquisitions outlook, global...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21692169

    NEW SYMMETRY-BREAKING METHOD OPENS WAY FOR BIOACTIVE COMPOUNDS

    Feb 22, 2018

    Many chemical molecules can exist in nature together with their mirror counterparts; like hands, two compounds can be made up of the same atoms in the same overall structure but in opposite orientations, i.e. left-handed and right-handed. This phenomenon of symmetry is called "chirality", ...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21702170

    EVOLUTION PLAYS MANY TRICKS AGAINST LARGE-SCALE BIOPRODUCTION

    Feb 21, 2018

    The transition towards sustainable biobased chemical production is important for green growth, but productivity and yield of engineered cells frequently decrease in large industry-scale fermentation. This barrier to commercialization of more bioprocesses is largely ascribed to the physical inefficac...


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    https://Chemical.report/news-article.aspx?ID=21632163

    U.S. CHEMICAL PRODUCTION STARTS THE YEAR ON A SOFT NOTE

    Feb 21, 2018

    According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) fell 0.4 percent in January, following a 2.2 percent gain in December, and a 1.8 percent gain in November, as measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. During January, chemical out...


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