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Clearing the Air in Spat Over Household Fresheners

August 14, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

Has a spat between the European Consumers' Organization (BEUC) and Sara Lee Household and Body Cara created a pivotal moment in the relationship between the consumer and the chemical industry?

Dow Chemical Plan Stresses Quality of Life

August 14, 2006 6:38 am | Comments

Dow Chemical has launched its second 10-year sustainability plan with chairman Andrew Liveris saying the company's goal is no less than to improve the quality of life for mankind — and Dow's bottom line.

ACC Focuses on Ratings

August 14, 2006 6:34 am | Comments

The American Chemistry Council is preparing for the next phase of its "essential2" public education campaign, launching a new round of national TV and print ads in late September.


China Accepts Aromatics

August 14, 2006 6:33 am | Comments

Urumqi Petrochemical, a subsidiary of Chinese energy major PetroChina, has received approval from the central government to build a world-scale aromatics complex in western China.

GTL Plant Ready in Qatar

August 14, 2006 6:32 am | Comments

The world's first commercial-scale gas-to-liquid (GTL) plant was commissioned last month in Qatar, according to Foster Wheeler, which designed the facility.

Brazil's IPQ Has New Resin

August 14, 2006 6:29 am | Comments

Brazilian petrochemicals producer Ipiranga Petroquimica (IPQ) has begun production of a new grade of pressure-resistant high-density polyethylene called PE-100 for use in the construction of natural gas pipelines and sewage systems as well as for underwater applications.

Strong Growth Seen for Fillers

August 14, 2006 6:27 am | Comments

North American use of chemically modified fillers and reinforcements in plastics is expected to grow to nearly 4 billion pounds per year by 2010, outstripping the growth rate in plastics by 1-2 percent per year, according to Pennsylvania-based Principia Partners.

Another First for ExxonMobil

August 14, 2006 6:25 am | Comments

The Indian government has approved plans by Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) to use ExxonMobil's alkylate and diesel de-sulpherization technology.


California Panel Seeks Chemical Rail Car Ban

August 14, 2006 6:21 am | Comments

A California state legislative committee has approved a bill to ban many railroad chemical tank cars in the state despite opposition by much of the chemical industry.

Ban on Chemicals in Baby Products Sparks Debate

August 14, 2006 6:15 am | Comments

California's plastics and chemicals industries are regrouping following a vote by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors to ban the commercial manufacture, sale and distribution of baby products containing bisphenol A or some phthalate forms including polyvinyl chloride.

Metering Valve

August 11, 2006 11:40 am | Comments

The Series 100 Accu-Flo Metering Valve is designed for precision gas admissions in various vacuum processes and the control of systems pressures as low as 1 x 10-11 Torr.

Submersible Pressure Transducer

August 11, 2006 11:40 am | Comments

The Model 595 digitally compensated submersible pressure transducer's integral specific gravity compensation gives a true level reading

Universal Temperature and Process Controllers

August 11, 2006 11:40 am | Comments

User-friendly, field-configurable and versatile, CN8200 Series temperature and process controllers have a large dual LED display.

Infrared Cameras

August 11, 2006 11:40 am | Comments

A first in infrared imaging technology for PDM applications, the M7800 and M7815 cameras introduce a high-resolution 320 x 240 UFPA detector with a 60 Hz refresh rate.

Heat-Shrinkable Tubing

August 11, 2006 11:40 am | Comments

PEEKshrink heat-shrinkable tubing provides a "shrink to fit" layer of protection for sensitive wires and other components used in fluid handling systems, aeronautics and automobiles, electronics, telecom hardware and oil exploration equipment.


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