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All Aboard!Dow Chemical Takes the Leadin Safeguarding Rail Cars

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

Dow Chemical announced it will be the first major U.S. chemical company to equip its hazardous material rail tank cars with global positioning systems (GPS) to immediately detect tampering with or damage to the tankers.

Good News for Natural Gas

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

High inventories, a mild hurricane season and off-peak demand have spurred the recent drop in U.S. natural gas costs, but other factors could keep prices modest during the next two to three, says Michelle Michot Foss, an energy economist at the Center for Energy Economics at the University of Texas.

It's a Two-Pronged Approach to Recycling

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

The U.S. polyurethane industry is focusing on two ways to improve the availability of recycled scrap polyurethane or PU.

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Chemical Company Coalition:Is Cure Worse Than Disease?

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

DuPont and other chemical producers have joined a growing coalition of companies concerned that government zeal to curb corporate fraud may choke U.S. capital markets and starve businesses large and small of investment cash.

Are You Really Prepared? Survey Says...

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Five years after 9/11 and one year after Hurricane Katrina, most chemical industry professionals feel they are prepared to handle a disaster, with 83 percent reporting that their disaster response plans are good, very good or excellent.

Merger

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Safe Life Corp. and Triosyn Corp. have merged to create an advanced provider of technologies to protect against viral microbial threats.

The Red and Green of Drug Delivery

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

A Purdue University researcher has explained for the first time the details of how drugs are released within a cancer cell, improving the ability to deliver drugs to a specific target without affecting surrounding cells.

Acquisition

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Greif Inc., Delaware, OH, has acquired Delta Petroleum Co. Inc. from Riverside Co. in Cleveland, OH.

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Expansions (1370)

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Lubrizol Corp., Cleveland, plans to make a multi-million dollar investment to increase production capacity at its Avon Lake, OH, facility.

New Plants

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Trelleborg AB, Sweden, has opened a manufacturing facility for its Sealing Solutions business in China's Shanghai region.

Noteworthy (1364)

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

International Dispensing Corp., a developer of proprietary dispensing solutions in Hanover, MD, and Steuben Foods, one of the nation's largest low-acid aseptic producers based in Jamaica, NY, have entered into a long-term agreement under which Steuben will market three aseptic bag-in-box product lines featuring IDC's Fresh Flow Tap.

Cosmetic Industry Defends Nanoparticles

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) has filed comprehensive comments with the FDA on the science and regulation of nanoparticles in personal care products.

People News (1366)

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Dr. James C. Stevens, renowned chemist at Dow Performance and Chemicals R&D, was honored as the Society of Chemical Industry's 100th Perkin Medal recipient at last month's annual dinner in Philadelphia.

Pros & Cons:Global Energy Day DebateQuestions Real Value ofBioethanol

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

A professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered strong remarks about bioethanol at last month's Global Energy Day in New York.

Tip of the Month (1356)

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

Patent attorneys at the Buskop Law Group in Houston, TX, suggest using the phrase "patent-pending" whenever possible and appropriate in product descriptions, signs and advertisements.

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