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Polyolefin Change in China

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

New polyolefins capacities, which have more than doubled production in south China, could slow down imports in the first quarter of next year, say industry sources

New Bioethanol Powerhouses

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

Bioethanol production capacity in the EU's 10 new member states is likely to increase nearly 10 times by 2008 from 2005 levels, according to a report released by the European Commission.

Europe Wants More...and Less

October 9, 2006 11:46 am | Comments

Sales in the European market for emulsifiers in personal care are likely to grow by around 62 percent to $532 million by 2012, despite concerns over their possible carcinogenic properties.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Acquisition

October 9, 2006 11:45 am | Comments

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

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.

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.

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.

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