Speaking at a forum hosted by the Chemical Industry Council of California, representatives from U.S. chemical companies said a proposed overhaul of California's chemical regulations could cause more problems than it's intended to solve.
The U.S. is expected to embrace a globally harmonized system (GHS) that packages, classifies and labels chemicals.
JPMorgan analysts believe transportation and other derivative markets offer the best opportunity for investors to capitalize on the fast-growing ethanol industry. “Investment in the ethanol complex anywhere in the world is fundamentally a play on government regulation.
Nova Chemicals says it will introduce a new family of styrene maleic anyhydride copolymer resins to be used in products for microwavable packaging.
A refinery expert is predicting that high crude oil prices will lead to a global decline in ethylene and derivates consumption growth in 2007 and beyond.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Indian government has approved plans by Reliance Petroleum Limited (RPL) to use ExxonMobil's alkylate and diesel de-sulpherization technology.
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.
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.