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Goodyear Aims To Use Rice Husk Byproduct In Tires

September 29, 2014 11:15 am | by Mark Gillispie, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of the world's biggest tire manufacturers is taking another step toward more environmentally friendly production by incorporating a byproduct created by the burning of rice husks into a material used in high-end tires.     

Treated Fracking Water Produces Potentially Harmful Compounds

September 24, 2014 3:26 pm | by American Chemical Society | News | Comments

Concerns that fluids from hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," are contaminating drinking water...

Pace Of Growth Slows For Second Consecutive Month

September 23, 2014 4:46 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Articles | Comments

The Chemical Activity Barometer continued to see an easing of growth this month, with a 0.1...

Mexico Warns Arizona About River Spill

September 23, 2014 10:17 am | by ASTRID GALVAN, BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press | News | Comments

Authorities are testing water from the San Pedro River in southern Arizona that may be...

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BASF, Cargill & Novozymes Achieve Another Milestone In Bio-Based Acrylic Acid

September 22, 2014 12:03 pm | by BASF | News | Comments

BASF, Cargill and Novozymes announced the achievement of another milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials.                           

The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Chemical Production Accelerated During August

September 22, 2014 11:58 am | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) continued to expand, rising by 0.5 percent in August on the heels of a 0.4 percent gain in July.                       

Merck To Buy St. Louis Sigma-Aldrich

September 22, 2014 10:48 am | by DAVID McHUGH, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

German drug company Merck says it has agreed to buy St. Louis-based chemical firm Sigma-Aldrich Corp. for $17 billion in a deal Merck says will strengthen its business in chemicals and laboratory equipment.                      

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Bankruptcy Judge Approves $2.9M WV Spill Settlement

September 18, 2014 9:52 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia has approved a $2.9 million settlement to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in a January chemical spill.                                             

Trian Wants DuPont To Split Its Business

September 17, 2014 10:07 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Activist investor Nelson Peltz's Trian Fund Management LP wants DuPont to separate its business into two companies in an effort to boost shareholder value and improve its financial performance.                                            

WV Spill Hearings Postponed For A Year

September 16, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A lawsuit against a water company, chemical producer, airport and others over a January chemical spill won't get a hearing for another year.                                     

Chemical Reform Bill Faces Uphill Senate Battle

September 15, 2014 10:03 am | by FREDERIC J. FROMMER, Associated Press | News | Comments

Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their chemical regulation bill to committee chairwoman Barbara Boxer, who told The Associated Press this week that the draft still falls short.

Eastman Chemical Buys Taminco For $1.73B

September 11, 2014 3:51 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Eastman Chemical said in a statement that the acquisition will strengthen Eastman Chemical's presence in markets such as food, feed and agriculture. It also provides opportunities to speed up growth in the personal care, coatings and oil and gas.

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Blast Rocks Chemical Waste Plant

September 10, 2014 10:27 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An explosion rocked a chemical waste facility Tuesday night near Bremen in northwestern Germany, injuring several people, police said.                                             

The economic reports this week were mixed with several reports coming in weaker than expected.

Chemical Industry Continues To Climb

September 8, 2014 3:51 pm | by American Chemistry Council | Articles | Comments

A leading economic indicator created continued to see moderated upward growth last month, with a 0.2 percent gain over July as measured on a three-month moving average. Though the pace of growth has slowed, current gains are trending up a solid 4.3 percent over this time last year, and the barometer remains at its highest level since January 2008. 

The Business Of Chemistry By The Numbers

September 8, 2014 12:19 pm | by American Chemistry Council | News | Comments

Chemistry is essential to our economy and plays a vital role in the creation of ground-breaking products that make our lives and our world healthier, safer, more sustainable and more productive.                                

Lavender Farmers Rebel Against Chemical Rules

September 8, 2014 10:17 am | by SYLVIE CORBET, Associated Press | News | Comments

The sweet smell of lavender is tinged with bitterness this year in the south of France, as farmers who harvest the flower protest European regulations linking the plant to chemical toxins.                              

Nebraska Fertilizer Plant Layoffs

September 8, 2014 10:08 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A southeast Nebraska agriculture manufacturing plant will close part of its operations and eliminate more than half its workforce by November.                                                       

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FMC Purchases Cheminova For $1.8B

September 8, 2014 9:59 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

FMC is buying a Danish insecticide company for $1.8 billion. The diversified chemical company based in Philadelphia will fold Cheminova into its agricultural solutions business.                 

$3B ND Fertilizer Plant Moves Foward

September 8, 2014 9:52 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

CHS Inc. announced Friday that it is moving forward with a plan to build a $3 billion fertilizer plant near Jamestown, using abundant natural gas from North Dakota's oil patch as a feedstock.                        

Royal Dutch Shell said Friday it is selling its Australian gasoline stations and refinery to energy trader Vitol Group for 2.9 billion Australian dollars ($2.6 billion).

Shell Seeks Permits For Moorings Near Plant

September 5, 2014 10:11 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Shell Chemical LP has applied for a permit to build two docks and 24 smaller structures to moor barges near the site of its proposed petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania.                                   

Kansas Chemical Company Under Investigation

September 4, 2014 9:53 am | by ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. environmental regulators are investigating a Kansas chemical manufacturing company over allegations it unlawfully disposed of fluids down a well in violation of federal safe drinking water laws, unsealed search warrants show.              

Chevron Phillips Chemical Sells Business For $220M

September 4, 2014 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chevron Phillips Chemical is selling its high-performance engineering polymer business for $220 million.                                             

A handful of the hundreds of creditors seeking compensation from the company at the center of West Virginia's chemical spill that deprived residents of usable tap water for days questioned top executives Tuesday in bankruptcy court.

Utility Opposes $2.9M Deal In WV Spill Case

September 3, 2014 9:57 am | by JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press | News | Comments

 A utility is opposing a $2.9 million bankruptcy settlement that would fund projects to benefit 300,000 people whose water was contaminated in January.                                   

Toward Safer Anhydrous Ammonia

September 2, 2014 10:14 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

An effective but dangerous pressurized gas known as anhydrous ammonia has been used for years to deliver nitrogen to soil and crops, and a safer delivery method that uses dry pellets is becoming an increasingly popular alternative.

The Chemistry Behind BBQ

August 28, 2014 3:53 pm | by Institute of Food Technologies | News | Comments

It's that time of the year again when people are starting to fire up the grill for tailgating season! IFT spokesperson Guy Crosby, PhD, CFS provides insight into the food science behind BBQ.                      

Scientists Call For Halt In Non-Essential Use Of Fluorochemicals

August 28, 2014 10:24 am | by Technical University of Denmark - National Food Institute | News | Comments

A number of leading international researchers, amongst others from the National Food Institute, Technical University of Denmark, recommend that fluorochemicals are only used where they are absolutely essential, until better methods exist to measure the chemicals and more is known about their potentially harmful effects.

DuPont Fined $1.3M Over WV Chemical Leaks

August 28, 2014 10:00 am | by JOHN RABY, Associated Press | News | Comments

DuPont will pay a fine of $1.275 million to settle a federal complaint over eight chemical releases from a Kanawha County production facility, one of which killed a worker.                       

The Future Of Plastics Manufacturing In The U.S.

August 27, 2014 1:00 am | by Steve Erickson, VP of Sales & Engineering, First American Plastic | Articles | Comments

The future of plastic manufacturing in the United States is far from certain, but many trends are beginning to take shape. From the accelerating pace of 3D printing innovation to new production procedures, plastic manufacturing will likely continue to be a strong yet steadily changing segment of the manufacturing industry overall.

Emergency Response Plans Demanded As Part Of Chemical Spill Probe

August 25, 2014 9:55 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Regulators ordered a water company under investigation for its chemical spill response to produce emergency plans and information potentially protected by anti-terrorism laws.                     

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