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  • OSHA seeks opinions on illness prevention

    Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration wants chemical manufacturers, chemical users and other stakeholders to give the agency their opinions on how best to prevent illnesses caused by workplace exposure to hazardous substances, the agency said. OSHA Administrator David...

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  • Back in the SBR business; Lion Copolymer agrees to buy Ashland's factory

    Oct 20, 2014

    COVINGTON, Ky.—Lion Copolymer Holdings L.L.C. has reached an agreement to buy Ashland Inc.'s elastomers business for an undisclosed amount, returning Lion Copolymer to the emulsion SBR business less than a year after it closed its SBR factory. The deal, when finalized, will bring Lion...

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  • Circuit court orders Dow to pay fine

    Oct 20, 2014

    DENVER—The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver has rejected Dow Chemical Co.'s appeal of a $1.06 billion verdict in a price fixing case involving polyurethane chemicals. In February 2013, a jury before Kansas City federal district court found Dow had participated in a conspiracy between ...

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  • Polychem selects Chemroy as Canadian distributor

    Oct 17, 2014

    MIDDLEFIELD, Ohio—Polychem Dispersions has selected Chemroy Canada Inc. as its exclusive distributor in Canada, effective Nov. 1.

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  • Trinseo realigns divisions, executive roles

    Oct 17, 2014

    BERWYN, Pa.—Trinseo S.A., formerly known as Styron L.L.C., is realigning its business divisions, creating two new business groups—Performance Materials and Basic Plastics and Feedstocks, and changing roles for some top executives.

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  • VMI machines help automate tire industry

    Oct 17, 2014

    AKRON—Much of the Western world is looking for a so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution,” and automated machinery can be a big part of that effort, according to Jan Grashuis, vice president of global research and development for VMI Holland B.V.

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