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  • EPA Proposes New Chemical Plant Safety Guidelines

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to revise its Risk Management Program (RMP) regulations to improve chemical process safety, assist local emergency authorities in planning for and responding to accidents, and improve public awareness of chemical hazards at regulated...

  • Accetta to Retire after 32 Years with Kalenborn Abresist

    Joe Accetta, president of Kalenborn Abresist Corp., has announced that he will be retiring in May 2016.        A 1973 graduate of Northwestern University, Accetta was originally employed as vice president of sales in 1983, and was named president in 1990. He has served...

  • Dow Announces Urethanes Class Action Litigation Settlement

    The Dow Chemical Co. has entered into a settlement agreement to resolve the In re Urethanes Class Action litigation. In this settlement agreement, Dow has agreed to pay the plaintiff class $835 million. This settlement agreement is conditioned on the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hold Dow...

  • Dow, Nordmeccanica to Collaborate on Packaging

    To further accelerate the development of packaging innovation, The Dow Chemical Co. announces a global innovation and business development agreement with Nordmeccanica SpA, a worldwide leader in coating, laminating, and metallizing machinery. Both companies see enormous potential to advance...

  • OSHA Fines Plastic Manufacturer 82K

    Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Appleton Area Office cited Plastic Engineering Co., Sheboygan, WI, on February 22, 2016, for one willful, five serious, and one other-than-serious safety violation. OSHA opened an...

  • Chemical Activity Barometer Slips

    The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), slipped 0.1 percent in February following flat performance in January and two months of revised gains in November and December 2015. All data is measured on a three-month moving...

  • Motion Industries to Acquire Epperson and Co.

    Effective February 22, Motion Industries Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Genuine Parts Co., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Epperson and Co., an industrial distributor specializing in material handling products and services since 1932. Execution of the transaction is expected...

  • U.S. Specialty Chemicals Year off to Soft Start

    The Specialty Chemicals Market Volume Index, a tool created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), fell in January, dropping 0.5 percent on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis after a 0.1 percent decline in December. Weakness in 2015 was centered in oilfield chemicals and a few other...

  • Dupont, Dow Announce New Agriculture Company Details

    DuPont and The Dow Chemical Co. announced the U.S. site structure for the global agriculture leader the companies intend to create following the planned separation of DowDuPont into three independent, publicly traded companies. The corporate headquarters for the ariculture company will be...

  • Siemens Announces New Partnership

    Siemens Analytical Products and Solutions announces a partnership with Process Technology Inc. (PTI). The new partnership will focus on the Rocky Mountain region, as PTI is based out of Salt Lake City, UT. PTI is a process analyzer, instrumentation, and automation control company operating...