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  • SOCMA Renews Call for Permanent Security Standards in Senate Testimony

    In testimony to a key Senate panel, the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) has again urged Congress to make the current risk-based chemical facility security standards permanent, or at least reauthorize the program until 2015. In remarks to a hearing before the Senate...

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  • Koppers Acquires Cindu Chemicals

    Koppers Holdings Inc. has announced that one of its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Koppers International B.V., has completed a transaction to acquire 100% of the outstanding shares of privately-owned Cindu Chemicals B.V. from joint owners Cindu B.V. and Corus Staal B.V. for an undisclosed purchase...

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  • Eastman Sues DAK Americas LLC to Protect Technology

    Eastman Chemical Co. has filed a lawsuit against DAK Americas LLC in connection with its unauthorized use of IntegRex PET technology. Eastman developed the innovative technology for the production of PET, and continues to protect this technology with a robust patent portfolio. Eastman will...

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  • Bemis Completes Acquisition of Alcan Packaging Food Americas

    Bemis Company, Inc. has completed its acquisition of the Food Americas operations of Alcan Packaging, a business unit of Rio Tinto plc. Under the terms of the $1.2 billion transaction, Bemis acquired 23 Food Americas flexible packaging facilities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and...

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  • ACC Gains Six New Members, Offers Dues Credit

    Cal Dooley, American Chemistry Council (ACC) president and CEO, has announced a 10 percent reduction in dues for the coming year and the addition of six companies as new members. The new member companies include five chemical manufacturers and ACC’s first “affiliate member,” a...

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  • Evonik Acquires Catalyst Business from H.C. Starck

    Evonik Industries has acquired the catalyst business of H.C. Starck GmbH based in Goslar, Germany. The know-how and technology relating to the production and use of Amperkat catalysts have therefore been transferred to Evonik. Following a transition phase, Evonik will produce these catalysts in...

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Completes Acquisition of Ahura Scientific

    Ahura Scientific Inc., the leader in field-deployed analytical instruments for human health and public safety, today announced the close of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.’s acquisition of the company. The acquisition expands Thermo Fisher’s technology portfolio with a suite of...

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  • Hapman Offers 24-Hour Customer Service

    Customer service technicians are available 24/7 on Hapman’s hotline – 800-427-6260 – to offer free technical assistance on its conveyors and material-handling systems.  “Many of our customers are running leaner than ever and often require additional technical...

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  • Atlas Copco Completes Acquisition of Quincy Compressor

    Atlas Copco has completed the acquisition of Quincy Compressor from EnPro Industries, with the exception of Quincy’s Chinese operations, where regulatory approvals from relevant local authorities are still pending. Quincy Compressor designs and manufactures reciprocating compressors,...

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  • Sly Announces New Representation in Minnesota

    Sly Inc. has announced the opening of a new sales representative office in Minnesota. Bulk Process Equipment (BPE) of Isanti, MN is representing Sly in the states of Minnesota, North Dakota, and portions of South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Bulk Process Equipment was formed in 1999 by Wayne...

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