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  • Dow Reaches Proposed Comprehensive Settlement Agreement with US EPA and DOJ

    The Dow Chemical Company’s Michigan Operations in Midland, MI, has reached a proposed comprehensive settlement agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ). The agreement encompasses air, water, and waste issues identified...

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  • Evonik Successfully Closes Divestment of Its Carbon Black Business

    Evonik Industries successfully completed the divestment of its carbon black activities on July 29, 2011. The new owners are the investors Rhône Capital and Triton Partners. Including the assumption of certain obligations, the transaction is valued at more than €900 million. The carbon...

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  • Modern "Lean" Thinking in Solid Dosage Manufacturing Seminar

    Quadro Engineering, Matcon, Fitzpatrick, FMC, K-Tron, and WayAhead Systems are presenting a free, one-day technical seminar on September 15, 2011 at the Hilton Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, NJ, that will examine a wide range of "Lean" related topics in solid dosage materials handling and...

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  • Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agere Pharmaceuticals Collaborate

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a world leader in serving science, announced a cooperation agreement with Agere Pharmaceuticals Inc., which will enable customers to accelerate formulation development of pharmaceutical compounds. The partnership is intended to reduce time and cost during proof of...

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  • SOCMA Welcomes 13 Members in First Half of 2011

    The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA) announced that an increasing number of specialty chemical manufacturers and service providers are turning to the association for networking opportunities and expert advice on international trade issues. On July 12, SOCMA’s Board of...

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  • Elements of Applied Process Engineering Course Offered

    The Center for Professional Advancement is offering “Elements of Applied Process Engineering”, September 19-21, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This course fills the void between the curriculum of a theoretical education and the practical demands of applied process engineering or...

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  • Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Improves in July

    The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation (the Foundation) released the July 2011 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI). Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations...

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  • CPI Seeks Nominations for Polyurethane Innovation Award

    The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council has announced the call for entries for its 2011 Polyurethane Innovation Award. The award winner will be announced during the closing session of the Polyurethanes 2011 Technical Conference, September 26-28 at the...

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  • Matcon Group Ltd and Nisshin Engineering Company Ltd Sign New Distributorship Agreement

    Matcon Group Ltd, Evesham, UK (Matcon) and Nisshin Engineering Company Ltd, Tokyo, Japan (NECO) have announce the signing of a new distributorship agreement that took place at Matcon’s new headquarters in Evesham, Worcestershire, UK on July 4, 2011. The agreement was signed by Dr. Yukiyoshi...

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  • Maguire Promotes Frank Kavanagh to Vice President of Sales

    Maguire Products Inc. has promoted Frank Kavanagh to the position of vice president of sales. Kavanagh will be responsible for Maguire’s sales activities worldwide and will directly supervise agents and distributors in the U.S., Latin America, and Australia, regions not served by the company...

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