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Dow Water Solutions launches joint development partnership with Virginia Tech and University of Texas at Austin

Multi-year joint development agreement will develop oxidation-resistant reverse osmosis membranes

28-Aug-2008

Dow Water Solutions, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company (Dow), has reached a multi-year joint development partnership with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and University of Texas at Austin (UT). Under the agreement, Dow Water Solutions will collaborate ...

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Rohm and Haas Commends Distinguished Scientists and Engineers

Prestigious Otto Haas and NOVA Awards are the Top Research Honor in Company’s Technology Community

27-Aug-2008

Rohm and Haas Company honored the recipients of its annual Otto Haas Award and NOVA Awards. The recipient of the Otto Haas Award for Technical Excellence is Doug Abrams, Senior Technical Associate, Specialty Materials Process Technology, PBM Scale-up Group. According to the company, Abrams' ...

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TVA fertilizer technology used worldwide - but few new products since 1970s

27-Aug-2008

About 75% of fertilizers and fertilizer technology used around the world today were developed or improved during the 1950s to 1970s by scientists and engineers at the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in the United States, says John Shields, a former TVA official. Shields is now Interim Director ...

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PPG declares force majeure on architectural, residential, specialty glass products

26-Aug-2008

PPG Industries announced that it has declared force majeure on architectural, residential and specialty glass products as a result of torrential rains last week at its Wichita Falls, Texas, glass manufacturing facility, which flooded the plant’s basement and damaged critical process equipment. ...

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Chevron Announces Plans to Construct Base Oil Manufacturing Facility in Pascagoula, Miss.

26-Aug-2008

Chevron Corporation announced that it has submitted an environmental permit application to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality for the construction of a premium base oil facility at the company's Pascagoula refinery. The facility is expected to produce approximately 25,000 barrels ...

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EMD Chemicals Announces Price Increase for Specialty Chemical Products

26-Aug-2008

EMD Chemicals Inc. (EMD) announced that as of September 1, 2008, it will raise the prices of its specialty chemical products by 5 to 15% worldwide. Due to the sharp increase in the costs of raw materials, energy and logistic services, EMD Chemicals is increasing the prices of the products sold ...

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Praxair to Seek DOE Funding for Oxy-Coal Project

25-Aug-2008

In response to a Funding Opportunity recently issued by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Power Initiative, Praxair, Inc. will submit a proposal, working with the Jamestown Oxy-Coal Alliance and others, to demonstrate technology designed to capture carbon dioxide emissions from both new ...

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ALTANA Acquires Effect Pigment Business of USBP

25-Aug-2008

ALTANA has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of the American company United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains its powder business as well as its aluminum pigments business. Within ...

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Chemtura Increases Prices on Organotin Stabilizers

25-Aug-2008

Effective September 1, 2008, or as contract terms allow, Chemtura Corporation(NYSE:CEM) will increase the base price of its organotin stabilizers globally by 6%. According to the company, previously announced increases have scarcely kept pace with the unprecedented escalation in tin metal ...

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That tastes -- sweet? Sour? No, it's definitely calcium!

That tastes -- sweet? Sour? No, it's definitely calcium!

25-Aug-2008

Chemists in Philadelphia are reporting a discovery that could expand the palate of human tastes — sweet, sour, salty, bitter, and savory — to include a new taste sensation that they term "calcium." In a report at the 236th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, scientist Michael G. ...

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