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Chemical Industry Weekly News Roundup, Sept. 7

9:27 AM MDT | September 13, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It will be the first world-scale natural gas fertilizer plant built in the U.S. in nearly 25 years.
 
Dow Chemical is changing its management structure to move to a global business unit model.
 
3M and Avery Dennison are renegotiating their $550 million office products deal in light of U.S. antitrust concerns.
 
Momentive Performance Materials has shelved plans for an $862.5 million IPO.
 
Around the Web:
 
This blog post in The Washington Post gives a good primer on how to read a U.S. monthly jobs report.
 
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley wrote a letter to the New York Times critiquing an earlier op-ed on chemical security.













 
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