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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 14
3:29 PM MDT | September 14, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK
This Week on CW:
This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers.
In a regulatory filing released earlier this week, TPC Group detailed a prolonged negotiation process that led to its sale to two private equity firms.
Sandra Peterson, former CEO of Bayer CropScience, has left the company to become chairman of Johnson & Johnson.
W.R. Grace has failed to get two necessary bankruptcy appeal waivers, delaying the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by up to a year.
Around the Web:
A new poll says that voters in Upstate New York favor hydraulic fracturing by a small margin, 45% to 41%, in Buffalo Business Journal.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are studying ‘cool pavements,’ light pigmentation that can keep surfaces cool, in Phys Org.