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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Aug. 19

2:54 PM MDT | August 19, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
Coca-Cola's willingness to pay a premium for bio-based materials, particularly PET, could have vast impacts on the supply chain.
 
The European Commission has imposed antidumping duties on vinyl acetate monomer imports from the U.S.
 
Sumitomo has established a polypropylene compounds joint venture with Jilin Xindongtai Engineering Plastics, a Chinese plastic compounds producer.
 
Goradia Capital, a private equity firm, is planning to acquire Sunoco's phenol business, marking the company's exit from chemicals.
 
Around the Web:
 
Republican presidential candidates hae made a pastime of bashing the EPA, in The New York Times.
 
Professors at an Australian university are studying the link between household chemicals and diseases and disorders in children, reports the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.













 
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