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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Aug. 26

2:15 PM MDT | August 26, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
Cabot is planning to sell its tantalum business to Global Advanced Metals, an Australian tantalum ore supplier, for $400 million.
Sustainable chemicals maker Genomatica has filed for a $100 million IPO.
Ashland has completed its $3.2 billion acquisition of International Specialty Products.
A new U.S. ozone standard would make hydraulic fracking more difficult, industry says.
Around the Web:
Many Republican U.S. presidential candidates are proposing to abolish the EPA – but the New York Times asks, what would come next?
A blogger in The Economist considers the impact of Steve Jobs, who stepped down as CEO of Apple this week.

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