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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Dec. 23

11:43 AM MST | December 23, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
H.B. Fuller has acquired Forbo Group’s industrial adhesives business for $394 million, in a deal that will enhance Fuller’s exposure to China and create one of the world’s largest industrial adhesives concerns.
 
The North American chemicals sector is increasingly reliant on the light vehicles sector for sales growth, a new report from ACC says.
 
Total has bought out ExxonMobil’s 35% stake in Fina Antwerp Olefins.
 
Around the Web:
 
Noting that economic predictions are often mistaken, the Atlantic has ten “wild (and occasionally mild)” predictions for 2012.
 
Prediction difficulties aside, while much recent economic news out of the U.S. has been positive, many experts warn that things are likely to slow down in the first half of next year, in The New York Times.
 
The news round-up will be taking the week off next week. We will be back in 2012 – have a great holiday season, everyone!













 
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