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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, July 22

3:26 PM MDT | July 22, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal.
 
Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up 34%, and Sabic's up 61%.
 
 
Dow and Mitsui & Co. have agreed to form an ethanol-based polymers joint venture in Brazil.
 
Around the Web:
 
Industry groups, including ACC, have called for delays of new smog regulations, in the Washington Post.
 
The U.S. House has approved a $31 billion appropriation bill for the Department of Energy and related agencies, in The Hill.













 
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