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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, June 15

2:14 PM MDT | June 15, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
Cefic has, once again, downgraded its European chemicals output forecast, with the trade group predicting zero growth for the year.
Sachtleben, the TiO2 joint venture between Rockwood and Kemria, has acquired the TiO2 assets of Crenox from an insolvency administrator. Financial details were not disclosed.
Celanese is planning to build at 1.3 million m.t./year methanol plant in Texas to feed its acetyls complex there.
AkzoNobel has completed the demerger of its Pakistan business, separating its paints, coatings and specialty chemicals businesses in the country from its commodities and life sciences businesses.
Around the Web:
Former EPA head Christie Todd Whitman says that the agency must close “gaping holes” in its chemical plant security program, in Blomberg.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s hydraulic fracturing plan would limit the controversial drilling procedure to a handful of rural counties, reports The New York Times.

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