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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, June 1

2:58 PM MDT | June 1, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.
 
H.B. Fuller is closing five plants and cutting 100 jobs in Europe as part of its restructuring plan following the Forbo acquisition.
 
Monsanto is planning to expand its business into biologics for pest and virus control, a market with $1.7 billion in annual sales.
 
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have both passed an FDA reform act strongly supported by drug manufacturers.
 
Around the Web:
 
A new analysis says EPA targeted producers with enforcement actions more frequently under the Bush administration than it has under Obama, the Associated Press reports (via Fuel Fix).
 
The New York Times discusses what states are doing to require disclosure of fracking chemicals.













 
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