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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, November 12

3:04 PM MST | November 12, 2010 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:

Ashland is selling its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital, taking the company closer to its specialties core.

Chemtura has exited Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Profit and volume gains remained strong in both the U.S. and Europe.

At APLA, held this week in Rio de Janeiro, attendees discussed new petrochemical feedstocks such as biomass and natural gas.

U.S. EPA has released its guidelines on greenhouse gas control technology to the state agencies responsible for carrying out regulation.

Around the Web:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration says that country's carbon dioxide output will rise 3.5% this year and 0.4% in 2011, Bloomberg reports.

A cover story in this month's Atlantic argues for the importance of much-derided clean coal technology.

A study by the World Health Organization has found that bisephenol-A does not accumulate very much in humans, in Plastics News.

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