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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 14

3:25 PM MDT | September 14, 2012 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers.
In a regulatory filing released earlier this week, TPC Group detailed a prolonged negotiation process that led to its sale to two private equity firms.
W.R. Grace has failed to get two necessary bankruptcy appeal waivers, delaying the company’s emergence from Chapter 11 bankruptcy by up to a year.
Around the Web:
A new poll says that voters in Upstate New York favor hydraulic fracturing by a small margin, 45% to 41%, in Buffalo Business Journal.
Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are studying ‘cool pavements,’ light pigmentation that can keep surfaces cool, in Phys Org.

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