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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Sept. 9

3:28 PM MDT | September 9, 2011 | By VINCENT VALK

This Week on CW:
 
At CW's China conference in Tianjin, attendees discussed new basic chemicals projects in China, which would add massive amounts of capacity to the ethylene, aromatics and phenol markets, among others.
 
Clariant has downgraded its full-year earnings guidance due to unfavorable exchange rates and a weakening economy.
 
Yara may be in discussions to acquire BASF's fertilizer assets, reports say.
 
ACC has drafted a proposal for prioritizing chemicals for review under the Toxic Substances Control Act, a U.S. regulatory program.
 
Around the Web:
 
The Atlantic looks at the role of Dow CEO Andrew Liveris in promoting President Obama's manufacturing agenda.
 
The odds that the U.S. economy could sink into another recession are rising, reports The New York Times.
 
Natural gas may not be all that effective at mitigating climate change after all, in Time Magazine.













 
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