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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, July 2

1:20 PM MDT | July 2, 2010 | Vincent Valk

This Week on CW: Dow and Mitsui have announced the formation of a chlor-alkali joint venture. The Texas-based j.v. will produce 880,000 m.t./year of caustic soda and 800,000 m.t./year of chlorine. BP, which will pay $20 billion in compensation to victims of the Deepwater Horizon spill, has announced an asset disposal program. Could its chemicals business, including para-xylene, PTA, and acetic acid, be on the selling block? Univar, which is currently owned by private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, has filed for an $862.5 million IPO. A sharp drop in glyphosate...

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