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Chemical Industry Weekly News Round-Up, Aug. 5

2:50 PM MDT | August 5, 2011 | Vincent Valk

This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earning were, once again, mostly good, but with some downside. Arkema posted its highest net income ever, while Nalco's profits rose and DSM's edged up. However, Huntsman fell a bit short of estimates as profits flatlined due to higher raw material costs.   Formosa has been ordered to close 28 manufacturing plants in Taiwan after a series of fires at the plants. The closures are expected to cause market disruptions in basic chemicals.   DuPont is recalling the herbicide Imprelis after complaints of widespread...

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