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Chemical Industry Weekly Industry News Round-Up, Feb. 18

2:22 PM MST | February 18, 2011 | Vincent Valk

This Week on CW: Air Products has dropped its $70/share hostile bid for Airgas as a court upheld the latter's poison pill. LyondellBasell's profits are way, way up. Bayer has started up a pilot plant that will use carbon dioxide as a feedstock for making plastics. The Obama administration's fiscal 2012 budget will ramp up energy research funding and reinstate Superfund taxes, among other things. Around the Web: The Economist has a fascinating look at 3D printing, which could change manufacturing as we know it. Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris appears to have the...

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