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EPA proposes stricter ozone standards
The EPA said today that it was proposing stricter ozone standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA last updated these standards in 2008, setting them at 75 ppb. Industry groups say...

Air Liquide signs carbon dioxide sourcing agreement with Oregon producer
Air Liquide says it has signed a purchase agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, a Pacific Ethanol subsidiary and producer of beverage-grade liquid carbon dioxide (CO2). Under the agreement, Air Liquide will purchase all CO2 produced at Kodiak...

Lubrizol to acquire Warwick Chemicals
Lubrizol has signed an agreement to purchase Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK), a maker of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED), a bleach activator used primarily in laundry detergents. Financial terms  were not disclosed. The transaction also includes...

Valspar earnings easily beat estimates
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or $1.38/share, up 35% YOY well ahead of analysts’ consensus estimate of...

ACC: CAB inches up over November
ACC says its chemical activity barometer (CAB) gained 0.2% in November, measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Year-over-year (YOY), the CAB is up 3.7%, suggesting modest gains and an economy continuing to face headwinds, ACC says. The CAB...

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