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BASF Brings Hands-On Science to More Than 2,000 Schoolchildren During National Chemistry Week

Company's Award Winning Kids' Lab Program Creates Fun With Chemistry Across the US [...]


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Despite Declining Demand, BASF Increases Sales and Earnings in the Third Quarter of 2014

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 10/24/14 --Sales EUR 18.3 billion (plus 3 percent)EBIT before special items EUR 1.8 billion (plus 9 percent)Chemicals and Oil & Gas segments improve earningsEarnings dip in Agricultural Solutions segmentOutlook 2014: BASF continues to strive for slight increase in EBIT before special items in challenging environmentSales of BASF Group grew by 3 percent compared with the previous third quarter, reaching EUR 18.3 billion. A sharp rise in volumes in the Natural Gas Trading business sector was mainly responsible for this growth. Income from operations (EBIT [...]


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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Fourth Week of October 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Celanese Reports 47% Rise in Third-Quarter Profits, Says Texas Methanol Project on Track, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Bio-Based Materials and Chemicals Set to Attract Nearly $1 Billion Investment in 2014

Funding Is on the Rise From Last Year, as the Maturing Industry Sees More Large-Growth-Stage Investments, Lux Research Says [...]


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Texas, Louisiana Gear Up for $117 Billion in Project Starts in 2015, an Industrial Info News Alert

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NITROHEAT Launches New Product at SEMA

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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Third Week of October 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

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SEACOR Enters Agreement in Support of Penford’s Pending Transaction

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/15/14 -- SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR" or the "Company"), the owner of approximately 9.34% of the outstanding common stock of Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX) ("Penford"), has entered into a Voting Agreement in support of Penford's pending merger with Ingredion Incorporated ("Ingredion"), announced by Penford today. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Penford shareholders are to receive $19.00 per share in cash as merger consideration. Pursuant to the Voting Agreement, SEACOR has agreed, amo [...]


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Industrial Info Resources’ Baton Rouge Market Outlook to Highlight Gulf Coast Industry Trends

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Oklahoma Proves Prosperous With $2.8 Billion in Projects Expected to Kick Off Before Year’s End, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Second Week of October 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Ensyn and Valley Regional Hospital, New Hampshire Sign RFO(TM) Biofuel Supply Agreement

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BASF Receives 2014 Candidate Experience Award From Talent Board

Second Consecutive Year Company Is Recognized for Delivering an Outstanding Candidate Experience [...]


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PureSpectrum Appoints New CEO, Entering Commodities Industry

VERO BEACH, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 10/07/14 -- PureSpectrum, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: PSRU) announced today that it has appointed Gregory F. Gustin as its new Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer to lead the Company through its change into the Commodities Industry."Our foray in various commodities industry(s) is very exciting. It is a significantly different arena for us," said Mr. Gustin, CEO and President of PureSpectrum, Inc. "We look forward to establishing formal relations with our International Partner(s) who have already entered into numerous contracts with both su [...]


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Natural Wayz Wholesale to Distribute Alkame’s Patented Alkaline Water on East Coast

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Fermentalg Obtains the Definitive Planning Permission for Its Industrial Development Unit

LIBOURNE, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 10/06/14 -- Fermentalg (EURONEXT PARIS: FALG), an industrial biotechnology company that specializes in the production of oils and proteins derived from microalgae, has announced that the definitive planning permission was obtained following the end to the period for third-party rights of appeal. The certificate of lawful development was issued today by Libourne city hall.Built on the Fermentalg site in Libourne (33), the Industrial Development Unit will immediately be able to produce over 500 tons of microalgae oils per year, i.e. the equivalent of 1,200 t [...]


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Latest Dow Divestments Include Several Chemical Projects, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Louisiana’s Ascension Parish to See Nearly $2 Billion in Petrochemical Kick-Offs in 2015, an Industrial Info News Alert

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First in Series of LyondellBasell Ethylene Capacity Expansions Brought Online in Texas, an Industrial Info News Alert

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Stevia First Corp. Obtains Pivotal Financing From Institutional Investors for $1.47 Million in Net Proceeds

Additional Working Capital to Propel Rapid Commercialization Towards Near Term Positive Cash Flow [...]


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Ensyn – Memorial Hospital Commission RFO(TM) Heating Operations

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Thermal Edge, Inc. Ranks No. 4281st on the 2014 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 65%

Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies -- the Inc. 5000 [...]


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Canexus Announces First Receipt of Cold Lake Blend at NATO Unit Train Facility

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Top Industrial Market News Stories for the Fourth Week of September 2014, an Industrial Info News Alert

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SMR’s New Cast Iron Radiator Site Goes Live

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 09/26/14 -- SMR's new niche site dedicated to cast iron radiators has launched. It brings the consolidation of products previously split across a range of sites, into a single point of contact for customers. Along with a team dedicated solely to all things cast iron, this should offer a greater level of support and expertise for potential buyers.The site, , features a broad range of cast iron radiators and accessories to cater for the high demand in traditionally styled radiators for period or contemporary homes.The new site will also sell cast iron [...]


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Calabrian Announces SO2 Price Increase

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 09/25/14 -- Calabrian Corporation, the largest prime producer of liquid sulfur dioxide and related derivatives in North America, announced that effective Oct. 15, or when permissible by contract, it will increase the price of sulfur dioxide by $100 per short ton. The increase is reflective of the sulfur dioxide market, which has tightened considerably, as a result of strong demand and reduced availability of byproduct material."This price increase will support our continued investment in our SO2 and derivatives business," said Jeffrey Hammerstrom, dir [...]


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Montana Department of Transportation Selects Rivertop Renewables’ Headwaters(R) 40F Corrosion Inhibitor to Protect State’s Roads and Bridges

Bio-Based Product Will Reduce Harmful Impacts of Salt on Infrastructure and Vehicles [...]


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BASF Reorganizes Its Paper Chemicals Business

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (Marketwired) -- 09/24/14 --BASF is changing the organizational set-up of its paper chemicals business to strengthen its competitiveness and better meet the needs of the paper industry. BASF is a leading global supplier to the paper industry and offers a comprehensive range of chemical products for paper manufacturing and coating.As of January 1, 2015, the Paper Chemicals division will be dissolved. The current headquarters of the Paper Chemicals division in Basel, Switzerland will be closed by the end of 2014. Overall, there will be a reduction of about 50 positions global [...]


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SMR Set To Create A New Niche Site

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 09/19/14 -- Leading heating and bathroom specialist SMR Bathrooms is preparing to launch a new site dedicated solely to cast iron radiators. This will see cast iron radiators disappear from the their current range of sites and feature solely on this new domain.The firm, based in Portsmouth, Hampshire, will launch to cater for the increasing demand for cast iron radiators. The move will allow the company to create a bespoke service for the cast iron radiator market by having a dedicated cast iron team. This will allow the company to provide even grea [...]


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