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2011-08-04 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Large mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the global chemicals industry helped drive the total value of deals to over $14 billion in the second quarter of 2011, according to the second quarter edition of Chemical compounds, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the global chemicals industry by PwC US. The quarter recorded four mega deals, or deals worth $1 billion or more, for a combined total value of $10.6 billion - representing...

2011-06-06 15:16:03

Daily exposure to a chemical that is prevalent in the human environment, bisphenol A (BPA), causes lowered fertility in male mice, according to the results of a new study that will be presented Saturday at The Endocrine Society's 93rd Annual Meeting in Boston. Mice that received daily BPA injections for two months had lower sperm counts and testosterone levels than those of mice that received saline injections without BPA, investigators from Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi, India, found....

2011-05-19 08:00:00

NEW YORK, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the global chemicals industry jumped significantly in the first quarter of 2011, when compared to the same period of 2010, according to the first quarter 2011 edition of Chemical compounds, a quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the global chemicals industry by PwC US. For deals over $50 million, there were 31 deals worth $41 billion in the first quarter of 2011, compared to 21 transactions totaling...

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2011-05-17 07:55:00

Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their colleagues. Using a custom mass spectrometer designed by the researchers, the NOAA-led team was able get the first look at levels of the chemical, isocyanic acid, in the atmosphere. Isocyanic acid has been difficult to detect with conventional measurement techniques. "We found...

2011-03-30 15:15:00

FUQING CITY, China, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Clean Energy Inc. (OTC QB: CCGY) ("China Clean Energy" or the "Company"), a producer of biodiesel fuel and environmentally-friendly specialty-chemical products made from renewable resources, today reported its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2010. Fourth Quarter 2010 Highlights Revenue totaled $18.1 million, up 271% from $4.9 million for the fourth quarter in 2009 Gross...

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2011-01-13 08:50:00

Following reports from an environmental group last month that showed drinking water in over 30 US cities contained too much of a potential carcinogen, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked communities from coast to coast to step up testing for the agent. The substance in question is hexavalent chromium, also known as chromium-6. The chemical, which EPA testing has determined could cause cancer in humans who consume too much of it during their lives, first rose to national...

2010-12-28 14:59:10

5 new US, European and Japanese companies join A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON) to engineer marine life-inspired anti-microbial surfaces for use on ships, lenses and even medical devices. Technology will also be seeded at 3 participating local polytechnics. 1.     Taking a leaf from animals like dolphins and pilot whales that are known to have anti-fouling skins, researchers from A*STAR's Industrial Consortium On Nanoimprint (ICON) are using...

2010-11-16 08:03:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new report by Deloitte, The chemical multiverse: Preparing for quantum changes in the global chemical industry, reveals actionable ways that chemical companies can leverage cultural and market changes in their product lines in order to swiftly capitalize on the future needs of the marketplace. These cultural and market changes, called "megatrends," present tremendous opportunities for chemical companies. Current megatrends identified in the report...

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2010-11-10 15:30:00

The World Health Organization said Wednesday that Bisphenol-A (BPA) is mostly eliminated through urination and does not accumulate in the body. A panel of 30 experts from Canada, the U.S. and Europe met in Ottawa to determine that the amounts of the chemical used in plastic food containers and packaging were not harmful to human health.  The levels of BPA measured in urine were equivalent to ingested amounts of the chemical. Levels of the chemical were "very low, indicating that BPA...

2010-10-27 11:30:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company, today broke ground on a $50+ million facility in Elyria, Ohio, to produce advanced cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries that will power the hybrid and full-electric vehicles of the near future. The event attracted a number of federal, state and local officials, as well as representatives of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), its affiliated Argonne National Laboratory, and numerous BASF...