Foreign companies at China blast site suspend operations, including Toyota
Other closures include John Deere and Panasonic; Boeing keeps A320 airliner fabrication facility open.
Uni-Select adds Colorado paint supply business to FinishMaster expansion
Painters Supply Co. will provide two locations in the Denver and Fort Collins areas.
Solvay to buy US Cytec for $5.5B
Belgium company becomes second in aerospace composite materials.
Crude oil train derails in rural northeastern Montana
No reports of injuries or fire, but homes in the area have been evacuated.
Attack at French gas factory leaves 1 beheaded, 2 wounded
Officials say they have a man in custody with ties to a French Islamic Radical group.
USDA loans promotes plant-based plastic bottles
Loans up to $250 million for projects involving development of bio-materials.
Loblaws to ban microbeads from its products
Ingredients in personal care products wind up in water system, fish.
Chinese court fines pesticide company $12M for polluting streams
Fine the largest ever for a polluter in Zhejiang province, one of the most prosperous, but also most polluted provinces in China.
Saskatoon plant evacuated after hydrochloric acid spill
Up to 10,000 litres may have spilled at Pounder Emulsions, a division of Husky Oil Ltd., officials said.
US warns of dangers inhaling chemicals at oil wells
Nine worker deaths in five years involving people at crude production tanks.
Duke Energy could have avoided Dan River disaster
Prosecutors recount how it could have checked aging drainage pipes.
Saskatchewan town issues water warning
Too much treatment chemical spilled into the system.
Woman pleads guilty to selling DuPont trade secrets to China
Christina Liew’s husband is currently serving 15 years for espionage charges related to the case.
New poppy seeds to boost Afghanistan’s opium output
Plants grow bigger, faster, use less water, and produce double the opium.
Dow Chemical to trim 3% of global workforce
Cuts part of chlorine business deal.
Greenpeace warns of toxic waste at Hungarian plant
Cleanup of the defunct chemicals plant is months away.
Spectrum Brands buying Armor All and STP maker for $1.4B
Cash and stock deal gives Spectrum Armor All’s protectants, tire and wheel-care products, and air fresheners.
HAZMAX contains hazardous materials
Protects workers and the environment.
Explosion at chemical plant in China injures 6
Hundreds of firefighters deployed, the second explosion to hit the factory in 20 months.
Monsanto fined $600K for failure to report chemical releases
Officials say the releases, between 2006 and 2009, emitted hydrogen cyanide, sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides and mercury.
Freedom Industries pleads guilty to pollution charges
Chemical spill contaminates West Virginia’s Elk River.
ChemChina buys 26% of Italy’s Pirelli
State-owned chemical company announces offer for rest.
Chemical leak in Quebec town forces evacuations
Opaque cloud dissipating, toxicity levels are below critical threshold.
BioAmber starts commissioning of Sarnia acid plant
Start-up expected to take up to five months.
Supreme Court rejects appeal from foam makers
Manufacturers are fighting a $9 billion class action.
Manufacturers cautiously optimistic about 2015
PLANT Outlook survey shows companies are looking close to home for growth.
Enerkem brings waste-to-biofuel to China
MOU licenses the technology to Shanghai Environmental Group.
Orbite awarded green chemistry award
Technology eliminates toxic red mud, but also retrieves rare earths and other valuable elements.
Platform Specialty to buy crop chemical-maker Arysta for $3.51B
Deal expected to close in Q1 2015.
BASF to sell textile chemicals business to Swiss company Archroma
Deal expected to close in Q1 2015.
New e-course prepares workers for WHMIS changes
Canada is aligning with the Globally Harmonized System of classifying and labelling chemicals.
Eastman Chemical buying Taminco for $1.73 billion
Deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter.