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 •  October 30

LONDON — The Dutch company Akzo Nobel said on Monday that it was in talks to create a paints industry giant, just months after it repeatedly rebuffed takeover approaches from an American rival, PPG Industries. Akzo Nobel’s discussions to combine its paints business with another rival, Axalta Coating Systems, come with the Dutch company also...

The New York Times

 •  October 21

The Environmental Protection Agency has published a list of 10 toxic threats it will evaluate first under a law passed last year intended to crack down on hazardous chemicals. They are among 90 chemicals identified by the agency that may harm children, damage nerve tissue, cause cancer, contaminate the environment, accumulate in the bloodstream or...

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 •  May 23

ZURICH/FRANKFURT — U.S.-based Huntsman Corp and Switzerland's Clariant AG are combining to create a chemical manufacturer with a market value of about $14 billion, the deal coming together after years of tentative mutual approaches. The HuntsmanClariant specialty chemicals company will be 52 percent owned by Clariant shareholders and valued at...

The New York Times

 •  August 22, 2016

LONDON — The state-owned China National Chemical Corporation said on Monday that it had received clearance from a regulator in the United States for its $43 billion acquisition of Syngenta, a giant in farm chemicals and seeds. The approval by the regulator, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, removed one of the biggest...

The New York Times

 •  January 11, 2016

Photo Ren Jianxin, the chairman of China National Chemical, in 2010. Credit Eric Piermont/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
Hong Kong — The China National Chemical Corporation said on Monday that it would buy the KraussMaffei Group, a German manufacturer of plastics and rubber processing machinery, for about $1 billion.
The state-owned China...

The New York Times

 •  October 3, 2015

Most people also assume that recycling plastic bottles must be doing lots for the planet ... John Tierney is the writer of the Findings column for The New York Times Science section and co-author of the book “Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest ...

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 •  June 29, 2010

A leading environmental group filed a court challenge today to the Food and Drug Administration's handling of bisphenol A, aiming to force the agency to act on a 20-month-old request to bar the controversial chemical from food packaging.
The lawsuit, filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the ...