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BASF to Expand Polyurethane Materials Production in Louisiana

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BASF recently announced plans to build a polyurethane systems house in Geismar, La., in which polyurethane raw materials will be blended to deliver customized products to customers in the transportation, furniture, and construction industries.
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291 Housing Markets Listed as Improving in September

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A total of 291 metropolitan areas across the country now qualify as improving housing markets, according to the National Association of Home Builders/First American Improving Markets Index (IMI) for September.
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AkzoNobel to Streamline Germany Operations

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AkzoNobel has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in the country.
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GELEST INC.: Silicon Compounds Handbook

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“Silicon Compounds: Silanes & Silicones, 5000A” is a new handbook that introduces over 250 new compounds and nearly 50 new polymers.
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RPM Performance Coatings Group Acquires Commercial Floor Business

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RPM International Inc. recently announced that its Performance Coatings Group (PCG) has acquired Expanko Inc.
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Applications Expand for Graphene

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Graphene has moved from the research laboratory to the marketplace, driven by demand from markets where advanced materials are required.
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Allen Named AkzoNobel Head of Integrated Supply Chain

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AkzoNobel recently announced the appointment of David Allen as the company’s new head of Integrated Supply Chain.
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Ask Dr. Dave: September 2013

Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?
By Dave Dunn Ph.D.
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Is it true that epoxy adhesives contain the same BPA that has been shown to be harmful when used to make drinking bottles?


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Managing Inventory: A Delicate Balance

Managing inventory in a highly regulated environment directly impacts a company’s ability to offer competitive pricing without eroding profits.
By Jay Deakins
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Businesses face inventory management challenges with varying degrees of difficulty.


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Bio-Coatings Improve Implant Functionality

A new coating could help medical implants function better.
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Tiny implants to monitor bodily functions or to provide insulin or other drugs based on immediate need would be an advancement in personalized medicine. But a problem inherent in implants is the tendency of the human immune system to recognize the device as an invader and encapsulate it, preventing the device from doing its job.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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