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5/25/2018

The Commerce Department is investigating whether imports of motor vehicles pose a national-security threat and should be subject to tariffs that could add thousands of dollars to the purchase price. Republicans have criticized the effort, which is being conducted under Section 232 of the 1962 Trade Expansion Act.

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Politico
5/25/2018

The American Chemistry Council supports the Environmental Protection Agency's approach to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in drinking water, says ACC's Jessica Bowman. "We want to make sure that EPA does take into consideration that there is a significant variation in the substances that all fall within this class of chemistry, and they don't all require risk-based regulation," Bowman said.

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The Hill
5/25/2018

The public comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to change how it uses science when crafting regulations has been extended from May 30 until Aug. 17.

5/25/2018

Chemical facilities should plan for the effects of natural disasters, says the Chemical Safety Board, which recommends the use of seismic hazard maps.

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Reuters, KPRC-TV (Houston)
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5/25/2018

Insect repellents are safe for use by adults and children, as noted by the CDC, said the American Chemistry Council.

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Romper
5/25/2018

LyondellBasell reportedly made a bid to acquire Braskem, according to media reports on Thursday. LyondellBasell has agreed to buy A. Schulman in a $2.25 billion deal.

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LyondellBasell, A. Schulman, Braskem
5/25/2018

Lanxess wants to sell its water-treatment unit and is considering several bids, a source says.

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Lanxess
5/24/2018

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick is taking over as executive chair at GOJO as her father, Joe Kanfer, assumes the role of chair and venturer for the 72-year-old company. Kanfer Rolnick has served as GOJO vice chair and helped launch Purell in the consumer market.

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CleanLink
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GOJO, Purell
5/24/2018

Chemical companies are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to update its list of approved chemicals for manufacturing. Manufacturers could be fined up to $32,500 a day for using a chemical not on the list.

5/24/2018

Consumers are interested in green and eco-conscious cleaning products and are becoming more aware of the ingredients in their laundry products, according to an analysis by Kline. A major concern in the laundry chemical market is regional water supplies, Kline found.

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