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4/26/2018

Givaudan's new advertising campaign focuses on the company's 250-year history with a limited-edition book, a social media campaign, and featured stories and interviews on the company's website. The company's story can be traced back to Grasse, France, and the perfume houses of Chiris and Roure.

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Givaudan
4/26/2018

Laundry chemicals for the hospitality industry are seeing tighter growth, mostly due to the increase in Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, according to "Laundry Chemical Products USA: Market Analysis and Opportunities" from the Kline Group. Meanwhile, long-term care and assisted-living facilities are driving more sales than hospitals of laundry chemicals for health care.

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CleanLink
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Kline Group, Airbnb
4/26/2018

Researchers at the University of Washington created a system for automatic reordering of laundry detergent using a 3D printer, a cellphone, plastic-and-copper-filament and a router. A 3D printed device attached to the detergent bottle measures the speed of the flow and if the flow decreases beyond a certain amount, an antenna signal lets an Amazon app know to reorder.

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University of Washington, Amazon
4/26/2018

Patients who sleep in the hospital bed of a previous patient who had a serious infection are almost six times as likely to get an infection themselves, according to a study by Columbia University. Hospitals need to clean beds better by looking for rips in mattress covers where fluids may have leaked and adopting high-tech cleaning measures, the study said.

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Columbia University
4/26/2018

Cal Dooley, president and CEO of the American Chemistry Council since 2008, will retire at the end of this year. "I am extremely proud of what ACC has accomplished over the past 10 years, especially the passage of bipartisan chemical regulatory reform legislation," Dooley said.

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Chemical Week
4/26/2018

Patrick Fuchs' and Michelle Schultz's nominations to the Surface Transportation Board have been approved by the Senate commerce committee and await a full Senate confirmation vote.

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Transport Topics
4/26/2018

Negotiators from the US, Canada and Mexico hope to reach a deal as early as this week on a revised North American Free Trade Agreement, sources say. "There is a very strong, very committed, good-faith effort for all three parties to work 24/7 on this and to try and reach an agreement," said Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland of Canada.

4/26/2018

The announced Formosa chemical plant in Louisiana is expected to receive a combined $1.5 billion in state and local tax breaks, with most of that coming from a property tax exemption over 10 years.

4/26/2018

Agilyx has opened a polystyrene recycling facility in Oregon that will create styrene monomer out of rigid and foam polystyrene at a rate of 10 tons each day.

4/26/2018

Praxair posted a first-quarter profit of $462 million on revenue of $2.99 billion, with both numbers up from the year-ago period.

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