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Union Carbide Corporation


1917

Five companies merged to form the Union Carbide and Carbon Corporation

Other events that happened on or around 1917

1920

Union Carbide purchased a small refinery at Clendenin

Other events that happened on or around 1920

1925

Union Carbide moved to Rollin Chemical site in So. Charleston

Other events that happened on or around 1925

1934

Union Carbide produced 80 chemicals and plastics

Other events that happened on or around 1934

1947

Union Carbide purchased the Institute butadiene, styrene and support facilities to convert to chemical plants

Other events that happened on or around 1947

1949

Union Carbide developed its technical center above its South Charleston plant

Other events that happened on or around 1949

1956

A silicones products plant was built in Sistersville

Other events that happened on or around 1956

1981

Union Carbide headquarters moved to Danbury, Connecticut

Other events that happened on or around 1981

Dec 03, 1984

Union Carbide incident in plant in Bhopal, India, released cloud of MIC which killed about 3,000 people and injured more

1989

Union Carbide and Indian government reached a settlement for the Bhopal plant incident

Other events that happened on or around 1989

1992

The Linde Division of Union Carbide was spun off to form Praxair

Other events that happened on or around 1992

1994

Union Carbide's silicones products plant at Sistersville was sold

Other events that happened on or around 1994

Feb 06, 2001

The Dow Chemical Company acquired Union Carbide


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