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July 11, 2014
This Week on CW: German personal care chemicals maker Hansa Group has filed for insolvency after reviewing a variety of restructuring options. The company reported €398.9 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-round-up-11-July_62433.html
January 25, 2013
This Week on CW:   Fourth-quarter results are coming in and the verdict is, well, inconclusive. DuPont’s earnings fell on weak TiO2 pricing, while Air Products’...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-25-Jan-_49357.html
November 16, 2012
This week on CW:   Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-round-up-for-16-November_47813.html
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Oct-5_46786.html
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-21_46460.html
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Sept-14_46296.html
September 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Roundup-Sept-7_46126.html
August 10, 2012
This Week on CW:   Huntsman announced plans to expand its MDI manufacturing facility in Louisiana, to keep pace with growth in demand and take advantage of cheap domestic...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-10_45565.html
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-Aug-3_45441.html
July 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is merging its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal will spin off PPG’s commodities business...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-23_45131.html
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-20_45104.html
July 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   ACC’s mid-year industry outlook forecasts slow economic and chemicals output growth.   DuPont says the TiO2 market should be strong through the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-13_44892.html
July 9, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Linde will acquire Lincare, a U.S. homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare, which grew out of Linde’s homecare...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-9_44779.html
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-6_44749.html
June 22, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cabot has agreed to buy Norit, a Dutch activated carbon maker, for $1.1 billion. Norit, which is owned by private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Euroland...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-22_44441.html
June 15, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cefic has, once again, downgraded its European chemicals output forecast, with the trade group predicting zero growth for the year.   Sachtleben, the TiO2...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-15_44244.html
June 8, 2012
This Week on CW:   At ACC’s 2012 annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, industry leaders expressed growing concern about declining energy and chemical prices and inventory...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-8_44068.html
June 5, 2012
Topping the headlines, the European Commission has cleared Eastman’s $4.7 billion acquisition of Solutia, as Solutia has scheduled a shareholders’ meeting on June 29 to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-5_43983.html
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-1_43930.html
May 22, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec’s transformation strategy continues apace. The company has launched a formal sale process for its coatings resins business, which could...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-May-22_43665.html
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