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December 1, 2014
PolyOne says that it has acquired the specialty assets of Accella Performance Materials (Maryland Heights, MO), a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PolyOne-acquires-specialty-business-of-Accella_65745.html
December 1, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group specialized in advanced rubber compounds, announced today that it has acquired US rubber compounder Portage Precision Polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Hexpol-acquires-rubber-compounding-business-in-the-US_65737.html
November 28, 2014
Crude oil production will be maintained at a level of 30 million barrels/day, as was agreed in December 2011, in the interest of restoring market equilibrium, the Organization of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OPEC-Crude-oil-production-to-remain-steady-at-30-million-bblsday_65719.html
November 28, 2014
Brazil has lowered import duties on para-xylene (p-xylene) from 4% to 0%, the Foreign Trade Chamber (Camex; Brasilia) announced. The duty reduction is applicable for 80,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-lowers-import-duties-on-p-xylene-for-six-months-effective-1-December_65718.html
November 28, 2014
Methanex says that its Trinidad operations have been temporarily idled due to an interruption in power supply. The facilities have not been receiving electrical power off the national...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Methanex-temporarily-idles-Trinidad-facilities_65721.html
November 26, 2014
The EPA said today that it was proposing stricter ozone standards within a range of 65 to 70 parts per billion (ppb), while taking comment on a level as low as 60 ppb. EPA last...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-proposes-stricter-ozone-standards_65696.html
November 25, 2014
Air Liquide says it has signed a purchase agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, a Pacific Ethanol subsidiary and producer of beverage-grade liquid carbon dioxide (CO2). Under the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Air-Liquide-signs-carbon-dioxide-sourcing-agreement-with-Oregon-producer_65682.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol has signed an agreement to purchase Warwick Chemicals (Mostyn, UK), a maker of tetra acetyl ethylene diamine (TAED), a bleach activator used primarily in laundry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Warwick-Chemicals_65668.html
November 25, 2014
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Valspar-earnings-easily-beat-estimates_65683.html
November 25, 2014
ACC says its chemical activity barometer (CAB) gained 0.2% in November, measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA). Year-over-year (YOY), the CAB is up 3.7%, suggesting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-CAB-inches-up-over-November_65679.html
November 25, 2014
The European Commission has adopted a communication from European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström putting forth decisions on enhanced transparency of the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-agrees-to-enhanced-transparency-on-TTIP-talks_65681.html
November 25, 2014
Chemicals and plastics distributor Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) says that it will expand its portfolio in Europe by offering products under the Torzen nylon-6,6 brand from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Invista-and-Nexeo-sign-deal-for-distribution-of-Torzen-nylon-66-products-in-Europe_65669.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals say that they have entered into an alliance agreement making Lubrizol the exclusive worldwide seller and marketer of the Lucant polymer product range to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lubrizol-and-Mitsui-Chemicals-enter-alliance-agreement-for-Lucant-polymer-product-line_65666.html
November 24, 2014
A Schulman has named Brent Middleton v.p. and general manager/United States and Canada and Gustavo Perez v.p. and general manager/Latin America, the company says. The two will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Schulman-names-Americas-execs_65659.html
November 24, 2014
Albemarle says it has closed on $1.025 billion in new, unsecured, bonds, the proceeds of which will mostly go wards financing the acquisition of Rockwood. The bonds consist of a $250...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-closes-on-Rockwood-acquisition-financing_65661.html
November 24, 2014
EPA has issued two final proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) construction permits to M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg) to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-issues-GHG-PDS-permits-to-M-and-G-Chemicals-PET-project-in-Texas_65645.html
November 21, 2014
ExxonMobil’s board is expected to name Neil Chapman, currently senior v.p./polymers, as Pryor’s successor, effective 1 January 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ExxonMobil-Chemical-president-Pryor-to-retire-in-January_65635.html
November 21, 2014
Dow Chemical and hedge fund Third Point (New York) have reached an agreement on the composition of Dow’s board, averting a potential proxy fight for at least one year....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-Chemical-Third-Point-reach-agreement-on-board-seats_65626.html
November 21, 2014
The US Dept. of Commerce has issued new tariffs on steam-activated carbon from China, says Calgon Carbon (Pittsburgh). The new tariffs, which range from 1.8 cts/lb to $1.10/lb, average 18 cts/lb, more than double the former average of 7 cts/lb, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Commerce-Dept-raises-tariffs-on-steam-activated-carbon-from-China_65590.html
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