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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
November 21, 2014
The talent gap has been a widely discussed issue for the chemical manufacturer and distributor community alike, and progress in recruiting and retaining talent was highlighted at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NACD-2014-Reach-for-talent-highlighted_65589.html
November 21, 2014
NACD announced today at its annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ, that it has named Matthew Brainerd, vice chairman and president of Brainerd Chemical, the new chairman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NACD-2014-New-board-members-chairman-named_65588.html
November 21, 2014
FMC Corp has sought out the services of Bank of American and Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of its alkali chemicals unit, which could amount to $1.5 billion, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Report-FMC-mandates-Bank-of-America-and-Goldman-Sachs-with-sale-of-alkali-chemicals-unit_65623.html
November 20, 2014
ACC and NACD have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to better align their respective performance programs, including commitments to share best practices, systems and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NACD-2014-ACC-NACD-agree-to-align-Responsible-Care-and-Responsible-Distribution-programs_65535.html
November 20, 2014
Fertilizer production has begun at the expanded Petroquimica de Venezuela (Pequiven; Valencia, Venezuela) Hugo Chavez Petrochemical Complex—formerly known as Morón...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Pequiven-starts-production-at-expanded-fertilizer-plant-in-Venezuela_65567.html
November 20, 2014
After the recent US mid-term elections with Republicans once again taking control of the Senate, distributors and producers are holding out hope that the regulatory burden lessens and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NACD-2014-Regulatory-hurdles-persist_65549.html
November 20, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that its Albuquerque, NM sterile injectable facility has resumed full manufacturing operations. In September, AMRI identified an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-resumes-operations-at-Albuquerque-manufacturing-facility_65565.html
November 20, 2014
Sunshine Biopharma (Montreal), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, says that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Sunshine-Biopharma-signs-manufacturing-deal-with-Lonza_65563.html
November 19, 2014
Petroleos Mexicanos's (Pemex) board has approved the company's previously announced corporate revamp, Pemex announced. The board will maintain state-controlled Pemex's profitable...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Pemex-board-approves-companys-reorganization_65533.html
November 19, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santigo) reported a net income of $66.4 million during the third quarter compared with $138.9 million year-on-year (YOY). However, this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/SQMs-reports-39-6-percent-Ebitda-margin-in-third-quarter-highest-for-six-quarters_65530.html
November 19, 2014
Industrial biotechnology  firm Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA) says it has partnered with Bio-XCell Malaysia to construct Verdezyne’s first commercial-scale renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Verdezyne-to-build-biorefinery-in-Malaysia_65532.html
November 19, 2014
Distributors are generally optimistic, and see a light at the end of the regulation tunnel as the annual meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NACD-2014-Distributor-supplier-relationships-evolve_65517.html
November 18, 2014
Cabot says it has appointed Sean Keohane as executive v.p. and president of the reinforcement materials segment. Keohane will succeed David Miller, who has decided to leave Cabot to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cabot-appoints-new-heads-of-reinforcement-materials-and-performance-materials-businesses_65519.html
November 18, 2014
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA), formerly Styron, says that it has appointed Angelo Chaclas as senior v.p. and chief legal officer, effective 1 January 2015. He will be a member of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Trinseo-appoints-new-senior-v-p-and-chief-legal-officer_65518.html
November 18, 2014
AkzoNobel says one of its US subsidiaries in Chicago was the target of “external fraud [that] involves an amount of up to €53 million ($66 million),” the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/AkzoNobel-says-US-subsidiary-was-target-of-$66-million-"external-fraud"_65507.html
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