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September 24, 2014
Linde's North American unit announced that it would expand hydrogen supply to Lima Refining Co. (LRC; Lima, OH). Linde will build, own, and operate an additional steam methane...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-to-expand-hydrogen-supply-at-Ohio-refinery_63945.html
September 24, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), which measures indicators related to the growth of the US chemical industry. The CAB gained just 0.1% over the month...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-reports-slow-growth-in-monthly-activity-barometer_63946.html
September 24, 2014
A Total US exploration and production affiliate has agreed to sell its 25% interest in Cardinal Gas Services for $400 million plus a price adjustment estimated at $50 million. E1 and a consortium led by Samchully, both of South Korea, will acquire Cardinal, a midstream company in Ohio’s Utica shale play. The deal is expected to close in October....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Total-sells-stake-in-US-midstream-firm-for-$450-million_63944.html
September 24, 2014
SAFC Commercial, the custom-manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich, and Baxter’s (Deerfield, IL) BioPharma Solutions business have established a collaborative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/SAFC-and-Baxter-collaborate-on-ADC-products_63960.html
September 23, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, said today that they are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CF-Industries-and-Yara-International-in-talks-to-form-the-worlds-largest-fertilizer-producer_63939.html
September 22, 2014
A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Court-finds-against-DuPont-in-patent-dispute-with-MacDermid_63927.html
September 22, 2014
Mexichem’s $630-million acquisition of high-density polyethylene pipe maker Dura-Line has closed, says investment bank Lincoln International (Chicago), which advised Dura-Line on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexichems-acquisition-of-HDPE-pipe-maker-closes_63926.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_63918.html
September 22, 2014
Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_63917.html
September 22, 2014
Codexis (Redwood City, CA), a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, says it has appointed Kathleen Glaub to its board of directors. Glaub has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Codexis-appoints-new-board-member_63923.html
September 19, 2014
Methanex says it has restarted its Chile I methanol plant at its site at Punta Arenas. The Chile operation had been idled since May because of insufficient natural gas supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Methanex-restarts-plant-in-Chile_63897.html
September 18, 2014
Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-realignment-sharpens-focus-on-gases_63888.html
September 18, 2014
Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Dow Chemical’s agricultural chemicals segment's Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States after "one of the most...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dows-Enlist-trait-gains-USDA-approval_63890.html
September 18, 2014

ZeoGas (Houston) has hired Foster Wheeler to help plan a gas-to-gasoline plant that will be built on the US Gulf Coast. The new plant will employ Air Liquide’s 5,000-m.t./day MegaMethanol technology to convert natural gas to synthesis gas and then to methanol, which will be converted to gasoline using ExxonMobil’s methanol-to-gasoline technology.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ZeoGas-hires-Foster-Wheeler-to-plan-Gulf-Coast-gas-to-gasoline-project_63887.html
September 18, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that it has named Neil Hawkins corporate v.p. and chief sustainability officer, effective 1 October, and Paula Tolliver corporate v.p./business services...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-names-new-sustainability-and-information-officers_63886.html
September 17, 2014
Linde has completed a capacity expansion of ultrahigh purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen at its Hillsboro, OR, site. The company has also upgraded its existing infrastructure...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-expands-ultrahigh-purity-gases-in-Oregon_63864.html
September 17, 2014
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) calls on DuPont to split off its higher-growth agriculture, nutrition, and industrial biotech operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Trian-urges-DuPont-to-break-off-ag-and-industrial-biotech-operations_63868.html
September 17, 2014
DuPont's industrial biosciences division today announced the selection of oil and gas distributor Murex (Addison, TX) to market the cellulosic ethanol produced from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Murex-to-distribute-DuPonts-cellulosic-ethanol_63865.html
September 17, 2014
Merck KGaA’s (Darmstadt, Germany) biopharmaceutical division, Merck Serono (Darmstadt); and biopharmaceutical company Sutro Biopharma (South San Francisco, CA) today announced a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Merck-KGaA-and-Sutro-Biopharma-partner-to-develop-antibody-drug-conjugates_63863.html
September 16, 2014
EPA today announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), greenhouse gases (GHGs) used in refrigeration and air...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-and-industry-step-up-efforts-to-reduce-HFCs_63859.html
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