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January 5, 2016
Brian Redmond Altivia’s aromatics business subsidiary has hired Brian Redmond as president. He will be responsible for operations, marketing, finance, and administration at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Altivia-appoints-new-aromatics-president_76187.html
January 5, 2016
Air Liquide will build and operate a facility consisting of a carbon dioxide (CO2) production unit and a cogeneration unit in Colombia in the context of a contract with Coca-Cola Femsa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/venezuela/Air-Liquide-to-enter-Colombias-industrial-gases-market-builds-facility_76176.html
January 5, 2016
Vencorex’s site in Freeport, TX, has completed expaning its waterborne range of products, offering its customers the company’s complete range of derivatives. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Vencorex-completes-waterborne-production-expansion_76175.html
January 5, 2016
Hexcel (Stamford, CT) announced Tuesday that it now fully owns composites reinforcements maker Formax UK (Leicester, UK). Hexcel purchased a 50% interest in Formax in December...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Hexcel-acquires-full-ownership-of-Formax_76173.html
January 5, 2016
IHS Chemical estimates that at least 170,000 m.t. of benzene were shipped from South Korea to the United States during December 2015, including 20,000–30,000 m.t. of delayed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Record-benzene-exports-from-South-Korea-to-US-in-December_76171.html
January 5, 2016
Nippon Shokubai on Tuesday announced that it changed the name of its wholly owned Houston-based subsidiary, NA Industries, to Nippon Shokubai America Industries Inc. (NAII) on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Nippon-Shokubai-changes-name-of-Houston-based-subsidiary-that-produces-SAPs_76168.html
January 4, 2016
Albemarle (Baton Rouge, LA) announced Monday that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Tribotecc metal sulfides business to Treibacher Industrie (Althofen, Austria)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-metal-sulfides-unit_76165.html
January 4, 2016
Private equity firm American Securities’ (New York) Royal Adhesives & Sealants has acquired Adhesive Systems (Frankfort, IL), an engineered adhesives maker, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Royal-Adhesives-acquires-engineered-adhesives-firm_76164.html
January 4, 2016
Praxair announced Monday the merger of its two packaged gas joint ventures, Praxair Distribution Southeast (PDSE) and nexAir (Memphis, TN). nexAir is expected to grow to $200...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Praxair-merges-southeast-US-packaged-gases-joint-ventures_76148.html
January 4, 2016
Torrential rains in the Midwestern United States last week have lifted the Mississippi River to levels not seen in over 20 years. Flooding in the Lower Mississippi Valley is expected to continue into mid-to-late January, potentially affecting regional refineries and terminals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mississippi-River-flooding-has-had-minimal-impact-on-petchems_76161.html
January 4, 2016
PolyOne Corporation has promoted Joel Rathbun to senior v.p./M&A, after having served as v.p. of the same division when he joined the company in 2011. Most recently, Rathburn spent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PolyOne-announces-new-senior-exec-lead-to-M-and-A-unit_76162.html
January 4, 2016
The US January benzene contract was confirmed on Monday to have settled at $2.12 per gallon, effective 1 January, a decline of 18 cts/gal from December and the first monthly decline in three months....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-January-benzene-contract-down-from-December_76160.html
January 4, 2016
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has signed its first biobased farnesene supply agreement for the nutraceuticals and vitamins market. Amyris says the deal is "a multimillion-dollar"...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Amyris-signs-first-biobased-farnesene-supply-agreement_76147.html
January 4, 2016
Dyadic International (Jupiter, FL) says it has closed the previously announced sale of substantially all of the assets of its industrial technology business to DuPont for $75 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-closes-acquisition-of-Dyadics-industrial-bio-business_76132.html
December 31, 2015
Arc Logistics Partners (ALP; The Woodlands, TX), an affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners (Boston), has agreed to acquire four refined products terminals from Gulf Oil. The facilities...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Arc-Logistics-to-acquire-refined-product-terminals-in-Pennsylvania-from-Gulf-Oil_76129.html
December 31, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has completed constructing, commissioning, and initiating the operations of the remaining 162-mile portion of the Aegis ethane pipeline from Lake...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Enterprise-completes-final-segment-of-Aegis-ethane-pipeline_76127.html
December 30, 2015
LSB Industries says its Cherokee, AL, ammonia plant resumed production on 24 December after it was taken out of service for unplanned maintenance on 11 December. LSB says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/LSB-Cherokee-ammonia-plant-back-online-Pryor-remains-under-repair_76117.html
December 30, 2015
Aberdeen International (Toronto), a resource investment firm and merchant bank, has closed a share-purchase agreement with Rodinia Lithium (Toronto) to purchase all of the shares of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Aberdeen-International-acquires-potash-lithium-brine-project-in-Argentina_76114.html
December 30, 2015
Methanex says that on 27 December it started producing methanol from its newly completed 1-million m.t./year Geismar 2 plant at Geismar, LA. The plant has bene relocated from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Methanex-starts-up-second-relocated-methanol-plant-at-Geismar_76108.html
January 4, 2016
Renewable oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) says the US District Court for the District of Delaware has upheld an earlier arbitration panel finding that the company's former joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Court-rules-in-Solazymes-favor-in-food-ingredients-dispute-with-Roquette_76096.html
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