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January 18, 2017
During the week ended 14 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 2.9% year over year as declines in the United States and Mexico offset a gain in Canada, according to data released on 18 January by the Association of American Railroads....
January 18, 2017
Braskem has started up an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) production plant at the company's La Porte, Texas, site. Braskem sells UHMWPE under the trade name UTEC. The...
January 18, 2017
Evonik Venture Capital (Hanau, Germany), the venture capital arm of Evonik Industries, has invested in Nanotech Industrial Solutions (NIS; Avenel, New Jersey) and now holds a minority...
January 18, 2017
Researchers at Purdue University (West Lafayette, Indiana) have combined the bonding chemistry of mussel proteins with polylactic acid (PLA). The biodegradable adhesive was created by...
January 18, 2017
TechnipFMC (Paris, France) is operating as a unified, combined company following completion of the merger between FMC Technologies (Houston, Texas) and Technip. TechnipFMC begins...
January 18, 2017
RPM International has acquired Prime Resins (Conyers, Georgia), a manufacturer of infrastructure chemicals and equipment. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to...
January 18, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed three rules that would be at the heart of EPA's first attempt to establish a comprehensive regulatory strategy to...
January 17, 2017
Bayer confirms it has pledged to add American jobs and invest billions in research at US sites during a recent meeting with President-elect Donald Trump over Bayer’s planned acquisition of seed giant Monsanto....
January 17, 2017
Azelis Group has reached a deal to acquire Ross Organic, a specialty chemical distributor into personal care, home care, and industrial cleaning markets located in Santa Fe Springs...
January 17, 2017
Linde has appointed Jason Cooper as president and CEO of Linde Engineering North America. Cooper, who joined Linde in 2008, most recently served as managing director of the...
January 17, 2017
Noble Energy (Houston) has agreed to acquire Clayton Williams Energy (Midland, Texas) for $2.7 billion in stock and cash. The deal, which is expected to close in the second quarter, nearly triples the company's holdings in the Southern Delaware Basin...
January 17, 2017
Nova Chemicals says it has begun shipping butene linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) produced by its new 432,000 metric tons/year gas-phase, reactor in Joffre, Alberta, Canada. The company brought the plant online in December....
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