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September 16, 2014
Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, today confirmed that it is establishing a long-term strategic partnership with Lupin (Mumbai). Lupin will support Merck...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Merck-Serono-confirms-pharma-alliance-with-Lupin-targeting-emerging-markets_63840.html
September 15, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a supplier of raw materials and chemicals, has agreed to distribute and sell AkzoNobel’s surface chemistry personal-care products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Essential-Ingredients-to-distribute-AkzoNobel-personal-care-products_63824.html
September 15, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), a producer of fertilizers and specialty chemicals, on Friday announced the commencement of its international initial public offering on the New...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Israel-Chemicals-to-list-on-New-York-Stock-Exchange_63817.html
September 15, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 18 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Please refer to the end of this report for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-12-September-2014_63825.html
September 15, 2014
Cargill and Novozymes today announced a new milestone in their joint development of technologies to produce acrylic acid from renewable raw materials. They have demonstrated the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-Cargill-and-Novozymes-advance-with-biobased-acrylic-acid-manufacture_63822.html
September 15, 2014
Biotechnology companies Seattle Genetics (Bothell, WA) and Genmab (Copenhagen) say that they have entered into an additional antibody-drug conjugate (ADC) collaboration. Genmab, under...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Seattle-Genetics-and-Genmab-enter-into-antibody-drug-conjugate-collaboration_63821.html
September 14, 2014
Cargill said on Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cargill-sues-Syngenta-over-sales-of-GMO-corn-Syngenta-says-lawsuit-without-merit-update_63813.html
September 12, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) for its Salamanca refinery project, which will be executed in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-refinery-project-in-Mexico_63772.html
September 12, 2014
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) says it has closed a $15-million B-series financing round with new investors, including Sustainable Conversion Ventures (Sun Lakes, AZ), which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CO2-to-chemicals-start-up-closes-$15-million-financing-round_63767.html
September 12, 2014
Omnova Solutions says that Anne Noonan will join the company as president of the performance chemicals business segment, effective 22 September. She succeeds James Hohman, who will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Omnova-appoints-presidentperformance-chemicals_63761.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it expanding its triazine facility at Edmonton, AB, Canada, increasing capacity, adding storage for raw and finished materials, and initiating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Momentive-to-expand-triazine-plant-in-Canada_63759.html
September 11, 2014
Linde announced that its engineering sector has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a 2.1-million m.t./year natural gas liquefaction plant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-awarded-Canada-LNG-project-contract_63736.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood has cleared the mandatory waiting period under the US’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Albemarle says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-Rockwood-deal-clears-US-regulatory-hurdle_63716.html
September 10, 2014
Engineering & construction firm WorleyParsons has agreed to acquire MTG (Houston), a management consulting firm in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/WorleyParsons-acquires-management-consulting-firm-MTG_63701.html
September 10, 2014
USDA closed on a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels (Pleasanton, CA) to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste at McCarran, NV, Fulcrum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Fulcrum-Sierra-Biofuels-receives-$105-million-USDA-loan-guarantee-for-waste-to-jetfuel-biorefinery_63699.html
September 10, 2014
Evonik Industries has started up a 20,000-m.t./year expansion at the company's precipitated silica site at Chester, PA, the company announced. The capacity addition at Chester formed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evonik-completes-precipitated-silica-expansion-in-the-US_63695.html
September 9, 2014
J.M. Huber (Atlanta) announced today that it is expanding capacity of alumina trihydrate (ATH) at its facility in Bauxite, AR, by 30%. The facility’s total capacity has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/J-M-Huber-expands-ATH-capacity-in-Arkansas_63691.html
September 9, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-to-acquire-Danish-crop-protection-firm-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion-update_63656.html
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