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January 6, 2015
Monsanto and FMC's agricultural segment say they have broadened their collaboration aimed at offering farmers pesticides. Under the terms of the agreement, the companies' Roundup Ready...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Monsanto-and-FMC-expand-crop-protection-cooperation_66588.html
January 6, 2015
Agrium says it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its Niota and Meredosia, IL, storage and distribution facilities to subsidiaries of Trammo for approximately $50.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Agrium-sells-two-Illinois-distribution-facilities_66587.html
January 6, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics today announced three new executive appointments. Yumiko Damashek, currently v.p./Asia and Japan, has been named v.p./operations and quality, replacing Adam...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cabot-Microelectronics-names-new-executives_66585.html
January 6, 2015
Benzene contracts for January were settled in the United States last week at $2.20/gal ($658/m.t.), a steep, 35% decline from December’s $3.37/gal and the lowest value in more than five years, according to data from IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Benzene-contracts-settle-in-US-at-five-year-low_66579.html
January 5, 2015
An arbitrage on benzene, which had opened up between the United States and Europe during the holiday period, closed rapidly today as traders returned to the market in bearish mood...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-Europe-benzene-arbitrage-window-shuts_66554.html
January 5, 2015
American Vanguard (Amvac) today named Bob Trogele executive v.p. and COO of its chemicals arm, its main operating subsidiary. Trogele will be responsible for global business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Amvac-names-former-FMC-exec-COO_66553.html
January 5, 2015
Magnolia LNG (MLNG; Perth, Australia) has signed a technical services agreement with KBR and an updated engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract with SK's engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Australian-firm-signs-deals-with-KBR-SK-to-forward-Louisiana-LNG-project_66542.html
January 5, 2015
Solvay has completed the acquisition of Chevron Phillips Chemical's (CPChem) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business for $220 million, Solvay announced today. The deal was originally...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-CP-Chems-PPS-assets_66551.html
January 5, 2015
The number of new drugs approved by FDA last year rose to 41 from 27 in 2013, the highest number for 18 years. The 2014 approval list included 15 drugs for so-called orphan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FDA-new-drug-approvals-rise-to-18-year-high_66541.html
January 5, 2015
Novartis has announced it completed, on 1 January, divesting its animal health division to Eli Lilly for approximately $5.40 billion. The deal is part of a comprehensive set of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Novartis-completes-divestment-of-animal-health-business-to-Eli-Lilly-for-$5-4-billion_66540.html
January 5, 2015
SRF (Gurgaon), a leading Indian manufacturer of hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, has acquired the global HFC-134a pharmaceutical propellant gases business of DuPont for $20...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Indian-firm-acquires-DuPonts-Dymel-pharma-grade-HFC-134a-business_66538.html
January 2, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition in the United States and Canada of Weatherford International’s global oilfield chemicals business, known...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lubrizol-completes-acquisition-of-Weatherford-oilfield-chemicals-and-drilling-fluid-businesses_66534.html
December 31, 2014
Americas Styrenics says it is cutting transaction prices for all grades of polystyrene (PS) by 9 cts/lb, effective 1 January. The cut will “supersede all previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Americas-Styrenics-cuts-polystyrene-prices_66518.html
December 31, 2014
Agrium announced today that it has restarted potash production at its Vanscoy, SK, facility after completing a major turnaround to tie in its 1.0-million m.t./year expansion project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Agrium-restarts-potash-production-at-Vanscoy_66517.html
December 30, 2014
Emery Oleochemicals (Selangor, Malaysia) announced today that a $50.0-million expansion of renewable polyol capacity at its Cincinnati facility has reached mechanical completion and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Emery-Oleochemicals-completes-polyol-expansion_66498.html
December 30, 2014
Nanoco (Manchester, UK), a world leader in the development and manufacture of cadmium-free quantum dots and other nanomaterials, says that it has signed a manufacturing contract with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Nanoco-signs-manufacturing-contract-with-Dow_66493.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 29, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) says that it has decided to participate in a shale gas development and production project and a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in British...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-invest-in-shale-gas-project-in-Canada_66471.html
December 25, 2014
Reliance Industries announced today that it has signed shipping agreements with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, for transporting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Reliance-inks-shipping-deal-with-Mitsui-OSK-to-import-ethane-from-North-America_66466.html
December 24, 2014
US railcar loadings for chemicals for the week ended 20 December slipped 5.9% year-on-year, to 29,369, according to data from the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-chemical-railcar-loadings-slip_66455.html
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