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February 6, 2014
Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction companies, has announced several leadership changes, effective immediately.  Bill Dudley, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bechtel-appoints-new-president-and-CEO-as-Riley-Bechtel-steps-down_58588.html
February 5, 2014
US Water Services (St. Michael, MN) has acquired ChemCal (Grapevine, TX), an industrial water treatment firm, for an undisclosed amount, the company says. ChemCal focuses in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-Water-Services-acquires-water-treatment-firm-in-Texas_58516.html
February 5, 2014
FMC today reported fourth-quarter earnings down 73.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $27.1 million, or 20 cts/share, on sales up 24%, to $1.1 billion. Earnings were hit by $114.3 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FMC-earnings-beat-estimates-as-ag-results-jump_58582.html
February 5, 2014
Taminco today announced that it is exercising an amendment to its senior secured credit facility that will reduce interest payments by $5 million/year. The amendment cuts the interest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Taminco-gets-lower-interest-rate-on-senior-loans_58565.html
February 5, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) has broken ground on a $13.2-million improvement project at its Newton, IA biodiesel refinery, the company announced. The investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/REG-breaks-ground-on-$13-2-million-biodiesel-improvement-project_58564.html
February 5, 2014
Solvay's subsidiary Rhodia, and Premiere Fibers Inc. (Ansonville, NC), have agreed jointly to launch a nylon-based "smart yarn" that reduces the appearance of cellulite and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-enters-agreement-to-produce-smart-nylon-based-yarn_58562.html
February 5, 2014
W.R. Grace swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as stronger sales of construction products helped offset weak catalyst results. The company, which announced on Monday that it had...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/W-R-Grace-swings-to-profit_58563.html
February 5, 2014
Taminco (Allentown, PA) and Balchem (New Hampton, NY) have signed an agreement to build and operate a choline chloride facility at St. Gabriel, LA—where both companies operate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Taminco-and-Balchem-form-choline-chloride-JV_58345.html
February 5, 2014
Entegris (Billerica, MA), a provider of products for purifying, protecting, and transporting materials used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced a definitive merger agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Entegris-to-acquire-semiconductor-materials-maker-ATMI-for-$1-15-billion_58541.html
February 4, 2014
Cytec Industries announced today that v.p. and CFO David Drillock will retire from the company effective 31 December after 36 years with the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cytec-CFO-announces-plans-to-retire-at-end-of-2014_58552.html
February 4, 2014
Grace emerged from bankruptcy protection Monday, ending nearly 13 years of operation under Chapter 11 protection to address asbestos-related claims. Separately, Grace announced Tuesday that its board has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million, or roughly 6.8% of outstanding shares based current market capitalization....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/W-R-Grace-exits-bankruptcy-protection-updated_58528.html
February 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operation of DuPont, has announced plans to more than double waterborne coatings capacity at its Guarulhos, Brazil, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Axalta-to-boost-waterborne-coatings-in-Brazil_58542.html
February 4, 2014
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) completed the acquisition of Viking Polymers, (Jamestown, NC), a custom compounder with a diversified portfolio of specialty formulations and a particularly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Teknor-Apex-completes-acquisition-of-specialty-PVC-compounder_58534.html
February 4, 2014
DuPont announced today that its chief marketing and sales officer Scott Coleman has resigned to pursue another opportunity. Coleman led the company’s marketing and sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-chief-marketing-officer-resigns-names-new-head-of-corporate-communications_58538.html
February 4, 2014
A disagreement over the distribution of local tax revenue threatens to slow, or even stop, Vale's (Rio de Janeiro) Carnalita potash project in the state of Sergipe, in northeastern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Reports-Local-tax-disagreement-threatens-Vale-potash-project-in-Brazil_58533.html
February 4, 2014
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-researchers-develop-catalyst-to-convert-CO2-into-chemicals_58531.html
February 4, 2014
Solvay says it plans to increase its production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River, WY, plant by 150,000 m.t./year by early 2015, to meet growing demand of its US export...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-to-increase-soda-ash-capacity-in-US_58530.html
February 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. The financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Sika-to-acquire-Brazilian-waterproofing-materials-company_58529.html
February 3, 2014
Praxair announced today that it has completed the acquisition of its industrial gases joint venture Praxair Distribution Mid-Atlantic (PDMA; Allentown, PA). The company previously held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Praxair-buys-out-mid-Atlantic-distribution-joint-venture_58527.html
February 3, 2014
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, UK), the industrial fuel-cell power company, said today that it has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with US chemicals manufacturer Allied New...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/AFC-Energy-Allied-New-Technologies-sign-MOU-for-energy-facility-at-Florida-chlor-alkali-plant_58504.html
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