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June 11, 2014
RPM says it has acquired Betumat Quimica (Candeias, Brazil), maker of waterproofing products in Bahia state. Betumat makes asphaltic membrances, cement grouts and modified asphalt...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/RPM-acquires-waterproofing-products-maker-in-Brazil_61700.html
June 11, 2014
Ter Group (Hamburg) says it has acquired a 49% stake in Keim Additec Surface USA (LaGrange, IL), a subsidiary of Keim Additec Surface (Kirchberg, Germany). Terms of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/German-distributor-buys-stake-in-wax-additives-maker_61519.html
June 11, 2014
Marrone Bio Innovations (MBI; Davis, CA) and DSM's food specialties business have signed a collaborative agreement involving early-stage research of several biological active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DSM-food-specialties-unit-and-Marrone-Bio-sign-R-and-D-agreement_61544.html
June 11, 2014
Merck said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire of biopharmaceuticals company Idenix Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA) for $24.50/share in cash. The boards of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Merck-to-acquire-biopharmaceutical-company-Idenix-for-$3-85-billion_61621.html
June 11, 2014
Late last week, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Labor (DOL), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department of Justice (DOJ) the Department of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Federal-chemical-safety-working-group-status-update_61663.html
June 11, 2014
Nexeo Solutions’ recently acquired sales subsidiary Archway Sales has agreed to represent Dow Corning’s silicone, silane, and additive lines throughout the contiguous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-Corning-Nexeo-Solutions-partner-for-silicone-sales_61681.html
June 11, 2014
Air Products and Matheson Tri-Gas, a subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso, say they have started filling and shipping the first two 11,000-gallon helium intermodal (ISO) containers from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Air-Products-and-Matheson-begin-helium-shipments-from-jointly-owned-Wyoming-facility_61682.html
June 11, 2014
Praxair announced today that it has started up a packaged gas fill plant at Bismarck, ND—increasing its cylinder gases capacity in the Bakken shale oil formation region. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Praxair-starts-up-North-Dakota-packaged-gas-fill-plant_61683.html
June 11, 2014
DuPont’s performance polymers segment announced today that it is increasing prices on its nylon-6,6 polymer and unreinforced nylon-6,6 resin globally on 1 July, or as contracts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-increases-nylon-resin-prices_61679.html
June 11, 2014
Composites One (Arlington Heights, IL), a distributor of raw materials and value-added services, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Nexeo Solutions to acquire Nexeo's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Composites-One-acquires-Nexeo-Solutions-composites-distribution-assets_61678.html
June 11, 2014
TransGas Development Systems (New York) is planning to invest $2.7 billion for the development of a coal-gasification plant for the production of fertilizers in the state of Santa...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/TransGas-invests-$2-7-billion-to-build-coal-gasification-plant-in-Brazil-for-fertilizers_61674.html
June 11, 2014
BASF says that it will invest more than €200 million ($271 million) to expand production capacity for key herbicides dicamba and DMTA at the company’s Beaumont, TX site as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-to-invest-over-&euro200-million-to-expand-herbicide-production-capacities-in-US_61677.html
June 11, 2014
Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has merged two wholly owned flexible foam producers, Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam Products, to form Innocor Inc. (West Long Branch, NJ)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sun-Capital-launches-Innocor-Inc-a-leading-PU-foam-player-in-North-America_61676.html
June 11, 2014
Braskem (São Paolo) has opened an R&D center at Campinas, Brazil, dedicated to biotechnology or projects involving chemical processes using renewable raw materials, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-opens-lab-for-renewables-R-and-D_61673.html
June 11, 2014
Solvay has opened a laboratory and production facility at Killdeer, North Dakota to serve oil and gas customers in the Bakken shale formation and expand its tailored formulations that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-opens-facility-in-North-Dakota-to-serve-shale-oil-and-gas-customers_61666.html
June 10, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that executive chairman James Rogers will retire from the company on 30 June, and that CEO Mark Costa will add the title chairman on that date...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-CEO-Costa-to-add-chairman-title_61664.html
June 10, 2014
Occidental Petroleum has named Robert Peterson president of OxyChem, effective 1 August. Peterson succeeds Chuck Anderson, who will retire on 31 July. Peterson has served as senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Next-OxyChem-president-announced_61654.html
June 10, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) announced today the opening of its new automotive glazing coating facility at Leverkusen. MPM says customers will be able to coat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Momentive-Performance-Materials-opens-automotive-coating-facility-in-Germany_61649.html
June 10, 2014
Eastman Chemical has made “significant progress” toward restoring operations at its Kingsport, TN, facility after a widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown on 4 June, the company says. With the possible exception of butyl acetate, the shutdown is unlikely to have much impact on the delivery of acetyl products, according to IHS Chemical....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-restoring-operations-at-Kingsport-limited-impact-on-acetyls-says-IHS_61653.html
June 10, 2014
PPG has acquired Masterwork (Pittsburgh), a distributor of architectural paints in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Masterwork owned and operated 13 stores, which mostly stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-acquires-paint-stores-in-northeastern-US_61650.html
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