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October 15, 2014
Evonik Industries today opened a production plant in São Paulo State, Brazil, to make ingredients for customers in the cosmetics and consumer goods industries. The plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Evonik-opens-plant-for-cosmetics-and-consumer-goods-in-Brazil_64527.html
October 15, 2014
AbbVie (Chicago) and Shire (Dublin) have announced that AbbVie is reconsidering its previously announced decision to acquire Shire for £32 billion ($51 billion). AbbVie says it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AbbVie-reconsiders-decision-to-acquire-Shire_64523.html
October 15, 2014
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has signed an agreement to purchase Specialty Commodities Inc. (SCI; Fargo, ND) for $170 million, subject to postclosing adjustments. SCI works...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ADM-to-acquire-specialty-ingredients-firm-for-$170-million_64519.html
October 15, 2014
UOP said on Tuesday that PennTex North Louisiana, a subsidiary of PennTex Midstream Partners, has selected UOP to engineer, procure, and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/UOP-awarded-second-gas-processing-plant-contract-by-PennTex-signs-MOU-for-third-unit_64516.html
October 15, 2014
A. Schulman says that it has signed an agreement and a strategic partnership with polymer producer Initz (Ulsan, South Korea) to compound and market Initz's Ecotran polyphenylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Schulman-and-Initz-form-alliance-for-PPS-compounds_64514.html
October 15, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has shut down the Evangeline ethylene pipeline to repair a leak discovered on 10 October. The leak, which the company describes as a “small pin-hole,” was found in a rural area in Cameron Parish, LA. The company expects the pipeline, which delivers ethylene from Port Neches, TX, to Baton Rouge, LA, to be back in operation next week....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Boardwalk-shuts-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline-to-fix-leak_64509.html
October 14, 2014

EPA has published a proposed greenhouse gas prevention of significant deterioration (GHG PSD) permit for M&G Chemicals' (Luxembourg) Corpus Christi, TX, polyethylene terephthalate project, which the company first announced in May 2011. M&G Chemicals plans to build a 1.0-million m.t./year PET plant and a 1.2-million m.t./year plant for the production of feedstock purified terephthalic acid.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-publishes-proposed-GHG-PSD-for-M-and-Gs-Corpus-Christi-PET-project_64500.html
October 14, 2014
KMG Chemicals (Houston), a specialty chemical maker, today announced its results for its fourth fiscal quarter, ended 31 July. The company reports a net loss of $822,000, slightly up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KMG-Chemicals-reports-narrower-loss-in-fiscal-fourth-quarter_64499.html
October 14, 2014
Outgoing European trade commissioner Karel De Gucht has spoken about the "reality" of the negotiations between the European Union and the United States on the Transatlantic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EU-trade-commissioner-De-Gucht-addresses-the-reality-of-the-EU-US-trade-talks_64496.html
October 14, 2014
FMC has signed unsecured credit agreements that will provide access to as much as $3.5 billion to help fund its $1.8-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals maker Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark). FMC’s acquistion of Cheminova is expected to close in early 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-completes-credit-agreements-for-$3-5-billion-to-fund-Cheminova-purchase_64497.html
October 14, 2014
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) has signed a contract with Rocha Terminais Portuários e Logística (Paranaguá, Brazil), covering potash storage and cargo...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Belarusian-Potash-signs-contract-for-storage-and-handling-at-Brazilian-port_64494.html
October 14, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has spoken out against a reduced version of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/VCI-speaks-out-against-reduced-scope-of-EU-US-trade-deal_64492.html
October 14, 2014
Badlands NGL, a private equity firm, plans to build a $4-billion, 1.5-million m.t./year polyethylene complex in North Dakota....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Private-equity-firm-plans-world-scale-North-Dakota-polyethylene-complex_64488.html
October 13, 2014
PPG Industries (PPG) says Mexico's competition commission is extending the deadline for its review of PPG's proposed s $2.3-billion acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexico-antitrust-commission-extends-review-of-PPGs-proposed-acquisition-of-Comex_64477.html
October 13, 2014
Targa Resources (Houston) has agreed to acquire midstream firm Atlas Pipeline Partners and Atlas Energy for $7.7 billion. The deal, which is expected to close in the first quarter of 2015, will substantially expand Targa’s capacity to produce and deliver natural gas liquids (NGLs), the feedstock that has transformed the fortunes of US ethylene producers....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Targa-to-buy-Atlas-Pipeline-for-$7-7-billion_64476.html
October 13, 2014
Castleton Commodities International (CCI; Stamford, CT), a global commodities merchant formerly known as Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy, said on Friday that it will invest $1.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Castleton-Commodities-to-build-methanol-plant-in-Louisiana_64468.html
October 10, 2014
Mosaic has named Floris Bielders general manager/Brazil, effective 15 October. Bielders was also recently named v.p./international distribution. In his new role, he will lead the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Mosaic-announces-regional-leadership-changes_64456.html
October 10, 2014
Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd. (MHTL), one of the largest global methanol players, is now 100% owned by Consolidated Energy Ltd (CEL), a Trinidad holding company that combines the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Methanol-Holding-Trinidad-has-new-ownership-structure_64455.html
October 10, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized the call for a day of action in protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/VCI-calls-for-opponents-to-free-trade-agreements-to-play-a-constructive-role_64458.html
October 10, 2014
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Shasun Pharmaceuticals (Chennai, India) says there is strong growth across its businesses and that the company is investing to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CPhI-Shasun-expanding-API-capacity-in-India-will-build-capacity-in-US-after-merging-with-Strides-Arcolab_64437.html
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