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June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 4, 2014
Private investment firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/OpenGate-completes-acquisition-of-Solvays-PVC-compound-business_61545.html
June 4, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says it has signed new distributorship agreements with three member companies of the Koda Distribution Group (KDG; Stamford, CT). The KDG companies will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Momentive-signs-distribution-deal-with-Koda_61542.html
June 4, 2014
Lubrizol says that its life science polymers business has introduced a new pharmaceutical-grade excipient, Pathway. As pharmaceutical companies face the challenge of the patent cliff...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lubrizol-introduces-a-new-pharmaceutical-excipient_61540.html
June 3, 2014
Evonik says it has named David DelGuercio, previously senior v.p. and general manager/household care, to the post of senior v.p. and general manager/consumer specialties, North...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evonik-names-new-North-American-consumer-specialties-head_61535.html
June 3, 2014
A 250,000-liters/day bioethanol plant will be built in Tabasco State, Mexico, the state's agricultural, forestry, and fishing development ministry, Sedafop (Villahermosa), has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexico-to-build-another-bioethanol-plant_61511.html
June 3, 2014
Brenntag says that it has acquired Philchem (Houston), an expert in supply chain solutions. Philchem specializes in managing individual supply and demand imbalances in selected product...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Brenntag-acquires-Philchem_61505.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the acquisition of BP’s global aviation turbine oil business. The acquired business is expected to be accretive to 2014 earnings excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-completes-acquisition-of-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_61502.html
June 3, 2014
BASF says it has completed the previously announced divestment of its PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO) business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland), a private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-completes-divestment-of-PolyAd-Services-to-private-equity-firm_61499.html
June 3, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems announced today that it has named Eduardo Nardinelli president and general manager/Brazil. Nardinelli has a background in the automotive sector, and comes to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Axalta-names-Brazil-president_61522.html
June 3, 2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) has released its proposal stating that it will modify its liquefied natural gas (LNG) export review process, according to Dow Chemical. DOE has proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Department-of-Energy-to-modify-LNG-export-review-process_61521.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has developed a new high-performance, readily biodegradable solvent for light- and heavy-duty cleaners that is effective at neutral pH and meets EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/New-Eastman-solvent-set-to-change-the-chemistry-of-clean_61520.html
June 3, 2014
Marubeni is interested in taking over a potash project at Rio Colorado, Argentina that was previously being developed by Vale (Rio de Janeiro), according to a report from Argentine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Report-Marubeni-eyes-Argentinas-Rio-Colorado-potash-project_61509.html
June 2, 2014
Univar announced today that it has formed a joint venture with E.A. Juffali & Brothers (Jidda, Saudi Arabia), a power and chemical company. The jv will create a full distribution...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Univar-forms-JV-with-Saudi-Arabian-company_61494.html
June 2, 2014
Arkema says it is raising prices on all grades of hydrogen peroxide in the United States, Canada, and Mexico, by 5 cts/lb, or C$120/m.t. The increases will be effective on 15 June or...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Arkema-hikes-hydrogen-peroxide-prices-in-North-America_61493.html
June 2, 2014
EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lead to higher energy prices and hurt the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-proposes-30-percent-cut-in-power-plant-emissions_61480.html
June 2, 2014
FMC announced today that it has named Brian Angeli v.p./corporate strategy and development. He will lead broad strategic planning initiatives and directing FMC’s long-term growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FMC-names-v-p-of-corporate-strategydevelopment_61479.html
June 2, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oso Biopharmaceuticals Manufacturing (OsoBio; Albuquerque, NM) for $110...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-to-acquire-OsoBio-for-$110-million_61478.html
June 2, 2014
Linde says it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Siluria Technologies (San Francisco), a pioneer in the commercial production of fuels and chemicals made from natural gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-and-Siluria-enter-into-ethylene-technology-partnership_61477.html
June 2, 2014
Argentina will exempt local biodiesel production from a 41% consumption tax, following a vote in the Argentine congress late last week. The exemption is valid until 31 December 2015...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentina-to-exempt-biodiesel-from-41-percent-consumption-tax_61476.html
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