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July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
July 9, 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals (Raleigh, NC) and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals (Lainate, Italy) have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix, a pharma company specializing in drugs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Salix-Pharmaceuticals-and-Cosmo-Tech-to-merge_62362.html
July 9, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), a leader in alternative chemicals and fuels production technology; and Petrostar Petroleum (Nanton, AL), an oil and gas exploration...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Maverick-Synfuels-and-Petrostar-form-JV-for-small-methane-to-methanol-plants-in-Canada_62359.html
July 8, 2014
Two workers were injured on 7 July by a fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) Port Arthur, TX, facility. CPChem says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Two-injured-in-fire-at-CPChems-Port-Arthur-TX-facility_62356.html
July 8, 2014
Cytec and Dralon (Cologne) say they are exploring collaborating to develop and market large tow industrial-grade carbon fiber for industrial applications. The collaboration would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cytec-and-Dralon-announce-industrial-grade-carbon-fiber-collaboration_62347.html
July 8, 2014
Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI), a producer of pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs); and AAIPharma Services (Wilmington, NC), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Merged-Cambridge-Major-and-AAIPharma-appoint-former-Lonza-executive-as-new-CEO_62344.html
July 7, 2014
Sanofi (Paris) said today that the US FDA has accepted for review the company’s new drug application for Toujeo, an investigational basal insulin. This follows the acceptance of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FDA-accepts-Sanofis-new-diabetes-drug-application_62335.html
July 7, 2014
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced that it has signed a 210,000-m.t./year take-or-pay contract for biobased succinic acid with Vinmar International. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Vinmar-signs-biobased-succinic-acid-offtake-deal-with-BioAmber_62334.html
July 7, 2014
Honeywell has announced a price increase of 10 cts/lb on caprolactam and nylon-6 resins for customers in North America, effective 11 July or as contracts allow. The company cites higher raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
July 7, 2014
RPM International today announced that its Rust-Oleum specialty cleaners group has acquired Krud Kutter (Cumming, GA), a producer of cleaners and removers for residential, commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/RPM-acquires-specialty-cleaner-maker-Krud-Kutter_62271.html
July 7, 2014

PetroLogistics (Houston) says the deadline for terminating its merger agreement with Flint Hills Resources to pursue alternative proposals from third parties passed on 7 July. Flint Hills, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, agreed in late May to acquire the propylene maker for $2.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PetroLogistics-Flint-Hills-merger-firms-up_62270.html
July 7, 2014
Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Copenhagen), a world-leading producer of active pharma ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms, today announced it has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Xellia-expands-into-the-US-by-acquiring-manufacturing-plant_62269.html
July 7, 2014
Private Equity firm CI Capital Partners (New York) has acquired specialty chemical distributor Maroon (Avon, OH). Maroon’s management team retains significant equity interest in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Private-Equity-firm-acquires-specialty-chemical-distributor-Maroon-Group_62321.html
July 4, 2014
Hospira (Lake Forest, IL), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, announced on 4 July that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Hospira-completes-acquisition-of-Orchids-API-manufacturing-and-R-and-D-facilities-in-India-for-$218-million_62258.html
July 4, 2014
Oxea, a producer of oxo-alcohols and derivatives owned by Oman Oil, announced today that it has encountered a significant production issue at its Bay City, TX facility. Due to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Oxea-declares-force-majeure-on-intermediates-after-malfunction-at-Bay-City_62255.html
July 3, 2014
Biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber Inc. (Minneapolis) says that its Canadian subsidiary BioAmber Sarnia Inc., a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a CDN $7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BioAmber-receives-$6-6-million-grant-for-Sarnia-plant_62235.html
July 3, 2014
Agrium says it has completed the previously announced divestiture of its turf and ornamental business to Koch Agronomic Services—an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer—for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Agrium-completes-turf-and-ornamental-divestiture_62218.html
July 3, 2014
PPG Industries says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-Homax_62219.html
July 2, 2014
Kuraray says that its wholly owned MonoSol (Merrillville, IN) subsidiary will expand production capacity for polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film at its Portage, IN, manufacturing site. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Kuraray-to-expand-PVOH-film-capacity-at-Portage-IN_62115.html
July 2, 2014
Peru has awarded to the Gasoducto Sur Peruano (GSP) consortium, formed by Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil) and Enagas (Madrid), a contract that covers the design and construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Odebrecht-Enagas-consortium-awarded-contract-for-Peru-gas-pipeline_62217.html
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