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September 4, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) has agreed to acquire Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system, for $295 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, Boardwalk says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Boardwalk-to-acquire-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline-for-$295-million_63623.html
September 4, 2014
CellMark's (Gothenburg, Sweden) chemicals division—centered at Stamford, CT, and a supplier and custom manufacturer of specialty chemicals—has completed the acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CellMark-acquires-nutraceuticals-maker-AnMar_63624.html
September 4, 2014
Solvay has a reached a deal to acquire the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business of Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) for $220 million. Solvay will acquire two Ryton PPS resin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-to-acquire-CPChems-PPS-assets-for-$220-million_63618.html
September 4, 2014
Bayer CropScience (BCS) has today given insight into its targets and projects it is currently working on. In exclusive interviews with CW on the sidelines of today’s inauguration...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bayer-CropScience-outlines-targets-bets-on-biologics_63615.html
September 4, 2014
Bayer CropScience (BCS), the world’s second largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today held an inauguration ceremony at a new site at West Sacramento, CA, which also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bayer-CropScience-to-invest-$1-billion-in-the-US-opens-facility-at-West-Sacramento_63614.html
September 3, 2014
Chile's financial regulator SVS (Santiago) has levied a combined $163-million fine on eight individuals and the country's largest brokerage firm, Larrain Vial (Santiago), for their...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Chiles-financial-regulator-fines-SQM-CEO-and-7-others-a-combined-$163-million-for-illegal-share-trading_63592.html
September 3, 2014
H.B. Fuller says it has acquired ProSpec Construction Products (Charlotte, NC), a maker of caulks, epoxies, grouts, and other installation products for tile and stone, from Bonsal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/H-B-Fuller-acquires-US-tile-and-stone-installation-products-firm_63612.html
September 3, 2014
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced today that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lehigh-Technologies-closes-$8-million-funding-round_63601.html
September 3, 2014
Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream’s share of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP) for a total of $650 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Pembina-buys-Vantage-pipeline-plans-$500-million-propane-export-terminal-at-Portland_63584.html
September 3, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) announced today that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Royal-Adhesives-to-acquire-Chemque_63582.html
September 2, 2014
PPG says it has closed the sale of its float glass manufacturing facility at Mt. Zion, IL, to Fuyao Glass America (Fuzhou City, China), for an undisclosed sum. The deal was announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-closes-sale-of-float-glass-plant_63565.html
September 2, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 18 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.2%; up 4.3% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-29-August-2014_63578.html
September 2, 2014
A. Schulman says that it has acquired Compco, located near Melbourne, for $6.7 million in cash. Compco manufactures of a variety of plastic compounds and products, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/A-Schulman-acquires-Australian-plastic-compounds-manufacturer_63562.html
September 2, 2014
Albemarle has completed the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen, and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group (Schenectady, NY), Albemarle said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-antioxidant-business-to-SI-Group_63559.html
September 2, 2014
Bayer says that its Bayer HealthCare subgroup has completed the previously announced sale of its interventional device business to medical devices company Boston Scientific (Natick...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bayer-completes-sale-of-interventional-device-business-to-Boston-Scientific_63558.html
September 1, 2014
Petrobras and Braskem have extended the terms of their existing naphtha supply contract for six months after the companies failed to reach an agreement on the price, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Braskem-Petrobras-fail-to-agree-on-naphtha-contract-price-extend-existing-deal-until-February-2015_63549.html
September 1, 2014
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) says it is starting up its methanol plant at Beaumont, TX after carrying out essential repairs on the plant's reformer. OCI Partners said on 29 August that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OCI-Partners-restarts-Beaumont-methanol-plant_63548.html
September 1, 2014
Argentina's output of polymers and synthetic rubber rose 31.4% year-on-year (YOY) in July, according to national statistics office Indec (Buenos Aires). Overall production of polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-polymer-and-synthetic-rubber-output-up-31-percent-in-July_63547.html
September 1, 2014
Protex International (Paris) says it has acquired Mereco Technologies Group (West Warwick, RI), including the Metachem Resins and DMS divisions. Financial terms of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Protex-buys-US-electronic-chemicals-firm_63546.html
August 29, 2014
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) and Yacimientos Petroliferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) have signed an agreement covering the development of unconventional hydrocarbons in Neuquén...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Petronas-YPF-to-develop-uncoventional-hydrocarbons-in-Argentina_63533.html
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