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October 8, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners has completed the $295-million acquisition of Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system. The pipeline will be operated by Boardwalk Louisiana Midstream (BLM), a subsidiary....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Boardwalk-completes-acquisition-of-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline_64355.html
October 8, 2014
Monsanto has narrowed its loss for its seasonally weak fourth quarter, but both its results and 2015 outlook trail estimates. The company reports a net loss of $156 million compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Monsanto-narrows-loss_64343.html
October 8, 2014
RPM today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 3.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $99.1 million, on sales up 3.4%, to $1.2 billion. Earnings totaled 73 cts/share, down 5.2% YOY and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/RPM-earnings-fall-3-9-percent_64340.html
October 8, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) has partnered with Marubeni (Tokyo) to develop an ethane cracker and derivatives project in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, says a local report. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quoting unnamed sources, the partners are considering three locations: the Mon River Industrial Park at Allenport, PA; and a site each in West Virginia and Ohio....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Reports-PTTGC-partnering-with-Marubeni-on-Marcellus-cracker-project_64108.html
October 8, 2014
India has imposed definitive antidumping duties on phenol imports from the United States and Taiwan, India's Ministry of Finance has announced. This duty, effective retroactively from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/India-imposes-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-US-Taiwan-phenol-exports_64281.html
October 8, 2014
BASF announced today that it is teaming up with Colorcon (Harleysville, PA) to release a coating polymer, Kollicoat IR, for Colorcon’s formulated ready-to-use coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-collaborates-with-Colorcon-on-pharma-coatings_64338.html
October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 8, 2014
Linde Engineering North America (Blue Bell, PA), a Linde subsidiary, is building an ammonia plant for J.R. Simplot (Boise, ID) adjacent to Simplot's existing phosphate fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-to-build-ammonia-plant-for-J-R-Simplot-phosphate-complex-in-Wyoming_64337.html
October 8, 2014
Leucadia National Corp. (New York) has announced that it will not proceed with its Lake Charles Clean Energy (LCCE) project, which would have used gasification technology to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Leucadia-pulls-out-of-Lake-Charles-petroleum-coke-to-methanol-project_64336.html
October 8, 2014
Albemarle tells CW that it is planning a large-scale expansion at the company's cGMP active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production facility at South Haven, MI, next year. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CPhI-Albemarle-plans-large-scale-expansion-at-Michigan-API-site_64333.html
October 7, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FrontFour-Capital-criticizes-Innophos-management-suggests-sale-of-company_64329.html
October 7, 2014
DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman has been awarded the 2015 2015 International Palladium Medal by The Société de Chimie Industrielle—American Section for her...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-CEO-Ellen-Kullman-wins-2015-Palladium-Medal_64319.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 6, 2014
HFO-1234yf, a hydrofluoroolefin-based refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015 as refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are phased out...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-New-refrigerant-to-be-in-7-million-cars-by-2015_64294.html
October 6, 2014
Huntsman is moving downstream into auto parts by integrating Gomet, an Italian producer of components for the automotive aftermarket, into its polyurethanes division. Huntsman acquired Gomet with the purchase of several chemical businesses from Rockwood Holdings, a deal that closed on 1 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Huntsman-integrates-polyurethanes-downstream-into-auto-parts_64291.html
October 6, 2014
Linde announced today that its first retail hydrogen fueling station in the United States is almost complete. The station is expected to be online before the end of the year and is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-announces-near-completion-of-first-hydrogen-fueling-station-in-US_64288.html
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/VCI-welcomes-trade-agreement-between-EU-and-Canada-sees-growth-potential-for-German-chemicals_64284.html
October 6, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Denver) was issued a $91-million conditional commitment from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a loan guarantee to support the construction of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cool-Planet-awarded-$91-million-in-loan-guarantees-for-Port-Alexandria-biorefinery_64282.html
October 6, 2014
Potash Ridge (Toronto) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a third-party marketer for the sulfuric acid production from its Blawn Mountain...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Potash-Ridge-signs-sulfuric-acid-offtake-agreement_64278.html
October 6, 2014
Toray Industries says that together with one of its resin subsidiaries it has established a new company to compound plastics in Mexico. The new company will be the first Japanese...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Toray-sets-up-plastics-compounding-plant-in-Mexico_64275.html
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