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December 8, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) and Performance Fibers (Huntersville, NC), a leading producer of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, today announced that it has signed a definitive...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Indorama-to-acquire-Performance-Fibers-business-in-Asia_65949.html
December 8, 2014
Ineos says that its US olefins and polymers subsidiary and Sasol have broken ground on the previously announced, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) joint venture plant at Ineos’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ineos-and-Sasol-break-ground-on-HDPE-joint-venture-plant_65948.html
December 8, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that the shareholders of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) have approved its previously announced merger with Merck at a special meeting held at St...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Sigma-Aldrich-shareholders-approve-merger-with-Merck-KGaA_65947.html
December 8, 2014
Phillips 66 expects its share of capital spending by CPChem, the 50-50 joint venture with Chevron, to total $1.4 billion in 2015. The sum compares with $1 billion budgeted for 2014, and final tallies of $613 million in 2013, $371 million in 2012, and $222 million in 2011....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Phillips-66-slates-$1-4-billion-capital-spending-to-CPChem-in-2015_65942.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 5, 2014
Eastman announced today that its board of directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend increase of 14%, to 40 cts/share on the company’s common stock—payable 2 January...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-announces-dividend-increase_65929.html
December 5, 2014
The board of directors at Ecolab has declared a 20% increase in the company’s quarterly cash dividend, to 33 cts/share, to be paid on 15 January to all shareholders on record at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ecolab-increases-dividend-20-percent_65928.html
December 5, 2014
Railcar loadings in the United States for chemicals slipped 0.1% year-on-year, to 26,639, for the week ended 29 November, according to data from the Association of American Railroads...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemical-railcar-loadings-edge-down-in-US_65941.html
December 5, 2014
At a public hearing this week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) grilled negotiators and experts involved in the trade discussions with the United States over the Transatlantic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/MEPs-grill-TTIP-negotiators_65931.html
December 5, 2014
Vertellus (Indianapolis), a leading producer of specialty chemicals for the life sciences sector and other industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Vertellus-to-acquire-Dows-sodium-borohydride-business-Valfilm-buys-polyolefin-films-plant_65923.html
December 5, 2014
The North American subsidiary of Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding with Emerging Fuels Technology (EFT; Broken Arrow, OK) to promote EFT in the commercialization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Airbus-to-promote-syngas-to-transportation-fuel-technology_65918.html
December 5, 2014
Arbor Pharmaceuticals (Atlanta), a specialty pharmaceutical company, said on Thursday that private equity firm KKR is acquiring a “significant minority stake” in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KKR-acquires-stake-in-US-company-Arbor-Pharmaceuticals_65914.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 5, 2014
DuPont says that it has appointed Matthias Heinzel as president/nutrition and health, effective 1 January 2015. Heinzel will succeed Craig Binetti, who is retiring following 38 years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-appoints-new-president-of-nutrition-and-health_65911.html
December 5, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) today announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Mexican state-owned company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/mexico/Reliance-signs-deal-with-Pemex-to-explore-oil-and-gas-business-opportunities-in-Mexico_65910.html
December 5, 2014
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce Department) has announced the launch of antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations into melamine imports from China and from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-probes-alleged-dumping-of-melamine-by-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_65921.html
December 5, 2014
Celanese plans to create a commercial and technology center in Mexico to support customers in Latin America. The company, which announced the project to celebrate its 70th year in the country, did not disclose the cost of the project or specify where the facility would be located. Celanese has a production site at Cangrejera and a logistics facility at Coatzacoalcos....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Celanese-plans-R-and-D-center-in-Mexico_65872.html
December 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to divest its mature drugs portfolio, the company said today. GSK announced in July that it had started a process to consider the divestment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/GlaxoSmithKline-scraps-plans-to-divest-mature-drugs-portfolio_65889.html
December 4, 2014
The American Chemical Society (Washington) has named Thomas Connelly, executive v.p. and chief innovation officer at DuPont, its next executive director and CEO, effective 17 February...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACS-names-DuPonts-Connelly-as-next-CEO_65863.html
December 4, 2014
Fluor Corp. says that its ICA Fluor industrial engineering-construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V. has signed a contract with Pemex Refinación for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Fluor-awarded-refinery-upgrade-contract-in-Mexico_65829.html
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