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July 3, 2015
Plant Impact (Harpenden, UK) and Arysta LifeScience on Friday announced that Arysta LifeScience will launch Banzai, a new product that improves cocoa yields under stressful growing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Plant-Impact-and-Arysta-LifeScience-new-agchem-will-boost-global-cocoa-yields_71874.html
July 3, 2015
Total on Friday announced the startup of its largest lubricants oil blending plant in the world, located in Singapore. The 310,000 m.t./year facility will boost Total’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-commissions-its-largest-lubricants-plant-based-in-Singapore_71871.html
July 3, 2015
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals arm of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome), said on Friday that it has joined forces with Chinese companies to develop innovative green tires based on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-and-Chinese-companies-form-green-tire-technology-alliance_71870.html
July 3, 2015
An explosion occurred today at a plant belonging to Hanwha Chemical which left six people dead and one person injured, local media reports say. It took place at about 9:19am Korean...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Explosion-at-Hanwha-Chemical-plant-leaves-six-dead-one-injured_71867.html
July 3, 2015
PotashCorp, responding to K+S’s (Kassel, Germany) rejection on Thursday of its unsolicited proposal to acquire K+S for €41/share ($45.50), valuing the bid at €7.84...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PotashCorp-confident-K+S-concerns-can-be-addressed_71866.html
July 3, 2015
Sichuan Hebang Corp., in its first investment outside China, has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the Israeli agrochemicals company, Stockton (Petah Tikva, Israel), for $90 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sichuan-Hebang-to-acquire-Israeli-agchems-company-Stockton_71868.html
July 2, 2015
Molycorp has received approval from the US Bankruptcy Court on $22 million in interim debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing provided by Oaktree Capital Management. Molycorp filed for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Molycorp-gains-court-approval-for-interim-bankruptcy-financing-from-Oaktree_71864.html
July 2, 2015
The US June ethylene contract settled at 33.75 cents/lb late yesterday, losing 0.75 cts/lb from the May contract price of 34.50 cts/lb. The decline reflects low feedstock costs and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-June-ethylene-contract-settles-lower_71850.html
July 2, 2015
An initial July contract settlement for ortho-xylene (o-xylene) was reached today in Europe at €820/m.t. This is an increase of €10/m.t. over the June settlement of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Initial-Europe-o-xylene-contract-price-for-July-settles-higher_71847.html
July 2, 2015
K+S (Kassel, Germany) says that it has rejected an "unsolicited proposal" from PotashCorp to acquire all of  K+S's outstanding shares. PotashCorp's bid is at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/K+S-rejects-takeover-bid-from-PotashCorp_71848.html
July 2, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-completes-acquisition-of-remaining-shares-in-CBB_71832.html
July 2, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen says that its net profits increased to $42.5 million in the second quarter from $30.8 million in the corresponding period of last year, on revenue of $500.7 million, down...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lower-fuel-costs-buoy-Stolt-Nielsens-second-quarter-profit_71845.html
July 2, 2015
Sinopec Engineering has won three contracts for projects in Thailand and in China, the company has announced. In Thailand it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sinopec-Engineering-wins-contracts-in-Thailand-China-valued-at-about-$2-billion_71836.html
July 2, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) on Thursday issued a trading update ahead of its interim results on 11 August 2015 and says the board’s expectations for the full year remain unchanged. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Synthomers-second-quarter-profit-ahead-in-Asia-but-Europe-and-NA-lag-behind_71838.html
July 2, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Perstorp-acquires-Koei-Chemicals-pentaerythritol-business_71833.html
July 2, 2015
DSM on Thursday announced leadership changes at its DSM Engineering Plastics unit. Roeland Polet has been named business group director, succeeding Roelof Westerbeek. Polet joins DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-taps-Valspar-for-Engineering-Plastics-director_71835.html
July 1, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) said on Wednesday that it has started preparatory work on an investment project to ramp up production of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a high-octane gasoline...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-to-build-MTBE-plant-at-Togliatti_71796.html
July 1, 2015
Euro Chlor (Brussels), the federation representing chlor-alkali producers in the European Union and European Free Trade Agreement, said on Wednesday that Dolf van Wijk has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Euro-Chlor-appoints-new-executive-director_71800.html
July 1, 2015
Showa Denko on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a gasification plant, which uses plastics waste, at its Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturing complex. The facility produces feedstock...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-opens-plastics-waste-gasification-plant-producing-feedstock-for-ammonia_71798.html
July 1, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has acquired the remaining shares of the Addiment Italia (Medolago, Italy) joint venture from the jv partner, Buzzi Unicem (Casale Monferrato...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-buys-out-partner-in-Italy-based-JV_71797.html
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