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September 14, 2014
Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv), a producer of fertilizers and specialty chemicals, on Friday announced the commencement of its international initial public offering (IPO) on the New...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Israel-Chemicals-to-list-on-New-York-Stock-Exchange_63817.html
September 14, 2014
Cargill said on Friday that it had filed a lawsuit against Syngenta Seeds in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cargill-sues-Syngenta-over-sales-of-GMO-corn-Syngenta-says-lawsuit-without-merit-update_63813.html
September 14, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical (Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia) said on Sunday that its 95%-owned subsidiary, Advanced Global Investment Co. (AGIC), and SK Gas (Seoul) have formed a joint venture for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Advanced-Petrochemical-and-SK-Gas-form-joint-venture-for-PDH-plant_63816.html
September 12, 2014
Evonik Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony for the first methionine dipeptide production plant at Antwerp, the company announced today. The product, a dipeptide made up of two...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-breaks-ground-on-methionine-dipeptide-plant-at-Antwerp_63769.html
September 12, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) for its Salamanca refinery project, which will be executed in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-refinery-project-in-Mexico_63772.html
September 12, 2014
Lanxess today confirmed to CW that it will transfer its antioxidants and accelerators businesses from the rubber chemicals (RUC) unit to advanced industrial intermediates business...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-starts-to-realign-businesses-moves-antioxidants-and-accelerators-to-new-unit_63771.html
September 12, 2014
Solvay says it has acquired Flux Schweiß- und Lötstoffe (Garbsen, Germany) to complement its aluminum brazing capabilities and products with fast-growing formulations for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-acquires-aluminum-brazing-materials-manufacturer-based-in-Germany_63762.html
September 12, 2014
Omnova Solutions says that Anne Noonan will join the company as president of the performance chemicals business segment, effective 22 September. She succeeds James Hohman, who will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Omnova-appoints-presidentperformance-chemicals_63761.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
UOP said today that Shandong Shouguang Luqing Petrochemical has selected its C4 Oleflex technology to be used in a new plant, which will produce isobutylene, a key ingredient in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-isobutylene-plant-in-China_63742.html
September 11, 2014
Lanxess says it is adding a mixing and milling plant to the new iron oxide red pigments plant already under construction at Ningbo, China. Construction on the 25,000-m.t./year iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-expands-plant-for-inorganic-pigments-at-Ningbo_63719.html
September 11, 2014
Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-funded-research-identifies-30-plant-molecules-that-could-substitute-synthetic-ingredients_63721.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 11, 2014
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-starts-up-155000-m-tyear-butadiene-unit-at-Antwerp_63718.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Fine Chemicals Asia (Bangkok), will build a new production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63717.html
September 10, 2014
Operating profits for Sasol’s chemical cluster increased 178% during the fiscal year ending June 2014, the company says, to a total of rand 8.41 billion ($770 million). Transfers unrelated to sales accounted for half of the gain, but strong performance in the olefins & surfactants (O&S) and solvents businesses plus improvements in polymers contributed the remainder. Total chemical revenues increased 17% to rand 111.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-chemical-profits-up-on-strong-olefins-and-surfactants-improved-polymers_63682.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 10, 2014
Solvay has inaugurated a specialty surfactants plant at the industrial park at Genthin, Germany, the company said today. The facility will help Solvay to meet customer requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-inaugurates-specialty-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_63702.html
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