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October 3, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has established a new subsidiary at Sarajevo. With this subsidiary, Sika creates its own distribution and production hub to access the market...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-establishes-subsidiary-at-Sarajevo_64258.html
October 3, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), one of the world’s leading fertilizer companies, today announced a corporate reorganization, including plans to redomicile its headquarters to Zug...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russias-EuroChem-to-move-headquarters-to-Switzerland_64263.html
October 3, 2014
Preparations for the next deadline for the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) act, in 2018, and general regulatory compliance issues...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reach-deadline-swells-Chemical-Business-Association-membership_64262.html
October 3, 2014
The European Commission today cleared Eli Lilly's proposed acquisition of Novartis’s animal health business. The commission’s investigation confirms that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-clears-Eli-Lillys-$5-4-billion-acquisition-of-Novartiss-animal-health-business_64259.html
October 3, 2014
Sagent Pharmaceuticals (Schaumburg, IL), a leader in specialty pharma products with a focus on the injectable market, has acquired Omega Laboratories (Montreal), a market-leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sagent-Pharmaceuticals-buys-Omega-Laboratories_64253.html
October 3, 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals (Raleigh, NC) and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals (Lainate, Italy) said on Thursday that they have agreed to terminate their previously announced agreement under which...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Pharma-merger-cancelled-as-Obama-Administration-tightens-tax-loophole_64252.html
October 3, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen (Los Angeles), North America’s largest producer of synthetic granular ammonium sulfate (AS) fertilizer, has announced plans to restructure its unprofitable...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rentech-to-cut-jobs-and-fertilizer-output-at-Pasadena-facility_64251.html
October 3, 2014
Clemente: Market is tightening. Solvay, the global leading producer of soda ash, today announced plans to invest in its plant at Devnya, Bulgaria, to improve energy efficiency...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-invests-in-soda-ash-plant-in-Bulgaria-on-track-with-cost-saving-plan_64250.html
October 2, 2014
Biobased succinic acid firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced it has signed an exclusive supply agreement with Xuchuan, which plans to replace adipic acid with biobased succinic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BioAmber-signs-biobased-succinic-acid-supply-deal-with-Xuchuan_64241.html
October 2, 2014
Dow Chemical and ExxonMobil Chemical announced today they have signed a definitive agreement to restructure the ownership of Univation Technologies, their equally owned polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-Chemical-divests-its-stake-in-PE-licensing-JV-Univation-Technologies_64235.html
October 2, 2014
Dow expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Co., sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-confirms-plans-to-sell-Angus-sodium-borohydride-and-AgroFresh_64237.html
October 2, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has opened a new construction chemicals plant at Simanovci, Serbia, 25 kilometers west of Belgrade. The greenfield project required a capital expenditure of 5...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-inaugurates-construction-chemicals-plant-in-Serbia_64234.html
October 2, 2014
Bayer CropScience announced today that it has acquired the European distribution rights for the biological fungicide Contans WG from Belchim Crop Protection (Londerzeel, Belgium)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-acquires-European-distribution-rights-for-biofungicide-from-Belchim_64233.html
October 2, 2014
EPA has granted a Greenhouse Gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration (GHG PSD) permit to OCI’s planned world-scale methanol plant at Beaumont, TX. At 1.75 million m.t./year, OCI’s plant will be the largest in the US when it begins production in late 2016, but it will hold the title for only one year if Southern Louisiana Methanol successfully commissions its 1.86 million  m.t./year plant in Convent, LA, in 2017....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPA-grants-GHG-PSD-permit-to-OCIs-Beaumont-TX-methanol-project_64239.html
October 2, 2014
Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that its ICL industrial products (ICL IP) segment has initiated start-up activities of its new polymeric flame retardant (FR)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-starts-production-of-polymeric-flame-retardant_64249.html
October 2, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC; Tokyo) said today that it will quit the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business at the end of March 2015. MGC and Toyobo are partners in Mizushima...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-to-quit-PTA-business-p-xylene-plants-future-questionable_64230.html
October 2, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon said today that it has completed the acquisition of Wethje Holding (Hengersberg, Germany), following Mitsubishi Rayon’s announcement at end of July that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Rayon-completes-acquisition-of-Wethje-Holding_64229.html
October 2, 2014
Ineos Industries Holdings said today that it has agreed to acquire the combined heat and power plant (CHP) from Fortum, which serves the Grangemouth, UK, site, for £54 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-acquires-Grangemouth-power-plant-from-Fortum-for-£54-million_64227.html
October 2, 2014
Solvay said today that it has finalized the acquisition of Flux Schweiß-und Lötstoffe (Flux; Garbsen, Germany), complementing its aluminum brazing capabilities and products...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-Flux_64226.html
October 2, 2014
Yara International said today that it has obtained the relevant regulatory approvals and closed the acquisition of OFD Holding, allowing the integration process to begin. The OFD...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-Latin-American-fertilizer-player-OFD-Holding_64225.html
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