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January 16, 2015
Synthomer (Harlow, UK), a producer of synthetic and natural rubber latices and specialty emulsion polymers today said in its trading update for 2014 that trading and profitability have...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Synthomer-gives-trading-update-new-CEO-to-join-this-month_66921.html
January 16, 2015
Ube Industries announced today that it has bought a majority stake in Advanced Electrolyte Technologies (AET; Midland, MI) and intends to raise its stake further by end of March. AET...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-Industries-buys-Dow-out-of-electrolytes-joint-venture_66919.html
January 16, 2015
Higher production, fewer turnarounds, and a plant restart enabled South Korea to export 1.42 million m.t. of styrene to China in 2014, a 22% spike from 1.16 million m.t. in 2013, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-Koreas-styrene-exports-to-China-jumped-in-2014-on-higher-operating-rates-fewer-turnarounds_66917.html
January 16, 2015
Clariant announced today that it has acquired privately owned deicing specialist Aerochem (Stockholm). Aerochem is a leading supplier of deicing fluids to the aviation and railway...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-acquires-Swedish-deicing-firm-Aerochem_66914.html
January 16, 2015
Following an announcement Wednesday that Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell are halting work on their $6.5-billion Al Karaana joint venture project, Qatar announced today that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-may-replace-Shell-with-other-partners-in-petchems-project_66898.html
January 15, 2015
The ongoing failure of Asia's monthly para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price mechanism to reach a settlement is creating frustration in Europe, which has historically relied on Asia to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Delays-to-Asia-p-xylene-contract-settlements-cause-frustration-in-Europe_66860.html
January 15, 2015
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has announced the temporary restart of the company's naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy, as part of a supply agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-confirms-restart-of-Porto-Marghera-cracker-to-supply-Shell_66850.html
January 15, 2015
Borealis has divested a package of proprietary fertilizer process technologies—including for the production of nitric acid, ammonium nitrate solution, and urea ammonium...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-divests-proprietary-fertilizer-technologies-to-Casale_66851.html
January 15, 2015
PPG Industries today reported fourth-quarter net income from continuing operations of $86 million, or 62 cts/share, down 64% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 6%, to $3.71 billion. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-beats-estimates-on-solid-volumes_66855.html
January 15, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the business currently being carved out from the rest of Bayer with plans to list it on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, today unveiled a breakthrough...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-MaterialScience-to-commercialize-breakthrough-biobased-polyurethane_66852.html
January 15, 2015
Prompt aromatics moved up in the US market yesterday, as prices firmed on the back of stronger crude oil futures. NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude futures had their strongest gain...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Aromatics-prices-rise-in-the-US-on-higher-crude-futures_66849.html
January 15, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that it has no timeline for when the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system will be back up and running. The Evangeline pipeline, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Boardwalk-No-timeframe-to-bring-ethylene-pipeline-back-online_66848.html
January 15, 2015
The US ethylene market picked up slightly early yesterday on news that two steam crackers were offstream in Texas. ExxonMobil Chemical was having issues with a cracker at its Beaumont...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ethylene-prices-up-in-the-US-on-cracker-issues-in-Texas_66846.html
January 15, 2015
Teijin says that its Teijin DuPont Films polyester films joint venture with DuPont will permanently shut its production facility at Anpachi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The move is aimed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Teijin-DuPont-Films-to-close-plant-in-Japan_66845.html
January 14, 2015
Hungary’s energy major MOL (Budapest) on Tuesday made a public tender offer to acquire shares it does not already own in Hungary’s chemicals producer TVK...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/MOL-makes-tender-offer-for-outstanding-TVK-shares_66820.html
January 14, 2015
Shire (Dublin) and NPS Pharmaceuticals (Bedminster, NJ) today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Shire to acquire all the outstanding shares of NPS Pharma for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shire-to-acquire-NPS-Pharma-for-$5-2-billion-building-leading-biotech-position_66731.html
January 14, 2015
The European Union will devolve to its 28 individual member states the power to authorize the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, allowing national governments to either...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/New-law-widens-opportunity-for-cultivation-of-GM-crops-in-Europe_66814.html
January 14, 2015
Influential international shareholders have supported Sika management's battle to thwart a partial $2.78-billion bid from Saint-Gobain that would give the latter control of Sika. Sika...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/International-investors-back-Sika-management-in-battle-against-family-and-Saint-Gobain_66819.html
January 14, 2015
Qatar Petroleum (QP) and Shell say they have decided not to proceed with the proposed Al Karaana petrochemicals project in Qatar and to stop further work on the project. “The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-Petroleum-Shell-scrap-$6-5-billion-petchems-project-in-Qatar_66817.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
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