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April 1, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has named Chet Thompson to be the association’s next president, effective May 4. Thompson will succeed Charles Drevna, who is retiring after eight years as AFPM’s president....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Former-EPA-counsel-Thompson-to-succeed-Drevna-as-AFPM-president_69089.html
April 1, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid) plans to open officially its new phenol plant at Shanghai on 20 April, the company says. The plant, which has nameplate capacity for 250,000 m.t./year of phenol and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cepsa-to-inaugurate-phenol-plant-at-Shanghai-this-month_69069.html
April 1, 2015
A previously announced joint venture between plant engineering and construction group ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions and electrochemical technologies supplier De Nora started...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ThyssenKrupp-Uhde-Chlorine-Engineers-joint-venture-starts-operations_69087.html
April 1, 2015
UCB announced today that in line with its strategic focus, it has entered into an agreement with Dr. Reddy’s, India’s leading pharma group, to sell its established brands...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UCB-to-sell-established-brands-portfolio-in-India-to-Dr-Reddys_69085.html
April 1, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland), has obtained the final clearance from the Czech antitrust office for its previously announced acquisition of a 32.445%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Unipetrol-strengthens-petchems-business-with-refinery-acquisition_69084.html
April 1, 2015
Takeda (Tokyo) announced today that it has signed an agreement with Osaka Gas Chemicals (OGC; Osaka), to sell its 54.2% stake in Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals (Tokyo) for ¥638 per...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Takeda-sells-Mizusawa-Industrial-Chemicals-stake-to-Osaka-Gas-Chemicals_69083.html
April 1, 2015
Versalis, an ENI (Rome) subsidiary, said today that it has extended its cooperation with Lotte Chemical (Seoul) in the elastomers area. Under the terms of the deal, Versalis will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-and-Lotte-Chemical-expand-elastomers-cooperation-in-Korea_69082.html
April 1, 2015
Toray Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) will acquire the shares it does not currently own in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-to-acquire-remaining-stake-in-former-Woongjin-Chemical-for-$367-million_69081.html
April 1, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading petrochemicals producer, today announced the appointment of Alexey Kozlov as management board member/business administration. Kozlov was former...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-appoints-new-board-member_69080.html
April 1, 2015
Clariant says that it has appointed John Gordon as the global head of the company’s mining solutions business, effective 1 April. Gordon brings more than 15 years of industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-appoints-global-head-of-mining-solutions-business_69073.html
April 1, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says that its previously announced new wholly owned subsidiary called Nippon Shokubai Korea, at Seongnam, South Korea became operational today. Nippon Shokubai Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubais-new-South-Korea-subsidiary-becomes-operational_69072.html
April 1, 2015
Linde says that it has established a combustion center at Suzhou, China. The Linde Combustion Centre will drive R&D initiatives in partnership with metal and glass industries and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-opens-combustion-center-at-Suzhou_69071.html
April 1, 2015
Praxair says that it has completed an extension of its pipeline to supply oxygen to Kumbi Corp. (Seoul), one of the largest glass bottle manufacturers in South Korea. The six-mile...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Praxair-extends-oxygen-pipeline-to-supply-South-Korean-glass-manufacturer_69070.html
March 31, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has stopped offering purified terephthalic acid (PTA) futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE; Zhengzhou, China), effective...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chinese-producer-stops-offering-PTA-futures-on-commodity-exchange-due-to-suspected-bankruptcy_68688.html
March 31, 2015
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian, China) has started up its third purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dalian, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) says. “The 2.2 million-m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hengli-Petrochemical-starts-up-third-PTA-plant-at-Dalian_68770.html
March 31, 2015
Ineos says that it has completed a previously announced 10% expansion of capacity at the company's linear alpha-olefins plant at Joffre, AB. "Additional debottleneck opportunities...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-completes-Canada-alpha-olefins-expansion-advances-US-Gulf-project-eyes-world-scale-PAO-plant_69068.html
March 31, 2015
ExxonMobil has confirmed that its entire petrochemical complex at Beaumont, TX, has been shut down following a fire on a propylene line. The company adds that there is no estimated...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-confirms-Beaumont-petchem-shutdown-following-fire_69065.html
March 31, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP; Harrisburg) has announced its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals' planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca, PA. The DEP will hold a public hearing on 5 May to take comments regarding Shell’s application....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shell-nears-air-permit-for-Appalachian-cracker-project_69066.html
March 31, 2015
Bayer CropScience says that it has divested its Institute Industrial Park at Institute, WV, to Dow Chemical subsidiary Union Carbide, which will assume control of the site in a phased turnover expected to conclude by mid-2016. Financial terms of the transaction, which includes transfer of the land as well as the majority of site assets, have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-divests-Institute-Industrial-Park-to-Union-Carbide_69050.html
March 31, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that Saudi Butanol Co., a three-way partnership between Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, Sadara, a jv among Saudi Aramco and Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Butanol-to-start-up-complex-in-third-quarter_69051.html
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