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December 2, 2014
Umicore (Brussels) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Todini family to purchase its 52% stake in the joint venture Todini and Co. (Monza, Italy), thereby...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Umicore-to-acquire-full-ownership-of-Italy-based-chemicals-distributor-Todini_65768.html
December 2, 2014
Solvay said today that it has completed the divestment of its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business, Eco Services, to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-completes-divestment-of-US-based-Eco-Services-business_65767.html
December 2, 2014
Valspar (Minneapolis) says that it has appointed Les Ireland as the company's new executive v.p. and president of ts global consumer paint businesses. He will be based at Chicago and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Valspar-appoints-new-head-of-global-consumer-paint-business_65766.html
December 2, 2014
Mexichem says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Vestolit (Marl, Germany). Vestolit was acquired from funds managed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mexichem-completes-acquisition-of-PVC-producer-Vestolit_65765.html
December 2, 2014

Williams Partners expects its expanded Geismar plant to begin producing ethylene for sale this month, says John Dearborn, senior v.p./NGL and petchem services.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Williams-Geismar-plant-to-produce-ethylene-for-sale-this-month_65778.html
December 2, 2014
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that its Korea subsidiary, headquartered in Seoul, has been awarded a contract by Sasol to provide detailed engineering, procurement, module...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-Sasols-LLDPE-plant-in-Louisiana_65764.html
December 2, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, says that it has entered into a three-way joint development agreement with plasticizers producer UPC Technology (Taipei) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Myriant-UPC-and-Sojitz-to-jointly-develop-biosuccinic-acid-based-plasticizers_65762.html
December 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience said today that it has completed acquiring certain DuPont crop protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-closes-acquisition-of-DuPont-crop-protection-land-management-assets_65748.html
December 1, 2014
Five Indian companies, led by state-owned mining group NMDC (Hyderabad), have formed a consortium to acquire a 30% stake in a potash project currently being developed by Acron (Velikiy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indian-firms-form-consortium-to-acquire-stake-in-potash-project-in-Russia_65735.html
December 1, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it has obtained regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_65747.html
December 1, 2014
Borouge has established a new Asia regional warehouse in Singapore to support its global growth, the company announced today. “Our new Asia regional warehouse is designed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borouge-establishes-additional-warehouse-in-Singapore-appoints-logistics-provider_65734.html
December 1, 2014
Huntsman says it will cut 900 jobs in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and additives segment as part of a restructuring effort that is expected to generate savings of $130...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-to-cut-900-jobs-in-TiO2-and-addtives-segment_65744.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
Indian press reports say that the Indian soaps and detergents maker Nirma (Ahmedabad) is negotiating to acquire the soda ash assets of FMC in a deal worth up to $1.50 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nirma-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business_65733.html
December 1, 2014
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach Tikva, Israel) has announced the appointment Yitzhak Peterburg as chairman, effective 1 January 2015. Peterburg, a member of the board since 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Teva-appoints-new-chairman_65732.html
December 1, 2014
Hanwha Group (Seoul) on Friday announced a major management reshuffle, naming Kim Chang-bum, currently Hanwha Advanced Materials’ president, as the new CEO of Hanwha Chemical. He...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hanwha-appoints-new-CEO-will-become-Koreas-leading-petchems-player_65731.html
December 1, 2014
SK Innovation and Continental (Hannover, Germany) said on Friday that they will end their electric car battery joint venture. The termination is due to the slow growth in demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SK-Innovation-and-Continental-end-electric-vehicle-battery-joint-venture_65742.html
December 1, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group specialized in advanced rubber compounds, announced today that it has acquired US rubber compounder Portage Precision Polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hexpol-acquires-rubber-compounding-business-in-the-US_65737.html
December 1, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has acquired Hameln Pharma (Hameln...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siegfried-acquires-German-pharma-firm_65736.html
November 30, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt) hosted a top-level debate in London on Friday on key aspects of the over-the-counter (OTC) sector. The event, featuring contributions from leading analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-unveils-OTC-strategy-sparks-debate-on-the-sectors-future_65727.html
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