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July 2, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Perstorp-acquires-Koei-Chemicals-pentaerythritol-business_71833.html
July 2, 2015
DSM on Thursday announced leadership changes at its DSM Engineering Plastics unit. Roeland Polet has been named business group director, succeeding Roelof Westerbeek. Polet joins DSM...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-taps-Valspar-for-Engineering-Plastics-director_71835.html
July 1, 2015
Sibur (Moscow) said on Wednesday that it has started preparatory work on an investment project to ramp up production of methyl tert-butyl ether (MTBE), a high-octane gasoline...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-to-build-MTBE-plant-at-Togliatti_71796.html
July 1, 2015
Euro Chlor (Brussels), the federation representing chlor-alkali producers in the European Union and European Free Trade Agreement, said on Wednesday that Dolf van Wijk has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Euro-Chlor-appoints-new-executive-director_71800.html
July 1, 2015
Showa Denko on Wednesday held an opening ceremony for a gasification plant, which uses plastics waste, at its Kawasaki, Japan, manufacturing complex. The facility produces feedstock...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-opens-plastics-waste-gasification-plant-producing-feedstock-for-ammonia_71798.html
July 1, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has acquired the remaining shares of the Addiment Italia (Medolago, Italy) joint venture from the jv partner, Buzzi Unicem (Casale Monferrato...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-buys-out-partner-in-Italy-based-JV_71797.html
July 1, 2015
IGM Resins (Waalwijk, the Netherlands), a supplier of products and technical services to the radcure industry, has acquired the photoinitiator business of Lamberti (Gallarate, Italy). The business is a leading supplier of photoinitiators for UV curing technology. Terms were not disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arsenals-IGM-acquires-Lambertis-photoinitiators_71817.html
July 1, 2015
Solvay on Wednesday held an inauguration ceremony for its highly dispersible silica (HDS) plant at Wloclawek, Poland. The facility, which is designed to produce 85,000 m.t./year...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-commissions-highly-dispersible-silica-plant-in-Poland_71815.html
July 1, 2015
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland) has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF's worldwide textile chemicals business. Archroma says that the deal reinforces the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Archroma-completes-acquisition-of-BASFs-textile-chemicals-business_71788.html
July 1, 2015
BASF has sold its 25% stake in the SolVin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture to its partner, Solvay. The deal closed today—financial details of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-exits-SolVin-PVC-JV-Solvay-Ineos-launch-Inovyn_71808.html
July 1, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract price for July has settled at €1,325/m.t., a decrease of €85 from the June price of €1,410/m.t. This settlement follows the benzene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europe-styrene-barge-contract-price-for-July-settles-lower_71810.html
July 1, 2015
ENI (Rome) will sell 1.4 million m.t./year of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Jangkrik fields development project to Pertamina (Jakarta) starting from 2017, it says. Together with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ENI-to-sell-LNG-from-Jangkrik-project-to-Pertamina-from-2017_71787.html
July 1, 2015
HSBC's China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in June firmed to 49.4 from 49.2 in May but remained in contraction for a fourth month running, the bank said...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/HSBCs-June-China-PMI-firms-from-May-but-remains-in-contraction_71783.html
July 1, 2015
Borealis (Vienna) said on Wednesday that it will invest €160 million ($177.4 million) in its Stenungsund, Sweden site. The investment includes an upgrade and revamp of four of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-invests-in-Sweden-cracker-will-close-two-old-furnaces_71806.html
July 1, 2015
DuPont today completed the separation of its performance chemicals segment through the spin-off of Chemours to shareholders. Chemours begins regular trading today on the New York Stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-completes-Chemours-spin-off_71805.html
July 1, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced equally-owned polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture—Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes (MCNS...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-PU-materials-JV-becomes-operational_71803.html
July 1, 2015
Solvay and Umicore today announced that they have sold their respective 50% stakes in the SolviCore (Hanau, Germany) joint venture to Toray Industries. Financial details of the deal...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-and-Umicore-sell-fuel-cell-materials-joint-venture-to-Toray_71802.html
July 1, 2015
Connell Brothers, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, says that it has been appointed to market FMC's food ingredient products in Taiwan, starting 8 August. Connell...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Connell-Brothers-signs-distribution-deal-with-FMC-for-food-ingredient-products-in-Taiwan_71799.html
July 1, 2015
Bayer CropScience said on Wednesday that effective 1 July 2015 Jacqueline Applegate, 49, becomes head of Environmental Science, the non-agricultural business operations unit of Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-appoints-new-head-of-Environmental-Science-business_71795.html
July 1, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) and Yara International (Oslo) today announced that CF will acquire Yara’s 50% equity interest in their equally owned GrowHow UK (Ince, UK)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CF-Industries-buys-out-Yara-in-GrowHow-UK-joint-venture-for-$580-million_71793.html
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