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January 8, 2016
Cefic has announced the appointment of Marco Mensink as the organization's director general, effective 1 May. He succeeds Hubert Mandery, who will retire on 30 April. Mensink's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cefic-appoints-next-director-general_76300.html
January 8, 2016
Source: Saudi Aramco. The Saudi government is considering floating shares in state-owned oil, refining, and petrochemical producer Saudi Aramco, the company announced on Friday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-government-considers-share-listing-for-Aramco_76288.html
January 7, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) plans to increase capacity to produce ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) at Bishop, TX, to 38,000 m.t./year. The company, which markets the material under the tradenames GUR, expects to complete the project in May....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-to-expand-UHMWPE-capacity-at-Bishop-TX-to-38000-m-t-year_76285.html
January 7, 2016
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) is debottlenecking precipitated silica production at its Lake Charles, LA, manufacturing plant to increase capacity by over 10,000 m.t./year. The company expects to complete the project in the second half of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-to-increase-precipated-silica-capacity-at-Lake-Charles-by-10000-m-t-year_76223.html
January 7, 2016
Solvay has hired Goldman Sachs to find potential buyers for Solvay's nylon business, according to reports in the Belgian and Dutch media. An acquisition of the business could be worth...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Solvay-plans-sale-of-nylon-business_76221.html
January 7, 2016
Cosmo Energy Holdings (Tokyo) will boost its stake in Maruzen Petrochemical, aiming to increase earnings amid cratering oil product prices, according to a company filing with the Japan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cosmo-Energy-to-become-majority-shareholder-in-Maruzen-Petrochemical_76225.html
January 7, 2016
The Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has given preliminary approval for the construction of a polyethylene (PE) plant at La Porte, TX, by LyondellBasell. The company applied for permission in November 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TCEQ-gives-LyondellBasell-preliminary-approval-for-La-Porte-PE-project_76227.html
January 8, 2016
Monsanto reports better-than-expected first-quarter results due to cost cuts and increased soybean sales, but says it will expand its previously announced restructuring program to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsanto-expands-layoffs-as-ag-slump-persists_76197.html
January 6, 2016
US aromatics continued to see downward pressure from falling energy prices as near-month crude futures on Wednesday fell to an 11-year low. The decline was mostly due to continued...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-aromatics-face-downward-pressure-from-energy-as-crude-hits-11-year-low_76216.html
January 6, 2016
Flooding along the Mississippi River has begun to delay petrochemical traffic as the surge nears Mississippi and Louisiana....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Flooding-along-Mississippi-River-causing-some-delays_76215.html
January 6, 2016
Ferro announced on 5 January that it has acquired privately held Ferer Dis Ticaret Ve Kimyasallar Anonim Sirketi (Istanbul) for about $9.0 million in cash, on a cash-free and debt-free...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ferro-acquires-distributor-in-Turkey_76191.html
January 6, 2016
BP has agreed to sell its aromatics complex in Decatur, AL, to Indorama Ventures (Bangkok). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The complex can produce 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-sells-Alabama-PTA-site-to-Indorama-Ventures_76199.html
January 6, 2016
Ecolab says it has deconsolidated its Venezuelan operations for accounting purposes, starting in the fourth quarter of 2015. The action will be reflected on Ecolab’s 2015 balance...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ecolab-deconsolidates-Venezuela-operations_76200.html
January 6, 2016
Styrene prices have climbed in Asia during the last couple of weeks on the back of a bullish pricing rally in the Chinese domestic market at the tail-end of 2015. Despite a lack of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asia-styrene-prices-continue-to-climb_76196.html
January 6, 2016
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Hebei Haiwei Group for the license and basic engineering design of a polypropylene (PP) unit to be built at Jingxian in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-polypropylene-project-in-China_76194.html
January 6, 2016
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has named Diego Lopez Casanello president of its agricultural solutions business, effective 1 February. Casanello joins Platform from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Platform-Specialty-names-BASF-exec-as-head-of-agricultural-unit_76190.html
January 5, 2016
Air Liquide will build and operate a facility consisting of a carbon dioxide (CO2) production unit and a cogeneration unit in Colombia in the context of a contract with Coca-Cola Femsa...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquide-to-enter-Colombias-industrial-gases-market-builds-facility_76176.html
January 5, 2016
IHS Chemical estimates that at least 170,000 m.t. of benzene were shipped from South Korea to the United States during December 2015, including 20,000–30,000 m.t. of delayed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Record-benzene-exports-from-South-Korea-to-US-in-December_76171.html
January 5, 2016
Bayer on Tuesday announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its diabetes-care business to Panasonic Healthcare Holdings (Tokyo), a company backed by funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-closes-sale-of-diabetes-care-business-to-Panasonic-Healthcare-for-&euro1-billion_76169.html
January 4, 2016
Albemarle (Baton Rouge, LA) announced Monday that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Tribotecc metal sulfides business to Treibacher Industrie (Althofen, Austria)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-metal-sulfides-unit_76165.html
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