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July 1, 2014
Sibur representatives last week visited the village of Chernigovka, in Russia’s Amur Region, to investigate siting its previously announced petrochemical complex. Sibur and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-looking-at-alternative-sites-for-petchem-project-in-far-eastern-Russia_62153.html
July 1, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report that output of chemicals in the European Union increased again in April, continuing the trend of year-on-year (YOY) growth that began...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-chemical-output-increases-for-eighth-month-in-a-row_62156.html
July 1, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers today notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) that its board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kraton-rethinks-merging-with-LCY-Chemicals-SBC-business_62155.html
June 30, 2014
W. R. Grace announced today that it has appointed Albert F. Beninati Jr. president of its $1.1 billion Grace Catalysts Technologies segment, which develops and manufactures catalysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Grace-taps-former-Univar-executive-to-lead-catalysts-unit_62168.html
June 30, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of  its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO; also called linear alpha-olefins) plant in Baytown, TX, in July 2015. The company says its board has approved the project, which has already obtained the necessary environmental permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-normal-alpha-olefins_62158.html
June 30, 2014
JBF Industries (Mumbai) says it has started up its new polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plant at Geel, Belgium. The plant, designed to produce 432,000 m.t./year of PET, is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/JBF-Industries-starts-up-Europes-largest-PET-plant-in-Belgium_62157.html
June 30, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex (Mexico City), a leading Mexican producer of architectural and industrial coatings, for $2.3 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-Industries-to-acquire-Mexicos-Comex-for-$2-3-billion_62154.html
June 30, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany as part of a worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet business. Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-MaterialScience-closes-PC-sheet-plants-at-Darmstadt-Beijing-sells-businesses-in-Australia-New-Zealand_62148.html
June 30, 2014
Ineos will acquire BASF’s 50% share in Styrolution (Frankfurt), a joint venture between the companies, for €1.10 billion ($1.47 billion) , the companies said today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-to-acquire-BASFs-stake-in-Styrolution-for-&euro1-1-billion_62146.html
June 30, 2014
Merck KGaA says it will acquire the Dutch specialist for smart window technology, Peer+ (Eindhoven, Netherlands), on 1 July. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-acquires-liquid-crystal-windows-firm-Peer+_62145.html
June 30, 2014
Solvay says that its Lansol Fluorchemicals joint venture has officially opened a production plant for Nocolok brazing flux at Quzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. Lansol is a jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-Sinochem-JV-opens-Nocolok-brazing-flux-plant-in-China_62143.html
June 27, 2014
Univar filed late Friday for an initial public offering (IPO). The number of shares and price range for the offering have not yet been determined. Proceeds will be used to repay long-term debt, Univar says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Distributor-Univar-files-for-IPO_62141.html
June 27, 2014
AkzoNobel's performance coatings business is benefiting from an improved business climate in 2014, says Conrad Keijzer, AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobels-performance-coatings-business-taps-stronger-market-targets-higher-returns_62138.html
June 27, 2014
Dow Chemical will begin constructing its 1.5-million m.t./year Freeport, TX, ethylene plant on 30 June. The project, which received final permitting approval from EPA in May, remains on track for start-up in the first half of 2017....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-nears-start-of-construction-on-Freeport-ethane-cracker_62019.html
June 27, 2014
FMC announced today it is cutting its second-quarter and full-year earnings guidances, to 95 cts–$1.05/share and $4.10–4.30/share, respectively. The decreases are about...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FMC-cuts-earnings-guidance-as-ag-weakness-continues_61972.html
June 27, 2014
DuPont cut its second-quarter and full-year earnings outlook, citing a lower-than-expected quarterly performance from its agriculture segment and, to a lesser extent, its performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-cuts-outlook-on-weak-ag-results_62090.html
June 27, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) priced its initial public offering at €21/ordinary share ($28.65)—the middle of the previously announced price range...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IMCDs-IPO-priced-in-middle-of-announced-range_62129.html
June 27, 2014
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, has begun trial runs at its natural detergent alcohols plant at Al Jubail. Full commercial production is expected to be achieved in the next six months...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Kayan-starts-up-detergent-alcohols-plant_62126.html
June 27, 2014
Braskem plans to build an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant at its La Porte, TX, site, the company announced today. Groundbreaking for the new plant will take...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Braskem-to-build-UHMWPE-plant-at-Texas-site_62124.html
June 27, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s leading fertilizer producer, has lost an initial case in an Amsterdam court against Dutch-registered IMR, whose affiliate Shaft Sinkers (Sandton...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-loses-initial-court-case-against-potash-contractor_62121.html
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