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October 28, 2014
The National Titanium Dioxide Co. (Cristal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) announced on 27 October that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets of Jiangxi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tasnee-subsidiary-Cristal-to-acquire-titanium-dioxide-assets-in-China_64840.html
October 27, 2014
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), the world’s largest single site producer of ammonia and urea, has signed a contract with the engineering and technology company NIIK (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafco-to-enter-niche-urea-market-with-novel-plant_64809.html
October 27, 2014
The board of executive directors of BASF has announced a number of personnel changes. Gabriel Tanbourgi, president/care chemicals, will retire on 31 December. He will be succeeded by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-announces-several-personnel-changes_64807.html
October 27, 2014
Biopharmaceuticals group CSL (Parkville, Australia) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Novartis’s global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. The business will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CSL-to-buy-Novartiss-flu-vaccines-business-creating-a-global-leader_64806.html
October 27, 2014
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported third-quarter net and operating losses due to weak...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oil-swings-to-loss-on-weak-refining-margins-petchems-doing-well_64805.html
October 27, 2014
Borealis announced today the reappointment of Mark Garrett as Borealis’s CEO effective through June 2019. The new contract extension reflects Borealis's commitment to stability...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-extends-CEO-contract-for-another-five-years_64804.html
October 27, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement under...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japanese-firm-Kurita-to-acquire-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses-for-&euro250-million_64802.html
October 27, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) today reported an increase in third-quarter net profit but a decline in operating result citing provision for a legal case for one of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/More-Saudi-firms-announce-interim-results_64812.html
October 27, 2014
Celanese says that its Celanese Japan (Tokyo) subsidiary, and Setsunakasei (Setsunan; Osaka, Japan), have signed a letter of intent to pursue an agreement whereby Setsunan will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-and-Setsunan-to-enter-compounding-agreement_64801.html
October 26, 2014
Sabic's third-quarter net income was down 4.5% to 6.18 billion Saudi riyals ($1.65 billion) with operating profit down 7.6% to SR10.41 billion, the company said on Sunday. Net profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabics-third-quarter-profits-slide-on-lower-volumes-and-slowing-global-economy_64800.html
October 24, 2014
Weak chlor-alkali demand continues to take a toll on Olin’s quarterly results, but the company expects improvement in the fourth quarter. Olin reports third-quarter net income of $26 million, down 63% year-over-year (YOY) from $70 million. Sales totaled $594 million, down 11% YOY from $671 million. Adjusted earnings per share of 42 cents equaled the analysts’ consensus estimate reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Olin-third-quarter-earnings-fall-63-percent-on-continued-weak-chlor-alkali_64790.html
October 24, 2014
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) and its distributor United Trading System (UTS; Saint Petersburg, Russia) have signed a long-term cooperation agreement to supply Sibur (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Songwon-signs-deal-with-Sibur-to-supply-additives-used-to-produce-polymers_64776.html
October 24, 2014
Hikma Pharmaceuticals (London) says it received a warning letter from the FDA on Thursday concerning its plant in Portugal. This letter follows an inspection of the facility in March...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FDA-issues-warning-letter-for-Hikma-Pharmaceuticals-plant-in-Portugal_64779.html
October 24, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has received operating approval from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siegfried-API-plant-at-Nantong-receives-operating-approval_64781.html
October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has started operations at its previously announced new vehicle refinishes plant at Changzhou, China. Plans to build the plant were announced in 2011. The plant adds...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-opens-vehicle-refinishes-plant-in-China_64777.html
October 24, 2014
Dahai Yu, former board member of Evonik Industries, has joined private equity group Advent International as an operating partner. Yu lost his job at Evonik last year when the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Former-Evonik-board-member-becomes-operating-partner-at-Advent-International_64775.html
October 24, 2014
Potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) says that its board of directors, in a meeting on 23 October, approved the appointment of Anton Vishanenko as CFO of Uralkali and a member...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-confirms-appointment-of-CFO_64773.html
October 24, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/VCI-Highly-ambitious-climate-targets-will-result-in-weaker-growth-reduced-competitiveness_64783.html
October 24, 2014
Para-xylene (p-xylene) spot prices have come off significantly in Europe this month as p-xylene spot prices have dropped in Asia on the back of a significant fall in energy markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/P-xylene-prices-fall-in-Europe-on-the-back-of-softer-Asian-prices-weaker-energy-markets_64788.html
October 24, 2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to remove 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. The move is in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPA-proposes-to-remove-72-chemicals-from-approved-pesticide-inert-ingredient-list_64785.html
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