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September 23, 2014
Engineers India has signed a contract with Assam Petrochemicals for its previously announced 500 -.t./day methanol and 200-m.t./day acetic acid project being built at Namrup, Assam...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Engineers-India-signs-methanol-and-acetic-acid-plant-contract-in-Assam_63938.html
September 23, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in Russia's Far East, covering a proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-will-seek-partners-for-petchems-project-in-Russias-Far-East_63920.html
September 22, 2014
Synalloy Corporation (Spartanburg, SC) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, CRI Tolling, LLC, has entered into a three-year tolling agreement to produce biobased polyols...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Synalloy-signs-toll-manufacturing-deal_63935.html
September 22, 2014
Completion of the mega petrochemical complex being built by India’s state-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp.'s (ONGC; New Delhi) subsidiary ONGC Petro-additions (Opal) at Dahej...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Completion-of-Opal-petchems-complex-delayed-again-IPO-no-longer-planned_63914.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says its biopharmaceutical division is well on track with implementing the group’s Fit for 2018 transformation and growth program. At an analysts'...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-steps-up-investment-in-biosimilar-activities_63913.html
September 22, 2014
Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) says it is seeking investment opportunities abroad, including a joint venture to set up a fertilizer plant in Iran. "We are...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rashtriya-Chemicals-and-Fertilizers-plans-urea-project-in-Iran_63912.html
September 22, 2014
Deinove (Montpelier, France), a clean technology company that designs and develops new-generation industrial processes based on the exploitation of bacteria, today announced it has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Deinove-and-Sofiproteol-collaborate-in-biobased-feed-additives-development-program_63925.html
September 22, 2014
Bayer has appointed the Rothschild investment bank to advise on its plans to separate and list Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates business, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-appoints-Rothschild-as-advisor-on-MaterialScience-listing_63924.html
September 22, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) said today that its aromatics complex number two, with a combined capacity of 1.07 million m.t./year, has been taken off-line to repair a reactor...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTTGC-takes-large-aromatics-complex-off-line-to-carry-out-repairs_63919.html
September 22, 2014
Pidilite Industries (Mumbai), a maker of consumer and specialty chemicals, is acquiring the adhesives business of Blue Coat Pvt (Ahmedabad, India) on a so-called slump sale basis for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Pidilite-Industries-buys-another-adhesives-business-in-India_63921.html
September 22, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-to-acquire-Sigma-Aldrich-for-$17-billion_63918.html
September 22, 2014
Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_63917.html
September 22, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will build a new plant to manufacture its Rohacell polymethacrylimide structural foam at Shanghai. The new plant is expected to begin operating in the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-to-build-Shanghai-plant-to-produce-polymethacrylimide-structural-foam_63915.html
September 19, 2014
GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/RusVinyl-commissions-&euro1-4-billion-integrated-PVC-complex-in-Russia_63903.html
September 19, 2014
Bayer today announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), its polyurethanes and polycarbonates unit, and float it on the stock exchange as an independent company within the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-to-float-Bayer-MaterialScience-on-the-stock-exchange-as-an-independent-company_63882.html
September 19, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-offers-to-acquire-Totals-adhesives-subsidiary-Bostik-for-&euro1-74-billion_63898.html
September 19, 2014
Methanex says it has restarted its Chile I methanol plant at its site at Punta Arenas. The Chile operation had been idled since May because of insufficient natural gas supply...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Methanex-restarts-plant-in-Chile_63897.html
September 18, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it held an official opening ceremony on 17 September for its two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park Sarawak State, Malaysia...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tokuyama-opens-$1-84-billion-polysilicon-project-in-Malaysia_63885.html
September 18, 2014
Industries Qatar (Doha) said today that it has decided to shelve the Al Sejeel multibillion-dollar petrochemical project it had been planning to build at Ras Laffan. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-shelves-Al-Sejeel-petchems-project-will-study-schemes-yielding-better-economics_63896.html
September 18, 2014
Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Products-realignment-sharpens-focus-on-gases_63888.html
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