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March 27, 2015
Merck KGaA has declined to comment on reports that Stefan Oschmann, vice chairman of the executive board, will succeed Karl-Ludwig Kley as chairman next year. “No decision has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-vice-chairman-to-become-new-chairman_68967.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic subsidiary, says that completing mechanical and construction work on its urea plant at Al Jubail has been delayed. Trial runs at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Safco-delays-starting-up-new-urea-plant_68966.html
March 27, 2015
Demand for key basic chemicals has surged since the financial crisis of 2008-2009, but imbalances in supply and demand have emerged that will shape margins through the end of the decade, says Mark Eramo, v.p./global chemical insights at IHS Chemical. Ethylene and vinyls are set to benefit, but methanol could be challenged....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHS-WPC-Basic-chemical-capacity-to-grow-4-percentyear-this-decade_68981.html
March 27, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) says it intends to stop production at its Al Jubail acetic acid plant to carry out regular maintenance. The facility will stop...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sipchem-to-halt-production-of-acetic-acid-for-plant-turnaround_68965.html
March 27, 2015
AbbVie is to invest $30 million to expand one of its manufacturing sites in Puerto Rico. The expansion will add to Puerto Rico’s manufacturing capabilities for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AbbVie-to-invest-in-biopharma-expansion-in-Puerto-Rico_68964.html
March 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia (CTA; Crestmead), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-acquires-Australian-tile-adhesives-firm_68958.html
March 27, 2015
Nizhnekamsknefetkhim (NKNK; Nizhnekamsk, Russia), a major producer of petrochemicals, today reported its full-year results with sales in 2014 advancing 8.7% to 137.0 billion Russian...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russian-petchems-producer-NKNK-reports-higher-sales-and-earnings_68969.html
March 27, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Allana Potash (Toronto), a potash mining company whose shares are traded on the Toronto...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-to-acquire-remaining-shares-in-Allana-Potash_68968.html
March 26, 2015
A consortium comprising CB&I, Chiyoda International, and Zachry Group today announced the award of a contract valued in excess of $2 billion by FLNG Liquefaction 3 (Freeport LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-Chiyoda-and-Zachry-consortium-awarded-contract-for-LNG-liquefaction-and-export-facility_68947.html
March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries is considering acquiring Clariant in a deal valued at approximately 7.3 billion Swiss francs ($7.59 billion), the Financial Times reports, citing people familiar with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Evonik-mulls-acquiring-Clariant_68933.html
March 26, 2015
Evonik Industries, at a press conference at Wesseling, Germany, on Thursday, announced that it plans to invest over €4 billion ($4.37 billion) in E&D over the next decade...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-to-invest-&euro4-billion-in-R-and-D-over-next-decade_68932.html
March 26, 2015
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Jerusalem) has announced the appointment of Timothy Wright to the company’s executive leadership team, heading business development, strategy, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Teva-appoints-new-head-of-business-development-strategy-and-innovation_68929.html
March 26, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s leading producer of petrochemicals, said today that its board of directors on 23 March approved the company's 2015 capital expenditure budget of 64.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-board-approves-2015-capital-expenditure-plan_68926.html
March 26, 2015
BASF said today that it will expand its Paliocrom effect pigments capacity at Ludwigshafen by more than 20% by 2017. The investment will enable the company to meet growing demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-expand-effect-pigments-capacity-in-Germany_68925.html
March 26, 2015
Redx Pharma (Liverpool, UK), the drug discovery and development company, further to the announcement of its intention to seek an admission to trading on the London Stock Exchange's...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Redx-Pharma-announces-pricing-of-IPO-begins-trading-Friday_68924.html
March 26, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it plans to expand capacity at its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Longview, WA, to meet growing demand from the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-hikes-US-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-to-meet-pulp-and-paper-electronics-demand_68923.html
March 26, 2015
Celanese has raised its acetic acid prices in China and Asia (excluding China) effective 25 March—the former for a third time and the latter for a second time this...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-hikes-acetic-acid-prices-in-China-for-third-time-in-March-second-time-for-Asia_68914.html
March 26, 2015
BASF has declared force majeure on contracts and related agreements pertaining to its Lupranate brand of monomeric diphenylmethane diisocyanate–based products, effective 23...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-declares-force-majeure-on-contracts-related-to-Lupranate-products_68912.html
March 25, 2015
Although weak crude oil prices have had an impact on some energy companies this past year, regional global executives speaking at the IHS 30th Annual World Petrochemical Conference in Galveston, Texas expressed a more optimistic stance on growth for the industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHS-WPC-2015-Global-executives-optimistic-on-future-growth-outlook_68910.html
March 25, 2015
“Changing oil prices have not changed the fact that shale production technologies have unlocked an abundant long-term supply of natural gas in the region,” says Matt Aguiar, senior v.p. at ExxonMobil Chemical. “US gas production has grown by 45% over the past six years. The nation has a nearly 100-year natural gas supply, and it’s still growing.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHS-WPC-2015-ExxonMobil-sees-US-petrochemical-advantage-as-durable_68911.html
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