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March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park at Caojing, China, the company says. The plant is scheduled to commence...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-breaks-ground-on-electrocoat-plant-at-Shanghai_59365.html
March 6, 2014
Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) will make a final investment decision (FID) on the Refinery and Petrochemicals Integrated Development (Rapid) project in Johor State, Malaysia, by end of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petronas-says-final-investment-decision-on-Rapid-will-be-made-this-month_59360.html
March 6, 2014
Taminco announced today it completed, 23 December 2013, the previously announced acquisition of Kemeria Oyj’s formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Taminco-completes-acquisition-of-Kemiras-formic-acid-business_59374.html
March 6, 2014
Merck KGaA today announced full-year and fourth-quarter results and said it has achieved its objectives for 2013 despite a challenging market environment. The company reports organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-reports-strong-results-on-back-of-efficiency-measures_59356.html
March 6, 2014
Gazprom (Moscow) said on Tuesday that as from next month, it will no longer sell gas to Ukraine at a discount until Ukraine settles its debt for the supplies it has already received...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russia-to-discontinue-discount-on-gas-sold-to-Ukraine-from-next-month_59354.html
March 6, 2014
Dow Chemical says that it will build a new R&D facility at Lake Jackson, TX, near its largest manufacturing site at Freeport, TX. The new center will replace several of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-to-build-R-and-D-facility-in-Texas_59353.html
March 6, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected,  opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-Commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-Huntsmans-acquisition-of-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-assets_59362.html
March 5, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical's recently expanded petrochemical complex in Singapore. ExxonMobil Chemical says that it will build facilities to manufacture halobutyl rubber and Escorez...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-Chemical-to-build-halobutyl-rubber-and-hydrocarbon-resin-plants-in-Singapore_59352.html
March 5, 2014
Agricultural chemical company UPL (Mumbai), which was known as United Phosphorus until last October, says it has increased its stake in UPL do Brasil Industria E Comercio de Insumos...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indias-UPL-increases-stake-in-Brazil-agchem-company_59328.html
March 5, 2014
Growing incomes and improving diets in developing countries such as Brazil, India, and China, combined with significant biofuels production in the United States and Brazil, are driving...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Growing-economies-US-biofuels-development-driving-global-demand-growth-for-ammonia_59336.html
March 5, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM; Santiago) says its net profit during the last quarter of 2013 totaled $69 million, down more than 50% from the $141.8 million reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SQMs-fourth-quarter-net-profit-falls-by-half_59330.html
March 5, 2014
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) has unveiled a process for the production of high-volume chemicals from carbon dioxide (CO2), showcasing its demonstration-scale "reaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-start-up-develops-cost-advantaged-process-to-make-high-volume-chemicals-from-CO2_59327.html
March 5, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has completed an expansion of its industrial coatings site at Songjiang, near Shanghai, doubling production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-doubles-capacity-at-industrial-coatings-site-in-China_59326.html
March 4, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it has acquired Silbond Corporation (Weston, MI), a leading supplier of silicic acid esters. The transaction, with a purchase price in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-acquires-Silbond-a-producer-of-silicic-acid-esters_59303.html
March 4, 2014
Amcol announced today that it has approved a revised bid from Imerys, valuing the company at $45.25/share. The announcement comes the day after Minerals Technologies (MTI) submitted a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Amcol-and-Imerys-agree-to-amended-$45-25share-merger_59325.html
March 4, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it is initiating a new restructuring program, which will consolidate manufacturing plants and “eliminate underperforming...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sensient-announces-further-restructuring-raises-dividend_59323.html
March 4, 2014
Arkema today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is confident to grow Ebitda in 2014.  Adjusted net income from continuing operations in the fourth...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-reports-lower-Ebitda-in-fourth-quarter-and-full-year-outlines-investments_59295.html
March 4, 2014
Syngenta today announced that Elatus, a foliar fungicide, has been approved by the Brazilian authorities. Elatus is one of the company’s succinate dehydrogenase inhibiting (SDHI)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brazil-approves-Syngentas-SDHI-fungicide-Elatus_59288.html
March 4, 2014
Total says it is looking to build a world-scale petrochemical complex in Iraq as part of its strategy to grow its Mideast operations. Total is already a joint venture partner in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Total-plans-to-build-petrochemical-complex-in-Iraq_59304.html
March 4, 2014
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has acquired a 78% stake in Mater-Biopolymer (Patrica, Italy), a unit of the Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy) group, Novamont announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Novamont-buys-majority-of-PET-biobased-polyester-company-from-M-and-G_59296.html
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