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July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on Tuesday held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62361.html
July 9, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, on 8 July, opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide as well as a waste liquid incinerator system in the company’s manufacturing complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-expands-acrylic-acid-capacity-at-Himeji-site_62360.html
July 9, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), a leader in alternative chemicals and fuels production technology; and Petrostar Petroleum (Nanton, AL), an oil and gas exploration...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Maverick-Synfuels-and-Petrostar-form-JV-for-small-methane-to-methanol-plants-in-Canada_62359.html
July 9, 2014
Aalberts Industries (Langbroek, Netherlands) says it has reached an agreement with the major shareholders of Impreglon (Lüneburg, Germany) and has decided to make a public offer...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Aalberts-offers-to-buy-Impreglon-to-strengthen-surface-treatment-position_62358.html
July 9, 2014
Evonik Industries, on 8 July, began operating a previously announced, new, 230,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Jilin, China. Evonik has invested over €100 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-opens-hydrogen-peroxide-plant-in-China_62357.html
July 9, 2014
The European technology platform for sustainable chemistry (SusChem),a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, says it welcomes the launch today...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europe-launches-biobased-industries-joint-technology-initiative_62364.html
July 8, 2014
Two workers were injured on 7 July by a fire at Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) Port Arthur, TX, facility. CPChem says the cause of the fire has not yet been determined....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Two-injured-in-fire-at-CPChems-Port-Arthur-TX-facility_62356.html
July 8, 2014
Air Liquide has acquired Seprodom, a home health-care firm specialized in the monitoring of patients with chronic diseases in the French overseas territories of Reunion, Mayotte...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquide-acquires-home-health-care-provider_62348.html
July 8, 2014
Shasun Pharmaceuticals (Chennai, India) said today that it has successfully completed both US FDA and Mexican Cofepris regulatory inspections at its active pharma ingredients facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shasun-completes-US-and-Mexican-regulatory-inspections-of-Cuddalore-API-plant_62343.html
July 8, 2014
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a project in the United Kingdom to mine polyhalite, says it plans to submit a new planning application for its potash mine to the North...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sirius-Minerals-to-submit-new-planning-application-for-UK-potash-mine_62341.html
July 8, 2014
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama, Bahrain) has reported its six months’ production and export results, saying that production of its three major...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GPIC-reports-higher-production-in-the-first-half-of-the-year_62340.html
July 8, 2014
AkzoNobel and Kemira today announced that Kemira has preliminarily agreed to acquire AkzoNobel's global paper chemicals business for €153 million ($208 million). AkzoNobel's paper...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kemira-to-acquire-AkzoNobels-paper-chemicals-business-for-&euro153-million_62339.html
July 8, 2014
Toray Industries says it has begun constructing a previously announced, 300-billion South Korean won ($296 million) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) plant at the Saemangeum industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-Industries-starts-constructing-PPS-plant-in-South-Korea_62338.html
July 8, 2014
Russia exported more chemicals and fertilizers in the first five months of this year, according to statistics just released. Exports of potash in January–May rose 56.4% to 4.13...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russias-chemical-fertilizer-exports-grow-in-first-five-months_62337.html
July 7, 2014
Sanofi (Paris) said today that the US FDA has accepted for review the company’s new drug application for Toujeo, an investigational basal insulin. This follows the acceptance of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FDA-accepts-Sanofis-new-diabetes-drug-application_62335.html
July 7, 2014
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced that it has signed a 210,000-m.t./year take-or-pay contract for biobased succinic acid with Vinmar International. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vinmar-signs-biobased-succinic-acid-offtake-deal-with-BioAmber_62334.html
July 7, 2014
Honeywell has announced a price increase of 10 cts/lb on caprolactam and nylon-6 resins for customers in North America, effective 11 July or as contracts allow. The company cites higher raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
July 7, 2014

PetroLogistics (Houston) says the deadline for terminating its merger agreement with Flint Hills Resources to pursue alternative proposals from third parties passed on 7 July. Flint Hills, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, agreed in late May to acquire the propylene maker for $2.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PetroLogistics-Flint-Hills-merger-firms-up_62270.html
July 7, 2014
Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Copenhagen), a world-leading producer of active pharma ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms, today announced it has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Xellia-expands-into-the-US-by-acquiring-manufacturing-plant_62269.html
July 7, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Al Jubail), a producer of polypropylene (PP), reports an increase of 35% in its second-quarter net profit, to 185 million Saudi riyals ($49.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Advanced-Petrochemical-reports-higher-second-quarter-profits_62265.html
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