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June 10, 2014
Umicore (Brussels) says that it will build a new production facility at Nowa Ruda, Poland, to produce emission control catalysts used in cars and trucks. Umicore will invest about...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Umicore-to-build-catalyst-plant-in-Poland_61639.html
June 9, 2014
The 11th International Petrochemical Forum (IPC), a two-day event that began at Tehran on Saturday, attracted 50 foreign and 330 Iranian companies, local news agencies report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Iran-to-double-petrochemical-capacity-say-officials-at-industry-conference_61615.html
June 9, 2014
Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) and Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar, Saudi Arabia) said today that they have decided not to pursue merger talks. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sahara-Petrochemicals-and-Sipchem-abandon-merger-talks_61613.html
June 9, 2014
Sasol and Ineos have committed to a 50-50 joint venture to produce bimodal high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Ineos’s Battleground Manufacturing Complex in LaPorte, TX. The jv will construct a 470,000-m.t./year HDPE plant, which is expected to begin operation in 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-and-Ineos-go-forward-on-Texas-HDPE-joint-venture_61626.html
June 9, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) has extended China’s antidumping measures for acetone imported from Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan for a further five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-extends-antidumping-measures-on-acetone-from-Japan-Singapore-South-Korea-and-Taiwan_61617.html
June 9, 2014
BASF can benefit greatly from US shale gas, says Jeremy Redenius, senior analyst with Bernstein Research (London). In a research note following meetings last week with Andreas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Analyst-BASF-to-benefit-from-US-shale-gas_61620.html
June 9, 2014
KMG announced results for its third quarter ended 30 April, including lower electronics chemicals sales with strength in wood-treating chemicals. Net income of $1.2 million was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KMG-earnings-down-electronic-chemical-sales-up_61604.html
June 6, 2014
American Securities (New York), a private equity firm, has announced that it has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerald Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Private-equity-firm-American-Securities-buys-Emerald-Performance-Materials_61570.html
June 6, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, today launched an initial public offering, aiming to raise $170–190 million through the sale of 10 million common shares. The company has also applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Trinseo-launches-$180-million-IPO_61481.html
June 6, 2014
DSM says that it has signed a memorandum of cooperation with political leaders from Sichuan Province, China, and both parties agree to explore cooperation opportunities in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-explores-investing-in-Chinas-Sichuan-Province_61599.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
June 5, 2014
The explosion that occurred in the evening of 3 June at Shell Chemicals' Moerdijk, Netherlands, site has caused styrene prices to rise and is expected to result in more balanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Moerdijk-explosion-drives-up-styrene-spot-prices-in-Europe_61583.html
June 5, 2014
BASF announced today that it is implementing a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61582.html
June 5, 2014
After assessing of Ranbaxy Laboratories' (Gurgaon, India) active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility at Toansa, India, European regulatory authorities say...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/European-regulatory-authorities-to-reinstate-GMP-certificate-for-Ranbaxys-API-plant-at-Toansa_61581.html
June 5, 2014
Dieter Weinand. Bayer says that Dieter Weinand will become president of Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals (Berlin) effective 1 August and that he will also join the executive committee...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-HealthCare-appoints-new-pharma-head_61580.html
June 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo) and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Ibaraki) said on Wednesday that the Patent Court of Korea has rejected an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Korean-court-rejects-Intematix-challenge-to-Mitsubishi-red-phosphor-patent_61577.html
June 5, 2014
The Competition Tribunal of South Africa today imposed a combined 534-million South African rand ($49.9 million) penalty for excessive pricing of propylene and polypropylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-Africa-penalizes-Sasol-$50-million-for-overcharging-for-propylene-PP_61578.html
June 5, 2014
Pemex, Mexico’s state energy group, said on Wednesday that it has sold most of its stake in Repsol (Madrid) for €2.09 billion ($2.84 billion) and plans to sell the rest...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Pemex-sells-majority-of-its-Repsol-stake_61573.html
June 4, 2014
Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals company Enerkem (Montreal) announced today that is has opened its first full-scale facility at Edmonton, Alberta. Enerkem president and CEO Vincent...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enerkem-opens-Alberta-waste-to-biofuels-plant_61569.html
June 4, 2014
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Pieridae Energy (Canada) for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the Goldboro liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-awarded-FEED-contract-for-Canadian-LNG-project_61568.html
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