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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
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) says that a coal-based urea plant in China in which LGI is a partner has started production. The plant, in the industrial zone of Nalinriver, Wushen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-starts-up-coal-based-urea-plant-LGI-will-market-output_62264.html
July 7, 2014
The fertilizer industry in the Arabian Gulf, led by the increased investments from petrochemical producers, is growing twice as fast as the global industry average, the Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GCC-fertilizer-industry-grows-more-than-double-global-average_62263.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) and its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with state-owned energy group Turkmengas (Ashgabat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LGI-extends-involvement-in-Turkmenistan-projects-will-offtake-products_62262.html
July 7, 2014
Cepsa (Madrid) and the Singapore-listed Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) plan to combine forces to market and distribute edible oils and related products, including fatty acids and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cepsa-and-Golden-Agri-Resources-plan-joint-venture-in-palm-oil-derivatives_62261.html
July 7, 2014
Private Equity firm CI Capital Partners (New York) has acquired specialty chemical distributor Maroon (Avon, OH). Maroon’s management team retains significant equity interest in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Private-Equity-firm-acquires-specialty-chemical-distributor-Maroon-Group_62321.html
July 7, 2014
Kazakhstan Potash Corp. (KPC; Melbourne), formerly known as Fortis Mining, a minerals exploration company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, today informed the exchange that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kazakhstan-Potash-acquires-new-deposit-aims-to-become-major-potash-player_62267.html
July 4, 2014
Hospira (Lake Forest, IL), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, announced on 4 July that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hospira-completes-acquisition-of-Orchids-API-manufacturing-and-R-and-D-facilities-in-India-for-$218-million_62258.html
July 4, 2014
China Rerun Chemical Group (Daqing), a producer of lubricant products for the domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets today reported unaudited results for the three...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-Rerun-Chemical-reports-higher-sales-seeks-more-partnerships-and-acquisitions_62252.html
July 4, 2014
Oxea, a producer of oxo-alcohols and derivatives owned by Oman Oil, announced today that it has encountered a significant production issue at its Bay City, TX facility. Due to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oxea-declares-force-majeure-on-intermediates-after-malfunction-at-Bay-City_62255.html
July 4, 2014
Omya and Arkema today announced an agreement under which Omya will market Arkema's plastic additives range for various polymer markets, including impact modifier and processing aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-and-Omya-enter-plastic-additives-distribution-agreement-in-Europe_62257.html
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