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February 18, 2014
Toray Industries announced on Monday that it purchased about 400 acres of commercial land in Spartanburg County, SC for its future business expansion in the United States. Toray...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-Industries-acquires-land-in-the-US-will-invest-close-to-$1-billion-Update_58855.html
February 18, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka, Japan) says that it will build a new manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon/Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia (Kuantan)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kaneka-to-build-acrylic-fibers-facility-in-Malaysia_58854.html
February 17, 2014
Foster Wheeler announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) to perform a study for the Snøhvit improvement project 2 at Melkøya, 450...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Foster-Wheeler-awarded-study-to-upgrade-Statoils-LNG-plant_58857.html
February 17, 2014
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), a producer of petrochemicals, fertilizers and steel, reported a 5.1% drop in net profit to 8 billion Qatari riyal ($2.2 billion) for full-year 2013. Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Industries-Qatar-reports-lower-earnings-and-revenues-petchem-project-due-online-end-2018_58856.html
February 17, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome) will close its synthetic rubbers plant at Hythe, UK during this quarter, according to Paolo Scaroni...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-to-close-UK-plant-this-quarter-as-part-of-downsizing-of-petchems-portfolio_58853.html
February 17, 2014
Novartis announced today that it is buying CoStim Pharmaceuticals (Cambridge, MA), a privately held biotechnology company focused on harnessing the immune system to eliminate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Novartis-to-acquire-biotech-company-CoStim-Pharmaceuticals_58852.html
February 17, 2014
Technip has been awarded a contract by Kazanorgsintez to provide technology and services for a grassroots furnace to be installed at the Kazan petrochemical complex in Russia, Technip...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Technip-awarded-ethylene-furnace-contract-in-Russia_58851.html
February 17, 2014
Samsung Engineering has signed a contract with Groupement Timimoun (GTIM), a joint venture between Sonatrach (Algiers) Total and Cepsa (Madrid) covering the Timimoun field development...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Samsung-Engineering-awarded-gas-development-contract-in-Algeria_58850.html
February 17, 2014
Merck KGaA has extended the timeline of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials until 1.00 pm (GMT) 28 February 2014, the company said on Friday. Merck on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-again-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58849.html
February 14, 2014
Exports of potash fertilizers from Russia in 2013 were down both in volume and value terms, according to the Federal Customs Service (Moscow). Export volumes were down 29.6% on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Value-of-Russian-potash-exports-declines-40-percent-in-2013_58825.html
February 14, 2014
Private-equity backed PQ Corp. today filed for an initial public offering (IPO) that could be worth up $450 million, according to US regulatory documents. The company, a maker of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PQ-files-for-IPO_58758.html
February 14, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) say they have signed a preliminary agreement to pursue a 50/50 joint venture for the construction of a 1 million m.t./year ethane cracker in Louisiana. Axiall first announced the project on 19 December....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Axiall-Lotte-to-partner-on-Louisiana-cracker-joint-venture_58718.html
February 14, 2014
Dow Chemical has rejected a proposal by hedge fund Third Point (New York) that the company spin off its petrochemical operations. The benefits of vertical integration, scale, and shared technologies would be lost, while a significant breakup, “simplistically described as petrochemical and specialty chemical assets,” would create no additional value, says Dow. In response, Third Point offered to sign a non-disclosure agreement to review Dow's analysis....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-rejects-proposed-breakup-reaffirms-current-strategy-updated_58777.html
February 14, 2014
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI; Tokyo) says that Japan has launched an antidumping investigation into imports of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) from China, following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japan-launches-antidumping-investigation-into-TDI-from-China_58823.html
February 14, 2014
A percentage of Rentech Inc. shareholders, partially made up of investment firm members Engaged Capital and Lone Star Value Management calling themselves Concerned Rentech Shareholders...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rentech-shareholders-urge-changes-reiterate-director-nominations_58815.html
February 14, 2014
JGC announced today that it has received a contract from Petronas (Kuala Lumpur) to construct a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on gas fields off the Malaysian coast. JGC is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/JGC-consortium-wins-contract-to-build-floating-LNG-plant-for-Petronas_58822.html
February 14, 2014
Ineos announced today that its Ineos Oxide subsidiary has completed expanding its ethylidene norbornene (ENB) plant at Antwerp, increasing capacity to 28,000 m.t./year. The expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-completes-expansion-of-ethylidene-norbornene-plant-at-Antwerp_58821.html
February 14, 2014
Paints maker Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) today reported a full-year 2013 operating profit of 1.26 billion Norwegian kroner ($206.5 million), a 12% increase compared with 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Jotun-reports-higher-profits-marine-coatings-are-down_58820.html
February 14, 2014
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo) announced today that it has signed a contract with Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) to build and charter four methanol carriers. The new contract will play an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-OSK-to-build-four-carriers-for-charter-to-Methanol-Holdings-Trinidad_58819.html
February 14, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) reports a 51.6% rise in net profits for its full fiscal year, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥26.8 billion ($263 million). Full-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DIC-reports-rise-in-profits_58818.html
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