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December 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience said today that it has completed acquiring certain DuPont crop protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-closes-acquisition-of-DuPont-crop-protection-land-management-assets_65748.html
December 1, 2014
Five Indian companies, led by state-owned mining group NMDC (Hyderabad), have formed a consortium to acquire a 30% stake in a potash project currently being developed by Acron (Velikiy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indian-firms-form-consortium-to-acquire-stake-in-potash-project-in-Russia_65735.html
December 1, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) announced today that it has obtained regulatory approvals to acquire a 60% stake in Galvani Indústria, Comércio e Serviços (São...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-completes-acquisition-of-majority-stake-in-Brazilian-fertilizer-company-Galvani_65747.html
December 1, 2014
Borouge has established a new Asia regional warehouse in Singapore to support its global growth, the company announced today. “Our new Asia regional warehouse is designed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borouge-establishes-additional-warehouse-in-Singapore-appoints-logistics-provider_65734.html
December 1, 2014
Huntsman says it will cut 900 jobs in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and additives segment as part of a restructuring effort that is expected to generate savings of $130...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-to-cut-900-jobs-in-TiO2-and-addtives-segment_65744.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
Indian press reports say that the Indian soaps and detergents maker Nirma (Ahmedabad) is negotiating to acquire the soda ash assets of FMC in a deal worth up to $1.50 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nirma-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business_65733.html
December 1, 2014
Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach Tikva, Israel) has announced the appointment Yitzhak Peterburg as chairman, effective 1 January 2015. Peterburg, a member of the board since 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Teva-appoints-new-chairman_65732.html
December 1, 2014
Hanwha Group (Seoul) on Friday announced a major management reshuffle, naming Kim Chang-bum, currently Hanwha Advanced Materials’ president, as the new CEO of Hanwha Chemical. He...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hanwha-appoints-new-CEO-will-become-Koreas-leading-petchems-player_65731.html
December 1, 2014
SK Innovation and Continental (Hannover, Germany) said on Friday that they will end their electric car battery joint venture. The termination is due to the slow growth in demand for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SK-Innovation-and-Continental-end-electric-vehicle-battery-joint-venture_65742.html
December 1, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group specialized in advanced rubber compounds, announced today that it has acquired US rubber compounder Portage Precision Polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hexpol-acquires-rubber-compounding-business-in-the-US_65737.html
December 1, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that it has acquired Hameln Pharma (Hameln...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siegfried-acquires-German-pharma-firm_65736.html
November 30, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt) hosted a top-level debate in London on Friday on key aspects of the over-the-counter (OTC) sector. The event, featuring contributions from leading analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-unveils-OTC-strategy-sparks-debate-on-the-sectors-future_65727.html
November 28, 2014
The R&D center was opened by Prince Edward Duke of Kent. Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a new research facility at Preston, UK. Construction work on the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-opens-research-center-in-UK_65722.html
November 28, 2014
Methanex says that its Trinidad operations have been temporarily idled due to an interruption in power supply. The facilities have not been receiving electrical power off the national...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Methanex-temporarily-idles-Trinidad-facilities_65721.html
November 28, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland) says that it has completed the sale of its Australia and New Zealand based agency and distribution business and its plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nuplex-completes-sale-of-distribution-masterbatch-businesses-in-Australia-and-New-Zealand_65720.html
November 27, 2014
Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo), a producer of agricultural chemicals, wood preservatives, pharma and veterinary products is to acquire Hyderabad Chemical Ltd. (Hyderabad, India), maker of crop...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nihon-Nohyaku-to-acquire-Hyderabad-Chemical_65715.html
November 27, 2014
Kuraray  (Tokyo) said today that it has appointed Masaaki Ito as new president of the group effective 1 January 2015. He replaces Fumio Ito, who has headed the group since April...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kuraray-appoints-new-president_65714.html
November 27, 2014
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted on Wednesday to approve GlaxoSmithKline’s (GSK) proposed acquisition of Novartis's vaccines business, excluding influenza vaccines...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-approves-GSK-Novartis-vaccines-and-consumer-healthcare-deals_65713.html
November 27, 2014
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petchems player, has developed new grades of solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (SSBR) and will likely make these new products at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-to-commercialize-new-grades-of-solution-styrene-butadiene-rubber_65712.html
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