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July 10, 2014
The European Commission announced on Wednesday that it has imposed fines totaling €427.7 million ($582.8 million) on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-fines-six-pharma-firms-for-curbing-entry-of-cheaper-generic-drugs_62391.html
July 10, 2014
CW has learned that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals company, is seeking to buy its partner Perstorp out of their polyurethanes (PUs) joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTT-Global-Chemical-to-buy-Perstorp-out-of-Vencorex-PUs-JV_62389.html
July 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that the name of Artenius TurkPET (Adana, Turkey), a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resin producer that Indorama acquired in June, has been changed...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-changes-name-of-acquired-PET-firm-in-Turkey_62387.html
July 10, 2014
Hansa Group (Duisburg, Germany) an integrated European supplier of care chemicals for detergents, cleaning agents, and body-care products, said on Wednesday that it had filed for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Care-chemicals-and-detergents-player-Hansa-Group-files-for-insolvency_62385.html
July 10, 2014
Dow Chemical says it is bringing its Texas City, TX, vinyl acrylate monomer (VAM) plant back online. Dow shut the unit down in late June to correct a mechanical issue and subsequently declared force majeure on the product....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-begins-restart-of-Texas-City-VAM-plant_62383.html
July 9, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Petrixo Oil & Gas has selected its green fuels process technology to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petrixo-selects-UOP-green-fuels-technology-for-refinery-in-United-Arab-Emirates_62384.html
July 9, 2014
Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) Program Authorization and Accountability Act of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Congress-passes-CFATS-Reauthorization-Act_62371.html
July 9, 2014
KBR said today that its building group subsidiary has been awarded a contract by Purdue Pharma Manufacturing to build a oral solid-dosage manufacturing plant at Durham, NC. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KBR-to-build-manufacturing-facility-for-Purdue-Pharma_62382.html
July 9, 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. The company has not said what part of the facility has been affected, but sources in the market believe it is the 853,000-m.t./year ethylene plant, which could be out of commission for up to two weeks....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Update-Two-injured-in-fire-at-CPChems-Port-Arthur-TX-facility_62373.html
July 9, 2014
DSM says it will raise the price of its Akulon and Novamid polyamide 6 (nylon-6) polymers by €120/m.t. in Europe and 10 cts/lb in North America and South America, effective 1 August. The company cites increasing raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-increases-nylon-6-prices-in-Europe-Americas_62372.html
July 9, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the long-term production and marketing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Israel-Chemicals-and-AkzoNobel-link-in-salt-and-white-potash-joint-venture_62368.html
July 9, 2014
Gulf of Guinea Methanol (Lagos) has selected IHS to carry out a bankable feasibility study for its proposed $1.1-billion methanol project planned to be built in the Ogidigben...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nigeria-progresses-with-large-methanol-project_62367.html
July 9, 2014
Potash West (Belmont, Australia) announced today that it has completed a placement to raise A$800,000 ($752,147) before costs. The placement was made to clients of Helmsec Global...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Potash-West-raises-capital-for-phosphate-project-in-Australia_62365.html
July 9, 2014
Salix Pharmaceuticals (Raleigh, NC) and Cosmo Pharmaceuticals (Lainate, Italy) have announced a definitive merger agreement under which Salix, a pharma company specializing in drugs...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Salix-Pharmaceuticals-and-Cosmo-Tech-to-merge_62362.html
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
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