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September 11, 2014
Researchers have identified 30 promising molecules as part of the European Union-funded Agrocos project, which is prospecting the plant world for natural substitutes to synthetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-funded-research-identifies-30-plant-molecules-that-could-substitute-synthetic-ingredients_63721.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 11, 2014
BASF has started up a butadiene extraction plant at the company's Antwerp complex, the company announced today. The plant has an annual production capacity of 155,000 m.t. It is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-starts-up-155000-m-tyear-butadiene-unit-at-Antwerp_63718.html
September 11, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, said today that it plans to convert its diaphragm process chlor-alkali plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vencorex-to-convert-chlorine-plant-in-France-to-membrane-technology_63720.html
September 11, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Fine Chemicals Asia (Bangkok), will build a new production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63717.html
September 10, 2014
Operating profits for Sasol’s chemical cluster increased 178% during the fiscal year ending June 2014, the company says, to a total of rand 8.41 billion ($770 million). Transfers unrelated to sales accounted for half of the gain, but strong performance in the olefins & surfactants (O&S) and solvents businesses plus improvements in polymers contributed the remainder. Total chemical revenues increased 17% to rand 111.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-chemical-profits-up-on-strong-olefins-and-surfactants-improved-polymers_63682.html
September 10, 2014
KBR said today that it has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KBR-awarded-contract-to-revamp-two-ammonia-plants-in-Algeria_63703.html
September 10, 2014
Solvay has inaugurated a specialty surfactants plant at the industrial park at Genthin, Germany, the company said today. The facility will help Solvay to meet customer requirements in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-inaugurates-specialty-surfactants-plant-in-Germany_63702.html
September 10, 2014
Engineering & construction firm WorleyParsons has agreed to acquire MTG (Houston), a management consulting firm in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/WorleyParsons-acquires-management-consulting-firm-MTG_63701.html
September 10, 2014
Following anannouncement last month by Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, owners of the Petro Rabigh petrochemical complex at Rabigh, Saudi Arabia, that they intend to merge the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petro-Rabigh-owners-seek-finance-some-units-will-be-built-with-third-parties_63700.html
September 10, 2014
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Mumbai), a subsidiary of Aditya Birla Group (Mumbai), says that its board of directors has approved plans to acquire the chlor-alkali division of Jayshree...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Aditya-Birla-Chemicals-to-acquire-chlor-alkali-division-of-Jayshree-Chemicals-for-$35-million_63694.html
September 10, 2014
Nippon Shokubai plans to invest a total of about ¥80 billion ($752 million) to expand the company’s superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity globally from 560,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-plans-major-SAP-production-capacity-expansion_63693.html
September 9, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FMC-to-acquire-Danish-crop-protection-firm-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion-update_63656.html
September 9, 2014
Arkema has presented to staff a project for the closure of the fluorinated gas production facilities at the company's Zaramillo, Spain, site, by the end of 2014, with the loss of 59...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-to-end-fluorogas-production-at-Spanish-site_63679.html
September 9, 2014
Braskem has joined Michelin and biobased farnesene maker Amyris (Emeryville, CA) in their efforts to develop a low-cost process to produce isoprene from renewable raw materials, Amyris...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Braskem-joins-renewable-isoprene-collaboration_63680.html
September 9, 2014
Kemira has adjusted its medium-term sales target. The company says that its revenue will be €2.7 billion in 2017 after previously targeting 2016 revenue of €2.6-2.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kemira-adjusts-medium-term-targets-maintains-2014-outlook_63677.html
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Coca-Cola-invests-to-help-Virent-scale-up-biobased-p-xylene_63675.html
September 9, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer group company, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to meet the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-expands-TPU-production-capacity-at-Cuddalore-India_63670.html
September 8, 2014
The board of directors of Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) has instructed the management of the Bromine Compounds Co. to develop and implement a plan to improve the profitability of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Israel-Chemicals-reviewing-bromine-operations-to-close-magnesium-plant_63453.html
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