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April 15, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) won another round in its fight to prevent the 2.75-billion Swiss francs ($2.83 billion) sale of a controlling stake to France's Saint-Gobain at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-AGM-supports-fight-to-stay-independent-but-battle-for-control-will-continue_69433.html
April 15, 2015
Several of South Korea’s aromatics exports in March spiked on month-on-month and on year-on-year (YOY) bases, South Korea customs data show. The country transported about 478,849...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Several-of-South-Koreas-March-aromatics-exports-spike-on-month_69430.html
April 15, 2015
Industry groups welcomed House draft legislation aimed at reforming US chemical management, with both ACC and Socma testifying on 14 April before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy in support of the bipartisan discussion draft of the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Industry-expresses-support-for-House-TSCA-reform-bill_69437.html
April 14, 2015
Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) says that it will acquire from Kyowa Hakko Europe (Dusseldorf, Germany), a subsidiary of Kyowa Hakko Bio (Tokyo), its cosmetic ingredients distribution business...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sumitomo-Corp-acquires-cosmetic-ingredients-distribution-business-in-Europe_69429.html
April 14, 2015
Petrobras says that it is expecting to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. However, Petrobras also has had to clarify the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petrobras-responds-to-reports-of-Braskem-stake-sale_69415.html
April 14, 2015
Petro Rabigh shareholders have approved Abdulaziz Al Qudaimi as a nonexecutive board member and chairman until the end of the current term. Al Qudaimi replaces Khalid Al Buainain, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petro-Rabigh-appoints-new-chairman_69408.html
April 14, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions said today that it has been awarded a contract for the basic engineering package and license for a hard paraffin production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ThyssenKrupp-Industrial-Solutions-awarded-contract-for-hard-paraffin-plant-in-Poland_69402.html
April 14, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) today announced its first-quarter results, which reflect strong, real growth dented by its translation into Swiss francs. Sales in the first three months were...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sikas-strong-first-quarter-growth-dented-by-translation-into-Swiss-francs_69398.html
April 14, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) plans to adjust feedstocks at its steam crackers at Yeosu and Daesan, South Korea, at the end of April for about two to three months, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lotte-Chemical-to-change-feedstock-at-steam-crackers_69397.html
April 14, 2015
Yesterday, Celanese raised its prices for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) by $60/m.t. in Asia outside of China. “This increase will be incremental to any previous increases that were...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-raises-vinyl-acetate-monomer-prices-in-Asia_69395.html
April 14, 2015

Invista has launched P8, a new technology platform that reduces the cost of manufacturing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a polyester precursor, by up to $40/m.t., says Invista.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Invista-launches-new-PTA-technology-platform_69414.html
April 14, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, today reported a decline in first quarter profits. Net profit was down 30.01% to 590 million Saudi riyals ($157.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Safco-reports-decline-in-first-quarter-profits_69409.html
April 13, 2015
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (Norcross, GA), a leading global provider of dietary supplements, contract manufacturing, raw material sales, and OTC pharmaceuticals, and advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hi-Tech-Pharma-acquires-Mexicos-Advanced-Pharmaceuticals-and-Nutritionals_69394.html
April 13, 2015
Valspar (Minneapolis) says that it has opened a new $45-million manufacturing facility at Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of paints and coatings products. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Valspar-expands-waterborne-coatings-capacity-at-Tianjin_69388.html
April 13, 2015
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) says that it has extended its distribution partnership with IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, for its amines in Europe. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oxea-extends-distribution-deal-with-IMCD_69389.html
April 13, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Henry H. Ottens...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IFF-to-acquire-Ottens-Flavors_69391.html
April 13, 2015
RPM says that its RPM2 business has acquired Morrells Woodfinishes (Stockport, UK), the largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes in the United Kingdom. Terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/RPM-acquires-UKs-largest-wood-finishes-manufacturer_69393.html
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