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February 12, 2014
The United Nations' Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) is cooperating with the European Union to help Belarus destroy prohibited and unusable pesticides and reduce the risks...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Belarus-signs-agreement-to-destroy-stockpiles-of-obsolete-pesticides_58763.html
February 12, 2014
Consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) today announced its quarterly and annual results and said that it is still reviewing the future of its pharmaceuticals business...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reckitt-Benckiser-continuing-to-review-pharma-options_58762.html
February 12, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) reports a 42.7% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to $119 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-reports-fall-in-profits_58761.html
February 12, 2014
Samsung Engineering announced today that it has received an award notification from Kuwait National Petroleum Co. for a $3.8-billion Mina Abdullah I refinery clean fuels project (CFP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Samsung-consortium-to-build-Kuwaits-Clean-Fuel-Project_58760.html
February 12, 2014
Fertilizer major Yara International (Oslo) today announced lower fourth-quarter results, with weak commodity margins but robust value-added premiums and strong fertilizer deliveries...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-reports-lower-fourth-quarter-results-reflecting-weaker-prices_58759.html
February 12, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) and General Electric have announced that they have signed an agreement to set up a series of joint ventures. The document was signed by Rosneft president Igor Sechin...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rosneft-and-General-Electric-to-invest-$400-million-in-joint-projects_58770.html
February 11, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of Italy’s energy major ENI (Rome); ENI; and the trade unions have reached an agreement on a project to redesign the production...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-invests-&euro200-million-to-convert-Italian-site-cracker-to-stop-for-six-months_58744.html
February 11, 2014
Huntsman (The Woodlands, TX) reports fourth-quarter net income of $41 million, reversing a year-ago loss of $40 million, on gains in most business segments. Revenues increased 3% YOY, to $2.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-swings-to-$41-million-profit_58746.html
February 11, 2014
Blue Island Phenol is permanently closing its phenol/acetone facility in Alsip, IL, which the company shut down on 13 December 2013 after an explosion that injured two workers....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Blue-Island-Phenol-will-not-restart_58742.html
February 11, 2014
Mosaic today reported weak results in the fourth quarter since market conditions for potash and phosphates suffered. Net earnings of $129 million dropped 80% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mosaic-earnings-slump-on-weak-potash-phosphates-market_58740.html
February 11, 2014
OCI (Seoul), one of the major polysilicon producers, says that its board of directors today decided to resume work on a project to debottleneck its solar-grade polysilicon plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/OCI-revives-polysilicon-debottlenecking-project-in-South-Korea_58739.html
February 11, 2014
Novozymes and Monsanto say they have closed their previously announced, long-term strategic alliance aimed at jointly developing agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsanto-and-Novozymes-launch-ag-biologicals-alliance_58738.html
February 11, 2014
Israeli plant genomics firm Evogene (Rehovot) announced today that it has launched a new computationally based target discovery platform for novel chemical herbicides. Evogene says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evogene-launches-technology-for-identifying-new-herbicide-targets_58737.html
February 11, 2014
Semiconductor and solar technology firm SunEdison (St. Peters, MO) says its polysilicon manufacturing facility at Merano, Italy, will remain closed indefinitely. The decision affects...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SunEdison-polysilicon-plant-in-Italy-to-stay-off-line-indefinitely-TCS-plant-also-to-close_58735.html
February 11, 2014
The board of Probi (Lund, Sweden) has unanimously recommended the rejection of Symrise’s (Holzminden, Germany) mandatory public cash offer to acquire Probi. Symrise, on 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Probi-board-recommends-rejection-of-Symrises-mandatory-takeover-offer_58724.html
February 11, 2014
Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) reports a 79.6% fall in net profits for the fourth quarter of 2013, ended 31 December, compared with the year-ago quarter, to $8.89 million. The results...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cambrex-reports-fall-in-profits_58732.html
February 11, 2014
Jazz Pharmaceuticals (Dublin), a specialty biopharmaceutical company, on Monday held a ground breaking ceremony for a €45–50 million ($60-68 million) manufacturing and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Jazz-Pharmaceuticals-builds-$60-million-manufacturing-and-development-plant-in-Ireland_58731.html
February 11, 2014
Johnson Matthey says that Den Jones will join the board of Johnson Matthey on 5 June, succeeding Robert MacLeod as group finance director. Johnson Matthey recently announced that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-new-group-finance-director_58723.html
February 11, 2014
Linde said today that it recently signed a contract, worth approximately €120 million ($164 million), to supply two hydrogen plants at Nizhnekamsk, Russia. PSC TAIF-NK, a leading...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-signs-contract-to-supply-two-hydrogen-plants-to-Russia_58722.html
February 11, 2014
West Virginia American Water, the largest water utility in West Virginia, president Jeff McIntyre provided testimony before the US House of Representatives’ House Transportation...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CSB-releases-initial-inspection-results-on-WV-spill-water-company-testifies-before-Congress_58700.html
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