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June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Omnova-to-shutter-SB-latex-production-in-Georgia-and-Ohio_71186.html
June 11, 2015
African Potash Ltd. (London) said on Thursday that it has entered into discussions with Actesa (Lusaka) of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa), a free trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/African-Potash-in-discussions-with-Actesa-on-mining-production-and-distribution-of-fertilizers_71160.html
June 11, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) has signed an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) plant contract for a 2,700-m.t./day ammonia plant to be built at Kingisepp, Russia. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-signs-ammonia-plant-contract-with-Maire-Tecnimont_71158.html
June 11, 2015
Solvay says that it has started production at its two new, large-scale, on-pipe alkoxylation facilities at Moerdijk, Netherlands; and Singapore. Both facilities produce alkoxylates...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-begins-alkoxylation-production-at-two-plants-in-the-Netherlands-and-Singapore_71155.html
June 11, 2015
Sibur, an integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company and the leading petrochemicals producer in Russia, on Wednesday published a limited operational update for the three...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-reports-higher-first-quarter-petrochemical-revenues_71139.html
June 11, 2015
Air Products says that it has been awarded a major contract to supply industrial bulk gases and bulk specialty gas supply system for a new semiconductor fab at Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Products-to-build-multiple-production-plants-to-supply-gases-to-semiconductor-fab-in-South-Korea_71153.html
June 11, 2015
Ineos has declared force majeure on ethylene oxide (EO) across all of the company's European production sites, the company has confirmed to CW today. Ineos has three EO production...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-declares-force-majeure-on-ethylene-oxide-across-all-European-sites_71176.html
June 11, 2015
LanzaTech (Chicago), a carbon recycling company, says that it has appointed Jean Paul Michel as executive v.p./strategy, finance and operations. Michel joins LanzaTech from Osram...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LanzaTech-appoints-executive-v-p-strategy-finance-and-operations_71173.html
June 11, 2015
Ashland says that it has formally designated its office at Shanghai, China as the regional headquarters for the Asia/Pacific region. The designation recognizes the role that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ashland-designates-Shanghai-office-as-AsiaPacific-regional-headquarters_71171.html
June 11, 2015
Wacker Chemie (Munich), the current owner of Siltronic AG, and Siltronic, together with the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, set the placement price of the Siltronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siltronic-shares-start-trading-today-Wacker-to-retain-majority-stake_71165.html
June 11, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) says that a claim and application for certification has been filed in the District Court of Tel Aviv-Jaffa against 11 defendants, including Fertilizers and Chemicals, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-subsidiary-sued-for-Haifa-Bay-air-pollution_71168.html
June 11, 2015
Vopak and Inter Pipeline (Calgary, AB), a transportation and storage company, say that Inter Pipeline has completed the acquisition of four petroleum and petrochemical storage...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Canadian-firm-acquires-Vopaks-petroleum-and-petrochemical-terminals-in-Sweden_71166.html
June 11, 2015
Saudi Aramco Total Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Satorp) says that it has met all the conditions required for its previously announced loans totaling 2 billion Saudi riyals ($533.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Industrial-Development-Fund-extends-loans-to-Satorp_71164.html
June 11, 2015
Versarien (Bristol, UK) on Thursday announced that its graphene development subsidiary, 2-DTech, has made a major advance in graphene platelet production, which the board believes will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versarien-plans-to-commercialize-novel-graphene-manufacturing-technology_71163.html
June 11, 2015
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. (Akron, OH) says that it has reached a supply agreement with Yihai Food and Oil Industry in China for silica derived from rice husk ash. Goodyear...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Goodyear-reaches-supply-agreements-for-rice-husk-ash-silica_71145.html
June 10, 2015

Air Liquide's engineering and construction subsidiary says that it will begin marketing a new natural gas-to-gasoline technology package, G2G, that combines Air Liquide’s Lurgi MegaMethanol technology with ExxonMobil’s proprietary methanol-to-gasoline technology.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquide-ExxonMobil-partner-on-gas-to-gasoline-technology-package_71152.html
June 10, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) is working to secure alternative sources of financing after banks unexpectedly withdrew their support, company sources close to the matter have told IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Haverhill-Chemicals-seeks-alternative-financing-denies-plant-closure-reports_71144.html
June 10, 2015
Westlake Chemical (Houston) has acquired Ineos ChlorVinyls Holdings’ 35.7% interest in Suzhou Huasu Plastics Co. (SHPC), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin and fabrication joint venture located near Shanghai. Westlake says the move increases its share of Huasu to 95%....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Westlake-increases-share-of-China-PVC-JV-to-95-percent_70893.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 10, 2015
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) and Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM; Jacksonville, FL) said today that they have entered into a non-binding letter to establish a new lignin operation...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borregaard-and-Rayonier-Advanced-Materials-form-lignin-products-manufacturing-joint-venture_70860.html
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