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October 8, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced rubber compounds, has signed an agreement to acquire the Vigar rubber compounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hexpol-buys-rubber-compounding-business_64332.html
October 8, 2014
Drugs major Cipla (Mumbai) has signed an agreement with its Iranian distributor to establish a manufacturing facility in Iran. The company has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cipla-to-establish-manufacturing-unit-in-Iran_64276.html
October 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has appointed David Menko, 45, currently general manager/Nordics at Danone's medical division, as director/marketing of decorative paint as of January. He succeeds Sucheta...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-appoints-directormarketing-of-decorative-paints_64311.html
October 8, 2014
Disagreement over states’ authority to regulate chemicals and deadlines for EPA review of chemicals of concern continue to hold up passage of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TSCA-reform-hits-a-wall_64080.html
October 8, 2014
Two Americans and a German have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ground-breaking work in nanoscopy. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says that Eric Betzig of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Three-awarded-Nobel-Prize-for-work-on-nanoscopy_64344.html
October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 8, 2014
Leucadia National Corp. (New York) has announced that it will not proceed with its Lake Charles Clean Energy (LCCE) project, which would have used gasification technology to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Leucadia-pulls-out-of-Lake-Charles-petroleum-coke-to-methanol-project_64336.html
October 8, 2014
Albemarle tells CW that it is planning a large-scale expansion at the company's cGMP active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production facility at South Haven, MI, next year. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-Albemarle-plans-large-scale-expansion-at-Michigan-API-site_64333.html
October 7, 2014
Mossi Ghisolfi subsidiary Biochemtex (Tortona, Italy) and Beta Renewables  (Fort Worth, TX), Beta Renewables, a jv among Mossi Ghisolfi, private equity firm Texas Pacific Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cellulosic-ethanol-plant-planned-for-Slovak-Republic_64330.html
October 7, 2014
DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman has been awarded the 2015 2015 International Palladium Medal by The Société de Chimie Industrielle—American Section for her...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-CEO-Ellen-Kullman-wins-2015-Palladium-Medal_64319.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 7, 2014
A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it recently completed selling its facilities that produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-battery-business-in-China_64318.html
October 7, 2014
Borealis has announced plans to partner with Neste Oil and Veolia in a joint venture to modernize and operate the power plant in the Kilpilahti petrochemical cluster at Porvoo...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-Neste-Oil-and-Veolia-form-JV-to-operate-power-plant-in-Finland_64314.html
October 7, 2014
Industrial biotechnology firm Fermentalg (Libourne, France), which specializes in producing oils and proteins derived from microalgae, says it has received definitive planning...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Fermentalg-receives-planning-permission-for-industrial-development-unit_64313.html
October 7, 2014
BASF's India arm today inaugurated its large-scale chemical manufacturing complex at Dahej, Gujarat State, India. The company invested 10 billion Indian rupees ($162.97 million) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-inaugurates-its-largest-manufacturing-complex-in-India_64312.html
October 7, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals has established a branch that will serve as the marketing hub for the functional polymeric materials expansion strategy in the South Korean market. The new base brings...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-establishes-marketing-base-in-South-Korea_64310.html
October 7, 2014
Yara International, a global leading producer of fertilizers, says that Jørgen Ole Haslestad, long-serving CEO, resigned today. "Yara's board has concluded that Haslestad...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-appoints-acting-CEO-since-former-incumbent-not-right-to-lead-company_64309.html
October 7, 2014
Linde said today that it will build a new air separation unit at Eisenhüttenstadt, in eastern Germany. The company will invest about €85 million ($107.3 million) to build the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-to-build-air-separation-plant-in-Germany-to-supply-steelworks_64308.html
October 6, 2014
Huntsman is moving downstream into auto parts by integrating Gomet, an Italian producer of components for the automotive aftermarket, into its polyurethanes division. Huntsman acquired Gomet with the purchase of several chemical businesses from Rockwood Holdings, a deal that closed on 1 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-integrates-polyurethanes-downstream-into-auto-parts_64291.html
October 6, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of potash fertilizers, today announced its third-quarter production results. Production was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-reports-higher-potash-production-in-third-quarter-and-first-nine-months_64285.html
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