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July 2, 2014
DSM today reported a fire at a utilities building of one of its intermediates production plants at Sisseln, Switzerland, which occurred about a week ago. Only equipment was damaged...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-reports-fire-at-Swiss-intermediates-production-facility_62205.html
July 2, 2014
Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil, announced today that it plans to install a new delayed coker unit at its 320,000=bbl/day Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher-sulfur...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-to-invest-more-than-$1-billion-in-Antwerp-refinery_62204.html
July 2, 2014
LG Chem today confirmed plans to build an electric vehicle battery plant in China. The company, the world's largest producer of car batteries, said last month that it was in the final...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LG-Chem-confirms-plans-to-build-electric-vehicle-battery-plant-in-China_62203.html
July 2, 2014
Pharma major Roche (Basel) announced today that its Genentech subsidiary has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Seragon Pharmaceuticals (San Diego), a privately held...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Roche-agrees-to-acquire-biotech-firm-Seragon-Pharmaceuticals_62202.html
July 2, 2014
A. Schulman reports net income from continuing operations of $19.1 million, up almost four-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $5.2 million for the company's fiscal third quarter, which ended 31 May. Net sales totaled $645.7 million, up 18% YOY from $548.6 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Schulman-net-income-soars-on-stronger-demand-acquisitions_62200.html
July 1, 2014
Saif Al Khaili Group (Abu Dhabi), a privately owned conglomerate with wide ranging interests, on Saturday signed an agreement with Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Abu-Dhabi-to-build-first-chlor-alkali-manufacturing-complex_61829.html
July 1, 2014
Evonik Industries announced today that it is investing double-digit million euros in a new research center at Rheinfelden, Germany. The center, which will start operating at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-breaks-ground-on-silanes-research-center-in-Germany_62175.html
July 1, 2014
Brazil's chemical production declined 7.07% year-on-year (YOY) over January–May despite improved monthly production volumes and domestic sales in the final month, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brazils-chemical-output-drops-7-percent-in-first-five-months_62188.html
July 1, 2014
Indian Oil has appointed AMK Sinha as chairman, effective today. This move follows the retirement of RK Malhotra, director/R&D and chairman, on 30 June. Sinha will also continue as...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indian-Oil-appoints-new-chairman-and-director-of-refineries_62187.html
July 1, 2014
Russian joint stock company Gammachim (Moscow), a trader in oils, fats, and detergents, plans to build a higher fatty alcohols plant in the special economic zone (SEZ) of Alabuga...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russian-firm-plans-oleochemicals-plant-in-Alabuga-SEZ_62182.html
July 1, 2014
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has announced that its Ma’aden Waad Al Shamal Phosphate Co. subsidiary on Monday signed financing agreements with the Public Investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Maaden-raises-funds-for-$7-5-billion-phosphate-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_62179.html
July 1, 2014
Commercial production at the Jubail, Saudi Arabia integrated acrylic acid, esters, and superabsorbents complex began today, investors in the plants have announced. The acrylic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Arabia-begins-commercially-producing-acrylic-acid-esters-and-superabsorbents_62176.html
July 1, 2014
BASF today confirmed that, together with partners, it is progressing with plans to double methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) capacity at the Caojing chemical industry park...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-Huntsman-confirm-plans-to-double-MDI-capacity-in-China_62174.html
July 1, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (Irvine, CA) will expand carbon fiber production capacity at its manufacturing site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-double-production-capacity-at-carbon-fiber-plant-in-California_62173.html
July 1, 2014
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired the remaining 49% interest in its Australian affiliate, Quaker Chemical Australasia (QCA; Seven Hills, Australia), from its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Quaker-buys-out-partner-in-Australian-JV_62172.html
July 1, 2014
Clariant says it completed the previously announced sale of its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg) on 30 June. AECI acquired the business for 34 million Swiss...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AECI-aquires-Clariants-water-treatment-business-in-Africa_62171.html
July 1, 2014
Ashland and Clariant say that they have completed the previously announced sale of their foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany), to investment funds...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ashland-and-Clariant-sell-foundry-chemicals-JV-to-private-equity-firm-Rhone_62169.html
July 1, 2014
Sibur representatives last week visited the village of Chernigovka, in Russia’s Amur Region, to investigate siting its previously announced petrochemical complex. Sibur and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-looking-at-alternative-sites-for-petchem-project-in-far-eastern-Russia_62153.html
July 1, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report that output of chemicals in the European Union increased again in April, continuing the trend of year-on-year (YOY) growth that began...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-chemical-output-increases-for-eighth-month-in-a-row_62156.html
July 1, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers today notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) that its board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kraton-rethinks-merging-with-LCY-Chemicals-SBC-business_62155.html
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