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June 20, 2014
Cefic says that Europe's output of chemicals will grow by 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial demand, in particular from the automotive industry. Production is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cefic-Europes-chemical-output-to-grow-2-0-percent-this-year_61945.html
June 20, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-reveals-PO-MTBE-disruption-at-Port-Neches_61923.html
June 20, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced today the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Farmers-organization-announces-site-for-$1-7-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant_61930.html
June 19, 2014
Engineering and construction firm KBR today announced a net loss and lower revenues year-on-year in the first quarter. It reports a net loss of $43 million, down from a net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KBR-to-review-operations-after-first-quarter-loss_61934.html
June 19, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, today announced an increase in first-quarter revenues and in production. The company has also agreed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-reports-higher-revenue-and-potash-sales-despite-lower-prices_61931.html
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it has developed AZP, a new optical polymer featuring zero birefringence. Birefringence, also known as double...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asahi-Kasei-develops-new-polymer-for-optical-applications-to-build-production-facility-in-Japan_61926.html
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
June 18, 2014
FDA issued separate warning letters earlier this month to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facilities of Tianjin Zhongan Pharmaceutical (Tianjin, China) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FDA-issues-warning-letters-to-API-plants-in-China-and-India_61903.html
June 18, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) today appointed Nita Ambani, wife of chairman Mukesh Ambani, to the board of directors. She becomes the first woman to be appointed to the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reliance-Industries-appoints-chairmans-wife-to-board-of-directors_61902.html
June 18, 2014
Indian Oil (IOC; New Delhi) and BP have abandoned plans for an acetic acid joint venture in India, citing high capital costs. The proposed 50-50 jv would have built a 1-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-Indian-Oil-cancel-plans-for-acetic-acid-JV_61899.html
June 18, 2014
Merck Millipore, the life sciences tools division of Merck KGaA, today opened a new process solutions formulation laboratory in India, its first outside Europe. The lab, which is part...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-Millipore-inaugurates-formulation-lab-catering-for-large-pharma-industry-in-India_61898.html
June 18, 2014
Air Products has named Rockwood Holdings chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi as its next chairman and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds John McGlade, who will retire from Air Products on 30 June. Rockwood has named Robert Zatta as acting CEO effective 1 July in addition to his role as CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Products-names-Rockwoods-Ghasemi-as-next-CEO_61897.html
June 18, 2014
Lanxess has announced that it has completed expanding a Baypren polychloroprene solid rubber production facility at Dormagen, Germany. Werner Breuers, member of the board; and Jan Paul...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-opens-new-chloroprene-rubber-production-plant-at-Dormagen_61894.html
June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
June 18, 2014
BP and the China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC; Beijing) have announced they have signed a heads of agreement to supply up to 1.5 million m.t./year of liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-signs-20-year-deal-to-supply-LNG-to-China_61890.html
June 18, 2014
The petrochemical plant at Isfahan, Iran, has stopped producing aromatics because of the lack of feedstock, local news agencies report, citing the plant’s managing director...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Feedstock-shortage-halts-aromatics-production-at-Isfahan-petrochemical-plant_61888.html
June 18, 2014
EPA has approved BASF's Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-receives-EPA-approval-for-Sultan-miticide_61887.html
June 17, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Paris) has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources (Mulberry, FL), a manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saint-Gobain-acquires-US-based-Phoenix-Coating-Resources_61871.html
June 17, 2014
The International Trade and Industry Ministry (MITI; Kuala Lumpur) said on Monday that it has initiated antidumping investigation concerning imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Malaysia-starts-antidumping-investigation-on-PET-from-China-Indonesia-and-South-Korea_61866.html
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