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November 25, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) announced today that it that it has signed a contract for the supply of potassium chloride (KCl) for 2015 from Belaruskali (Solihorsk, Belarus). “This contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-signs-potash-supply-contract-with-Belaruskali_65660.html
November 25, 2014
Al Mahruqi: A start of a new era for petrochemicals in Oman. Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) will issue invitations to bid for its $3-4 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orpic-to-float-EPC-tender-early-next-year-for-Liwa-plastics-project-in-Oman_65673.html
November 25, 2014
The GCC countries will see a decline in chemical industry’s growth from an impressive 11%/year in the past 10 years to 7.1%/year through 2020 to reach 226 million m.t./year, up...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GPCA-Diversification-will-create-new-opportunities-in-the-Mideast_65672.html
November 25, 2014
Lubrizol and Mitsui Chemicals say that they have entered into an alliance agreement making Lubrizol the exclusive worldwide seller and marketer of the Lucant polymer product range to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lubrizol-and-Mitsui-Chemicals-enter-alliance-agreement-for-Lucant-polymer-product-line_65666.html
November 24, 2014
Equate (Safat, Kuwait), a joint venture between Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC), Dow Chemical, Boubyan Petrochemical, and Qurain Petrochemical Industries, says that a large part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GPCA-Equates-manufacturing-complex-down-for-turnaround-debottlenecking-project-makes-progress_65662.html
November 24, 2014
Syngenta says it will eliminate or relocate 1,800 jobs as part of an ongoing restructuring program that is expected to generate savings of $265.0 million in 2015. The reductions will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-cuts-to-impact-1800-jobs_65644.html
November 24, 2014
The 9th Gulf Petrochemical & Chemical Association (GPCA; Dubai) Forum kicked off today with record attendance, exceeding 2,000 for the first time. The event, whose theme is...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GPCA-Aramco-CEO-calls-for-switch-to-mixed-feed-crackers-as-gas-feedstocks-run-short_65647.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 24, 2014
Exploitation of shale gas presents an opportunity to secure both raw materials and energy supplies for the chemical industry, says Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/VCI-calls-for-rapid-exploration-of-shale-gas-to-determine-potential_65640.html
November 24, 2014
AbbVie (Chicago) says that it has acquired a small-molecule active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing site in Singapore's Tuas Biomedical Park. The site, AbbVie's first...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AbbVie-acquires-API-facility-in-Singapore_65638.html
November 22, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, the leading global producer of superabsorbent polymers, on 24 September 2014 filed a lawsuit at the Seoul Central District Court in South Korea against LG Chem, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-files-patent-infringement-lawsuit-against-LG-Chem_65636.html
November 21, 2014
ExxonMobil’s board is expected to name Neil Chapman, currently senior v.p./polymers, as Pryor’s successor, effective 1 January 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-Chemical-president-Pryor-to-retire-in-January_65635.html
November 21, 2014
Dow Chemical and hedge fund Third Point (New York) have reached an agreement on the composition of Dow’s board, averting a potential proxy fight for at least one year....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-Chemical-Third-Point-reach-agreement-on-board-seats_65626.html
November 21, 2014
The US Dept. of Commerce has issued new tariffs on steam-activated carbon from China, says Calgon Carbon (Pittsburgh). The new tariffs, which range from 1.8 cts/lb to $1.10/lb, average 18 cts/lb, more than double the former average of 7 cts/lb, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Commerce-Dept-raises-tariffs-on-steam-activated-carbon-from-China_65590.html
November 20, 2014
ACC and NACD have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to better align their respective performance programs, including commitments to share best practices, systems and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/NACD-2014-ACC-NACD-agree-to-align-Responsible-Care-and-Responsible-Distribution-programs_65535.html
November 20, 2014
Johnson Matthey reported a profit of £172.8 million ($216.6 million) for the company's fiscal first half ended 30 September 2014, a decrease of 0.5% compared with the same period...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Mattheys-first-half-profits-stable_65569.html
November 20, 2014
Ratcliffe: UK shale reserves are similar to US Ineos today pledged to invest $1 billion in UK shale gas exploration and appraisal if it wins all the shale gas licenses it has applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-pledges-to-become-the-biggest-UK-shale-player-with-a-$1-billion-investment_65570.html
November 20, 2014
After the recent US mid-term elections with Republicans once again taking control of the Senate, distributors and producers are holding out hope that the regulatory burden lessens and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/NACD-2014-Regulatory-hurdles-persist_65549.html
November 20, 2014
High energy costs and lower R&D spending have eroded the competitiveness of the European Union's chemical industry in export markets during the last two decades, Cefic says. A...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cefic-study-Costly-energy-lower-R-and-D-spending-have-eroded-EU-chemical-sectors-competitiveness_65566.html
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