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July 8, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces on Wednesday...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Biofuels-company-Deinove-reaches-new-milestone_71996.html
July 8, 2015
Nanogate (Göttelborn, Germany), a leading integrated systems provider for surfaces, has acquired a 100% stake in its subsidiary GfO. Nanogate exercised its existing majority...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nanogate-acquires-subsidiary-doubles-inkjet-capacity_71995.html
July 8, 2015
Ferro says it has completed the acquisition of Nubiola Pigmentos (Barcelona), a producer of specialty inorganic pigments, on a cash-free and debt-free basis for €149 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ferro-completes-acquisition-of-Spanish-pigments-producer_71994.html
July 7, 2015
Clariant says it signed a framework contract with Statoil (Stavanger, Norway) on 3 June to supply production chemicals and services for the Johan Sverdrup oil field. The contract, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-to-supply-chemicals-and-services-to-Statoil_71976.html
July 7, 2015
Leading potash producer Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia) on Tuesday announced its production results for the second quarter and first half of this year. Uralkali produced 3.0 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-reports-decline-in-output-of-potash-in-second-quarter-and-first-half_71975.html
July 7, 2015
Oman has asked engineering companies to submit proposals for a previously announced, world-scale acetic acid project, planned at Duqm, Oman, by a joint venture between Oman Oil Co. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oman-progresses-with-Duqm-acetic-acid-project_71974.html
July 7, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, said on Tuesday that it entered into an electrical power supply agreement with Saudi Electricity Co. on 6 July. Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sadara-signs-electricity-supply-deal-with-Saudi-Electricity-Co-_71973.html
July 7, 2015
Bayer CropScience plans to invest $50 million to expand capacity at its Muskegon, MI, manufacturing plant. The company earlier this month held a ceremony to kick off the expansion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-invests-$50-million-in-Michigan-expansion-project_71972.html
July 7, 2015
Velocys (Abingdon, UK), the AIM-listed gas-to-liquids (GTLs) technology firm backed by Russian tycoon and owner of Chelsea football club Roman Abramovich, has suspended its CEO, Roy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Velocys-suspends-CEO-over-allegations-of-serious-misconduct_71970.html
July 7, 2015
Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely) has announced plans to invest a total of $45.5 million in Carbon Recycling International (CRI; Reykjavik), including an initial investment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chinese-automaker-takes-majority-share-in-Icelands-renewable-methanol-producer-CRI_71969.html
July 7, 2015
Materis Paints (Clichy, France), a global player in decorative paints with brands that include Tollens and Zolpan in France, MaxMeyer in Italy, Revetón in Spain and Robbialac in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/French-decorative-paints-company-changes-name-to-Cromology_71968.html
July 7, 2015
Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Koppers-revises-supply-agreement-with-C-Chem-for-$30-million_71982.html
July 7, 2015
Evonik Industries on Tuesday said that, via its venture capital arm, it has acquired shares in a technology company in Germany. The company has invested in a minority share in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-Industries-acquires-minority-stake-in-nanocellulose-start-up_71967.html
July 7, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) said on Tuesday that its industrial products segment has resumed commercial production of its FR-122P polymeric flame retardant following the end...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Israel-Chemicals-resumes-production-of-polymeric-flame-retardant-closes-HBCD-unit_71966.html
July 7, 2015
Neste Jacobs and Industrija nafte (INA; Zagreb) have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs provide consulting services in INA’s residue upgrading program at the Rijeka refinery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Neste-Jacobs-ordered-to-upgrade-refinery-in-Croatia_71965.html
July 7, 2015
Orica on Tuesday said that, in response to challenging market conditions, it is adjusting its ammonium nitrate operation at the Yarwun site in Gladstone, Australia. “While we...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orica-to-reduce-ammonium-nitrate-capacity-because-of-oversupply_71964.html
July 7, 2015
Innospec says it completed divesting its Widnes, UK, aroma chemicals business to a business group of Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) on 6 July. The transaction was...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Innospec-completes-divestment-of-aroma-chemicals-unit_71963.html
July 7, 2015
Sabic on Tuesday signed a master research agreement with National University of Singapore (NUS) to enhance research and collaboration in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabic-signs-research-agreement-with-National-University-of-Singapore_71962.html
July 6, 2015
PQ has named Michael Crews as CFO, effective 1 August. Crews will replace Alan McIlroy, who will retire after 10 years with PQ. Crews has served as executive v.p. and CFO of coal maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PQ-names-Peabody-executive-as-next-CFO_71959.html
July 6, 2015
Western Potash Corp (Vancouver) said on Monday that Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management has agreed to make a strategic equity investment of C$80 million ($63.2 million) in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chinese-private-equity-firm-makes-offer-to-buy-majority-stake-in-Western-Potash_71957.html
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