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November 11, 2014
Atul, a major base chemicals and derivatives producer in western India, is converting its mercury cell chlor-alkali plant to membrane technology. The company has awarded ThyssenKrupp...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Atul-builds-membrane-cell-chlorine-plant-in-India_65287.html
November 11, 2014
The Israeli cabinet has approved the country's Sheshinski Committee II's recommendations on fiscal and tax policies for Israel's natural resources, the country's ministry of finance...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Israeli-cabinet-approves-recommendations-for-higher-taxes-on-companies-exploiting-natural-resources_65286.html
November 11, 2014
Solvay says it has opened a new facility at Bad Wimpfen, Germany, to produce the synthetic building block 4-ethoxy-1,1,1-trifluoro-3-butene-2-one (ETFBO). Large active ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-opens-ETFBO-plant-in-Germany_65280.html
November 11, 2014
Ballooning trade deficits and how Latin American can emulate North America’s investment boon with its own shale gas resources dominated discussion at the 34th annual meeting of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/APLA-2014-Capturing-new-feedstock-and-demand-opportunities_65285.html
November 11, 2014
CB&I announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $40 million by Coffeyville Resources Refining & Marketing. The project scope includes the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-awarded-hydrogen-plant-contract-in-Kansas_65289.html
November 10, 2014
ACC president Cal Dooley says the midterm elections provide a more favorable policy environment for US chemical makers to carry out US growth and investment plans....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACC-expresses-optimism-on-post-election-TSCA-trade-prospects_65264.html
November 10, 2014
Dow Chemical says it will appeal a polyurethanes price-fixing class-action judgment to the US Supreme Court. In September, the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit affirmed a jury verdict awarding the plaintiffs $1.06 billion. Dow asked the court to rehear the case, but on 7 November, the court turned the company down....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-to-appeal-polyurethanes-decision-to-US-Supreme-Court_65261.html
November 10, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) says it has begun the process of restarting the ethylene plant at its Port Arthur, TX, facility. The company expects the plant to be running at full capacity by the end of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPChem-restarts-Port-Arthur-TX-ethylene-plant_65276.html
November 10, 2014
The executive board of Germany’s IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, says it has unanimously agreed its pay demands for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Germany-chemical-industry-workers-demand-4-5-percent-more-pay-in-2015_65258.html
November 10, 2014
Hi-Bis, a joint venture in which Bayer MaterialScience has 10% interest with the remaining shares held by the Japanese conglomerate Mitsui & Co., with 35% and its Honshu Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hi-Bis-completes-expansion-of-special-bisphenols-capacity-in-Germany_65250.html
November 10, 2014
Styrolution (Fribourg, Switzerland), part of the Ineos group, said today that it intends to close permanently its 80,000 m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant at Trelleborg, Sweden. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Styrolution-to-close-polystyrene-plant-in-Sweden_65254.html
November 10, 2014
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) reports a 91% rise in net profits for its fiscal second quarter, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to 2.57 billion Indian rupees ($42...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tata-Chemicals-reports-huge-rise-in-quarterly-profits_65252.html
November 10, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a 48.4% fall in profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the third quarter of 2013, to 618 million baht ($19 million). Third-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-reports-fall-in-third-quarter-profits_65249.html
November 10, 2014
Chinese investors have begun financing two petrochemical projects under construction in Iran. "The letters of credit for two petrochemical units each with a value of €350-400...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chinese-investors-financing-Iranian-petchem-projects_65244.html
November 10, 2014
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), a leading global producer of ammonia and urea, and the University of Liege in Belgium have signed an agreement for joint research cooperation into...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafco-and-University-of-Liege-sign-research-agreement-into-use-of-urea-in-poultry-feed_65247.html
November 10, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), will permanently shut down a complex producing xylenes and ethylbenzene at Sarroch, Italy, following the purchase of some downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versaliss-transformation-in-Europe-includes-major-downsizing-closure-of-aromatics-at-Sarroch_65248.html
November 10, 2014
The board of directors of PetroChina-Rosneft Orient Petrochemical (Tianjin) Co., a joint venture in which China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC; Beijing) has 51% and Rosneft the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CNPC-and-Rosneft-endorse-Tianjin-refinery-and-aromatics-study_65246.html
November 9, 2014
Solvay’s spokesperson on Sunday declined to comment to CW on a report on Bloomberg that the company has hired Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse Group to advise it in a possible...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-seeking-to-divest-Acetow-business_65245.html
November 9, 2014
Adama Agricultural Solutions, formerly Makhteshim Agan Industries, today reported its financial results with net income advancing 33.3% in the third quarter to $24.0 million on 4.0%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Adama-Agricultural-Solutions-reports-higher-sales-and-profits_65243.html
November 9, 2014
Advent International and Avista Capital Partners, two leading private equity firms with a strong healthcare focus, said on Friday that they have entered into a definitive agreement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UCB-divests-US-generics-business-Kremers-Urban-to-private-equity-firms-for-$1-5-billion_65242.html
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