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October 10, 2014
Automaker Daimler and Linde will team up with oil and gas companies Total and OMV (Vienna), fuel retailer Avia (Zürich), and logistics company Hoyer (Hamburg) this year to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-Daimler-to-build-more-hydrogen-fueling-stations-in-Germany_64452.html
October 10, 2014
The emerging energy framework driven by shale oil and gas in North America is changing the competitive dynamics of the worldwide petrochemical industry, leaving regions such as Europe...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPCA-2014-Europe-may-adapt-to-increased-petchem-imports-from-US_64274.html
October 10, 2014
Worldwide demand growth for key petrochemical building blocks is expected to be healthy in the coming years, says Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insights at IHS Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPCA-2014-Healthy-outlook-for-petchem-demand-growth-and-industry-profitability_64273.html
October 10, 2014
The huge buildup of shale-based petrochemical capacity in the United States later this decade will trigger substantial exports of cost-advantaged ethylene derivatives to Europe and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPCA-2014-How-Europes-petchem-industry-can-stay-competitive_64287.html
October 10, 2014
The 48th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, taking place in Vienna, has attracted a record number of delegates. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPCA-breaks-attendance-record-Europe-at-a-crossroads_64283.html
October 10, 2014
Versalis (Milan) has confirmed plans to enhance the feedstock flexibility of the company's Dunkirk, France, steam cracker to enable the plant to consume low-cost ethane imported from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EPCA-2014-Versalis-confirms-conversion-of-Dunkirk-cracker-to-consume-US-ethane_64280.html
October 10, 2014
Bashkhirian Soda (BashKhim; Sterlitamak, Russia) plans to more than double polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its Sterlitamak manufacturing complex, according to director general...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Russian-firm-BashKhim-plans-to-more-than-double-PVC-capacity_64447.html
October 10, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized the call for a day of action in protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/VCI-calls-for-opponents-to-free-trade-agreements-to-play-a-constructive-role_64458.html
October 10, 2014
Matrìca, the 50-50 joint venture between Versalis and Novamont, today hosted the International Open Day at Porto Torres, Italy, which provided a chance for the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Matrica-green-chemistry-venture-holds-open-day-new-units-to-be-added-soon_64440.html
October 10, 2014
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer Shasun Pharmaceuticals (Chennai, India) says there is strong growth across its businesses and that the company is investing to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-Shasun-expanding-API-capacity-in-India-will-build-capacity-in-US-after-merging-with-Strides-Arcolab_64437.html
October 10, 2014
The European Commission said on Thursday that it, along with its counterparts from the relevant national competition authorities, carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EU-officials-in-dawn-raid-on-ethanol-groups_64436.html
October 10, 2014
Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco) has awarded Chevron Lummus Global, a joint venture between CB&I and Chevron, a contract in excess of $100 million. The scope of contract work includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chevron-Lummus-Global-to-upgrade-refinery-in-Bahrain_64435.html
October 10, 2014
Shenhue Ningxia Coal Industry Group has selected the Novolen polypropylene (PP) technology for a world-scale plant to be built at Lingwu, Yinchuan City, Ningxia Province, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shenhua-Ningxia-Coal-selects-Novolen-process-for-world-scale-PP-plant_64434.html
October 10, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod), a leading Russian producer of fertilizers,has clarified reports about its discussions with India. Acron's chairman, Alexandr Popov told the Russian news...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/India-eyeing-stake-in-Acrons-potash-project-Update_64365.html
October 9, 2014
Several active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturers tell CW during the CPhI trade fair in Paris this week, that in addition to their plans to grow organically, they are also...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-API-manufacturers-take-acquisition-route-to-gain-capabilities-and-capacity_64433.html
October 9, 2014
Clariant said today that it would build a production facility at its Tangerang, Indonesia site to support regional demands in the personal and home care industry. The company recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-to-build-personal-care-manufacturing-facility-in-Indonesia_64360.html
October 9, 2014
Ineos has abandoned plans to build an ethylene oxide-ethylene glycol (EO-EG) facility at its Battleground manufacturing complex at La Porte, TX. No other sites are being considered, says the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-cancels-Battleground-EO-EG-project_64398.html
October 9, 2014
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, tells CW that it is looking to acquire a sterile...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-Siegfried-looking-to-acquire-sterile-filling-facility-in-Europe_64383.html
October 9, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has agreed to buy Ashland's styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR) elastomers business. The terms of the deal, which is expected to close by December 31, were not disclosed. "This decision fits Ashland's well-established strategy of divesting non-core assets and reinvesting in higher-margin, specialty chemical businesses where we see attractive growth opportunities," says James J. O'Brien, Ashland chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lion-Copolymer-to-acquire-Ashlands-SBR-elastomers-business_64367.html
October 9, 2014
The Indian Fertilizer Ministry (New Delhi) has devised a new urea investment policy aimed at speeding up expansion of the sector and, at the same time, avoiding duplication and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/India-devises-new-urea-investment-policy-to-avoid-overcapacity_64364.html
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