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July 7, 2014
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) today announced that it has signed a 210,000-m.t./year take-or-pay contract for biobased succinic acid with Vinmar International. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vinmar-signs-biobased-succinic-acid-offtake-deal-with-BioAmber_62334.html
July 7, 2014
Honeywell has announced a price increase of 10 cts/lb on caprolactam and nylon-6 resins for customers in North America, effective 11 July or as contracts allow. The company cites higher raw material costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Honeywell-increases-North-America-nylon-capro-prices_62272.html
July 7, 2014

PetroLogistics (Houston) says the deadline for terminating its merger agreement with Flint Hills Resources to pursue alternative proposals from third parties passed on 7 July. Flint Hills, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, agreed in late May to acquire the propylene maker for $2.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PetroLogistics-Flint-Hills-merger-firms-up_62270.html
July 7, 2014
Xellia Pharmaceuticals (Copenhagen), a world-leading producer of active pharma ingredients (APIs) and finished dosage forms, today announced it has acquired Fresenius Kabi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Xellia-expands-into-the-US-by-acquiring-manufacturing-plant_62269.html
July 7, 2014
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced; Al Jubail), a producer of polypropylene (PP), reports an increase of 35% in its second-quarter net profit, to 185 million Saudi riyals ($49.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Advanced-Petrochemical-reports-higher-second-quarter-profits_62265.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) says that a coal-based urea plant in China in which LGI is a partner has started production. The plant, in the industrial zone of Nalinriver, Wushen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-starts-up-coal-based-urea-plant-LGI-will-market-output_62264.html
July 7, 2014
The fertilizer industry in the Arabian Gulf, led by the increased investments from petrochemical producers, is growing twice as fast as the global industry average, the Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GCC-fertilizer-industry-grows-more-than-double-global-average_62263.html
July 7, 2014
LG International (LGI; Seoul) and its partner Hyundai Engineering & Construction have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with state-owned energy group Turkmengas (Ashgabat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LGI-extends-involvement-in-Turkmenistan-projects-will-offtake-products_62262.html
July 7, 2014
Cepsa (Madrid) and the Singapore-listed Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) plan to combine forces to market and distribute edible oils and related products, including fatty acids and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cepsa-and-Golden-Agri-Resources-plan-joint-venture-in-palm-oil-derivatives_62261.html
July 7, 2014
Private Equity firm CI Capital Partners (New York) has acquired specialty chemical distributor Maroon (Avon, OH). Maroon’s management team retains significant equity interest in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Private-Equity-firm-acquires-specialty-chemical-distributor-Maroon-Group_62321.html
July 7, 2014
Kazakhstan Potash Corp. (KPC; Melbourne), formerly known as Fortis Mining, a minerals exploration company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, today informed the exchange that it...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kazakhstan-Potash-acquires-new-deposit-aims-to-become-major-potash-player_62267.html
July 4, 2014
Hospira (Lake Forest, IL), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, announced on 4 July that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hospira-completes-acquisition-of-Orchids-API-manufacturing-and-R-and-D-facilities-in-India-for-$218-million_62258.html
July 4, 2014
China Rerun Chemical Group (Daqing), a producer of lubricant products for the domestic automotive, industrial and agricultural markets today reported unaudited results for the three...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-Rerun-Chemical-reports-higher-sales-seeks-more-partnerships-and-acquisitions_62252.html
July 4, 2014
Oxea, a producer of oxo-alcohols and derivatives owned by Oman Oil, announced today that it has encountered a significant production issue at its Bay City, TX facility. Due to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oxea-declares-force-majeure-on-intermediates-after-malfunction-at-Bay-City_62255.html
July 4, 2014
Omya and Arkema today announced an agreement under which Omya will market Arkema's plastic additives range for various polymer markets, including impact modifier and processing aid...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-and-Omya-enter-plastic-additives-distribution-agreement-in-Europe_62257.html
July 4, 2014
Unipetrol (Prague), a member of the Orlen Group (Plock, Poland) on 3 July exercised its pre-emptive right and accepted the offer from ENI International to acquire ENI’s 32.4%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Unipetrol-to-buy-ENIs-stake-in-Czech-refinery-to-secure-petchem-feedstocks_62254.html
July 4, 2014
Sasol (Johannesburg), Mozambique’s national oil company, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (Maputo) and Italy’s energy group ENI (Rome) have announce plans for a joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-ENI-to-study-large-gas-to-liquids-project-in-Mozambique_62251.html
July 4, 2014
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says that it has decided to build its first polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds plant in China. The new plant will be located at Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DIC-to-build-PPS-compounds-plant-in-China_62250.html
July 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added four substances to the list of candidates for classification as substances of very high concern (SVHC) under the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Four-substances-added-to-SVHC-candidate-list-under-Reach_62240.html
July 3, 2014
Methanex says that the methanol production plant of its joint venture Egyptian Methanex Methanol (EMethanex) has been idled temporarily because of constrained gas availability...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Methanex-temporarily-idles-plant-in-Egypt-because-of-gas-shortage_62011.html
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