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October 9, 2014
Solvay today confirmed its outlook for this year and restated its financial information to reflect the upcoming sale of the Eco Services business. Solvay expects high single-digit...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-confirms-2014-outlook-restates-financial-information_64358.html
October 8, 2014
Active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturer ScinoPharm (Tainan, Taiwan) tells CW that the changes in the Japanese pharmaceutical market present significant opportunities for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-ScinoPharm-looks-to-tap-Japanese-market_64357.html
October 8, 2014
Biofuel producer BlueFire Renewables, Inc. (BFRE; Irvine, CA) announced today that it has finalized and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Biofuel-firm-signs-EPC-contract_64356.html
October 8, 2014
Monsanto has narrowed its loss for its seasonally weak fourth quarter, but both its results and 2015 outlook trail estimates. The company reports a net loss of $156 million compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsanto-narrows-loss_64343.html
October 8, 2014
PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) has partnered with Marubeni (Tokyo) to develop an ethane cracker and derivatives project in the Marcellus Shale region of the United States, says a local report. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, quoting unnamed sources, the partners are considering three locations: the Mon River Industrial Park at Allenport, PA; and a site each in West Virginia and Ohio....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-PTTGC-partnering-with-Marubeni-on-Marcellus-cracker-project_64108.html
October 8, 2014
The board of SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) today announced restructuring plans, including closing unprofitable units. Distinct key performance indicators will define the future...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SGL-announces-restructuring-capital-increase-closure-of-unprofitable-units_64095.html
October 8, 2014
AkzoNobel announced today that its shareholders held an extraordinary general meeting in Amsterdam today and appointed its new CFO, Maëlys Castella, as member of the board of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-appoints-new-board-member_64334.html
October 8, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group with strong global positions in advanced rubber compounds, has signed an agreement to acquire the Vigar rubber compounding...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hexpol-buys-rubber-compounding-business_64332.html
October 8, 2014
Drugs major Cipla (Mumbai) has signed an agreement with its Iranian distributor to establish a manufacturing facility in Iran. The company has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cipla-to-establish-manufacturing-unit-in-Iran_64276.html
October 8, 2014
AkzoNobel has appointed David Menko, 45, currently general manager/Nordics at Danone's medical division, as director/marketing of decorative paint as of January. He succeeds Sucheta...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-appoints-directormarketing-of-decorative-paints_64311.html
October 8, 2014
Disagreement over states’ authority to regulate chemicals and deadlines for EPA review of chemicals of concern continue to hold up passage of the Chemical Safety Improvement Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/TSCA-reform-hits-a-wall_64080.html
October 8, 2014
Two Americans and a German have been awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for ground-breaking work in nanoscopy. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences says that Eric Betzig of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Three-awarded-Nobel-Prize-for-work-on-nanoscopy_64344.html
October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 8, 2014
Leucadia National Corp. (New York) has announced that it will not proceed with its Lake Charles Clean Energy (LCCE) project, which would have used gasification technology to convert...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Leucadia-pulls-out-of-Lake-Charles-petroleum-coke-to-methanol-project_64336.html
October 8, 2014
Albemarle tells CW that it is planning a large-scale expansion at the company's cGMP active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) production facility at South Haven, MI, next year. "We...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CPhI-Albemarle-plans-large-scale-expansion-at-Michigan-API-site_64333.html
October 7, 2014
Mossi Ghisolfi subsidiary Biochemtex (Tortona, Italy) and Beta Renewables  (Fort Worth, TX), Beta Renewables, a jv among Mossi Ghisolfi, private equity firm Texas Pacific Group...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Cellulosic-ethanol-plant-planned-for-Slovak-Republic_64330.html
October 7, 2014
DuPont chair and CEO Ellen Kullman has been awarded the 2015 2015 International Palladium Medal by The Société de Chimie Industrielle—American Section for her...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-CEO-Ellen-Kullman-wins-2015-Palladium-Medal_64319.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 7, 2014
A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate lithium-ion batteries and systems, today announced that it recently completed selling its facilities that produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-battery-business-in-China_64318.html
October 7, 2014
Borealis has announced plans to partner with Neste Oil and Veolia in a joint venture to modernize and operate the power plant in the Kilpilahti petrochemical cluster at Porvoo...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-Neste-Oil-and-Veolia-form-JV-to-operate-power-plant-in-Finland_64314.html
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