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December 8, 2014
Ineos says that its US olefins and polymers subsidiary and Sasol have broken ground on the previously announced, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) joint venture plant at Ineos’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-and-Sasol-break-ground-on-HDPE-joint-venture-plant_65948.html
December 8, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that the shareholders of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) have approved its previously announced merger with Merck at a special meeting held at St...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sigma-Aldrich-shareholders-approve-merger-with-Merck-KGaA_65947.html
December 8, 2014
Phillips 66 expects its share of capital spending by CPChem, the 50-50 joint venture with Chevron, to total $1.4 billion in 2015. The sum compares with $1 billion budgeted for 2014, and final tallies of $613 million in 2013, $371 million in 2012, and $222 million in 2011....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Phillips-66-slates-$1-4-billion-capital-spending-to-CPChem-in-2015_65942.html
December 8, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it will acquire all shares held by the Burkard family — the current majority shareholder of Sika (Baar, Switzerland) — for 2.75...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saint-Gobain-to-acquire-controlling-stake-in-Sika-Sika-management-against-move_65956.html
December 8, 2014
From left: Arnaud Meissonnier, M&A, Asia/Pacific at BASF; Thomas Bernhardt, v.p./strategy, performance materials at BASF; Raimar Jahn, president/performance materials at BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-acquire-TPU-manufacturer-Taiwan-Sheen-Soon_65953.html
December 5, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that its board has approved an investment of 1.74 billion Swedish kronor ($233 million) to increase technical ammonium nitrate (TAN) capacity at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-to-expand-ammonium-nitrate-capacity-in-Sweden_65912.html
December 5, 2014
The Linde supervisory board has appointed Christian Bruch and Bernd Eulitz as new members of its executive board with effect from 1 January 2015. Bruch and Eulitz will succeed Aldo...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-appoints-two-new-members-to-the-executive-board_65925.html
December 5, 2014
Vertellus (Indianapolis), a leading producer of specialty chemicals for the life sciences sector and other industrial applications, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vertellus-to-acquire-Dows-sodium-borohydride-business-Valfilm-buys-polyolefin-films-plant_65923.html
December 5, 2014
Office Chérifien des Phosphates (OCP; Casablanca) reports 11.6 billion Moroccan dirhams ($1.30 billion) in revenue during the third quarter, up 13%  from DH10.2 billion one...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Moroccos-OCP-posts-third-quarter-revenue-up-13-percent-on-higher-pricing-volume_65922.html
December 5, 2014
Elopak (Oslo), a leading liquid food packaging supplier, has announced the launch of beverage cartons featuring certified renewable polyethylene (PE). A wide range of these cartons...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Elopak-to-use-renewable-polyethylene-in-beverage-cartons_65916.html
December 5, 2014
Arbor Pharmaceuticals (Atlanta), a specialty pharmaceutical company, said on Thursday that private equity firm KKR is acquiring a “significant minority stake” in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KKR-acquires-stake-in-US-company-Arbor-Pharmaceuticals_65914.html
December 5, 2014
Plant Health Care (Raleigh, NC), a leading provider of novel biological products to agriculture, announced today that it has signed a development and distribution agreement with Arysta...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Plant-Health-Care-signs-Brazil-sugarcane-development-accord-with-Arysta-LifeScience_65913.html
December 5, 2014
DuPont says that it has appointed Matthias Heinzel as president/nutrition and health, effective 1 January 2015. Heinzel will succeed Craig Binetti, who is retiring following 38 years...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-appoints-new-president-of-nutrition-and-health_65911.html
December 5, 2014
The US Department of Commerce (Commerce Department) has announced the launch of antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations into melamine imports from China and from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-probes-alleged-dumping-of-melamine-by-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_65921.html
December 4, 2014
A. Schulman announced today that it has added equipment in its manufacturing facility at Dongguan, China to accommodate increasing demand in its masterbatches business. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/A-Schulman-to-double-masterbatches-capacity-in-China_65904.html
December 4, 2014
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) has decided not to divest its mature drugs portfolio, the company said today. GSK announced in July that it had started a process to consider the divestment of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GlaxoSmithKline-scraps-plans-to-divest-mature-drugs-portfolio_65889.html
December 4, 2014
LBC Tank Terminals (Paris), the international bulk liquid storage company has announced the appointment of Walter Wattenbergh as its new CEO as of April 2015. Wattenbergh joins LBC...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tank-storage-firm-appoints-Stolt-Nielsen-executive-as-CEO_65887.html
December 4, 2014
KBR announced today that it has signed an agreement with PT Rekayasa Industri (REKIND; Jakarta) to provide ammonia technology in the Indonesian, Southeast Asian and Asian markets...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/KBR-forms-ammonia-licensing-alliance-with-Indonesian-engineering-firm_65876.html
December 4, 2014
The American Chemical Society (Washington) has named Thomas Connelly, executive v.p. and chief innovation officer at DuPont, its next executive director and CEO, effective 17 February...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACS-names-DuPonts-Connelly-as-next-CEO_65863.html
December 4, 2014
ACC says its monthly global chemical production regional index (Global CPRI) rose 0.2% on a three-month moving average basis (3MMA) in October, showing production in the fourth quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACC-Global-CPRI-modestly-increases_65859.html
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