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January 9, 2014
Arkema says that it will construct a new organic peroxide plant at the company's Changshu, China manufacturing complex. The new plant at Changshu is expected to become operational in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-to-double-organic-peroxide-production-capacity-in-China_57825.html
January 8, 2014
ExxonMobil today opened its expanded Singapore chemical production facility. The company started producing ethylene at its new 1-million m.t./year cracker in Singapore in May 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ExxonMobil-opens-expanded-Singapore-chemical-plant_57802.html
January 8, 2014
Mosaic announced today that it has completed the previously announced purchase of shares from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation and the Anne Ray Charitable Trust (MAC Trusts...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mosaic-repurchases-over-21-million-Cargill-shares_57816.html
January 8, 2014
Arkema has cut its full-year 2013 Ebitda projection to about €900 million, from a forecast of €920 million announced by the company last November. The revised Ebitda figure...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-cuts-2013-Ebitda-projection_57819.html
January 8, 2014
Strong soybean and glyphosate sales helped Monsanto offset lower corn results and exceed analysts’ estimates for its fiscal first quarter.  The company reports net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Monsanto-tops-estimates-on-strong-soybean-and-glyphosate-results_57800.html
January 8, 2014
RPM International today announced fiscal 2014 second-quarter earnings up 52.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $63.6 million, on sales up 5.3%, to $1.02 billion. Earnings rose 21.1% YOY on an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/RPM-earnings-rise-beat-estimates_57797.html
January 8, 2014
Dynea (Helsinki) says that it has agreed to sell its Prefere Resins unit to a fund managed by private equity firm capiton (Berlin) and members of Prefere’s senior management...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dynea-to-sell-phenolic-resins-subsidiary_57792.html
January 8, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that, on 7 January, it acquired the remaining 24.5% stake in Dyflex (Tokyo), gaining full ownership. Dyflex, which was founded in 1964, is a market leader...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-acquires-remaining-stake-in-Japanese-waterproofing-materials-company_57790.html
January 7, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has divested its primary amides business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. The deal includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PMC-acquires-AkzoNobels-primary-amides-business_57788.html
January 7, 2014
Enterprise Product Partners has announced a revised expansion of its Houston liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at Oiltanking's (Hamburg) tank storage complex on the Houston Ship Channel. This project supersedes an expansion announced in October 2013, Enterprise said recently. The company also continues to evaluate the development of an ethane export terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-revises-expansion-of-Houston-LPG-terminal-continues-discussions-around-ethane-export-terminal_57776.html
January 7, 2014
PolyOne today announced that it is realigning its North American business “to better serve customers and to increase utilization of its manufacturing assets.” The actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PolyOne-realigns-business-in-North-America-following-Spartech-acquisition_57777.html
January 7, 2014
Kemira has appointed Jari Rosendal president and CEO, effective 1 May 2014. Rosendal will succeed Wolfgang Büchele, who, as previously announced, will leave Kemira on 30 April to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kemira-names-next-CEO_57774.html
January 6, 2014
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced sale of its detergents and intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICIG-completes-acquisition-of-Clariants-detergents-and-intermediates-business_57771.html
January 6, 2014
Air Products announced today that it has signed a long-term production agreement with Big River Resources Boyceville (Boyceville, WI), a grain ethanol producer, for liquid carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Products-builds-liquid-CO2-plant-at-Wisconsin-ethanol-facility_57751.html
January 6, 2014
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says that, based on preliminary findings, three genetically modified seeds developed by Dow Chemical "do not pose a plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/USDA-recommends-that-Dows-Enlist-seeds-be-deregulated_57745.html
January 6, 2014
Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), has rejected Braskem’s bid to acquire the 29.41% of Solvay Indupa that is publicly traded, according to a report by Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Report-Argentina-rejects-Braskems-offer-for-publicly-traded-Solvay-Indupa-shares-corrected_57746.html
January 6, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has become the sole owner of Tintas (Medellín, Colombia), a manufacturer of printing inks, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DIC-buys-out-partner-in-Colombian-printing-inks-manufacturing-JV_57747.html
January 6, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen says that it has completed all repairs related to the fire that occurred at the company's East Dubuque, IL, nitrogen fertilizer facility on 29 November 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rentech-Nitrogen-completes-fire-damage-repairs-at-East-Dubuque_57752.html
January 6, 2014
Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producer La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) has filed for liquidation pursuant to a resolution adopted by its board, the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PET-producer-La-Seda-files-for-liquidation_57749.html
January 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it expects, in 2014, to receive about twice the number of applications for authorization to use substances of very high concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ECHA-expects-applications-to-authorize-SVHCs-will-double-in-2014_57731.html
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