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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
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
January 3, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) is acquiring Phillips Specialty Products Inc. (PSPI; Houston), a flow improver business, from Phillips 66 (Houston), Phillips 66 announced. In exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Berkshire-Hathaway-to-acquire-specialty-polymers-business-from-Phillips-66_57699.html
January 3, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-chairman-dies_57686.html
January 3, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The project aims to foster the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-serving-oil-and-gas-sector_57730.html
January 2, 2014
Initial reports indicated that a power outage resulted in a loss of cooling. The company will be required to submit a comprehensive list of necessary repairs and modifications to the court and to complete the work before the plant, which produces phenol, can return to production, according to Illinois District Attorney Lisa Madigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Blue-Island-Phenol-ordered-to-remain-offline-until-investigation-completed_57719.html
January 2, 2014
Food safety firm Neogen Corporation (Lansing, MI) announced today that it has acquired Chem-Tech Ltd., a Pleasantville, IA-based manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Neogen-acquires-Chem-Tech_57717.html
December 30, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at  Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Parts-of-Poet-DSM-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-January_57680.html
December 30, 2013
Rosneft (Moscow), Oil Techno (Yerevan, Armenia), and tire manufacturer Pirelli have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for joint R&D related to synthetic rubber, in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rosneft-Pirelli-sign-deal-for-rubber-R-and-D-partnership-in-Armenia_57682.html
December 27, 2013
Sinopec Engineering and Zhong Tian He Chuang Energy, on 27 December, have entered into an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for the development of a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sinopec-Engineering-awarded-$3-08-billion-contract-for-coal-to-chemicals-project-in-China_57667.html
December 27, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says it has signed a joint venture agreement on 26 December with Abu Dhabi National Chemicals Co. (ChemaWEyaat; Abu Dhabi), to build a previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ChemaWEyaat-and-Indorama-form-JV-for-aromatics-project-in-Abu-Dhabi_57666.html
December 26, 2013
Shell Chemical has agreed to fund demolition at a Monaca, PA industrial site it has been evaluating for a potential world-scale ethane cracker since March 2012, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shell-extends-option-on-proposed-cracker-site-agrees-to-fund-demolition_57658.html
December 24, 2013
W.R. Grace has reached a deal to settle the final appeal still pending in its 12-year old Chapter 11 proceedings, clearing the way for the company to emerge from bankruptcy protection in early 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/W-R-Grace-settles-final-bankruptcy-appeal-expects-late-January-exit_57655.html
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