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October 1, 2014
Ineos Technologies announced today that it has entered into license agreements for its Innovene S and Innovene G polyethylene (PE) technologies to be used by the proposed Appalachian...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-to-license-polyethylene-technology-to-Ascent_64194.html
October 1, 2014
Scientex (Shah Alam, Malaysia) will invest more than 300 million Malaysian ringgit ($91.6 billion) over the next three years to expand biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Malaysian-Japanese-alliance-eyeing-big-share-of-Asian-packaging-film-market-with-large-investment_64191.html
October 1, 2014
Punmeechaow starts today Supattanapong Punmeechaow, 55, today takes over as president and CEO at PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemical company. He was...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/New-president-CEO-of-PTT-Global-Chemical-takes-over-today_64189.html
October 1, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading, integrated phosphate fertilizer producer, announced today that it is considering increasing exports to Brazil following a decision by Camex, the Brazilian...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-to-increase-exports-to-Brazil-after-suspending-import-duties-on-DAP_64186.html
October 1, 2014
Nippon Shokubai today confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymers (SAP) production capacity at the company’s Himeji, Japan site, in order to meet strong growth in global...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-confirms-plan-to-expand-SAP-capacity-at-Himeji_64179.html
October 1, 2014
Johnson & Johnson, the biggest maker of consumer health products, has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Alios BioPharma (South San Francisco, CA), a privately held...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-and-Johnson-to-acquire-Alios-BioPharma-for-$1-75-billion_64182.html
September 30, 2014
Dow Construction Chemicals will launch a new technology this week that meets the growing demand for energy efficient cool reflective roof coatings (CRRC) in the Middle East region. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-to-produce-acrylic-polymers-in-Jebel-Ali-for-roof-coatings_64181.html
September 30, 2014
Coatings and composites maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. As part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reichhold-files-for-bankruptcy-may-sell-US-business-to-bondholders_64178.html
September 30, 2014
Dow Chemical has lost its bid to appeal the $1.06 billion award imposed in a class-action lawsuit over price fixing in the polyurethanes market....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Court-affirms-$1-06-billion-judgment-against-Dow-in-polyurethanes-class-action_64170.html
September 30, 2014
Styrolution says it will begin production of NAS and Zylar transparent styrene copolymers at a new plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in early October. The company has already begun production of NAS in Decatur, AL....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Styrolution-completes-transparent-styrene-copolymer-projects_64153.html
September 30, 2014
DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-inaugurates-solar-technologies-demonstration-center-in-India_64148.html
September 30, 2014
Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital (London) says that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company Aesica Pharmaceuticals (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK) to health-care firm Consort...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Consort-Medical-to-acquire-Aesica-for-$372-million_64142.html
September 30, 2014
Hexcel announced today that it will expand its carbon fiber production capacity through new precursor and carbon fiber lines at Roussillon, France. The $250-million investment will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hexcel-to-invest-$250-million-in-its-first-carbon-fiber-plant-in-France_64135.html
September 30, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) plans to build a cryogenic natural gas processing plant in Eddy County, NM, and associated pipeline infrastructure to support the growing production of liquids-rich natural gas in the Delaware Basin. The plant, which is slated to begin operations in the first quarter of 2016, will provide access to petrochemical plants and export facilities on the US Gulf Coast, says the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-to-double-natural-gas-processing-capacity-in-Delaware-Basin_64149.html
September 30, 2014
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it will acquire the flavors and natural food colors division of Peruvian company Montana SA (Lima) for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Frutarom-acquires-flavors-and-natural-colors-business-of-Montana-SA-in-Chile-and-Peru_64133.html
September 30, 2014
Belén Garijo, currently CEO of Merck Serono, will take on responsibility for the whole pharma business. Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that its board of partners has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-appoints-deputy-CEO-and-headpharma_63883.html
September 30, 2014
Consort Medical to acquire Aesica for $372 million Private equity firm Silverfleet Capital (London) says that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company Aesica Pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-30-September-2014_64147.html
September 30, 2014
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brenntag-acquires-food-ingredients-distributor-in-Italy_64132.html
September 30, 2014
Mosaic today announced that it is reducing phosphate fertilizer production, primarily because of high sulfur and ammonia prices. This curtailment will result in lower operating rates...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mosaic-reduces-phosphate-fertilizer-production_64143.html
September 30, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as CFO. Anton Vishanenko will act as...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkali-to-appoint-new-CFO_64130.html
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