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December 8, 2014
Ube Industries announced today the development of Ubenylon 1218IU, a nylon-6 liner material for hydrogen tanks used in fuel-cell vehicles, that was codeveloped with Toyota Motor. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-Industries-new-nylon-resin-to-be-used-in-Toyota-fuel-cell-vehicles_65954.html
December 8, 2014
Russia’s Mendeleev Group will use UOP process technologies to produce high yields of transportation fuels to meet growing demand and stricter environmental regulations, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UOP-to-provide-technology-for-deep-oil-refining-complex-in-Russia_65952.html
December 8, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading fertilizer producer, said today that it has signed a contract with GEA Messo for the design, delivery, and assembly of equipment for a new ammonium sulfate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-to-build-ammonium-sulfate-plant-as-part-of-2020-growth-strategy_65951.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
Sanofi’s animal health subsidiary Merial is acquiring the Merck manufacturing facility at Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. The transaction is subject to approval by FTC. If approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sanofi-acquires-Mercks-animal-health-facility-in-Puerto-Rico_65950.html
December 8, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) and Performance Fibers (Huntersville, NC), a leading producer of industrial polyester fibers and fabrics, today announced that it has signed a definitive...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-to-acquire-Performance-Fibers-business-in-Asia_65949.html
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
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