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February 2, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica (Paulínia, Brazil), a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lubrizol-acquires-Brazilian-firm-EcoQuimica_67400.html
February 2, 2015
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), a major producer of fertilizers, has awarded a six-year services contract to the downstream technology solutions business of GE's oil and gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafco-awards-services-and-equipment-contract-to-GE_67399.html
February 2, 2015
France’s agriculture minister, Stéphane Le Foll, has launched an ambitious plan to cut the use of synthetic crop protection chemicals by 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/France-launches-plan-to-cut-use-of-crop-protection-chemicals_67396.html
February 2, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kuraray-completes-sale-of-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm_67397.html
February 2, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners expects to restore full service to the Appalachia-to-Texas (Atex) ethane pipeline in about two weeks. The two suppliers affected by the outage say they are rejecting ethane and pursuing alternatives for delivery....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-expects-to-restart-Atex-pipeline-in-two-weeks_67375.html
February 2, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that Kurita has completed the previously announced acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kurita-completes-acquisition-of-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses_67393.html
February 1, 2015
Industrialisation & Energy Services Co. (Taqa) says it has entered into a joint venture with Halliburton Multi-Chem to set up a chemicals manufacturing plant at Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Taqa-Halliburton-sign-deal-to-build-chemicals-plant-at-Sadaras-PlasChem-Park_67388.html
February 1, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced, Jubail, Saudi Arabia), a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP) announced on Sunday that it signed long-term offtake agreements on 29...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-PP-producer-appoints-Mitsubishi-Corp-and-Domo-as-offtakers_67387.html
February 1, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, said on Sunday that it plans to shut several units at its petrochemicals complex at Jubail for a scheduled maintenance in February and October. Kayan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Kayan-to-shut-several-units-for-maintenance_67386.html
February 1, 2015
The FTC on Friday cleared Sun Pharmaceutical’s $4 billion proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories on condition that the companies divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FTC-clears-Sun-Pharmas-acquisition-of-Ranbaxy-on-condition-that-they-divest-a-business_67385.html
January 30, 2015
Eastman Chemical reports fourth-quarter operating earnings down 95%, to $27.0 million. Included in the fourth-quarter earnings are transaction and integration costs related to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-beats-estimates-but-its-outlook-disappoints_67365.html
January 30, 2015
Le Joint Français, owned by Total’s Hutchinson Group (Paris) subsidiary, has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-aerospace-and-automotive-sealants-business-of-LJF_67364.html
January 30, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizers Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, has announced that its board of directors has approved Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Gabr as president, effective 1 April. Al Gabr...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Safco-appoints-new-president_67358.html
January 30, 2015
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported a bigger net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oils-losses-widen-on-steep-fall-in-oil-prices_67357.html
January 30, 2015
Merck KGaA today announced the appointment of Andreas Stickler as the new head of controlling of the company’s health-care business. Roman Werth will succeed Stickler as...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-appoints-personnel-in-finance-department_67356.html
January 30, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global potash producer, has announced the results of investigation into the cause of the 18 November 2014 accident at the Solikamsk-2 mine...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkalis-potash-mine-flooding-was-precipitated-by-earthquake-20-years-ago_67355.html
January 30, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical reports a 92% rise in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥47.2 billion ($401.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67354.html
January 30, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) on Thursday inaugurated its new operational headquarters and European shared services center at Amsterdam. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dutch prime minister...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-opens-European-HQ-and-shared-services-center-at-Amsterdam_67351.html
January 30, 2015
Arkema says that its previously announced thiochemicals platform at Kerteh, Malaysia, came onstream at the beginning of 2015. The thiochemicals site produces methyl mercaptan for use...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-starts-up-thiochemicals-plant-in-Malaysia_67350.html
January 30, 2015
H.C. Starck (Munich) says it will expand its executive board to include a newly created position of chief technology officer. Michael Reiß will take on this position, effective 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/H-C-Starck-enlarges-executive-board-with-CTO-appointment_67349.html
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