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July 7, 2015Koppers International (Pittsburgh; Koppers) says its majority-owned jv Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical Co. (KJCC; Jiangsu, China) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke Co. (CJNC; Jiangsu, China) for a one-time payment of $30 million. CJNC’s facility have not begun operations as planned, and KJCC has had to sell its product into “a challenging domestic market” since July 2014, Koppers explains....
July 15, 2014Koppers Holdings (Pittsburgh, PA) is exploring the consolidation of its North American tar distillation operations, including naphthalene and phthalic anhydride production, at Stickney, IL. The company says it will be applying for the necessary environmental permits, and a decision could be made within several months. If the project goes forward, the new naphthalene plant could start up in early 2016, says Koppers....
September 24, 2013Arkema says it presented a plan late last week to its central works council to cease activities at the company's Chauny, France site. Production at the Chauny site will cease...
September 16, 2013Arkema will convene a central workers' council on 19 September to discuss closing production facilities at a site at Chauny, France, in March 2014, the company confirmed today. The...
April 3, 2012The U.S. FDA has rejected a petition filed by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC: Washington) requesting restrictions on the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in food packaging. NRDC...
October 27, 2008Proviron (Ostend, Belgium) says it plans to divest all or part of its phthalic anhydride (PA) and phthalates business at Ostend. The decision “is part of Proviron’s...
October 23, 2008Proviron intends to focus on functional chemicals....
May 6, 2008IG Petrochemicals (Mumbai) says it has received a $35-million financial package from the Netherlands Development Finance Co. (The Hague) toward a project to raise phthalic anhydride...
December 31, 2007Private equity firm is the buyer....