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July 11, 2014
The Japanese food ingredients group Ajinomoto is examining the possibility of buying German rival Symrise (Holzminden), according to the German investment newsletter Platow Brief. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Ajinomoto-eyeing-flavors-and-fragrances-rival-Symrise_62426.html
July 11, 2014
India’s newly elected BJP government has pledged in its first budget to reduce custom duties on several chemicals in a move to encourage investment in the industry. In his maiden...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Indias-new-government-pledges-to-reduce-duty-on-chemicals_62427.html
July 11, 2014
The CW75 index fell 0.9% for the week ended 8 July, dipping below the MSCI World Index which dropped 0.7% and the S&P 500, which fell 0.4%....
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/CW75-Stock-Performance_62417.html
July 10, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta, GA) says the extended ramp up of its PHH vinyl chloride monomer manufacturing facility at Lake Charles, LA, and weakness in building products and aromatics have...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Axiall-lowers-outlook_62400.html
July 10, 2014
CW has learned that PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest chemicals company, is seeking to buy its partner Perstorp out of their polyurethanes (PUs) joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/PTT-Global-Chemical-to-buy-Perstorp-out-of-Vencorex-PUs-JV_62401.html
July 10, 2014
Hansa Group (Duisburg, Germany) a European supplier of care chemicals for detergents, cleaning agents, and body-care products, said on Wednesday that it had filed for insolvency under...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Hansa-Group-files-for-insolvency_62402.html
July 10, 2014
Sirrus (Cincinnati) says it has signed a partnership with Elmer’s Products (Westerville, OH) under which Sirrus will provide monomer platforms that can be used in the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Sirrus-Elmers-ink-glue-deal_62403.html
July 10, 2014
Dow Chemical says it is bringing its Texas City, TX, vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) plant back online. Dow shut the unit down in late June to correct a mechanical issue and subsequently...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Dow-begins-VAM-restart_62404.html
July 10, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell company, announced on Wednesday that Petrixo Oil & Gas has selected its green fuels process technology to produce renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel at a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Petrixo-selects-UOP-green-fuels-technology-UAE-refinery_62405.html
July 10, 2014
Worldwide demand for soda ash will increase almost 34% during the next decade thanks to the recovering construction and automotive industries, according to The IHS Chemical World...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Soda-ash-demand-to-grow-34-percent_62406.html
July 10, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 128.81 129.05 Airgas (ARG) 109.94 109.89 Albemarle (ALB) 71.82 72.17 Ashland (ASH) 107.94 109.48 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 47.11 47.92 Cabot (CBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Chemical-stock-update_62407.html
July 10, 2014
Alpek and BASF announced today that they have signed agreements covering the expandable polystyrene (EPS) and polyurethane (PU) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Alpek-to-acquire-bulk-of-BASFs-EPS-business-BASF-to-buy-Polioles-PU-operations_62399.html
July 10, 2014
[Correction: A previous version of this story stated that a mechanical issue prevented Dow from restarting its Texas City VAM unit following a maintenance turnaround. In fact, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Dow-declares-force-majeure-on-VAM-Texas-City-TX-plant-remains-offline-update_62241.html
July 9, 2014
Yesterday evening, the House of Representatives, with bipartisan support, passed the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program Authorization and Accountability Act of 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Congress-passes-CFATS-Reauthorization-Act_62376.html
July 9, 2014
Israel Chemicals (ICL) and AkzoNobel announced today that they have signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the long-term production and marketing of...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/ICL-and-AkzoNobel-link-in-salt-and-white-potash-joint-venture_62377.html
July 9, 2014
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co., (Orpic; Muscat) on 8 July held a workshop for engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors to brief them on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Oman-to-invite-bids-for-$3-6-billion-petrochemical-project_62378.html
July 9, 2014
Compass Minerals announced that its CFO Rodney Underdown will leave the company on 31 December to pursue other professional interests. The company says its external search for a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Compass-Minerals-CFO-to-step-down_62379.html
July 9, 2014
Nippon Shokubai, on 8 July, opened plants that produce acrylic acid and n-phenylmaleimide as well as a waste liquid incinerator system in the company’s manufacturing complex at...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Nippon-Shokubai-expands-acrylic-acid-capacity-at-Himeji-site_62380.html
July 9, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 129.05 128.85 Airgas (ARG) 109.89 110.09 Albemarle (ALB) 72.17 72.16 Ashland (ASH) 109.48 108.50 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 47.92 47.76 Cabot (CBT)...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/Chemical-stock-update_62381.html
July 9, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a press conference today. Domestic production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/newsletters/cbd/German-chemical-industry-feels-tail-windfirst-half-output-up-3-percent_62374.html
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