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September 18, 2014
Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Air-Products-realignment-sharpens-focus-on-gases_63888.html
September 18, 2014
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Eastman-completes-plasticizers-capacity-expansion_63889.html
September 18, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that it has named Neil Hawkins corporate v.p. and chief sustainability officer, effective 1 October, and Paula Tolliver corporate v.p./business services...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Dow-names-new-sustainability-and-information-officers_63886.html
September 17, 2014
CIS Acquisition (Moscow), a publicly traded investment vehicle, says it is acquiring a majority stake in Delta Technology Holdings (Hong Kong), a fine and specialty chemicals maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Investment-firm-CIS-Acquisition-to-acquire-Chinas-Delta-Technology-Holdings_63876.html
September 17, 2014
Linde has completed a capacity expansion of ultrahigh purity (UHP) gaseous nitrogen and UHP oxygen at its Hillsboro, OR, site. The company has also upgraded its existing infrastructure...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Linde-expands-ultrahigh-purity-gases-in-Oregon_63864.html
September 17, 2014
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) calls on DuPont to split off its higher-growth agriculture, nutrition, and industrial biotech operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Trian-urges-DuPont-to-break-off-ag-and-industrial-biotech-operations_63868.html
September 17, 2014
Shell Chemicals says it will rebuild the MSPO-2 propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at the company's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. In a statement issued on 17 September, Shell says it has determined the cause of an explosion that destroyed the plant in June and that it “is convinced that a similar incident can be prevented from occurring again in the future.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Shell-to-rebuild-Moerdijk-POSM-plant_63866.html
September 16, 2014
PeroxyChem has announced that it will raise prices for its high-purity electronics grades of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) by about 31%, or 3 cts/lb, in response to rising demand from...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/PeroxyChem-to-raise-prices-for-high-purity-hydrogen-peroxide_63850.html
September 16, 2014
Univar has reached an agreement with Evonik to become the exclusive distributor of Evonik’s personal-care products in the northeastern United States. Evonik, however, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Univar-to-distribute-Evonik-personal-care-products-in-the-northeastern-US_63848.html
September 16, 2014
DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers unit announced today that it will increase the production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/DuPont-invests-$100-million-to-expand-specialty-resins_63847.html
September 15, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a supplier of raw materials and chemicals, has agreed to distribute and sell AkzoNobel’s surface chemistry personal-care products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Essential-Ingredients-to-distribute-AkzoNobel-personal-care-products_63824.html
September 15, 2014
ATP Adhesive Systems (Wollerau, Switzerland) says it is expanding its adhesives production facility at Mihla-Buchenau Germany, with an investment of €20 million ($25.9 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/ATP-Adhesive-Systems-expanding-plant-in-Germany_63826.html
September 11, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it expanding its triazine facility at Edmonton, AB, Canada, increasing capacity, adding storage for raw and finished materials, and initiating...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Momentive-to-expand-triazine-plant-in-Canada_63759.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood has cleared the mandatory waiting period under the US’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Albemarle says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Albemarle-Rockwood-deal-clears-US-regulatory-hurdle_63716.html
September 9, 2014
J.M. Huber (Atlanta) announced today that it is expanding capacity of alumina trihydrate (ATH) at its facility in Bauxite, AR, by 30%. The facility’s total capacity has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/J-M-Huber-expands-ATH-capacity-in-Arkansas_63691.html
September 9, 2014
Arkema has presented to staff a project for the closure of the fluorinated gas production facilities at the company's Zaramillo, Spain, site, by the end of 2014, with the loss of 59...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Arkema-to-end-fluorogas-production-at-Spanish-site_63679.html
September 8, 2014
The board of directors of Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv) has instructed the management of the Bromine Compounds Co. to develop and implement a plan to improve the profitability of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Israel-Chemicals-reviewing-bromine-operations-to-close-magnesium-plant_63453.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
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