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November 21, 2014
Dow Chemical and hedge fund Third Point (New York) have reached an agreement on the composition of Dow’s board, averting a potential proxy fight for at least one year....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Dow-Chemical-Third-Point-reach-agreement-on-board-seats_65626.html
November 21, 2014
IFF announced today it is expanding its flavors business in Indonesia and Chile, with new facilities in both countries. In Indonesia, the company is doubling the size of an existing...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/IFF-expands-flavors-presence-in-Indonesia-and-Chile_65627.html
November 21, 2014
The talent gap has been a widely discussed issue for the chemical manufacturer and distributor community alike, and progress in recruiting and retaining talent was highlighted at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/NACD-2014-Reach-for-talent-highlighted_65589.html
November 21, 2014
NACD announced today at its annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ, that it has named Matthew Brainerd, vice chairman and president of Brainerd Chemical, the new chairman...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/NACD-2014-New-board-members-chairman-named_65588.html
November 21, 2014
Petkim (Aliaga, Turkey) has completed a $144-million ethylene capacity expansion at its Aliaga site, the company has announced. The facility’s output capacity has increased by...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Petkim-completes-ethylene-expansion-at-Turkish-site_65625.html
November 21, 2014
FMC Corp has sought out the services of Bank of American and Goldman Sachs to assist with the sale of its alkali chemicals unit, which could amount to $1.5 billion, according to a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Report-FMC-mandates-Bank-of-America-and-Goldman-Sachs-with-sale-of-alkali-chemicals-unit_65623.html
November 20, 2014
ACC and NACD have renewed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to better align their respective performance programs, including commitments to share best practices, systems and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/NACD-2014-ACC-NACD-agree-to-align-Responsible-Care-and-Responsible-Distribution-programs_65535.html
November 20, 2014
W.R. Grace & Co. (Columbia, MD) has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the remaining 50% stake in Grace Yapı Kimyasalları (Istanbul), the joint venture it formed with...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/W-R-Grace-buys-out-Turkish-partner-in-construction-products-jv_65568.html
November 19, 2014
Petroleos Mexicanos's (Pemex) board has approved the company's previously announced corporate revamp, Pemex announced. The board will maintain state-controlled Pemex's profitable...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Pemex-board-approves-companys-reorganization_65533.html
November 19, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BASF-completes-divestment-of-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-to-Ineos_65477.html
November 19, 2014
Distributors are generally optimistic, and see a light at the end of the regulation tunnel as the annual meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) meeting...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/NACD-2014-Distributor-supplier-relationships-evolve_65517.html
November 19, 2014
Orica (Melbourne) today announced that it has agreed to sell the company’s chemicals business to funds advised by private equity firm Blackstone (New York) for A$750 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Orica-to-sell-chemicals-business-to-Blackstone-for-$652-million_65523.html
November 18, 2014
AkzoNobel says one of its US subsidiaries in Chicago was the target of “external fraud [that] involves an amount of up to €53 million ($66 million),” the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/AkzoNobel-says-US-subsidiary-was-target-of-$66-million-"external-fraud"_65507.html
November 18, 2014
EnerG2 (Seattle) and BASF have entered into a comprehensive collaboration to improve and scale-up the production of EnerG2’s proprietary carbon materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BASF-and-US-firm-enter-R-and-D-marketing-collaboration-on-energy-storage-technology_65505.html
November 17, 2014
A. Schulman says it is closing a former Ferro specialty plastics plant at Stryker, OH in April of next year. The plant’s production – mostly for customers in the US and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Schulman-to-close-plant-in-Ohio-as-part-of-restructuring_65495.html
November 17, 2014
Halliburton says it is acquiring all outstanding shares of rival Baker Hughes, for $78.62/share, or $38 billion, including debt, in a deal that will create an oilfield services giant...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Halliburton-and-Baker-Hughes-to-merge-in-$38-billion-deal_65483.html
November 17, 2014
Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA; Caracas) has restarted its fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit at the El Palito, Venezuela refinery, after scheduled maintenance, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/PDVSA-restarts-FCC-unit-at-El-Palito-refinery_65481.html
November 14, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced today that its current executive v.p. and CFO, Kevin Berryman, will be leaving the company to take a senior leadership role...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/IFF-CFO-to-step-down-interim-CFO-named_65447.html
November 14, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) lowered its guidance for 2014 shortly after announcing its results for the third quarter of 2014 and expecting revenue and Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Tikkurila-lowers-its-guidance-for-2014_65439.html
November 14, 2014
Carbon black maker Orion Engineered Carbons (Luxembourg) reports a loss of €40.8 million, down from a €5.5 million gain in the year-ago quarter. The loss includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Orion-reports-lower-sales-due-to-oil-price-impacts_65448.html
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