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March 7, 2014
Gevo (Douglas County, CO) and Porta Hermanos (Córdoba, Argentina) have signed a letter of intent for Porta Hermanos to become the exclusive licensee in Argentina of Gevo's GIFT...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Gevo-to-license-its-biobased-isobutanol-technology-to-Argentine-firm_59407.html
March 7, 2014
Vertellus (Indianapolis), a specialty chemical provider, has opened an office at Mumbai, the company announced today. The newly opened office of the Vertellus Specialty Materials India...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Vertellus-opens-office-at-Mumbai_59406.html
March 7, 2014
Brazil's antitrust authority CADE (Brasilia) has approved without restrictions a joint venture between Braskem and Styrolution (Frankfurt) to build an acrylonitrile butadiene stryrene...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Brazils-antitrust-authority-approves-Braskem-Styrolution-ABS-venture_59404.html
March 7, 2014
Amcol’s (Hoffman Estates, IL) board of directors today said it found Minerals Technologies’ (MTI) latest, $45.75/share, bid to acquire the bentonite producer to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Amcol-board-says-it-may-accept-latest-MTI-bid_59410.html
March 7, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) this morning submitted a $45/share bid for Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL), raising the possibility of an intensified bidding war between it and Imerys for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Minerals-Technologies-raises-Amcol-bid-to-$45share_59268.html
March 6, 2014
Shin-Etsu (Tokyo) is studying plans to build a US world-scale ethylene plant, executive chairman Chihiro Kanagawa tells CW. Shin-Etsu is the largest US and global maker of PVC and currently purchases all of its US ethylene requirements under long-term contracts....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Shin-Etsu-evaluating-US-ethylene-investment_59392.html
March 6, 2014
Mineral Technologies (MTI) announced this morning that it has raised its bid to acquire bentonite and minerals producer Amcol to $45.75/share, beating Imerys’s latest bid of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/MTI-raises-Amcol-bid-to-$45-75share_59373.html
March 6, 2014
Celanese has announced that it has signed a two-year extension to its existing contract with the Aachen Center for Lightweight Production (AZL; Aachen, Germany). The parties are...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Celanese-extends-research-contract-for-thermoplastic-composites_59371.html
March 6, 2014
BASF has expanded production capacities for the company's Ultramid C–branded nylon copolymer for flexible food packaging films at  Ludwigshafen, BASF announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BASF-completes-nylon-expansion-at-Ludwigshafen_59366.html
March 6, 2014
Taminco announced today it completed, 23 December 2013, the previously announced acquisition of Kemeria Oyj’s formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Taminco-completes-acquisition-of-Kemiras-formic-acid-business_59374.html
March 6, 2014
Airgas announced today that it is reorganizing its North Central distribution region into two separate regions within the company’s North division—a redefined North Central...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Airgas-reorganizes-North-Central-distribution-region_59372.html
March 6, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected,  opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the planned acquisition by Huntsman of a number of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/EU-Commission-opens-in-depth-probe-into-Huntsmans-acquisition-of-Rockwood-titanium-dioxide-assets_59362.html
March 5, 2014
The former hydrogen peroxide unit of FMC, the sale of which was finalized on Monday, has been renamed PeroxyChem. The business is now owned by One Equity Partners (New York), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Former-FMC-hydrogen-peroxide-unit-renamed-PeroxyChem_59350.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
March 5, 2014
Ashland announced today that it is closing its unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) and gelcoats manufacturing plant at Kelowna, BC, effective 27 June. Six other sites in North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Ashland-shutters-UPR-and-gelcoats-plant-in-Canada_59338.html
March 5, 2014
Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM; Santiago) says its net profit during the last quarter of 2013 totaled $69 million, down more than 50% from the $141.8 million reported in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/SQMs-fourth-quarter-net-profit-falls-by-half_59330.html
March 4, 2014
Amcol announced today that it has approved a revised bid from Imerys, valuing the company at $45.25/share. The announcement comes the day after Minerals Technologies (MTI) submitted a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Amcol-and-Imerys-agree-to-amended-$45-25share-merger_59325.html
March 4, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it is initiating a new restructuring program, which will consolidate manufacturing plants and “eliminate underperforming...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Sensient-announces-further-restructuring-raises-dividend_59323.html
March 4, 2014
Airgas announced today that it has acquired Welding &Therapy Service Inc. (Louisville, KY), an industrial and medial gas and welding supply distributor. The company has five...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Airgas-acquires-Kentucky-medical-gas-and-welding-distributor_59309.html
March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO), part of BASF's plastic additives business unit, to private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BASF-divests-plastic-additives-unit-PolyAd-to-private-equity-firm_59311.html
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