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October 8, 2014
Saras Group (Sarroch, Italy) has reached a preliminary agreement to acquire certain downstream processing units and related personnel at Versalis's plant at Sarroch. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Saras-to-acquire-Versalis-assets-in-Sardinia_64290.html
October 8, 2014
BASF announced today that it is teaming up with Colorcon (Harleysville, PA) to release a coating polymer, Kollicoat IR, for Colorcon’s formulated ready-to-use coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BASF-collaborates-with-Colorcon-on-pharma-coatings_64338.html
October 8, 2014

Trinseo (Berwyn, PA),  formerly Styron, says it is reorganizing its business divisions into two groups and reassigning members of the executive team. A newly created performance materials division will include rubber, latex, and performance plastics consisting of the automotive and consumer essential markets businesses. A new basic plastics and feedstocks division will include styrenic polymers—polystyrene, ABS, SAN—polycarbonate, and styrene monomer.

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http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Trinseo-realigns-businesses-leadership_64342.html
October 8, 2014
BP has declared force majeure on production at the company's Hull-Saltend site in the United Kingdom. The declaration is effective from 00.01am on  4 October, BP says. BP's...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/BP-declares-force-majeure-on-acetic-acid-and-acetic-anhydride-at-UK-site_64339.html
October 8, 2014
Evonik Industries has opened a new production line for surface-treated fumed silica at its Rheinfelden, Germany site, thereby increasing the company’s global capacity by 25%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Evonik-boosts-global-capacity-for-specialty-silicas-by-25-percent-with-expansion-at-Rheinfelden-Germany_64341.html
October 7, 2014
Solvay announced today that it is increasing prices for all grades—including industrial, USP and feed—of sodium bicarbonate. For bulk product, the increase is $20/short ton...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Solvay-increases-sodium-bicarbonate-prices_64322.html
October 7, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of Innophos Holdings, urging strategic changes, increased shareholder remuneration, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/FrontFour-Capital-criticizes-Innophos-management-suggests-sale-of-company_64329.html
October 7, 2014
Platform Specialty Products is in advanced talks to acquire Arysta Life Science (Dublin), a maker of agricultural chemical products, from private equity firm Permira Advisers (London). Reports say the Arysta deal could be worth as much as $3.5 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Reports-Platform-in-advanced-talks-to-acquire-Arysta_64307.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 6, 2014
HFO-1234yf, a hydrofluoroolefin-based refrigerant, will be used in 7 million automobiles by 2015 as refrigerants currently used in mobile air-conditioning (MAC) systems are phased out...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/DuPont-New-refrigerant-to-be-in-7-million-cars-by-2015_64294.html
October 6, 2014
Linde announced today that its first retail hydrogen fueling station in the United States is almost complete. The station is expected to be online before the end of the year and is...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Linde-announces-near-completion-of-first-hydrogen-fueling-station-in-US_64288.html
October 3, 2014
Styrene spot prices jumped Friday as buyers continued to seek material following reports that a steam leak affected production at Shell's Moerdijk, Netherlands, facility. Two separate...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Styrene-spot-prices-in-Europe-climb-following-incident-at-Moerdijk_64265.html
October 3, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), one of the world’s leading fertilizer companies, today announced a corporate reorganization, including plans to redomicile its headquarters to Zug...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Russias-EuroChem-to-move-headquarters-to-Switzerland_64263.html
October 3, 2014
Shell has become the first organization to offer a globally available portfolio of natural gas–based fluids and solvents, Shell announced today. The high-purity paraffinic fluids...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Shell-Chemical-offers-gas-based-fluids-and-solvents-product-portfolio_64260.html
October 2, 2014
WadeCo Specialties (Midland, TX), which is owned by private equity firm Hastings Equity Partners (Boston), has acquired Elite Treating Solutions (Midland, TX) for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/WadeCo-Specialties-acquires-rival-oilfield-chemicals-firm_64238.html
October 2, 2014
Dow expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Co., sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Dow-confirms-plans-to-sell-Angus-sodium-borohydride-and-AgroFresh_64237.html
October 2, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has approved the acquisition of Innova (Triunfo, Brazil), a subsidiary of Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro), by plastic packaging and styrene producer...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Brazil-antitrust-body-approves-Videolar-acquisition-of-Petrobras-styrenic-assets_64231.html
October 1, 2014
Agrium today said it expects third-quarter earnings to total 45-55 cts/share, roughly flat compared with the year-ago quarter. The company also said that fourth-quarter earnings should...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Agrium-expects-flat-third-quarter-earnings_64219.html
October 1, 2014
Innospec has agreed to acquire Independence Oilfield Chemicals (IOC; Houston), a portfolio company of private equity firm CSL Capital Management (Greenwich, CT), for an initial $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/Innospec-to-acquire-US-oilfield-chemicals-firm_64204.html
October 1, 2014
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into a loan and other forms of public aid, including grants and repayable advances, accorded by the French authorities to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/companies/European-Commission-opens-in-depth-investigation-into-financial-assistance-France-provided-to-Kem-One_64193.html
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