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December 19, 2014
PPG Industries says it has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Revocoat (Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France), a maker of sealants, adhesives, and dampers for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-to-acquire-automotive-materials-supplier_66369.html
December 19, 2014
DuPont today filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) to launch a spinoff of its mostly-commodity performance chemicals business, over a year after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-files-for-performance-chemicals-spinoff_66339.html
December 19, 2014
Shareholders of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) on Thursday approved by an overwhelming majoring a planned deal with Novartis, which sets the two pharma groups to trade more than $20.0 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/GSK-shareholders-approve-$20-billion-asset-deal-with-Novartis_66362.html
December 19, 2014
Bayer HealthCare and Cardinal Health (Dublin, OH) have signed a 15-year agreement for the contract manufacturing of Bayer’s Xofigo (radium Ra 223 dichloride) drug. As part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bayer-to-outsource-production-of-major-drug-to-Cardinal-Health_66360.html
December 19, 2014
G2X Energy (Houston) and Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. (MHTL) announced on Thursday that MHTL intends to partner with G2X Energy to construct a previously announced, world-scale...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Methanol-Holdings-Trinidad-to-become-partner-in-Louisiana-project_66358.html
December 18, 2014
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) is appealing a decision by a New York court that requires the company to set aside $593 million for a potential payout to Conproca, a consortium...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Pemex-appeals-US-court-decision-requiring-$593-million-be-set-aside-for-payout-to-consortium-in-lawsuit_66294.html
December 18, 2014
BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. (West Palm Beach, FL), a cleantech company with technology that converts biomass into urea fertilizer, says it has signed an agreement with Saipem for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BioNitrogen-partners-with-Saipem-for-biomass-to-urea-EPC-services_66322.html
December 18, 2014
LyondellBasell has appointed executive v.p. Bhavesh Patel as its next CEO, effective 12 January 2015. Patel succeeds James Gallogly, who announced plans to retire in September....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LyondellBasell-names-Patel-as-next-CEO_66293.html
December 18, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the largest potash producers, today announced its third-quarter results with revenues up 5% on the year-earlier quarter at $896 million. Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Uralkali-reports-strong-results-expects-record-potash-deliveries-this-year_66292.html
December 18, 2014
Eastman Chemical says that it will increase Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing capacity at its Longview, TX site. The plant expansion is expected to be complete in the second half of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Eastman-to-expand-ester-alcohol-capacity-in-Texas_66280.html
December 17, 2014
Dow Corning will abandon its never-operated Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon facility in Clarksville, TN. The $1 billion-plus project was completed last year but never produced product because of oversupply in polysilicon markets and the impact of tariffs on polycrystalline silicon imported into China....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-Corning-to-abandon-Hemlocks-Tennessee-polysilicon-assets_66278.html
December 17, 2014

The State of New York intends to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing public health risks.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/New-York-State-to-ban-hydraulic-fracking_66249.html
December 17, 2014
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) says it has completed its acquisition of Allylix (San Diego, CA), a start-up with technology for bio-based fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evolva-completes-acquisition-of-Allylix_66277.html
December 17, 2014

OxyChem (Dallas, TX) and Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) say that their 50-50 jv, Ingleside Ethylene, began construction of its 540,000 m.t./yr ethane cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, complex in the second quarter of 2014. The $1.5 billion project remains on schedule to begin commercial production in the first quarter of 2017, they say.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OxyChem-Mexichem-cracker-jv-has-begun-construction_66275.html
December 17, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced today that Freedom Industries (Charleston, WV) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes related to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DOJ-indicts-Freedom-Industries-officials-in-January-West-Virginia-spill_66274.html
December 17, 2014
FMC today announced three executive appointments and promotions. Eric Norris, previously v.p. and global business director/lithium, has been named v.p. and global business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FMC-announces-new-executive-appointments_66246.html
December 17, 2014
Canada’s producers of industrial chemicals are projecting a slight decline in sales volumes and profits in 2015, but a 30% increase in capital investment, according to a survey of members by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Canadian-producers-project-record-sales-for-2014-slight-decline-in-2015_66166.html
December 17, 2014
MEGlobal (Dubai) has launched a front-end engineering design (FEED) study for construction of a world-scale ethylene glycol (EG) plant on the US Gulf coast. The plant is expected to onstream in 2018....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/MEGlobal-studies-world-scale-ethylene-glycol-project-in-US_66241.html
December 17, 2014
La Coop fédérée (Montreal) and Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative (Iffco; New Delhi) are suspending plans to build a urea production plant at Becancour, PQ, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Canada-urea-project-suspended_66242.html
December 17, 2014
Dow Chemical says that Deborah Borg, v.p./human resources (HR), has been named president of the company's US activities. She will continue to be based at Midland, MI; report to Joe...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dows-new-presidentUnited-States_66232.html
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