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December 3, 2014
KBR (Houston) says that it has recently been awarded a contract by a Lotte Chemical (Seoul) subsidiary headquartered in Kuala Lumpur to provide licensing and basic engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lotte-Chemical-awards-KBR-with-catalytic-olefins-technology-contract_65794.html
December 3, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) today released a letter calling on Omnova Solutions to sell its $245-million engineered surfaces business and criticizing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Activist-hedge-fund-urges-Omnova-to-sell-engineered-surfaces_65811.html
December 3, 2014
Chemtura announced the preliminary results of the company's modified Dutch auction tender offer, which expired at the end of the day on 1 December. The offer—a total of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemtura-to-acquire-$302-million-in-Dutch-auction-shares_65779.html
December 2, 2014
Capital Southwest (Dallas), an investment holding company, today announced plans to split into two publicly-traded entities – one in specialty chemicals and industrial products, and one in finance....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Investment-firm-Capital-Southwest-to-spin-off-specialty-chemical-assets_65781.html
December 2, 2014
Private equity firm SK Capital (New York) – a boutique investor with a major focus on chemicals – this morning completed a new, $1-billion funding round, the firm’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/SK-Capital-raises-$1-billion-fund-update_65772.html
December 2, 2014
The government of the US Virgin Islands will "respond to whatever next action Hovensa takes in a way that is in the best interests of [the] community," if an operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-Virgin-Islands-government-to-take-action-if-Hovensa-cuts-islands-fuel-supply_65780.html
December 2, 2014
Avanir Pharmaceuticals (Aliso Viejo, CA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on central nervous system (CNS) disorders, said today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Otsuka-Pharmaceutical-to-acquire-Avanir-for-$3-5-billion_65770.html
December 2, 2014
Solvay said today that it has completed the divestment of its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business, Eco Services, to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-completes-divestment-of-US-based-Eco-Services-business_65767.html
December 2, 2014
Valspar (Minneapolis) says that it has appointed Les Ireland as the company's new executive v.p. and president of ts global consumer paint businesses. He will be based at Chicago and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Valspar-appoints-new-head-of-global-consumer-paint-business_65766.html
December 2, 2014
Mexichem says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Vestolit (Marl, Germany). Vestolit was acquired from funds managed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/mexico/Mexichem-completes-acquisition-of-PVC-producer-Vestolit_65765.html
December 2, 2014

Williams Partners expects its expanded Geismar plant to begin producing ethylene for sale this month, says John Dearborn, senior v.p./NGL and petchem services.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-Geismar-plant-to-produce-ethylene-for-sale-this-month_65778.html
December 2, 2014
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says that its Korea subsidiary, headquartered in Seoul, has been awarded a contract by Sasol to provide detailed engineering, procurement, module...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-Sasols-LLDPE-plant-in-Louisiana_65764.html
December 2, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals company, says that it has entered into a three-way joint development agreement with plasticizers producer UPC Technology (Taipei) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Myriant-UPC-and-Sojitz-to-jointly-develop-biosuccinic-acid-based-plasticizers_65762.html
December 2, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Lion; Geismar, LA) has completed the acquisition of Ashland’s elastomers business, which was announced in early October. The business, which is based at Port Neches, TX, will be renamed Lion Elastomers....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lion-Copolymer-completes-Ashland-elastomers-acquisition_65761.html
December 1, 2014
Bayer CropScience said today that it has completed acquiring certain DuPont crop protection land management assets in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bayer-CropScience-closes-acquisition-of-DuPont-crop-protection-land-management-assets_65748.html
December 1, 2014
Huntsman says it will cut 900 jobs in its titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments and additives segment as part of a restructuring effort that is expected to generate savings of $130...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Huntsman-to-cut-900-jobs-in-TiO2-and-addtives-segment_65744.html
December 1, 2014
Lubrizol today agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75 million performance-based cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lubrizol-to-acquire-Weatherfords-oilfield-chemicals-business-for-$825-million_65746.html
December 1, 2014
Indian press reports say that the Indian soaps and detergents maker Nirma (Ahmedabad) is negotiating to acquire the soda ash assets of FMC in a deal worth up to $1.50 billion. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nirma-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business_65733.html
December 1, 2014
PolyOne says that it has acquired the specialty assets of Accella Performance Materials (Maryland Heights, MO), a manufacturer of liquid polymer formulations. Accella will retain its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PolyOne-acquires-specialty-business-of-Accella_65745.html
December 1, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group specialized in advanced rubber compounds, announced today that it has acquired US rubber compounder Portage Precision Polymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Hexpol-acquires-rubber-compounding-business-in-the-US_65737.html
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