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June 4, 2015
The Coca-Cola Company says it has produced the world’s first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle made entirely from plant materials. The beverage giant has since 2009...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Coca-Cola-unveils-100-percent-renewable-PET-bottle_71019.html
June 4, 2015
MDU Resources Group (Bismarck, ND) says that its Dakota Prairie refinery has initiated diesel product sales to the market. The 20,000-barrels/day refinery is the first greenfield fuels...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/MDU-Calumet-Dakota-Prairie-refinery-starts-marketing-diesel-production_71005.html
June 4, 2015
Mascoma (Lebanon, NH), a subsidiary of Lallemand (Memphis, TN); and the US Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center (BESC) say that they have developed a revolutionary strain of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Macoma-and-US-researchers-develop-yeast-strain-to-accelerate-nonfood-biofuel-development_71004.html
June 3, 2015

During the week ended 30 May, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 1.9% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the US and Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,163 carloads, down 3.4% from the previous week, according to data released on 3 June by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-decreases_70989.html
June 3, 2015
Propylene stocks were mixed in the United States during the final week of May, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) today. Propane/propylene stocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Propylene-stock-movements-mixed-in-US-during-final-week-of-May_70980.html
June 3, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) says regulations proposed last month by the IRS would unfairly affect its shareholders and those of Westlake Chemical (WLK) by reversing a private-letter ruling (PLR) that the master limited partnership (MLP) would be eligible for key federal tax benefits....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Westlake-says-proposed-MLP-regulations-unfair-to-shareholders_70978.html
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Revolymer-signs-further-licensing-agreement-with-Solvay_70969.html
June 3, 2015
Delegates to this year’s IHS Chemical polyethylene-polypropylene global technology and business forum, currently taking place in Zurich, were told that the polyethylene (PE) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PEPP-2015-Tightness-in-Europe-will-ease-North-American-PE-supplies-will-increase_70975.html
June 3, 2015
Cepsa (Madrid), a subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Co. (Abu Dhabi), said today that it had completed the previously announced sale of its purified terephthalic acid...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cepsa-completes-sale-of-Canada-PTA-plant-to-Indorama_70890.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, an operator of a network of 57 paint stores across Central America. Consorcio Latinoamericano previously had a concession...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-acquires-Latin-America-paint-stores-network_70947.html
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Cuming Microwave Corporation (Avon, MA), a maker of coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves, as well as a subsidiary, Cuming-Lehman...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-to-acquire-aerospace-coatings-maker-in-US_70977.html
June 3, 2015
Renewable fuels and chemicals maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) says today that it has entered into an agreement with FCStone Merchant Services (New York) to originate and supply corn for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Gevo-signs-corn-supply-deal-for-Luverne-plant_70972.html
June 2, 2015
Dow Chemical confirmed today that on 26 May, its Plaquemine, LA,  ethylene LA-3 unit experienced a process upset resulting in the need to take the it offline The company added...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-Plaquemine-ethylene-unit-expected-back-up-in-mid-June_70891.html
June 2, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Parliaments-trade-committee-approves-TTIP-recommendations_70866.html
June 2, 2015
The European Parliament’s committee on industry, research, and energy, in a draft opinion, has called on the parliament’s environment, public health, and food safety...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-action-on-climate-change_70936.html
June 2, 2015
Despite some macroeconomic issues, US chemicals volumes are expected to rise 3.2% year-on-year (YOY) for all of 2015, according to ACC’s mid-year economic outlook report. US...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-US-chemicals-volumes-to-rise-3-2-percent-in-2015_70944.html
June 2, 2015
Pacific Coast Terminals Co. (PCT; Port Moody, BC) and K+S Potash Canada (Saskatoon, SK), part of K+S Group (Kassel, Germany), will officially break ground and begin modifications on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/K+S-and-partner-break-ground-on-handlingstorage-facility-for-Legacy-Project-in-Canada_70941.html
June 2, 2015
PPG Industries says that its protective and marine coatings business has appointed Richard Holliday as director/hydrocarbon passive fire protection (HC-PFP) coatings. Holliday succeeds...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-appoints-new-head-of-a-protective-coatings-business_70916.html
June 2, 2015
Air Liquide says that its subsidiary Schülke (Norderstedt, Germany), which specializes in hygiene and hospital disinfection products, has acquired the skin disinfection and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Liquide-acquires-hygiene-business-in-Asia-from-J-and-J_70914.html
June 2, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that, on 1 June, it completed the previously announced acquisition of a 95% stake in Canadian company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Frutarom-completes-purchase-of-flavors-company-in-Canada_70935.html
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