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September 12, 2014
Omnova Solutions says that Anne Noonan will join the company as president of the performance chemicals business segment, effective 22 September. She succeeds James Hohman, who will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Omnova-appoints-presidentperformance-chemicals_63761.html
September 11, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5 billion in 2007. Terms of the latest deal, expected to close by early 2015, were not immediately available....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CCMP-returns-to-acquire-47-percent-stake-in-PQ-from-Carlyle_63760.html
September 11, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it expanding its triazine facility at Edmonton, AB, Canada, increasing capacity, adding storage for raw and finished materials, and initiating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Momentive-to-expand-triazine-plant-in-Canada_63759.html
September 11, 2014
Linde announced that its engineering sector has been awarded a contract to provide engineering and procurement services for a 2.1-million m.t./year natural gas liquefaction plant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-awarded-Canada-LNG-project-contract_63736.html
September 11, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63725.html
September 10, 2014
Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood has cleared the mandatory waiting period under the US’s Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act, Albemarle says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-Rockwood-deal-clears-US-regulatory-hurdle_63716.html
September 10, 2014
Engineering & construction firm WorleyParsons has agreed to acquire MTG (Houston), a management consulting firm in the oil & gas, petrochemicals and chemicals industries with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/WorleyParsons-acquires-management-consulting-firm-MTG_63701.html
September 10, 2014
USDA closed on a $105-million loan guarantee to Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels (Pleasanton, CA) to build a biorefinery to produce jet fuel from municipal solid waste at McCarran, NV, Fulcrum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Fulcrum-Sierra-Biofuels-receives-$105-million-USDA-loan-guarantee-for-waste-to-jetfuel-biorefinery_63699.html
September 10, 2014
Evonik Industries has started up a 20,000-m.t./year expansion at the company's precipitated silica site at Chester, PA, the company announced. The capacity addition at Chester formed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evonik-completes-precipitated-silica-expansion-in-the-US_63695.html
September 9, 2014
J.M. Huber (Atlanta) announced today that it is expanding capacity of alumina trihydrate (ATH) at its facility in Bauxite, AR, by 30%. The facility’s total capacity has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/J-M-Huber-expands-ATH-capacity-in-Arkansas_63691.html
September 9, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-to-acquire-Danish-crop-protection-firm-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion-update_63656.html
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Coca-Cola-invests-to-help-Virent-scale-up-biobased-p-xylene_63675.html
September 9, 2014
Aceto (Port Washington, NY) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals (Allendale, NJ) has completed the purchase of three abbreviated new drug applications (ANDAs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Aceto-acquires-ownership-of-three-soft-gel-ANDAs-from-Par-Pharmaceuticals_63672.html
September 8, 2014
Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Albemarle-and-ICL-to-form-polymeric-flame-retardants-JV_63528.html
September 8, 2014
KBR today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract for a new grassroots urea facility being built by Koch Nitrogen Co. at Enid, OK. The reimbursable contract covers engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-confirms-urea-contract-award-by-Koch-Nitrogen_63580.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
September 8, 2014
Dow Chemical has announced new executive leaders, including a new CFO, as well as realigned responsibilities for its senior leadership team. James Fitterling has been named vice...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-names-next-CFO-makes-senior-leadership-appoinments_63658.html
September 5, 2014
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Oak Brook, IL) has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel, near Freeport, TX, the company says. Beginning in October, Great Lakes will widen about 4.5 miles of the channel by 50%, to 600 feet....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dredging-firm-wins-$30-million-contract-to-widen-Freeport-Ship-Channel_63642.html
September 5, 2014
CHS (St. Paul), a farmer-owned cooperative, announced today that it will construct a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant at Spiritwood, ND. The board approved plans for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Farmer-co-op-CHS-to-build-$3-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant-in-North-Dakota_63640.html
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