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June 18, 2014
Air Products has named Rockwood Holdings chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi as its next chairman and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds John McGlade, who will retire from Air Products on 30 June. Rockwood has named Robert Zatta as acting CEO effective 1 July in addition to his role as CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-names-Rockwoods-Ghasemi-as-next-CEO_61897.html
June 18, 2014
PotashCorp says it has rescinded previously announced layoff notices affecting 50 workers at the company's Penobsquis, NB, facility. Operations at the Penobsquis mine had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PotashCorp-rescinds-layoff-notices-affecting-50-workers_61895.html
June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
June 18, 2014
Summit Agro USA (Cary, NC) says it has appointed William Lewis as president and CEO. Lewis is replacing Bill Wisdom, who retired at the end of March. Lewis has extensive agricultural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Summit-Agro-USA-appoints-new-CEO_61889.html
June 18, 2014
EPA has approved BASF's Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-receives-EPA-approval-for-Sultan-miticide_61887.html
June 18, 2014
Trinseo today announced that its initial public offering has closed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), raising $197.3 million for the company. The company issued 11.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trinseo-IPO-closes_61885.html
June 17, 2014
DuPont’s protection technologies segment announced today that Jacob Holm & Sønner Holding (Jacob Holm; Basel, Switzerland), a manufacturer of spunlaced nonwoven...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-sells-nonwovens-business-to-Swiss-company_61872.html
June 17, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Paris) has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources (Mulberry, FL), a manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Saint-Gobain-acquires-US-based-Phoenix-Coating-Resources_61871.html
June 17, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-expands-coatings-plant-in-Brazil_61867.html
June 17, 2014

Williams Partners (Williams; Tulsa, OK) has pushed the restart of its Geismar, LA, ethylene plant back one month to July.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-delays-Geismar-cracker-restart-to-July_61851.html
June 17, 2014
Airgas announced on 16 June that it had acquired Team Welding Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas (Houston), a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Airgas-acquires-small-Texas-welder-and-gas-maker_61852.html
June 16, 2014
Calysta (Menlo Park, CA) says it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid as part of a research collaboration with NatureWorks announced last year. Lactic acid is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Calysta-successfully-produces-lactic-acid-from-methane_61840.html
June 16, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Debt up 0.8%; up 5.0% Y/Y Retail Sales up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-13-June-2014_61839.html
June 16, 2014
Eastman says operations at its Kingsport, TN, site have been “substantially restored” following an unplanned shutdown on 4 June. The shutdown will have “no material financial impact,” says the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Operations-restored-at-Eastmans-Kingsport-facility_61816.html
June 16, 2014
Mitsui & Co. and Mitsubishi Rayon have signed a memorandum of understanding and agreed to commence detailed feasibility studies to establish a joint venture in the United States to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mitsubishi-Rayon-and-Mitsui-and-Co-to-establish-MMA-joint-venture-in-US_61830.html
June 13, 2014
The Mexican Petroleum Institute (IMP; Mexico City), has completed a basic engineering study requested by the petrochemicals subsidiary of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexican-Petroleum-Institute-completes-basic-engineering-study-for-Pemex-EO-expansion_61798.html
June 13, 2014
PPG Industries has completed the previously announced acquisition of nearly all of the assets of Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a privately owned distributor of protective and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-completes-acquisition-of-marine-coatings-distributor-in-Panama_61797.html
June 13, 2014
C3 Petrochemicals, an affiliate of Ascend Performance Materials, has received a final greenhouse gas Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit for its Alvin, TX, propane dehydrogenation project, according to an EPA statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-approves-construction-of-Ascends-1-million-m-t-year-Texas-PDH-plant_61804.html
June 13, 2014
Nova Chemicals' Joffre, AB, complex has started using the first barrels of ethane supplied from natural gas associated with oil production from the Bakken Shale, the company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-Chemicals-Joffre-complex-starts-using-ethane-from-Bakken-Shale_61802.html
June 13, 2014
EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality have granted air permits allowing G2X Energy (Houston) to begin construction of a gas-to-liquids plant at Lake Charles, LA, the company says. The facility will have capacity to produce 12,500 bbl/day of gasoline, methanol, or both....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/G2X-receives-permits-for-Lake-Charles-gas-to-liquids-project_61752.html
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