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June 17, 2015
Genomatica (San Diego) has confirmed today major improvements in process performance and the qualification of multiple types of biomass sugars as suitable feedstock for commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Genomatica-nearer-commercial-readiness-of-biomass-feedstocks-for-chemicals_71398.html
June 17, 2015
During the week ended 13 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 2.1% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in Canada and Mexico....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-America-weekly-chemical-railcar-traffic-down-2-1-percent-YOY_71405.html
June 17, 2015
Platform Specialty Products on Wednesday registered with SEC for a public stock offering aiming to raise about $350 million. The exact number and price of the shares, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Platform-aims-to-raise-$350-million-in-stock-offering_71400.html
June 17, 2015
Compass Minerals (Overland Park, KS) says that Lori Walker has been elected to the board of directors of the company, replacing Perry Premdas, who retired earlier this year. Walker...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Compass-Minerals-appoints-former-Valspar-CFO-as-new-board-member_71391.html
June 17, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline is expected to resume partial commercial operations today and full commercial operations on 17 June at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Boardwalk-to-resume-full-commercial-operations-on-Evangeline-pipeline-this-week_71378.html
June 16, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, on Tuesday announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Deinove-partners-with-POS-Bio-Sciences-to-develop-production-of-carotenoids_71349.html
June 16, 2015
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powders (MRPs) for chemical applications, has launched a subsidiary in Spain, called Lehigh Spain, to grow its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lehigh-Technologies-launches-subsidiary-in-Spain_71375.html
June 16, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that that the European Commission has approved its planned acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis). Merck, in September 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/EU-clears-Merck-KGaA-acquisition-of-Sigma-Aldrich-subject-to-sale-of-certain-assets_71347.html
June 16, 2015
Lonza (Basel, Switzerland) has announced a planned expansion of its industry-leading viral gene therapy business. The company plans to construct a new 100,000 square foot facility for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lonza-plans-new-production-facility-in-the-US_71373.html
June 16, 2015
The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF), an affiliate of the Socma, has asked FDA to consider several changes to performance goals and the fee payment schedule prior to the Generic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BPTF-seeks-changes-in-performance-goals-fee-payment-schedule-in-GDUFA-renegotiations_71343.html
June 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals has commissioned and begun operating a semi-commercial scale, nine-layer blown-film co-extrusion line at the company’s Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB. Nova says the unit will be the cornerstone of additional investments at the facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-commissions-semi-commercial-nine-layer-blown-film-line_71368.html
June 16, 2015
The merger of Dow Chemical's chlor-alkali business with Olin has cleared the 30-day waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Antitrust Improvement Act of 1976, the companies say. "This important milestone marks progress toward the close of a seminal transaction maximizing return for both Dow and Olin shareholders and the advancement of Dow's targeted market participation and portfolio transformation strategies," says Andrew Liveris, Dow chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-Olin-chlor-alkali-merger-passes-HSR-review_71367.html
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/MBAC-receives-proposals-as-part-of-a-review-to-address-liquidity-problems_71363.html
June 16, 2015
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) says that, at a special meeting held on 15 June, shareholders and optionholders of the company approved the previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Allana-Potash-shareholders-approve-acquisition-by-ICL_71358.html
June 15, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US producer of rare earth oxides (REOs), is taking advantage of a 30-day grace period for payment of interest a $3.36-million interest payment on senior bonds. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Molycorp-to-miss-another-debt-payment_71336.html
June 15, 2015
Shell Chemicals has completed the purchase of a site in Monaca, PA, for its planned Appalachian petrochemical complex, according to Horsehead Holding, the seller....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Shell-closes-purchase-of-site-for-Appalachian-petrochemical-project_71334.html
June 15, 2015
The closure of Haverhill Chemicals' (Houston) production site at Haverhill, OH with the potential loss of 141 jobs—announced late last week—remains uncertain after the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Impact-of-Haverhill-shutdown-on-phenol-market-in-US-could-be-limited_71319.html
June 15, 2015
Valspar says that its board of directors has elected David Lumley to serve as a director of the corporation, effective 10 June. Lumley was appointed to serve on the board's audit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Valspar-appoints-new-board-member_71284.html
June 15, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals (Houston) has announced that it has begun suspending operations at its Haverhill, OH, production site. The company says that since acquiring the plant three years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Haverhill-says-it-is-suspending-production_71276.html
June 15, 2015
Westlake Chemical has created a Web site focused on proposed IRS regulations that it says threaten the eligibility of Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) to receive key tax benefits....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Westlake-creates-Web-site-focused-on-threat-of-proposed-IRS-regulations_71280.html
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