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January 14, 2015
Shire (Dublin) and NPS Pharmaceuticals (Bedminster, NJ) today announced that they have entered into an agreement for Shire to acquire all the outstanding shares of NPS Pharma for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Shire-to-acquire-NPS-Pharma-for-$5-2-billion-building-leading-biotech-position_66731.html
January 14, 2015
The availability of pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) has lengthened in Europe, leading to export shipments to the United States totaling an estimated 50,000 m.t. in the past month.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Competing-cracker-benzene-dynamics-create-glut-of-pygas-in-Europe_66816.html
January 13, 2015
Cabot says its board has authorized the company to repurchase up to 5 million shares of the company’s common stock, roughly 8% of shares outstanding, and cancelled a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cabot-increases-share-repurchase-authorization_66808.html
January 13, 2015
Platform Specialty Products says it plans to raise $2 billion from senior notes and term loans to fund its $3.5-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals firm Arysta. Platform says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Platform-raises-$2-billion-to-fund-Arysta-purchase_66807.html
January 13, 2015
Iofina (Greenwood Village, CO), a major producer of iodine and derivatives, has announced in its annual trading update that it produced a total of 327.7 m.t. of crystalline iodine in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Iofina-expects-strong-growth-in-2015_66787.html
January 13, 2015
A pair of refinery fires over the weekend resulted in the unplanned shutdown of the refineries. As aromatics markets opened on 12 January, news of the accidents was overshadowed by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Refinery-fires-little-affect-aromatics-markets-in-US_66785.html
January 13, 2015
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on Friday continued its campaign against DuPont management by nominating four directors to the company’s board. The four are Trian CEO...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trian-nominates-four-DuPont-directors-sharpens-call-for-break-up_66718.html
January 13, 2015
The European Commission has today published its analysis of the response received during its online consultation on the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-reports-analysis-of-online-consultation-on-investor-state-dispute-settlement-in-TTIP_66797.html
January 13, 2015
The trade committee of the European Parliament has indicated in a working document that it opposes the inclusion of a clause on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) being included...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/European-Parliament-trade-committee-opposed-to-inclusion-of-ISDS-in-TTIP_66794.html
January 13, 2015
Dow Chemical, in partnership with its joint venture DowAksa (Istanbul), and a consortium of composites-related businesses, academic leaders, and government organizations have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-and-consortium-selected-to-establish-institute-for-composites-manufacturing-innovation_66774.html
January 13, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel owned by Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp, says that it has entered into a three-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sinofert...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/canada/Canpotex-signs-potash-supply-deal-with-Sinofert_66771.html
January 12, 2015
Axalta and Shanghai Kinlita Chemical have signed a joint-venture agreement aimed at producing and selling coatings into China’s commercial truck market. Financial details of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Axalta-enters-into-truck-coatings-joint-venture-in-China_66765.html
January 12, 2015
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag Canada Inc. for distribution into the solvents, oil & gas, mining and specialty chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Gevo-begins-biobased-isobutanol-sales-to-Brenntag_66764.html
January 12, 2015
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany) says that Michael Nolan, senior v.p. and CFO, will be departing AMRI. The company has also announced that Felicia Ladin will join AMRI in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-appoints-new-CFO_66743.html
January 12, 2015
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany) says that it has entered into several development and supply agreements with Genovi Pharmaceuticals, a specialty generic pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-signs-deal-with-Genovi-for-development-and-manufacturing-of-parenteral-drug-products_66744.html
January 12, 2015
Ablemarle today completed the $6.20-billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings, which was announced in July 2014. Rockwood will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Albemarle, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-completes-Rockwood-acquisition_66762.html
January 12, 2015
The United States could more than triple the level of renewable energy in its overall energy by 2030, according to a report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Report-US-could-triple-renewable-energy-by-2030_66747.html
January 12, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a large chlorine-free potash project in the United Kingdom, today announced its first take-or-pay offtake agreement in the animal feed...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sirius-Minerals-signs-its-first-animal-feed-offtake-deal_66746.html
January 12, 2015
AMEC Foster Wheeler has signed an agreement with D’Arcinoff Group (Washington) to provide engineering and technical services for an integrated, 30,000-bbl/day synthesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/AMEC-Foster-Wheeler-awarded-syngas-to-liquids-project-in-the-US_66739.html
January 9, 2015
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a letter criticizing the management of OM Group, accusing the company of generating a poor return on capital, and on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Hedge-fund-FrontFour-releases-letter-criticizing-OM-Group_66729.html
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