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March 6, 2014
Shin-Etsu (Tokyo) is studying plans to build a US world-scale ethylene plant, executive chairman Chihiro Kanagawa tells CW. Shin-Etsu is the largest US and global maker of PVC and currently purchases all of its US ethylene requirements under long-term contracts....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Shin-Etsu-evaluating-US-ethylene-investment_59392.html
March 6, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 2.9% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 1 March, to 43,986 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-declines-2-9-percent_59390.html
March 6, 2014
Mineral Technologies (MTI) announced this morning that it has raised its bid to acquire bentonite and minerals producer Amcol to $45.75/share, beating Imerys’s latest bid of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/MTI-raises-Amcol-bid-to-$45-75share_59373.html
March 6, 2014
Celanese has announced that it has signed a two-year extension to its existing contract with the Aachen Center for Lightweight Production (AZL; Aachen, Germany). The parties are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Celanese-extends-research-contract-for-thermoplastic-composites_59371.html
March 6, 2014
Taminco announced today it completed, 23 December 2013, the previously announced acquisition of Kemeria Oyj’s formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Taminco-completes-acquisition-of-Kemiras-formic-acid-business_59374.html
March 6, 2014
Airgas announced today that it is reorganizing its North Central distribution region into two separate regions within the company’s North division—a redefined North Central...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Airgas-reorganizes-North-Central-distribution-region_59372.html
March 6, 2014
PolyOne says it has launched NEU View Radiopaque Translucent Solutions, a polymer formulation that provides catheter manufacturers and health-care professionals enhanced material...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PolyOne-launches-technology-to-serve-health-care-industry_59357.html
March 6, 2014
Dow Chemical says that it will build a new R&D facility at Lake Jackson, TX, near its largest manufacturing site at Freeport, TX. The new center will replace several of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-to-build-R-and-D-facility-in-Texas_59353.html
March 5, 2014
The former hydrogen peroxide unit of FMC, the sale of which was finalized on Monday, has been renamed PeroxyChem. The business is now owned by One Equity Partners (New York), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Former-FMC-hydrogen-peroxide-unit-renamed-PeroxyChem_59350.html
March 5, 2014
Ashland announced today that it is closing its unsaturated polyester resin (UPR) and gelcoats manufacturing plant at Kelowna, BC, effective 27 June. Six other sites in North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ashland-shutters-UPR-and-gelcoats-plant-in-Canada_59338.html
March 5, 2014
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) has unveiled a process for the production of high-volume chemicals from carbon dioxide (CO2), showcasing its demonstration-scale "reaction...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-start-up-develops-cost-advantaged-process-to-make-high-volume-chemicals-from-CO2_59327.html
March 4, 2014
Evonik Industries said today that it has acquired Silbond Corporation (Weston, MI), a leading supplier of silicic acid esters. The transaction, with a purchase price in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evonik-acquires-Silbond-a-producer-of-silicic-acid-esters_59303.html
March 4, 2014
Amcol announced today that it has approved a revised bid from Imerys, valuing the company at $45.25/share. The announcement comes the day after Minerals Technologies (MTI) submitted a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Amcol-and-Imerys-agree-to-amended-$45-25share-merger_59325.html
March 4, 2014
Sensient Technologies announced today that it is initiating a new restructuring program, which will consolidate manufacturing plants and “eliminate underperforming...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Sensient-announces-further-restructuring-raises-dividend_59323.html
March 4, 2014
Airgas announced today that it has acquired Welding &Therapy Service Inc. (Louisville, KY), an industrial and medial gas and welding supply distributor. The company has five...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Airgas-acquires-Kentucky-medical-gas-and-welding-distributor_59309.html
March 4, 2014
BASF has signed an agreement to divest PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO), part of BASF's plastic additives business unit, to private equity firm Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-divests-plastic-additives-unit-PolyAd-to-private-equity-firm_59311.html
March 4, 2014
Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) has completed the acquisition of Williams's in-service operations in Alberta, Canada, for $1.2 billion. The partnership announced the agreement on 26 February....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Williams-Partners-completes-Alberta-acquisition_59307.html
March 4, 2014
Essential Ingredients (Lawrenceville, GA), a sales and marketer of personal care, household, and industrial (HI&I) products, says it has been chosen by SE Tylose USA (Itasca, IL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cellulose-ether-firm-selects-Essential-Ingredients-for-marketing_59271.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 3, 2014
PPG has closed its acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology (Boxborough, MA), a maker of high-heat resistant industrial coatings, the company says. Financial terms of the deal, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-closes-heat-resistant-coatings-deal_59276.html
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