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February 4, 2014
Grace emerged from bankruptcy protection Monday, ending nearly 13 years of operation under Chapter 11 protection to address asbestos-related claims. Separately, Grace announced Tuesday that its board has authorized a share repurchase program of up to $500 million, or roughly 6.8% of outstanding shares based current market capitalization....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/W-R-Grace-exits-bankruptcy-protection-updated_58528.html
February 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operation of DuPont, has announced plans to more than double waterborne coatings capacity at its Guarulhos, Brazil, site. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Axalta-to-boost-waterborne-coatings-in-Brazil_58542.html
February 4, 2014
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) completed the acquisition of Viking Polymers, (Jamestown, NC), a custom compounder with a diversified portfolio of specialty formulations and a particularly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Teknor-Apex-completes-acquisition-of-specialty-PVC-compounder_58534.html
February 4, 2014
DuPont announced today that its chief marketing and sales officer Scott Coleman has resigned to pursue another opportunity. Coleman led the company’s marketing and sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-chief-marketing-officer-resigns-names-new-head-of-corporate-communications_58538.html
February 4, 2014
A team of researchers at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) has developed a highly selective catalyst capable of electrochemically converting carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-researchers-develop-catalyst-to-convert-CO2-into-chemicals_58531.html
February 4, 2014
Solvay says it plans to increase its production capacity of natural soda ash at its Green River, WY, plant by 150,000 m.t./year by early 2015, to meet growing demand of its US export...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-to-increase-soda-ash-capacity-in-US_58530.html
February 3, 2014
Praxair announced today that it has completed the acquisition of its industrial gases joint venture Praxair Distribution Mid-Atlantic (PDMA; Allentown, PA). The company previously held...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Praxair-buys-out-mid-Atlantic-distribution-joint-venture_58527.html
February 3, 2014
AFC Energy (Dunsfold, UK), the industrial fuel-cell power company, said today that it has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding with US chemicals manufacturer Allied New...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AFC-Energy-Allied-New-Technologies-sign-MOU-for-energy-facility-at-Florida-chlor-alkali-plant_58504.html
February 3, 2014
KMG Chemicals announced today that it has named Marcelino Rodriguez as corporate controller and chief accounting officer, effective 24 February. Rodriguez will oversee corporate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/KMG-names-chief-accounting-officer_58510.html
February 3, 2014
Koda Distribution Group (KDG) announced today that it has acquired The DeWolf Companies (Warwick, RI), which consist of DeWolf Chemical, Glenn Corp. and Tempo Canada ULC. DeWolf...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Koda-Distribution-Group-acquires-personal-care-distributor-creates-care-business-line_58526.html
February 3, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Hi-Temp Coatings Technology (Boxborough, MA), a privately held maker of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-to-acquire-heat-resistant-industrial-coatings-maker_58508.html
February 3, 2014
Linde North America announced today that it has completed construction of a specialty gases plant at Hammond, IN. The plant complements the current industrial and medical gas filling...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-completes-construction-of-gases-plant-in-the-US_58502.html
February 3, 2014
Honeywell announced today that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva, Switzerland), a scientific body established by the United Nations, confirmed that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/UN-climate-panel-confirms-low-global-warming-potential-of-HFO-1234yf_58511.html
February 3, 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 Confidence up 3.2 points to five-month high...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-31-Jan-2014_58512.html
January 31, 2014
Managing TSCA reform as it makes its way through Congress and ensuring that fuel subsidies do not adversely impact oleochemical prices are key priorities for the cleaning chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACI-2014-TSCA-reform-fuel-subsidies-key-priorities-for-soapers_58404.html
January 31, 2014
“Cautious optimism” was the phrase buzzing through the halls of the Grande Lakes Orlando this week at ACI's annual meeting and conference. Soapers and home care chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACI-2014-Stability-slow-growth-ahead-for-soaps_58453.html
January 31, 2014
Burdensome and counterproductive regulation and industry’s sustainability efforts emerged as common themes at the Global Industry Update panel at the American...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACI-2014-Regulations-sustainability-efforts-top-global-panel-concerns_58430.html
January 31, 2014
Senator David Vitter (R., LA) told attendees Friday at ACI’s 2014 Annual Meeting, currently being held in Orlando, FL, that he is hopeful that chemical management reform will clear Congress this year....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACI-2014-Senator-Vitter-optimistic-about-prospects-for-CSIA-passage-this-year_58467.html
January 31, 2014
Strong performance in the Americas and a tax benefit lifted LyondellBasell Industries’ fourth-quarter net income to $1.175 billion, up 89% year-on-year from $623 million, says the company, and 38% from the third quarter’s $851 million. Earnings of $2.11/share handily surpassed the consensus estimate of $1.40 reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LyondellBasell-finishes-record-year-with-strong-quarter_58466.html
January 31, 2014
Air Liquide announced its plans to relocate its American corporate headquarters at Houston. The company says it will move from the Houston Galleria area to the Air Liquide Center, at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/American-Air-Liquide-relocates-headquarters-at-Houston_58464.html
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