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January 14, 2014
A chemical spill at Elk River, WV last week cut off clean drinking water to over 300,000 people in nine West Virginia counties. State officials imposed water-use restrictions on 9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/West-Virginia-chemical-spill-leaves-300000-without-drinking-water-updated_57929.html
January 14, 2014
Socma today announced that 12 firms, including makers of specialty chemicals, distributors, and service providers, have joined the lobbying group. The new members were approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Socma-membership-rises_57966.html
January 14, 2014
A new group, the Plastics-to-Oil Technologies Alliance, will work to influence public policy in support of technologies for converting nonrecycled plastics into petroleum-based products, ACC announced on 14 January. Formed within ACC’s plastics division, the group includes Agilyx  (Beaverton, OR), Cynar (London), and RES Polyflow (Akron, OH) among its founding members...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-debuts-Plastics-to-Oil-Technologies-Alliance_57956.html
January 14, 2014
CB&I has announced that it has signed a cooperation agreement with Chiyoda (Yokohama) to design and build liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities in North America. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CB-and-I-and-Chiyoda-sign-agreement-covering-North-American-LNG-export-facilities_57944.html
January 14, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen announced on 13 January that Engaged Capital and Lone Star Value Management, investment firm shareholders of Rentech, have nominated four candidates to be considered...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Investment-firms-push-board-nominees-at-Rentech-company-considers-wood-fiber-IPO_57941.html
January 13, 2014
KiOR (Pasadena, TX) will halt production at its Columbus, MS cellulosic fuel plant during the first quarter of this year to implement a series of optimization measures at the facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cellulosic-fuel-producer-KiOR-halts-plant-for-capacity-efficiency-expansion_57921.html
January 13, 2014
ACC and Socma last week announced their support for Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation introduced in Congress last week. The legislation, if passed, would...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-Socma-announce-support-of-Trade-Promotion-Authority-legislation_57926.html
January 13, 2014
Koda Distribution announced today that it has acquired Marcor Development Corp. (Carlstadt, NJ), a specialty chemical distributor serving the nutraceuticals, biologicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Koda-Distribution-acquires-NJ-based-specialty-chemical-distributor_57927.html
January 13, 2014
Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, a leading developer of RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, announced today that it has signed an option agreement under which Monsanto may obtain a license...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Monsanto-signs-option-agreement-to-support-biologicals-platform_57923.html
January 13, 2014
PPG Industries says it has appointed Kevin McDonald as v.p./fiber glass, effective 1 March. McDonald is currently PPG general manager/reinforcements, and leader for fiber glass in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-appoints-new-head-of-fiber-glass-business_57914.html
January 13, 2014
DuPont says it has appointed Jeffrey Sternberg as global automotive technology director. In this role, Sternberg is charged to bring the breadth of DuPont advanced materials as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-appoints-head-of-global-automotive-research-and-development_57913.html
January 10, 2014
Axalta today broke ground on a new $50-million waterborne coatings facility near Shanghai, the company says. The plant will supply up to 25,000 m.t. of waterborne coatings for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Axalta-to-build-new-coatings-plant-in-China_57903.html
January 10, 2014
Air Products on 9 January opened and dedicated its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) head exchanger manufacturing facility at Manatee County, FL—which will double the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-opens-Florida-LNG-plant_57902.html
January 10, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco) announced today that Jean-Marc Rotsaert has resigned as COO and that, given the recent appointment of David Cole as president, the company does not plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solazyme-shuffles-management_57900.html
January 10, 2014
American Pacific (Ampac), the parent company of Ampac Fine Chemicals, announced today that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by investment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/H-I-G-reaches-deal-to-acquire-Ampac-for-$392-million_57899.html
January 10, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says that it has completed the acquisition of a resin coated proppants manufacturing facility at Shreveport, LA, from CRS Proppants (Tulsa, OK). Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Momentive-acquires-proppants-manufacturing-facility-in-Louisiana_57861.html
January 9, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont. The spin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-names-CEO-for-planned-performance-chemicals-spinoff_57860.html
January 9, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deep water dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain local permits by mid-2014 and to bring the facility online in late 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deep-water-dock-for-St-James-facility_57856.html
January 9, 2014
Biochemical firm Myriant (Quincy, MA) has withdrawn its plans for a $125-million initial public offering, according to an SEC filing dated 8 January. The move comes shortly after PTT...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Myriant-withdraws-IPO_57845.html
January 8, 2014
Compass Minerals (Kansas City) released its deicing sales volume data for the fourth quartertoday, showing increased snow activity—which pushed its highway deicing sales volumes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Compass-Minerals-reports-increased-deicing-sales-volumes-in-fourth-quarter_57818.html
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