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September 8, 2014
Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Albemarle-and-ICL-to-form-polymeric-flame-retardants-JV_63528.html
September 8, 2014
KBR today confirmed that it has been awarded a contract for a new grassroots urea facility being built by Koch Nitrogen Co. at Enid, OK. The reimbursable contract covers engineering...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/KBR-confirms-urea-contract-award-by-Koch-Nitrogen_63580.html
September 8, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment – including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals – of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). AKJ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ecolab-acquires-chemicals-segment-of-AKJ-Industries_63613.html
September 8, 2014
Bemis (Neenah, WI) announced today that it has agreed to sell its pressure-sensitive materials business, Mactac, to private equity firm Platinum Equity (Beverly Hills, CA) for $170...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bemis-sells-adhesives-business-to-private-equity-firm_63660.html
September 8, 2014
Dow Chemical has announced new executive leaders, including a new CFO, as well as realigned responsibilities for its senior leadership team. James Fitterling has been named vice...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-names-next-CFO-makes-senior-leadership-appoinments_63658.html
September 5, 2014
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Oak Brook, IL) has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel, near Freeport, TX, the company says. Beginning in October, Great Lakes will widen about 4.5 miles of the channel by 50%, to 600 feet....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dredging-firm-wins-$30-million-contract-to-widen-Freeport-Ship-Channel_63642.html
September 5, 2014
CHS (St. Paul), a farmer-owned cooperative, announced today that it will construct a nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing plant at Spiritwood, ND. The board approved plans for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Farmer-co-op-CHS-to-build-$3-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant-in-North-Dakota_63640.html
September 5, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-US-catalysis-firm_63638.html
September 4, 2014
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) has agreed to acquire Chevron Petrochemical Pipeline, which owns the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system, for $295 million in cash. The acquisition is expected to close in the fourth quarter, Boardwalk says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Boardwalk-to-acquire-Evangeline-ethylene-pipeline-for-$295-million_63623.html
September 4, 2014
CellMark's (Gothenburg, Sweden) chemicals division—centered at Stamford, CT, and a supplier and custom manufacturer of specialty chemicals—has completed the acquisition of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CellMark-acquires-nutraceuticals-maker-AnMar_63624.html
September 4, 2014
Solvay has a reached a deal to acquire the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business of Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) for $220 million. Solvay will acquire two Ryton PPS resin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-to-acquire-CPChems-PPS-assets-for-$220-million_63618.html
September 4, 2014
Bayer CropScience (BCS) has today given insight into its targets and projects it is currently working on. In exclusive interviews with CW on the sidelines of today’s inauguration...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bayer-CropScience-outlines-targets-bets-on-biologics_63615.html
September 4, 2014
Bayer CropScience (BCS), the world’s second largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today held an inauguration ceremony at a new site at West Sacramento, CA, which also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bayer-CropScience-to-invest-$1-billion-in-the-US-opens-facility-at-West-Sacramento_63614.html
September 3, 2014
H.B. Fuller says it has acquired ProSpec Construction Products (Charlotte, NC), a maker of caulks, epoxies, grouts, and other installation products for tile and stone, from Bonsal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/H-B-Fuller-acquires-US-tile-and-stone-installation-products-firm_63612.html
September 3, 2014
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced today that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lehigh-Technologies-closes-$8-million-funding-round_63601.html
September 3, 2014
Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream’s share of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP) for a total of $650 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Pembina-buys-Vantage-pipeline-plans-$500-million-propane-export-terminal-at-Portland_63584.html
September 3, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) announced today that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Royal-Adhesives-to-acquire-Chemque_63582.html
September 2, 2014
PPG says it has closed the sale of its float glass manufacturing facility at Mt. Zion, IL, to Fuyao Glass America (Fuzhou City, China), for an undisclosed sum. The deal was announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-closes-sale-of-float-glass-plant_63565.html
September 2, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 18 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) up 0.2%; up 4.3% Y/Y...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-29-August-2014_63578.html
September 2, 2014
A. Schulman says that it has acquired Compco, located near Melbourne, for $6.7 million in cash. Compco manufactures of a variety of plastic compounds and products, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/A-Schulman-acquires-Australian-plastic-compounds-manufacturer_63562.html
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