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May 22, 2014
The Chemical Heritage Foundation's app for iPad, ChemCrafter, has surpassed 300,000 downloads worldwide. The app is a free chemistry set game designed for children aged 10-16. The game...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Chemical-Heritage-Foundation-app-surpasses-download-goal_61212.html
May 22, 2014
EPA says it has issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration construction permit to Dow Chemical for Dow's previously announced steam cracker at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/EPA-issues-GHG-construction-permit-for-Dows-Freeport-cracker_61224.html
May 21, 2014
DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference today that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of its performance chemicals business. The company announced last October that it would divest its $7-billion/year performance chemicals segment by mid-2015 through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders as a part of the company’s transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company.”  The business includes titanium dioxide, fluoroproducts, and industrial chemicals....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-says-it-would-consider-alternatives-to-spinoff-for-performance-chemicals-unit_61210.html
May 21, 2014
ACC director of regulatory and technical affairs Lorraine Gershman has testified to the US House Subcommittee on Energy and Power in support of the Promoting New Manufacturing Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-testifies-before-Congress-on-Promoting-New-Manufacturing-Act_61192.html
May 21, 2014
FDA issued a warning letter on 7 May to the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) and finished pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries (Sun Pharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FDA-issues-warning-letter-to-Sun-Pharmas-API-plant-in-India_61187.html
May 21, 2014
UOP, a Honeywell company, says that PennTex Midstream Partners (Houston) has selected UOP Russell to supply a gas processing plant to recover natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/UOP-to-supply-gas-processing-plant-to-PennTex-to-recover-NGLs-in-northern-Louisiana_61185.html
May 20, 2014
SAFC Commercial, the custom manufacturing services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich, has installed a new commercial-scale continuous-flow reactor at its Sheboygan, WI, facility with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/SAFC-expands-continuous-flow-capabilities_61163.html
May 20, 2014
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, announced today that it is awarding the 2014 SCI Perkin Medal to John Warner, president and chief technology officer of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/SCI-awards-Perkin-medal-to-green-chemistry-leader_61170.html
May 20, 2014
AM Agrigen Industries (Dover, DE) has selected a site in St. Charles Parish, LA, to develop a potential $1.2-billion plant to manufacture granulated urea, the company says. Agrigen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Louisiana-site-selected-for-potential-$1-2-billion-urea-complex_61160.html
May 20, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it has acquired the SunSensors photochromic lens business of Corning (Corning, NY). Financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed. Through the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mitsui-Chemicals-acquires-Cornings-photochromic-lens-material-business_61153.html
May 20, 2014
Maverick Synfuels (Research Triangle Park, NC), and Plant Process Equipment (PPE; League City, TX), have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Maverick-Synfuels-and-PPE-collaborate-on-manufacture-sale-of-small-scale-GTL-methanol-plants_61164.html
May 20, 2014
Pharmaceutical company Relypsa (Redwood City, CA) says that it has entered into a multi-year commercial manufacturing and supply agreement with DSM Fine Chemicals for the active...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DSM-Fine-Chemicals-and-Relypsa-sign-API-manufacturing-agreement_61165.html
May 20, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, has decided to build a plastics compounding plant at Athens, AL, Asahi says. It will be the second plastics compounding plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plastics-compounding-plant-in-US_61159.html
May 19, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators slipped to 13 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Please refer to the end of this report for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-16-May-2014_61137.html
May 19, 2014
Scientists from IBM Research (Armonk, NY) have discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IBM-researchers-discover-new-class-of-industrial-polymers_61128.html
May 19, 2014

EPA has finalized a greenhouse-gas permit allowing ExxonMobil Chemical to proceed with construction of a 1.5-million m.t./year ethylene plant at Baytown, TX.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/EPA-rejects-appeal-finalizes-permit-for-ExxonMobils-Baytown-ethylene-project_61115.html
May 16, 2014
Comex Mexico has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams (SW) over SW’s termination of the $2.34-billion merger agreement between the two companies, a Reuters report says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Comex-Mexico-files-suit-against-Sherwin-Williams-over-deal-termination_61108.html
May 16, 2014
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies. Over 1,100...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BIO-2014-Industrial-biotech-becoming-an-integral-part-of-the-chemical-industry_61107.html
May 16, 2014
PolyOne says that Robert Patterson became president and CEO on 15 May, and he has been elected to the company's board of directors. PolyOne, in March, named then-COO Patterson as its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/New-PolyOne-CEO-steps-into-role_61097.html
May 15, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held earlier this week at Edison, NJ. Most...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Suppliers-Day-2014-Mood-mostly-upbeat-for-personal-care-industry_61087.html
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