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March 28, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says that Jack Boss will be joining the company as president/silicones and quartz, effective 31 March. Boss will be responsible for leading the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Momentive-appoints-presidentsilicones-and-quartz_59895.html
March 27, 2014
H.B. Fuller today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 29.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $24.6 million, or 28 cts/share, on revenues up 1.3%, to $486 million. Higher volume...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Fuller-net-income-falls-despite-revenue-increase_59876.html
March 27, 2014
Aceto (Port Washington, NY) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Rising Pharmaceuticals (Allendale, NJ) has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Pack Pharmaceuticals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Aceto-to-acquire-Pack-Pharmaceuticals-for-$100-million_59873.html
March 27, 2014
LanzaTech (Roselle, IL), a company developing technology to convert waste gas streams into low-carbon liquid fuels and chemicals, says it has raised $60-million in a series D funding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LanzaTech-raises-$60-million-in-Series-D-round_59880.html
March 27, 2014
Airgas says that Andrew Cichocki president of Airgas’s USA distribution division, effective 1 April. Cichocki is currently a member of Airgas’s management committee, and he...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Airgas-US-distribution-names-new-president_59844.html
March 27, 2014
The chemical industry is in a state of perpetual restructuring, creating opportunities and threats for existing business models. Changing business dynamics and megatrends add to these...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IHS-WPC-2014-Industry-needs-to-clarify-and-reevalute-its-business-models_59864.html
March 26, 2014
The oil spill that shut down Galveston Bay is still being cleaned up, but the US Coast Guard has authorized commercial ship traffic in the ports of Houston and Galveston during daylight hours. The Coast Guard has also allowed barges through the Houston Ship Channel and on the Intracoastal Waterway....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Houston-ship-channel-reopens_59858.html
March 26, 2014
The shale revolution will dramatically affect the global distribution of chemical industry profits, says Dave Witte,senior v.p. of IHS and general manager of IHS Chemical. North America chemical earnings leaped ahead of the global average beginning in 2009, and Witte expects the trend to continue beyond 2018....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IHS-WPC-2014-Shale-will-shift-global-distribution-of-chemical-earnings_59856.html
March 26, 2014
Antero Resources (Denver), an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the production of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas in the Appalachian Basin in West...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Antero-to-supply-ethane-to-West-Virginia-cracker-project_59846.html
March 26, 2014
PPG announced today that it has agreed to acquire Canal Supplies Inc. (CSI; Panama City), a Panamanian distributor of protective and marine coatings, for an undisclosed sum. CSI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-acquires-coatings-distributor-in-Central-America_59845.html
March 26, 2014
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China's export restrictions on the key industrial raw materials rare earths, molybdenum, and tungsten violate international...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/WTO-rules-that-Chinas-restrictions-on-rare-earth-exports-violate-trade-regulations_59847.html
March 26, 2014
Solvay says it has completed the acquisition of Plextronics (Pittsburgh), to bolster its organic light-emitting diodes (OLED) electronic display technology and launch a new development...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-completes-acquisition-of-Plextronics_59831.html
March 25, 2014
Stepan announced yesterday that it has introduced a novel biobased surfactant developed jointly with Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. (Woodridge, IL) that is capable of replacing high...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Stepan-launches-surfactant-developed-jointly-with-Elevance_59812.html
March 25, 2014
The US Coast Guard  reopened the Houston Ship Channel to barge traffic this morning, but Galveston Bay remains closed to shipping, according to local reports on 25 March. The harbor, which includes the ports of Houston, Texas City, and Galveston, has been closed since 22 March, when a barge and ship collided, releasing up to 168,000 gal of bunker fuel oil into the water....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Houston-Ship-Channel-open-to-barges-ships-continue-to-queue_59819.html
March 25, 2014
According to Reuters reports, Mosiac says it has laid off 51 of its Canadian potash operation workers because of low prices and weak demand in the potash market. The market has slumped...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Reports-Mosaic-lays-off-51-workers-because-of-potash-market-constraint_59820.html
March 25, 2014
Although winter weather continued to negatively affect the economy, ACC says equity prices in the chemical industry drove the monthly chemical activity barometer up—showing a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-CAB-up-on-equity-prices_59818.html
March 25, 2014
BASF Total Petrochemicals, a 60-40 joint venture between BASF and Total, on Monday announced the start-up of its 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility at Port Arthur, TX. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-Total-Petrochemicals-commissions-new-cracker-furnace-at-Port-Arthur-TX_59813.html
March 24, 2014
The oil spill that has closed Galveston Bay and stopped traffic in and out of the ports of Houston, Texas City, and Galveston is unlikely to have a serious impact on chemical production or shipping, say analysts at IHS . They expect the channel to re-open today, at least partially. In the event of an extended closure, however, aromatics and methanol derivatives could be affected....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IHS-Houston-oil-spill-unlikely-to-affect-chemical-markets_59811.html
March 24, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals (Grafton...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-to-acquire-API-firm-Cedarburg_59791.html
March 21, 2014
Dow’s AgroScience’s division announced today that its president and CEO, Antonio Galindez, will retire from the company on 1 May. Tim Hassinger, current leader of Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Dow-AgroSciences-CEO-to-retire_59759.html
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