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July 6, 2015
Chemours says its postspin course will focus on nurturing growth opportunities in titanium dioxide (TiO2) and fluoroproducts....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Chemours-sets-postspin-strategy_71913.html
July 6, 2015
North America’s styrene producers have been trying to sell material for forward months in order to lock in current margins before turnarounds in the United States and Asia end...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Styrene-makers-aim-to-lock-in-margins-through-August_71914.html
July 6, 2015
Clariant says that, on 1 July, it completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining 50% of shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB; Vitória da Conquista...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Clariant-takes-full-control-of-Brazilian-bentonite-joint-venture_71915.html
July 6, 2015
US producers of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) have asked for antidumping duties on imports from China. An industry group, the American HFC Coalition, has filed a petition with the US...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/US-producers-claim-dumping-of-Chinese-HFC-imports_71916.html
July 6, 2015
Optima Chemical, an affiliate of Charkit Chemical (Norwalk, CT), has acquired certain manufacturing assets in Belle, WV, from Chemours, the performance chemicals business of DuPont...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Optima-Chemical-acquires-certain-Chemours-manufacturing-assets_71917.html
July 6, 2015
BioAmber (Minneapolis) and DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products have announced that Flokser Group, a leader in leather and suede fabrics, has successfully developed an artificial leather fabric using biobased chemicals produced by the two companies....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Biobased-chemicals-used-to-produce-artificial-leather_71918.html
July 6, 2015
The recent US Supreme Court ruling on EPA’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants could hurt demand for activated carbon and bromine, potentially limiting producers’ bottom lines, companies and analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/MATS-ruling-could-hit-demand-for-activated-carbon-bromine_71919.html
July 6, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) has sold its stake in Keytrade (Zurich), a worldwide fertilizer trader, to the company’s principals. Financial terms have not been disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/-divests-Keytrade-stake_71920.html
July 6, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) and Yara International (Oslo) have announced that CF will acquire Yara’s 50% stake in the companies’ GrowHow UK (Ince, UK) fertilizer joint...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CF-Industries-buys-Yara-out-of-fertilizer-joint-venture_71921.html
July 6, 2015
Arkema has set its sights on securing long-term feedstock supplies, particularly for its large-scale fluorinated gases and acrylic acid operations, Marc Schuller, v.p./industrial specialties and coating solutions there, tells CW....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-eyes-feedstock-options-for-fluorogases-acrylics-_71922.html
July 6, 2015
Arkema, at a capital markets day held recently in Paris, presented its strategy and ambitions and confirmed its medium- and long-term objectives....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/-confirms-targets-hikes-molecular-sieves-capacity_71923.html
July 6, 2015
Evonik Industries has confirmed that its supervisory board, at a meeting held on 25 June, resolved unanimously to end the term of office of executive board member and COO Patrik Wohlhauser....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-terminates-COOs-contract-divests-stake-in-real-estate-firm_71925.html
July 6, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has acquired the remaining shares of the Addiment Italia (Medolago, Italy) joint venture from Sika’s jv partner, Buzzi Unicem (Casale...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sika-buys-out-partner-in-Italy-based-joint-venture_71926.html
July 6, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s (JM) research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham, UK), for £256 million ($399.6 million) in cash. The research chemicals business supplies more than 45,000 specialty chemicals to industry as well as academic institutions in small-scale research quantities via the business’s catalogue....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Thermo-Fisher-acquires-JMs-research-chemicals-business_71927.html
July 6, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it has agreed to establish a joint venture in China with Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Ltd. Co. (YOFC; Wuhan, China), China’s largest maker...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Shin-Etsu-to-form-optical-fiber-preform-JV-in-China_71928.html
July 6, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a number of agreements, including a deal for Rosneft to supply crude oil to ChemChina and acquire a stake in ChemChina’s petrochemical subsidiary. The signing took place at the recent Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum, in Russia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Rosneft-to-acquire-stake-in-ChemChinas-petchem-arm_71929.html
July 6, 2015
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a leading fragrance and flavor company, says that it has opened a savory flavors manufacturing facility at Nantong, China. Givaudan invested about 50...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Givaudan-doubles-flavors-production-capacity-in-China_71930.html
July 2, 2015
A well-developed and efficient transport infrastructure in transit country Germany is of paramount importance for Europe as an industrial location, according to Gerd Deimel...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-calls-for-improvements-in-connecting-European-transport-routes_71837.html
June 30, 2015
DSM announced today that Atul Thakrar is joining the company as president of its biobased products and services unit, effective 1 July. Thakrar will be responsible for DSM’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DSM-appoints-presidentbiobased-products-and-services_71764.html
June 30, 2015
Fifty three small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) from Germany’s chemical industry have announced that they “completely convinced” in their support of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-in-favor-of-TTIP_71758.html
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