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July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-adopts-MSR-industry-says-it-will-not-reduce-emissions-but-will-drive-up-costs_72009.html
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a plenary session to approve recommendations to European Commission negotiators working on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/European-Parliament-gives-green-light-to-TTIP-negotiators_72008.html
July 8, 2015
Cefic says in its latest Chemicals Trend Report (June 2015) that European chemical output grew by 0.3% during the first four months of 2015, compared with the year-ago period. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-European-chemicals-stagnate-trade-surplus-shrinks-during-first-quarter_71978.html
July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VCI-Europes-parliament-fails-to-recognize-opportunity-for-regulatory-cooperation_72013.html
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-EU-waste-rules-must-not-be-allowed-to-stifle-production_71971.html
July 7, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) says that yesterday’s compromise by the ruling coalition government on a draft reform of the country’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-Germanys-inheritance-tax-needs-to-be-improved-for-SMEs_71983.html
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
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