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July 7, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO), also called linear alpha-olefins...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-alpha-olefins_62291.html
July 7, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), a producer of fertilizers; and the Rio Tinto group have formed a joint venture to evaluate developing their jointly held potash properties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Acron-Rio-Tinto-form-JV-to-develop-Saskatchewan-potash-deposit_62292.html
July 7, 2014
Univar, the largest US chemical distributor, filed 26 July with SEC for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Distributor-Univar-files-for-initial-public-offering_62293.html
July 7, 2014
Braskem plans to build an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant at its La Porte, TX, site, the company says. Groundbreaking for the new plant will take place during...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Braskem-to-build-UHMWPE-plant-at-Texas-site_62295.html
July 7, 2014
Kuraray says that its MonoSol (Merrillville, IN) subsidiary will expand production capacity for polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film at its Portage, IN, site. An additional PVOH film...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Kuraray-to-expand-PVOH-film-capacity-at-Portage-IN_62296.html
July 7, 2014
DuPont says it aims to save $1 billion in costs by 2019 as part a program to streamline operations and eliminate stranded costs associated with the spin-off of its $7-billion/year performance chemicals unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-plans-to-cut-$1-billion-over-five-years-as-spin-off-nears_62297.html
July 7, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (Irvine, CA) will expand carbon fiber capacity at its manufacturing site at Sacramento. Capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-double-capacity-at-carbon-fiber-plant-in-California_62298.html
July 7, 2014
PotashCorp says it has begun the recall process at the company’s Lanigan, SK, potash mine to reinstate 47 permanent employees. “The recall reflects ongoing tightness in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PotashCorp-recalls-more-workers-after-market-upturn_62299.html
July 7, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany, as part of the company’s worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-to-close-PC-sheet-plant-in-Germany-sells-units-in-Australia-NZ_62300.html
July 7, 2014
The executive board of Evonik Industries has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board to reorganize Evonik’s group structure....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-reorganize-structure-appoints-board-member_62301.html
July 7, 2014
Sabic will introduce technical-grade urea (TGU) this year, an offering that will enable diesel engines to run more efficiently and reduce hazardous emissions, the company says. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-to-produce-technical-grade-urea-at-Al-Jubail_62302.html
July 7, 2014
Innovation, focused on market and customer needs and attractive growth markets, is expected to contribute 1–2 percentage points annually to Clariant’s sales growth, helping the company to achieve its 16–19% Ebitda margin target in 2015 and beyond, says Clariant CEO Hariolf Kottmann....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Clariant-flags-innovation-plans-polyolefins-hike-R-and-D-center_62303.html
July 7, 2014
Engineering and construction (E&C) firms SNC-Lavalin Group (Montreal) and Kentz (St Helier, Channel Islands) have announced an agreement for SNC-Lavalin to buy Kentz for £1.16 billion ($1.99 billion) in cash....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SNC-Lavalin-agrees-to-acquire-Kentz-for-$2-billion_62304.html
July 7, 2014
Solvay says that its Lansol Fluorchemicals joint venture has officially opened a production plant for Nocolok brazing flux at Quzhou, China. Lansol is a jv between Solvay and chemical company Sinochem Lantian (Hangzhou, China), a subsidiary of Sinochem (Beijing). Construction on the 3,000-m.t./year plant began in July 2013, Solvay says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Solvay-Sinochem-JV-opens-Nocolok-brazing-flux-plant-in-China_62306.html
July 7, 2014
Quaker Chemical (Conshohocken, PA) says that it has acquired the remaining 49% stake in its Quaker Chemical Australasia (QCA; Seven Hills, Australia) affiliate from its joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Quaker-buys-out-partner-in-Australian-joint-venture_62307.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Four-phthalates-added-to-registry-of-intentions-as-SVHCs-under-Reach_62216.html
July 2, 2014
Biochemical company METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SK Chemicals (Seoul) say that they have signed a worldwide, exclusive license agreement to manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SK-Chemicals-and-Metex-sign-exclusive-deal-for-bio-PDO_62209.html
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