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November 21, 2014
Ethylene production at Shell’s Norco, LA, refinery has returned to normal, the company said on 19 November. Production was interrupted on 13 November, when Shell shut down a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Shell-Norco-fire-ignites-spot-ethylene-rally_65587.html
November 21, 2014
Bristol-Myers Squibb has announced plans to build a large-scale biologics manufacturing facility at Cruiserath, Ireland, that will produce multiple therapies for the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bristol-Myers-Squibb-to-build-large-biologics-plant-in-Ireland_65550.html
November 21, 2014
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), will permanently close a complex producing xylenes and ethylbenzene (EB) at Sarroch, Italy, after refining group Saras (Sarroch) purchases certain downstream assets at the site....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Versalis-outlines-transformation-plans-aromatics-units-to-close_65551.html
November 21, 2014
Leading Asia-based companies have posted mixed financial results for the third quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Asian-firms-report-mixed-results_65552.html
November 21, 2014
Teijin has announced several initiatives to restructure its money-losing businesses. The measures include permanently shutting down a polycarbonate (PC) resin plant in Singapore and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Teijin-to-shut-polycarbonate-plant-in-Singapore-exit-DMT-business_65553.html
November 21, 2014
BASF and Anhui Huaheng Biotech-nology (Hefei, China) have signed a letter of intent to carry out a feasibility study to build and operate jointly an L-alanine production plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/BASF-and-Anhui-Huaheng-mull-L-alanine-production-JV-in-China_65573.html
November 21, 2014
Tokuyama says that its Shin Dai-ichi Vinyl (Tokyo) joint venture will permanently close an 80,000-m.t./year polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Chiba, Japan. Tokuyama holds a 71% stake...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tokuyama-to-shut-PVC-plant_65574.html
November 21, 2014
Ashland announced on 14 November that its board has elected William Wulfsohn to be chairman and CEO, effective 1 January 2015. Wulfsohn replaces James O’Brien, who is retiring...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Ashland-names-new-CEO_65598.html
November 21, 2014
A chemical leak at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility killed four employees and injured a fifth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Methyl-mercaptan-leak-at-DuPont-facility-kills-four_65599.html
November 21, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) has announced that its current executive v.p. and CFO, Kevin Berryman, will be leaving the company to take a senior leadership role outside...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/IFF-CFO-to-step-down-interim-CFO-named_65600.html
November 21, 2014
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and ACC have announced the renewal of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the two organizations at NACD’s annual meeting, held 17–20 November at Scottsdale, AZ, and updated members on new practices within Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution. The regulatory outlook was also assessed, with executives saying safety and environmental rules are proliferating....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/NACD-2014-ACC-NACD-renew-MOU-regulatory-hurdles-persist_65614.html
November 21, 2014
Chemtura on 13 November said it will slash manufacturing costs by about $50 million/year, or about 10% of the total, as part of a restructuring program. The restructuring will also cut...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Chemtura-details-restructuring-efforts-considers-future-M-and-A_65615.html
November 19, 2014
Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland), a market leader in the global fragrance and flavor industry, says it has opened an expanded technical center and regional offices at Dubai. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Givaudan-develops-Mideast-presence-with-expanded-technical-center-regional-offices-at-Dubai_65475.html
November 18, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of eight testing proposals for five substances. The chemicals in question and the hazard endpoints for which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-five-substances_65506.html
November 18, 2014
Germany’s small- and medium-sized (SME) companies have accused the federal government of failing to make any progress in the cost of the country's Energiewende, the transition...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-SMEs-regard-cost-issue-of-energy-transition-as-unresolved_65503.html
November 14, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) lowered its guidance for 2014 shortly after announcing its results for the third quarter of 2014 and expecting revenue and Ebit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/Tikkurila-lowers-its-guidance-for-2014_65439.html
November 14, 2014
European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström visited Berlin this week, where she met Sigmar Gabriel, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-trade-commissioner-Malmstrom-visits-Berlin_65445.html
November 14, 2014
The council for sustainable development (RNE; Berlin) and Chemie3 (chemistry to the power three), the sustainability initiative of Germany’s chemical industry, invited...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-chemical-industry-Sustainability-only-possible-if-we-work-together_65442.html
November 14, 2014
Sunoco Logistics has concluded the open season for the company’s $2.5-billion Mariner East 2 pipeline project. The pipeline will carry natural gas liquids (NGLs) from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Sunoco-advances-Mariner-2-plans-PDH-at-Marcus-Hook_65390.html
November 14, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS) plans to close its 85,000-m.t./year Marysville, MI, polypropylene (PP) plant in July 2015. Production will be shifted to the company’s Longview...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Flint-Hills-to-close-Marysville-MI-polypropylene-plant-in-July_65389.html
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