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June 13, 2014
On 6 June, a federal intragency working group released its report to President Obama in response to his executive order on actions to improve chemical safety. The report addresses the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Federal-chemical-safety-working-group-updates-executive-order-status_61769.html
June 13, 2014
Praxair has started operations at its new 600-m.t./day air separation unit (ASU) at Memphis, TN. The plant will supply gaseous and liquid oxygen, nitrogen, and argon to customers in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Praxair-starts-Memphis-gases-plant_61770.html
June 13, 2014
PPG Industries has acquired Masterwork (Pittsburgh), a distributor of architectural paints in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and New York. Masterwork owned and operated 13 stores, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PPG-acquires-two-coatings-firms-in-the-US_61792.html
June 13, 2014
A Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for $91 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business_61793.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
June 12, 2014
A well-functioning transport infrastructure is an important economic factor in Germany. About 226 million m.t. of chemical products were shipped to customers in 2012 (excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/VCI-Germanys-chemical-industry-calls-for-a-masterplan-for-transport-infrastructure_61711.html
June 11, 2014
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Development (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, celebrates ten years today...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/SusChem-celebrates-ten-years-preparing-for-next-decade_61684.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for four fatty acid derivatives under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-fatty-acid-derivatives_61648.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says in its latest triannual report that the use of alternative methods to testing on animals has increased. The European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Animal-testing-Use-of-alternatives-increases-but-some-tests-conducted-without-ECHAs-approval_61652.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for pirimicarb...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-pirimicarb_61647.html
June 5, 2014
The European Union plans to announce its contribution to more ambitious climate action to 2020 during a UN conference on climate change, taking place 4–15 June at Bonn, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/More-ambitious-climate-change-goals-to-be-set-at-UN-conference_61588.html
June 5, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has elected Ellen Richstone and Henry "Pete" Linsert to its board of directors. Both will hold office until the 2017 annual meeting of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/BioAmber-makes-appointments-to-board-of-directors_61587.html
June 4, 2014
The EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell by 1.3 % in 2012, to 19.2% below those in 1990, according to official data from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-reports-lowest-recorded-GHG-emissions-in-2012_61553.html
June 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 43 testing proposals for 20 substances, including octene, diisodecyl sebacate, potassium tetrafluoroborate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-20-substances_61518.html
June 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that transfluthrin has been added to the registry of intentions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Reach-Transfluthrin-to-be-submitted-for-CLH_61482.html
June 2, 2014
The European Commission has outlined a possible approach to promote regulatory convergence and recognition in the chemical sector under the negotiations with the United States as part...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/European-Commission-outlines-position-for-chemicals-within-TTIP-negotiations_61451.html
May 30, 2014
Bolivian president Evo Morales has announced plans for a $1.8-billion petrochemical plant in the department of Tarija, in southern Bolivia. The area has the largest proven natural gas deposits in the country and the second largest in South America....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Bolivia-plans-$1-8-billion-petrochemical-complex_61410.html
May 30, 2014
Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has reached a deal to acquire propylene maker PetroLogistics for $2.1 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Flint-Hills-Resources-to-acquire-PetroLogistics-for-$2-1-billion_61407.html
May 30, 2014
Styron is restructuring its North American polycarbonate (PC) business. The company will stop sourcing PC from Dow Chemical’s Freeport, TX, plant by the end of the year, but the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Styron-restructures-North-America-polycarbonate_61415.html
May 30, 2014
Rosneft (Moscow) has signed an agreement with Sanors Holding to acquire the Sanors group of companies. The agreement was signed by Rosneft chairman of the board Igor Sechin and Sanors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Rosneft-acquires-Sanors-paving-way-for-petchems_61404.html
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