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May 9, 2014
Invista and Solvay announced late in April that they have signed a settlement resolving disputes related to adiponitrile (ADN) intellectual property and technology used in Butachimie...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Invista-and-Solvay-settle-ADN-joint-venture-dispute_60926.html
May 9, 2014
BASF is considering constructing a world-scale methane-to-propylene plant on the US Gulf Coast. BASF says it would be the sole owner of the plant, which would support the expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/BASF-mulls-methane-to-propylene-plant-on-US-Gulf_60927.html
May 9, 2014
BioAmber (Montreal) has signed its first take-or-pay contract for biosuccinic acid, the company says. The company will be the principal supplier of biobased succinic acid to PTT MCC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/BioAmber-signs-contract-for-biobased-succinic-acid_60928.html
May 9, 2014
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each reports a loss for the first quarter. Sinopec’s chemicals segment posted an operating loss of 1.34 billion renminbi ($215...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Sinopec-PetroChina-chemical-units-report-losses-in-first-quarter_60879.html
May 9, 2014
Lion Copolymer (Geismar, LA) has completed an engineering study for the addition of an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) production line at its facility at Geismar. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Lion-Copolymer-plans-new-EPDM-line-considers-share-of-cracker_60930.html
May 9, 2014
ACC has released a set of chemical hazard and risk-assessment principles designed to provide “obtainable, high-level benchmarks” to help federal programs produce more scientifically sound and timely chemical assessments....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-announces-principles-to-guide-chemical-assessments_60932.html
May 8, 2014
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) says it welcomes the decision by the German government to continue the cost relief regulation, part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Energy-industries-association-welcomes-reform-of-renewable-energy-law-but-warns-on-high-energy-costs_60902.html
May 8, 2014
Petrochemical producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says sales in first-quarter 2014 were 8.54 billion Hungarian forint ($38.6 million), compared with Ft5.63 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/TVK-first-quarter-sales-rise-by-3-percent-Ebitda-leaps-by-52-percent_60899.html
May 8, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says that its revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased to €141.5 million ($196.8 million), compared with €138.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-sales-increase-by-2-2-percent-in-first-quarter-2014-Ebit-jumps-28-5-percent-YOY_60898.html
May 7, 2014
Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from fossil fuel combustion by the 28 member states of the European Union decreased by 2.5% in in 2013 compared with those in 2012, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EU-carbon-dioxide-emissions-fall-by-2-5-percent-in-2013-compared-with-2012_60862.html
May 7, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it increased sales in the first quarter of 2014 of €470 million ($654 million) compared with €458 million in the year-ago quarter, or 2.6%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-sales-up-2-6-percent-in-first-quarter-Ebitda-rises-by-9-0-percent_60854.html
May 7, 2014
Linde says it achieved sales of €4.05 billion ($5.63 billion) in first-quarter 2014, an increase of 1.5% versus the year-ago quarter, or 7.3% after adjusting for exchange rate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Linde-operating-profit-falls-2-7-percent-on-slight-revenue-increase-confirms-2014-outlook_60848.html
May 7, 2014
Evonik says it achieved sales of €320 billion ($4.45 billion) in first-quarter 2014, close to the prior-period level of €3.21 billion, a slight organic sales growth of 1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-Ebitda-falls-24-percent-on-organic-sales-growth-of-1-percent-reiterates-outlook-for-2014_60860.html
May 4, 2014
Germany's environment minister, Barbara Hendricks; and the minister for research and education, Johanna Wanka, see a fundamental overhaul of energy production as a central element in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Germanys-energy-transition-is-key-for-climate-protection_60632.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a 45-day public consultation on a total of 19 testing proposals for 15 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-testing-proposals-for-15-substances_60765.html
May 2, 2014
The European Commission has amended the list of chemicals subject to export notification, annex I, under the prior informed consent (PIC) regulation of 21 February, concerning certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-amends-list-of-chemicals-subject-to-export-notification_60763.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that amendments to the the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) have now come into force. The objective of the amendments is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Amendments-to-biocidal-products-regulation-enter-into-force_60728.html
May 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides pencycuron and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Consultation-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-proposals-launched-on-pencycuron-benzovindiflupyr_60737.html
May 1, 2014
New technologies; an integrated approach to crop management; and harmonized, science-based regulatory regimes are necessary to help the agricultural industry meet the daunting task of feeding the world’s fast-growing and increasingly middle-class population, according to James Blome, president and CEO of BayerCropscience....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Emerging-issues-in-agriculture-can-be-met-with-innovation_60586.html
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