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October 10, 2014
Disagreement over states’ authority to regulate chemicals and deadlines for EPA review of chemicals of concern continue to hold up the passage of the Chemical Safety Improvement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/TSCA-reform-hits-a-wall_64428.html
October 8, 2014
Nina Cromnier has been elected for a second term as chair of the management board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency has announced. Cromnier’s second...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-management-board-chair-reelected_64286.html
October 8, 2014
Evonik Industries has opened a new production line for surface-treated fumed silica at its Rheinfelden, Germany site, thereby increasing the company’s global capacity by 25%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-boosts-global-capacity-for-specialty-silicas-by-25-percent-with-expansion-at-Rheinfelden-Germany_64341.html
October 8, 2014
The biocidal products committee (BPC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted opinions on four active substances: glutaraldehyde; clothianidin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHAs-biocidal-products-committee-adopts-ten-opinions_64335.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 7, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on proposals for harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for clorophene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultations-on-two-substances_64317.html
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VCI-welcomes-trade-agreement-between-EU-and-Canada-sees-growth-potential-for-German-chemicals_64284.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added oxathiapiprolin to the registry of intentions. Oxathiapiprolin is a member of the piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Oxathiapiprolin-added-to-ECHAs-registry-of-intentions_64289.html
September 26, 2014
Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-to-buy-Totals-Bostik-adhesives-unit-for-&euro1-74-billion_64011.html
September 26, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, have confirmed that they...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CF-Industries-Yara-in-talks-to-merge-into-top-fertilizer-player_64002.html
September 26, 2014
Ferro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83 million ($108 million) in cash from private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Ferro-to-acquire-Italian-tile-coatings-manufacturer-Vetriceramici_64003.html
September 26, 2014
RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemical company; and SolVin (Brussels)—has inaugurated a world-scale, integrated polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturing complex at Kstovo in Nizhniy Novgorod Region, Russia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/RusVinyl-opens-major-PVC-complex-Sibur-okays-Tobolsk_64010.html
September 26, 2014
Tokuyama (Tokyo) says it has held an official opening ceremony for two previously announced polysilicon plants at the Samalaju Industrial Park, in Sarawak State, Malaysia. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Tokuyama-opens-$1-84-billion-polysilicon-plants-in-Malaysia_63983.html
September 26, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will build a plant to manufacture the company’s Rohacell polymethacrylimide structural foam at Shanghai. The plant is expected to begin operating in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Evonik-builds-foam-plant-in-China_63982.html
September 26, 2014
Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Syngenta’s seeds business in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cargill-sues-Syngenta-over-GM-corn-rejected-by-China_64053.html
September 26, 2014
EPA announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning ahead of the UN Climate Summit at New York on 23 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-and-industry-step-up-efforts-to-reduce-HFCs_64054.html
September 26, 2014
Solvay says that it has extended its Butachimie joint venture agreement with Invista for an additional 99 years. Butachimie produces nylon-6,6 intermediates at Chalampé, France...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Butachimie-to-gain-more-autonomy-as-Solvay-Invista-extend-JV-agreement_64012.html
September 26, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer subgroup, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu State, India, to meet the continued growth in demand for TPU in the country. The addition of a second TPU production line will increase the capacity at the site from 2,500 m.t./year to 6,000 m.t./year. The expansion is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2015....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Bayer-expands-TPU-production-capacity-at-Cuddalore-India_63980.html
September 26, 2014
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned fine chemicals subsidiary headquartered at Bangkok will build a production facility for polycarbonate diol at its manufacturing site in Rayong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Ube-to-build-polycarbonate-diol-plant-in-Thailand_63981.html
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