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June 13, 2014
The petrochemical businesses of state-owned energy companies in India report mixed results for their fiscal fourth quarter, ended 31 March. Earnings figures for the businesses have not...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Petchem-businesses-of-Gail-Indian-Oil-report-mixed-results_61724.html
June 13, 2014
EPA has introduced aggressive plans to cut carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing power plants in a move industry says could lift energy prices and hurt the United States’ manufacturing sector....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-proposes-30-percent-cut-in-power-plant-emissions_61766.html
June 13, 2014
Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has agreed to buy DuPont’s surface-care business, a maker of protective coatings and surface treatments for the stone and tile market, the companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Laticrete-to-buy-DuPonts-surface-care-business_61786.html
June 13, 2014
A widespread power outage forced an unplanned shutdown of Eastman Chemical’s Kingsport, TN, facility on 4 June, but the company had made “significant progress” in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Eastman-Kingsport-shutdown-to-have-limited-impact-on-acetyls_61787.html
June 13, 2014
Sasol and Ineos have committed to a 50-50 joint venture to produce bimodal high-density polyethylene (HDPE) at Ineos’s Battleground Manufacturing Complex at LaPorte, TX. The jv will construct a 470,000-m.t./year HDPE plant, which is expected to begin operating in 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Sasol-and-Ineos-commit-to-building-HDPE-plant-at-LaPorte_61788.html
June 13, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says it will sell its maleic anhydride and fumaric acid businesses to Fuso Chemical (Osaka) by October. Details of the agreement will be discussed, and a formal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Mitsui-to-sell-maleic-anhydride-and-fumaric-acid-businesses_61723.html
June 13, 2014
Shell Chemicals continues to advance plans for an ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania as well as to expand its existing US Gulf Coast sites....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Shell-continues-evaluating-US-expansion-plans_61767.html
June 13, 2014
Private equity firm Sun Capital Partners has merged two wholly owned flexible-foam producers, Sleep Innovations and Flexible Foam Products, to form Innocor (West Long Branch, NJ), the second-largest producer of flexible polyurethane (PU) foam in North America....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Sun-Capital-launches-Innocor-a-leading-PU-foam-player_61768.html
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
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