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September 11, 2015
Altivia (Houston), a maker of iron-based salts for water treatment applications, has agreed in principle to purchase chemical producer Haverhill Chemicals, IHS Chemical learned on 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Altivia-agrees-to-acquire-Haverhill-Chemicals_73597.html
September 11, 2015
Cytec says in regulatory filings related to its pending takeover by Solvay that one of its largest customers expressed support starting in July 2014 for a possible collaboration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Did-Boeing-prompt-process-that-led-to-Cytec-sale_73601.html
September 11, 2015
Syngenta has announced plans to sell its vegetable seeds business and repurchase shares in order to soothe shareholders after the rejection of Monsanto’s takeover bid....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Syngenta-to-divest-vegetable-seeds-buy-back-shares_73580.html
September 11, 2015
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh) has secured a £10.9-million ($16.8 million) UK government grant to help it build the world’s first plant for producing advanced biofuels from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/UK-firms-get-grant-for-biofuels-from-whisky-forestry-and-other-waste_73581.html
September 9, 2015
Germany’s chemical-pharmaceutical industry continues to show moderate growth, with the positive developments seen in the first quarter of 2015 continuing into the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Second-quarter-production-up-in-Germany_73499.html
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-to-cut-up-to-100-jobs-in-Finland_73410.html
September 3, 2015
The European Parliament’s agriculture committee has rejected a draft law from the European Commission on genetically-modified (GM) food or feed. The draft law was to would give...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Parliament-committee-opposes-national-ban-on-imports-of-GM-feed-and-food_73420.html
September 8, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Givaudan-acquires-Induchem_73325.html
August 31, 2015
Monsanto dropped plans to acquire Syngenta after its latest offer was rejected. A deal would have combined the world’s largest seeds company, Monsanto, with the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-drops-Syngenta-bid-agchems-reshuffle-possible_73284.html
August 31, 2015
Evonik Industries has started up plants for C4-based products at its Marl, Germany, site, part of a three-digit million-euro investment for these products in Europe. The plants were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-starts-up-C4-expansion-at-Marl-using-new-technology_73322.html
August 31, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) have announced a lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives. The new copolymer is the result of a long-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Corbion-and-Perstorp-announce-lactide-caprolactone-copolymer-for-hot-melt-adhesives_73320.html
August 28, 2015
PPG Industries has announced plans to acquire from holding company Madinal Enterprises the 50% stake in Chemfil Canada (Windsor, ON) it does not already own. Terms have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PPG-Industries-to-acquire-all-of-Chemfil-Canada-JV_73283.html
August 28, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries CEO Bob Patel expects to announce a polyethylene (PE) project later this year, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle. The plant could be located in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Report-LyondellBasell-plans-PE-investment-in-Texas_73285.html
August 28, 2015
Dow Chemical said on 18 August that it expects to achieve full propylene production rates by the fourth quarter at the company’s propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-expects-full-propylene-rates-in-fourth-quarter-at-new-PDH-plant_73292.html
August 28, 2015
Haverhill Chemicals’ (Houston) CEO Alberto Spera has confirmed that he is leaving the company, after meetings with prospective buyers of the company took place in mid-August. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Haverhill-CEO-leaving-fate-of-company-still-in-the-balance_73293.html
August 28, 2015
Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC; Rotterdam) is adding a glycerin refinery to its soybean crushing and biodiesel plant at Claypool, IN. The refinery’s construction is expected to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Louis-Dreyfus-Commodities-adds-glycerin-refinery-at-Indiana-site_73294.html
August 28, 2015
Clariant says it sees strong potential in North America and is targeting above-market revenue growth of 7%/year in the region through 2020. Clariant aims to deliver North American sales of $1.8 billion in 2020, up from $1 billion in 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Clariant-targets-North-America-growth-opportunities_73295.html
August 28, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced, $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/North-Dakota-approves-fertilizer-project-another-is-canceled_73286.html
August 28, 2015
Chemours will close its Edgemoor, DE, titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant by the end of September as product margins slump and the company nears completing a 200,000-m.t./year unit at Altamira, Mexico. Chemours also plans to shut a TiO2 line at its New Johnsonville, TN, site....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Chemours-to-close-Edgemoor-DE-titanium-dioxide-plant_73287.html
August 28, 2015
PolyOne says it has begun closing its Granby, PQ, facility, part of a restructuring process aimed at streamlining production and increasing efficiency following the October 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PolyOne-closes-facility-in-Canada-shifts-production_73288.html
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