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May 23, 2014
The total value of M&A transactions in chemicals during the first quarter of 2014 stood at $8 billion, with 17 deals completed, according to data provided by investment bank Young & Partners (Y&P; New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Chemicals-M-and-A-market-steady-in-first-quarter_61272.html
May 23, 2014
DuPont CFO Nicholas Fanandakis said during an investor conference on 21 May that the company would consider a Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) transaction or outright sale of its performance chemicals business....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-considering-alternatives-to-spin-off_61275.html
May 23, 2014
FMC has broken ground on a blending facility for natural colors at its Newark, DE, manufacturing site. The company produces natural colors at Santiago and Burton, UK; and houses...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/FMC-to-add-natural-colors-blending-facility-at-Delaware-site_61278.html
May 23, 2014
Solvay has confirmed that it has signed an agreement to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to investment company OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Solvay-confirms-plans-to-sell-PVC-compound-business_61242.html
May 23, 2014
Sabic has announced plans to launch its first portfolio of renewable polyolefins, certified under the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) Plus certification scheme, which involves strict traceability....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Sabic-to-launch-renewable-PE-and-PP-production-in-Europe_61243.html
May 23, 2014
Arkema says that its Ceca filtration and adsorption subsidiary has established a joint venture with Watan Industrial Investment (Riyadh) to operate an oilfield chemicals blending plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Arkema-forms-oilfield-chemicals-JV-closes-coating-resins-unit_61241.html
May 23, 2014
Volatile pricing and tough winter conditions created a challenging environment for fertilizer producers in first-quarter 2014, though most are optimistic that demand will rise for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Fertilizer-earnings-mostly-drop-on-harsh-winter-weather_61252.html
May 23, 2014
Rejecting an appeal by the Sierra Club, EPA has finalized a greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit allowing ExxonMobil Chemical to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-issues-GHG-permits-to-ExxonMobil-Dow-cracker-projects_61253.html
May 23, 2014
The adoption of industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects come online and biobased processes become a more important part of strategic plans at large chemical companies....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/BIO-2014-Industrial-biotech-continues-to-advance_61256.html
May 23, 2014
A strong euro weighed on leading Europe-based companies’ financial results in the first quarter. However, excluding negative currency effects, companies report a slow recovery in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Currency-effects-weigh-on-earnings-sales-in-first-quarter_61257.html
May 23, 2014
Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies report improved earnings and sales for the fiscal year, ended 31 March. Only Mitsui Chemicals has reported a loss. Figures for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japanese-companies-report-improved-earnings_61205.html
May 23, 2014
Airgas has signed a long-term agreement to build and operate an air separation unit (ASU) to supply tonnage oxygen and nitrogen via pipeline to Westlake’s expanded Calvert City...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Airgas-to-build-air-separation-unit-for-Westlake-in-Kentucky_61270.html
May 23, 2014
Comex Mexico has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams (SW) over SW’s termination of the $2.34-billion merger agreement between the two companies, a Reuters report says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Comex-Mexico-files-suit-against-SW-over-deal-termination_61271.html
May 23, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC) says it will build a plastics compounding plant at Athens, AL. The plant will be the second for plastics compounding for AKC’s North American plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Asahi-Kasei-to-build-plastics-compounding-plant-in-US_61273.html
May 23, 2014
Invista and gas-fermentation firm LanzaTech (Chicago) announced on 13 May that they have signed an R&D agreement focused on the development of gas-fermentation process technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Invista-and-LanzaTech-sign-second-R-and-D-deal_61274.html
May 23, 2014
Suppliers of chemicals to the personal-care and cosmetics industries were mostly upbeat at this year’s Suppliers’ Day show, held 13–14 May at Edison, NJ. “People are optimistic,” says Kelly Gilroy, senior industry director/personal care and home care at Univar....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Suppliers-Day-Upbeat-mood-for-personal-care-industry_61279.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
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