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July 18, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) says that the extended ramp-up after restarting its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing facility at Lake Charles, LA, and weakness in building products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Axiall-cuts-earnings-forecast-on-sluggish-VCM-restart-aromatics_62564.html
July 18, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has completed its acquisition of propylene-maker Petro Logistics (Houston). Flint Hills has merged a propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Koch-completes-acquisition-of-PetroLogistics_62565.html
July 18, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) have announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance’s metathesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Elevance-Genting-Plantations-ink-biorefinery-collaboration_62572.html
July 17, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new intentions and five new submissions for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) have been added to the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-adds-several-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_62513.html
July 16, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says that is has established an acceptable daily intake (ADI) of four milligrams per kilogram body weight per day for the food...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-establishes-daily-intake-limits-for-sunset-yellow-food-additive_62485.html
July 10, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a press conference today. Domestic production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/German-chemical-industry-feels-tail-wind-first-half-output-up-3-percent_62366.html
July 10, 2014
The German chemical industry is in favor of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VCIs-Kley-Germanys-chemical-industry-in-favor-of-TTIP_62395.html
July 8, 2014
The European Commission announced today that it has awarded €1.00 billion ($1.36 billion) to fund climate change projects. The money is being used to support 19 projects, to be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-funds-clean-energy-projects-with-revenues-from-polluters_62345.html
July 7, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers notified LCY Chemical (Taipei) on 30 June that Kraton’s board of directors intends to withdraw its recommendation that Kraton stockholders approve the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Kraton-rethinks-merger-with-LCY-Chemicals-SBC-business_62305.html
July 7, 2014
After three years of flat to negative growth, US basic chemicals production, powered by rising domestic demand and increasing export opportunities, will ramp up this year and remain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-US-basics-production-to-snap-back-this-year_62294.html
July 7, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO), also called linear alpha-olefins...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-alpha-olefins_62291.html
July 7, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), a producer of fertilizers; and the Rio Tinto group have formed a joint venture to evaluate developing their jointly held potash properties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Acron-Rio-Tinto-form-JV-to-develop-Saskatchewan-potash-deposit_62292.html
July 7, 2014
Univar, the largest US chemical distributor, filed 26 July with SEC for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Distributor-Univar-files-for-initial-public-offering_62293.html
July 7, 2014
Braskem plans to build an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant at its La Porte, TX, site, the company says. Groundbreaking for the new plant will take place during...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Braskem-to-build-UHMWPE-plant-at-Texas-site_62295.html
July 7, 2014
Kuraray says that its MonoSol (Merrillville, IN) subsidiary will expand production capacity for polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) film at its Portage, IN, site. An additional PVOH film...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Kuraray-to-expand-PVOH-film-capacity-at-Portage-IN_62296.html
July 7, 2014
DuPont says it aims to save $1 billion in costs by 2019 as part a program to streamline operations and eliminate stranded costs associated with the spin-off of its $7-billion/year performance chemicals unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-plans-to-cut-$1-billion-over-five-years-as-spin-off-nears_62297.html
July 7, 2014
Mitsubishi Rayon says that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Rayon Carbon Fiber and Composites (Irvine, CA) will expand carbon fiber capacity at its manufacturing site at Sacramento. Capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mitsubishi-Rayon-to-double-capacity-at-carbon-fiber-plant-in-California_62298.html
July 7, 2014
PotashCorp says it has begun the recall process at the company’s Lanigan, SK, potash mine to reinstate 47 permanent employees. “The recall reflects ongoing tightness in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PotashCorp-recalls-more-workers-after-market-upturn_62299.html
July 7, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) has decided to close its polycarbonate (PC) sheet facility at Darmstadt, Germany, as part of the company’s worldwide consolidation of its PC sheet...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Bayer-to-close-PC-sheet-plant-in-Germany-sells-units-in-Australia-NZ_62300.html
July 7, 2014
The executive board of Evonik Industries has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board to reorganize Evonik’s group structure....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Evonik-to-reorganize-structure-appoints-board-member_62301.html
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