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May 26, 2015
Speculation is growing that Monsanto could soon return with a sweetened offer to acquire Syngenta, following the Swiss company’s rejection earlier this month of an initial offer worth just over $45 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-would-sell-Syngenta-seeds-to-gain-antitrust-okay_70583.html
May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VCI-calls-on-the-Mittelstand-to-support-TTIP_70636.html
May 22, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) recently hosted a joint event on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cefic-EU-US-industry-need-to-speak-up-in-support-of-TTIP_70573.html
May 22, 2015
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), a 50-50 joint venture between W.R. Grace and Chevron, is planning to build a world-class hydroprocessing catalysts (HPCs) plant at Grace’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Grace-Chevron-joint-venture-plans-$135-million-HPC-plant_70582.html
May 22, 2015
FMC has reported a first-quarter net loss of $48.6 million compared with a gain of $65.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues declined 13% year-on-year (YOY), to $659.4 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/FMC-misses-estimates-on-ag-sets-2020-growth-targets_70600.html
May 22, 2015
Producers of nitrogen fertilizers report mixed results for the first quarter, but they agree on a strong outlook for the second quarter. Producers of titanium dioxide (TiO2) say...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Fertilizer-companies-expect-corn-plantings-to-boost-Q2_70601.html
May 22, 2015
Celanese has announced the appointment of two senior executives. Pat Quarles, who joins the company from LyondellBasell Industries, will be executive v.p. and president/acetyl chain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Celanese-LyondellBasell-appoint-senior-executives_70602.html
May 22, 2015
Williams (Tulsa, OK) is to acquire Williams Partners in an all-stock-for-unit transaction valued at $13.8 billion. The two companies expect the deal to close in the fall after...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Williams-Williams-Partners-to-merge-in-$13-8-billion-deal_70603.html
May 22, 2015
Borealis has reached a preliminary agreement with Agrifos (Miami Beach, FL), a group of privately owned fertilizer development companies, to jointly develop a world-scale ammonia project on US Gulf Coast in Texas....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Borealis-and-Agrifos-plan-Texas-ammonia-project_70604.html
May 22, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline could be placed back into service as early as mid-June should its recent tool runs and repairs go as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Boardwalk-says-Evangeline-pipeline-may-be-back-in-service-by-mid-June_70605.html
May 22, 2015
A push for improved and different personal-care product textures and sensory experiences, as well as sustainability, took center stage at the New York Society of Cosmetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Suppliers-Day-2015-New-textures-drive-development_70606.html
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ChromaDex-announces-licensing-agreement-for-anthocyanin-rich-purple-corn_70560.html
May 15, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) hosted a joint event this week on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cefic-EU-and-US-industry-have-a-responsibility-to-speak-up-in-support-of-TTIP_70434.html
May 15, 2015
Invista said this week that the force majeure on adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethylene diamine (HMD) was still in effect, as its Victoria, TX, facility was still in the process of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Invista-force-majeure-still-in-place-at-Texas-ADN-plant_70423.html
May 11, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) has announced that Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech (Chicago), is to be the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/LanzaTechs-Holgrem-to-receive-BIO-Rosalind-Franklin-Award_70296.html
May 8, 2015
Leaving the European Union could cost the United Kingdom €300 billion ($338.5 billion), slashing 14% off the country’s GDP, or €4,850 per capita, according to a report...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/German-think-tank-UK-chems-would-be-hard-hit-by-EU-exit_70171.html
May 8, 2015
Dow Chemical will be cutting 1,500–1,700 positions, about 3% of its global workforce, to streamline operations as a result of the pending divestment of most of its chlor-alkali assets. The company also plans “minor” adjustments to its manufacturing assets, it says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-to-cut-global-workforce-by-3-percent-over-next-two-years_70205.html
May 8, 2015
Reforming the outdated US chemical management policy took a step closer to a full Senate vote as the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act passed through the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on 28 April. A vote before the full Senate is expected in the coming weeks....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/TSCA-reform-bill-heads-to-Senate-floor_70225.html
May 8, 2015
FDA has issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data on the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in OTC health-care antiseptics. FDA says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/FDA-taking-closer-look-at-OTC-antiseptics_70226.html
May 8, 2015
Steep year-on-year (YOY) declines in net income predominated in the first-quarter results of North American commodity producers reporting since late April. Westlake says conversions to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Tough-quarter-for-North-American-commodity-makers_70230.html
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