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May 30, 2014
Mapei (Milan), a privately owned maker of products for the construction industry, has acquired General Resource Technology (GRT), a US-based producer of concrete admixtures. GRT says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mapei-acquires-US-producer-of-concrete-admixtures_61418.html
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
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
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 9, 2014
Specialty earnings were mixed, since most companies report rising revenues, but one-time charges and bad winter weather took a bite out of earnings. Ecolab and FMC have matched...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Specialty-earnings-mixed-despite-sales-increases_60931.html
May 9, 2014
North American commodity producers have posted first-quarter results that reflect the continued benefit of shale-advantaged feedstocks, somewhat muted by the harsh winter. “In...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Commodity-earnings-buoyed-by-shale-advantaged-feeds_60933.html
May 9, 2014
Activist hedge fund Third Point, led by investor Daniel Loeb, has called on Dow Chemical to provide greater detail on its petrochemical operations, arguing that the segment is “underearning” by at least $2.5 billion/year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Third-Point-sharpens-criticism-of-Dows-petchem-strategy_60917.html
May 9, 2014
Nova Chemicals CEO Randy Woelfel has left the company after failing to reach agreement on a contract extension, a company official says. Nova has named CFO Todd Karran as acting CEO and has started the search for a permanent replacement. The search will include both internal and external candidates, Nova says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Nova-Chemicals-CEO-exits-after-failing-to-agree-on-contract_60918.html
May 9, 2014
Westlake Chemical has announced plans to carve out its ethylene assets into a tax-advantaged, separately traded master limited partnership (MLP), according to regulatory filings. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Westlake-to-place-ethylene-assets-in-limited-partnership_60919.html
May 9, 2014
Dow Chemical said on 30 April that ethylene supply from its Plaquemine, LA, facility will be curtailed for three to four weeks, and benzene supply for more than five weeks. Two...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-Plaquemine-ethylene-supply-curtailed-for-34-weeks_60920.html
May 9, 2014
Invista and Solvay announced late in April that they have signed a settlement resolving disputes related to adiponitrile (ADN) intellectual property and technology used in Butachimie...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Invista-and-Solvay-settle-ADN-joint-venture-dispute_60926.html
May 9, 2014
BASF is considering constructing a world-scale methane-to-propylene plant on the US Gulf Coast. BASF says it would be the sole owner of the plant, which would support the expansion of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/BASF-mulls-methane-to-propylene-plant-on-US-Gulf_60927.html
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