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November 22, 2013
Cabot announced on 19 November that it will pay a civil fine and add emission control technology to three of its US carbon black manufacturing sites as part of an agreement with EPA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cabot-to-invest-$85-million-to-settle-EPA-emissions-charge_56883.html
November 22, 2013
ACC testified before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy on 13 November to encourage Congress to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The hearing examined the Senate’s proposed Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) bill, which would revamp and modernize TSCA....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-urges-Congress-to-pass-chemical-management-reform_56884.html
November 22, 2013
EPA’s 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposal lowers the amount of biofuels refiners are mandated to blend into fuels for the first time in the program’s history. The agency...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EPA-proposes-lower-renewable-fuel-standard-mandate_56885.html
November 22, 2013
Regulatory issues—particularly Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) and Obama’s recently signed executive order to improve the chemical safety and security—was a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DHS-updates-on-CFATS-and-executive-order_56906.html
November 22, 2013
Airgas announced that it will build an air separation unit (ASU) at Prologis International Centre South, located at a Minooka, IL, industrial site. The construction of the facility is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Airgas-to-build-ASU-at-Minooka-IL_56911.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 15, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has announced the appointment of Paolo Diniz as interim CFO, effective 15 December. Diniz, currently president/Brazil at Amyris, will replace Steve Mills, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Amyris-appoints-interim-CFO_56726.html
November 8, 2013
The impact of North America’s shale gale was the prevailing theme at the Global Plastics Summit, held in Chicago by IHS Chemical in collaboration with the Society of the Plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/North-American-plastics-gain-on-reshoring-of-manufacturing_56551.html
November 8, 2013
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) announced on 28 October that it is selling its phosphates mining and manufacturing business to Mosaic for $1.4 billion in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mosaic-acquires-CF-Industries-phosphates-unit-for-$1-4-billion_56534.html
November 8, 2013
Rextac (Odessa, TX), a manufacturer of polypropylene (PP)-based adhesives, plans to build an integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH)-PP facility adjacent to its petrochemical complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Rextac-plans-integrated-PDH-PP-facility-in-Texas_56535.html
November 8, 2013
Mexico’s federal competition commission has denied Sherwin-Williams’ (SW) appeal of the commission’s ruling blocking the acquisition of Comex, the company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mexican-antitrust-agency-denies-SW-Comex-appeal_56536.html
November 8, 2013
Uncertainty in the potash market, partially caused by the breakup of export cartel Belaruski Potash Corp. (Minsk) in July, led to weaker third-quarter earnings for most fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Fertilizer-earnings-down-on-weak-potash-market_56553.html
November 8, 2013
Chemical segment earnings for US oil makers and refiners were up across the board in the third quarter. Strength in petrochemical markets, particularly in the United States, helped...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Oil-firms-post-stronger-petrochemical-earnings_56554.html
November 8, 2013
Specialty chemical makers mostly beat estimates with resilient earnings, since major end markets, such as paints, water treatment, and agriculture grew. Some businesses, partcularly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Specialty-earnings-hold-on-resilient-end-markets_56555.html
November 8, 2013
Ashland says that it expects to complete the sale of the water treatment segment in early 2014. The company announced over the summer that it was considering the sale, which could attract more than $1 billion ( CW; July 22/29, p.4), analysts say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Ashland-confirms-water-treatment-sale_56579.html
November 8, 2013
Activist hedge fund Starboard Value (New York), which effected a change in Calgon Carbon’s board earlier this year, has released a letter to management calling for the conversion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Hedge-fund-advocates-MLP-for-Calgon-Carbon_56580.html
November 8, 2013
Innospec has acquired oilfield chemicals firm Bachman Services (Oklahoma City) for an undisclosed sum. Bachman has annual revenues of about $80 million, Innospec says. Along with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Innospec-acquires-oilfield-chemicals-firm_56581.html
November 8, 2013
DuPont officials say the late October announcement to proceed with a spin-off of its performance chemicals allows the company to better align the strategic focus and capital structure...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-will-spin-off-not-sell-performance-chemicals_56582.html
October 30, 2013
Syngenta says it has registered Fortenza, a novel insecticide for use on soybean, corn, and sunflower, in Argentina. The company says that further registration is pending in several...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Syngenta-launches-insecticide-for-seed-treatment_56311.html
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