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June 28, 2013
Rockwood is canceling the auction of its Sachtleben titanium dioxide (TiO2) and performance additives businesses after negotiations with private equity firms failed to produce an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Rockwood-reportedly-cancels-TiO2-sale-spin-off-possible_53244.html
June 28, 2013
Arsenal Capital (New York) has acquired adhesives and sealants maker Adco Global (Lincolnshire, IL) from Aurora Capital (Los Angeles), another private equity firm. Financial details of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Arsenal-Capital-buys-adhesives-maker-Adco-Global_53247.html
June 28, 2013
Manuel Sánchez Guzmán, who since November last year has been acting as CEO of the petrochemical division of Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City), has been officially appointed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mexican-president-confirms-Pemex-petchem-CEO_53248.html
June 28, 2013
UPM (Helsinki) and cellulosic sugar start-up Renmatix (King of Prussia, PA) have entered into a nonexclusive joint development agreement to develop Renmatix’s water-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/UPM-Renmatix-sign-biochemicals-development-agreement_53249.html
June 28, 2013
Monsanto has reaffirmed its expectation in a 26 June release that 2013 fiscal-year earnings will increase more than 20% year-on-year (YOY), after reporting third-quarter earnings ahead...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-profits-slip-3-percent-maintains-2013-guidance_53250.html
June 24, 2013
The start of negotiations on a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TIPP), announced this week by US president Obama and European Union council president van Rompuy at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cefic-welcomes-start-of-negotiations-on-a-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership_53040.html
June 21, 2013
Cabot has entered into an agreement with Grupo Kuo to purchase the remaining 60% equity of its Mexican carbon black manufacturing joint venture Nhumo for $105 million, of which $80...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cabot-acquires-full-control-of-Mexican-carbon-black-JV_53015.html
June 21, 2013
DuPont says it expects first-half operating earnings per share to be about 10% below the prior year, citing weaker agriculture and nutrition results due to cool and wet weather in North America and Europe. DuPont had previously said that it expected first-half earnings to fall around 7–9%, when it reported first-quarter earnings on 23 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-Chemtura-expect-lower-second-quarter-earnings_53016.html
June 21, 2013
Yara International (Oslo) has announced that it will postpone a planned expansion project at Belle Plaine, SK. Yara says it views the Belle Plaine site as an optimal location for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Yara-postpones-Canadian-fertilizer-project-on-cost-concerns_53017.html
June 21, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced on 18 June that it has resumed commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, MN, site after isolating and removing contamination streams that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Gevo-resumes-isobutanol-production-at-Luverne_53018.html
June 21, 2013
Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it has successfully started operations at its 13,500-m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Lake Providence, LA—the company’s first large-scale production unit. The milestone follows the successful production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran made from Myriant’s biosuccinic acid at Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies’ Teesside, UK, facility....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Myriant-starts-up-Lake-Providence-biobased-succinic-acid-plant_53019.html
June 21, 2013
Momentum in industrial biotechnology is accelerating as large-scale projects are commissioned and biobased processes become part of strategic plans at large chemical companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Industrial-biotech-continues-to-build-critical-mass_53020.html
June 21, 2013
Air Liquide announced on 17 June that it had signed a contract with LyondellBasell Industries to provide steam, power, air gases, and water to three of LyondellBasell’s plants near Pasadena, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Air-Liquide-extends-agreement-with-LyondellBasell-Industries_52983.html
June 21, 2013
CF Industries reports that on 14 June an incident occurred at its 4.5-million ton/year nitrogen complex at Donaldsonville, LA—North America’s largest nitrogen...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Accident-at-CF-Industries-nitrogen-plant-kills-one_52984.html
June 21, 2013
Dow Chemical and Union Pacific note gains in their joint effort to improve rail safety and security, including safer tank car designs and supply chain improvements that have significantly reduced the volume of hazardous chemicals moving via rail....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-Union-Pacific-update-rail-safety-program-with-new-design_52985.html
June 21, 2013
ACC and Socma reemphasized the need to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) at a 13 June hearing held by the US House’s energy and commerce subcommittee on environment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-Socma-urge-House-to-improve-TSCA-shortly-after-Senate-proposal_52986.html
June 7, 2013
Air Products says it has acquired EPCO Carbon Dioxide Products (Monroe, LA), a privately held producer and marketer of liquid carbon dioxide (CO2). The purchase price has not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Air-Products-acquires-liquid-carbon-dioxide-firm-EPCO_52640.html
June 7, 2013
Linde on 31 May announced its largest investment—including a large air separation unit (ASU), gasification train, and supporting equipment and facilities—in the United States, at La Porte, TX....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Linde-investing-$200-million-in-La-Porte-ASU-gasification-train_52641.html
June 7, 2013
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has completed the previously announced acqusiition of PolyOne’s vinyl dispersion, blending, and suspension resin assets for $250 million in cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Mexichem-completes-buy-of-PolyOnes-vinyls-resin-assets_52642.html
June 7, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) plans to add a 10th furnace to an existing ethylene unit at its Sweeny Complex, at Old Ocean, TX, increasing ethylene production capacity by 200 million lbs/year, the company announced last week. The construction of the furnace, which has been approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), will begin during the third quarter with start-up to follow in 2014, CPChem said....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CPChem-to-boost-ethylene-at-Old-Ocean-by-200-million-lbs_52649.html
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