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January 3, 2013
Moss: Dialogue with EPA helped pare requirements. EPA has finalized its Chemical Manufacturing Area Sources (CMAS) rule, and changes made will give industry more certainty and narrow...
January 3, 2013
EPA says it is working on a “state of the science” paper to update its research on low-dose health effects for endocrine disruptors. The findings will provide information...
December 20, 2012
ACC says its Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) for December was flat sequentially from the prior month after four months of consecutive gains. The CAB grew 2.8% from its year-ago level...
December 20, 2012
Saiden Chemical’s (Tokyo) acrylic emulsion polymers subsidiary in the United States has split off from its parent company in a buyout by local management. The new company will be...
December 20, 2012
Solvay says it will restructure its worldwide soda-ash production capacities, including an increase in US production. Solvay plans to adjust operations in southern Europe and...
December 14, 2012
Researchers reviewing data sets compiled by the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) say in a recent study that they have been unable to establish a link...
December 14, 2012
Soy struggles: Monsanto wins round in patent-term dispute. The Court of Justice of the State of Mato Grosso, in Brazil’s largest soybean-growing state, has ruled that Monsanto...
December 14, 2012
Yara International (Oslo) has entered into an agreement to acquire Bunge’s fertilizer retail business in Brazil. The proposed transaction is valued at $750 million and will be...
December 14, 2012
NO MERCURY: The membrane-cell unit at PPG’s Lake Charles chlor-alkali complex was installed in 2007. PPG Industries shut down its Lake Charles, LA, chlor-alkali complex on 28...
December 14, 2012
Albemarle is expanding its specialty chemical facility at Orangeburg, SC—a $65-million investment, the company says. Separately, the company has completed an expansion at its Tyrone...
December 14, 2012
freeport: New Texas cracker expected to start in 2017. Dow Chemical says that cost reductions and capital spending curtailments will keep the company on track to meet a near-term...
December 14, 2012
3M says it is expanding production capacity at its Decatur, AL, site for polymers used to produce fluoroelastomers and polymer processing additives. Plans include upgraded equipment...
December 14, 2012
Private equity firms Uni-World Capital (New York) and Brightwood Capital Advisors (New York) have acquired phosgene maker VanDeMark Chemical (Lockport, NY) from Buckingham Capital (New...
December 14, 2012
DuPont has broken ground on a $200-million cellulosic ethanol facility in Nevada, IA, the company announced Friday. Slated for completion in mid-2014, the facility is expected to...
December 14, 2012
Eastman Chemical executives expect to maintain double-digit annual earnings growth through 2015 as the company capitalizes on its portfolio transformation to primarily specialty...
December 14, 2012
A senior Dow Chemical executive has lambasted a report, commissioned by the US Department of Energy (DOE), that concludes the US economy would benefit more from the export of...
November 30, 2012
Ashland has named Luis Fernandez-Moreno as company v.p. and president of Ashland’s water technologies segment. Fernandez-Moreno most recently served as executive v.p. of Arch...
November 30, 2012
Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) has signed a definitive merger agreement with Schiff Nutrition International (Salt Lake City), a leading provider of branded vitamins, nutrition...
November 30, 2012
Jahn: Distributors need clarification of Clean Air Act. With the 2012 presidential election over, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Washington) says it will work...
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