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August 29, 2014
In recent years, technology innovation has exploded as areas of research have been encouraged by several developments, including the development of biomass technology for chemicals, the surge of shale gas production, and the supply gap for conventional chemicals and intermediates caused by the shifting to lighter steam cracker feedstocks....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Developing-bankable-technology-evaluations_63510.html
August 13, 2014
BASF recently announced that it will construct a new office building for 600 employees at its Ludwigshafen headquarters. The company had posted an architecture competition for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/BASF-replacing-Engelhorn-building-at-Ludwigshafen-site_63144.html
August 8, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it increased earnings in first-half 2014 to €985 million ($1.32 billion) compared with €887 million a year ago, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Altana-sales-and-Ebitda-rise-in-first-half-2014_63084.html
August 1, 2014
The development of fuel-cell vehicles today is most directly linked to mandates for zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs). However, plentiful natural gas from the shale revolution may also...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Powered-by-hydrogen-Shale-gas-revolution-may-drive-acceptance-of-fuel-cell-vehicles_62831.html
August 1, 2014
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis), the world’s largest maker of pyridine and picolines, is keeping an eye on its profitability targets while serving a diverse array of end markets....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Vertellus-keeps-its-eye-on-the-prize-Pyridines-key-to-meeting-growth-targets_62900.html
July 31, 2014
Solvay today reported net sales for second-quarter 2014 of €2.64 billion ($3.54 billion), an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY). Operating profit (adjusted Ebit) was €291...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Solvay-reports-2-percent-rise-in-sales-adjusted-Ebit-jumps-56-percent-confirms-full-year-outlook_62852.html
July 30, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its sales for first-half 2014 increased to 2.66 billion Swiss francs ($2.94 billion), an increase of 18% in local currency, or 10.6% in Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Sika-reports-18-percent-growth-in-first-half-2014-sales-net-profit-leaps-25-7-percent_62813.html
July 29, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has commissioned a cogeneration plant that will supply energy to pharmaceutical production and research operations at its corporate headquarters. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Merck-KGaA-commissions-cogeneration-plant-at-Darmstadt_62772.html
July 28, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its profitability for the first half of 2014 was “good despite weak demand in Russia.” First-half revenue was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Tikkurila-sales-fall-7-4-percent-in-second-quarter-EPS-increases-slightly_62759.html
July 18, 2014
Ethylene is the petrochemical industry’s largest-volume building block, with global demand in 2013 estimated at 133 million m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Understanding-the-global-petrochemical-industry-The-basics-of-steam-cracking_62578.html
July 7, 2014
In “The Sound of Music,” the American musical film set in 1930s Austria, Julie Andrews plays a young woman, Maria, who is failing miserably in her attempts to become a nun....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Mideast-feedstocks-How-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-ethane_62319.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
Biochemical company METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SK Chemicals (Seoul) say that they have signed a worldwide, exclusive license agreement to manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/SK-Chemicals-and-Metex-sign-exclusive-deal-for-bio-PDO_62209.html
June 27, 2014
FDA has, since 2013, issued warning letters to several active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facilities in India. FDA issues such a letter when an agency inspection of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/FDA-tightens-control-over-Indias-API-manufacturers-More-warning-letters-issued_62062.html
June 26, 2014
Several companies have appealed against a decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on C14-C17 chloro alkanes (medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, MCCP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-medium-chain-chlorinated-alkanes_62083.html
June 26, 2014
A group of companies has appealed against a decision on carbon tetrachloride by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The appealing companies are: the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-carbon-tetrachloride_62048.html
June 23, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has adopted a new approach, called Evonik Call for Research Proposals (ECRP), to building networks with outstanding scientists in universities. The approach's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Evonik-adopts-new-approach-to-R-and-D-with-external-partners_61971.html
June 20, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) it has opened a photovoltaic (PV) installation at its Hazlet, NJ, facility. The company says that the installation supports its commitment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/IFF-opens-PV-installation-at-NJ-site_61947.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 18, 2014
H.C. Starck Group says that Ludger Heuberg, group CFO and executive board member, will leave the company at the beginning of July to "pursue new business opportunities." The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/H-C-Starck-Groups-CFO-Heuberg-to-leave-the-company_61907.html
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