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May 25, 2007
Arkema says it plans to cut 28 jobs as part of a restructuring at the company’s Chantonnay, France production site. Soveplast, a subsidiary of Arkema’s Alphacan pipes and...
May 25, 2007
Ashland has named Jeong Hyun Park general manager of Ashland Korea Foundry Products. Separately, Tom Oliver has been named manager/casting manufacturing services, and Jim Archibald has...
May 25, 2007
 Borealis has named Mark Garrett as its next chairman and CEO. He will succeed John Taylor, who is due to retire at the end of this year. Garrett was until recently executive...
May 25, 2007
EPA says it has denied an industry petition seeking approval of wood preservative acid copper chromate for residential uses, due to concerns about human exposure to the known...
May 25, 2007
Future trades for linear low density polyethylene (PE) more than doubled in 2006 from the previous year, to 16,700 lots, says the London Metal Exchange (LME). Polypropylene (PP) trade...
May 25, 2007
Ethylene production for the first nine months of 2006 in North and South America rose 9% from the year-ago period, to 3.2 million m.t., says the National Petrochemical & Refiners...
May 25, 2007
Arkema has brought onstream its 20,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) expansion at Becancour, PQ, upping capacity at the plant to 93,000 m.t./year (CW, Aug. 3, 2005, p. 13). The...
May 25, 2007
World demand for cement and concrete additives is forecast to rise 5.1%/year through 2010, to $11.2 billion, says market research firm The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). That compares to...
May 25, 2007
Diversa says it has entered into a 10-year R&D agreement with Syngenta to develop enzymes to convert bagasse, a cellulosic biomass, into mixed sugars—a key step in the...
May 25, 2007
Researchers at Imperial College, part of the University of London, say they have identified a novel synthetic route to produce pegylated interferon, a drug currently produced by Roche...
May 25, 2007
Tosoh Finechem (Tokyo) says it plans to double capacity at it’s contract fine chemicals manufacturing plant at Nanyo, Japan with installation next April of a 4,000-liter, ultra...
May 25, 2007
The leading indicator for the chemical industry gained 0.3% in December, after falling 3.2% in November. Chemical output peaked in mid-2006 and has been on a downward slide for the...
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