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April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
April 17, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consulting firm ERM (London) says that it has agreed to acquire ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is active in the registration market for the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation. Cefic created ReachCentrum in 2006 to help companies throughout the value chain prepare for and implement Reach by providing expert guidance and support....
April 17, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience says that it is expanding its composite materials business through the acquisition of Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG; Langenfeld, Germany), a company specialized...
April 17, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has agreed to acquire Monarch Catalyst (Dombivli, India). Monarch produces oils and fats hydrogenation catalysts. The transaction is expected to close in...
April 17, 2015
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has raised its stake in Dyesol (Queanbeyan, Australia), a firm developing solar cells based on dye technology, to 33.5% from about...
April 17, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), at its shareholders’ meeting on 14 April, won another round in its fight to prevent the 2.75-billion Swiss francs ($2.89 billion) sale of a controlling...
April 17, 2015
Industry groups welcomed House draft legislation aimed at reforming US chemical management, with both ACC and Socma testifying on 14 April before the House Energy & Commerce...
April 17, 2015
Nova Chemicals says that Todd Karran has been appointed president and CEO. Karran has been the acting CEO while maintaining his previous roles of senior v.p. and CFO since May 2014. He will remain CFO while the board searches for a replacement....
April 17, 2015
Invista has launched P8, a technology platform that reduces the cost of manufacturing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a polyester precursor, by up to $40/m.t., Invista says. P8...
April 17, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) say that EPA has agreed to issue final rules implementing the federal Renewable...
April 17, 2015
Petrobras expects to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. The company has meanwhile clarified the possible sale of a stake...
April 17, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple oxygen plants to supply glass maker Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo). The plants have a combined capacity in excess of 100...
April 17, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners has started a supplemental, binding, open commitment period to determine shipper demand for an incremental capacity addition to the Aegis ethane pipeline...
April 17, 2015
Inbra Indústrias Químicas is planning a plastic and rubber additives manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC. Inbra is investing $7–10 million to establish the facility...
April 17, 2015
KBR has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Flint Hills Resources to modify and expand its Corpus Christi West, TX, refinery. KBR will provide construction management and direct...
April 17, 2015
Halocarbon has named David Bacon its new CEO. Bacon was most recently president of LSP Products Group, a plumbing products and materials manufacturer. He had previously been general...
April 17, 2015
<p>Lenzing has announced the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary Dolan (Kelheim, Germany) and Lenzing&rsquo;s 91.1% stake in European Carbon Fiber (Kelheim) to WHEB...
April 16, 2015
Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Germany in 2014 fell in comparison with those in the previous period for the first time in three years, the federal environment ministry (UBA)...
April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
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