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May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
May 22, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that its subsidiary, Siltronic, the third-largest producer of hyperpure silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry, is preparing for an initial public offering in...
May 22, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry returned to moderate, sequential growth in the first three months of 2015, industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says....
May 22, 2015
Sabic has reported a drop in first-quarter sales and profits but says it will continue with global investments to expand capacity. First-quarter net profit declined 39% year-on-year...
May 22, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and AkzoNobel have agreed to cooperate on producing and marketing vacuum salt and white potash. Under long-term agreements, signed by...
May 22, 2015
Toray Industries’ subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin Chemical, through a...
May 22, 2015
Takeda (Tokyo) has agreed to sell its 54.2% stake in Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals (Tokyo) to Osaka Gas Chemicals (OGC; Osaka) for ¥638/share ($5.27). Mizusawa is an affiliate of OGC...
May 22, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) will build a solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) line in Singapore by the beginning of 2016, doubling capacity there, to 70,000–80,000 m.t./year. The company is...
May 22, 2015
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) aims to focus on more profitable areas, such as crude oil exploration and production, and the company may limit or even sell its refining and...
May 22, 2015
Mosaic’s board has elected James O’Rourke, currently executive v.p./operations and COO, to succeed James Prokopanko as president and CEO, effective 5 August....
May 22, 2015
OSHA has cited DuPont for 11 safety violations and fined the company $99,000 after investigating a methyl mercaptan leak that killed four employees at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility...
May 22, 2015
Frutarom Industries has agreed to acquire 95% of the shares in Investissements BSA for a cash payment of C$42.8 million (US$35.6 million). The agreement provides for the remaining...
May 22, 2015
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, managing director of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and United Arab Emirates energy minister, has been named chairman of Nova...
May 22, 2015
American GTL Energy Holdings has completed a study into the feasibility of a 20,000-bbl/day gas-to-middle-distillates plant to process natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica shale...
May 22, 2015
DSM and NHU (Zhejiang, China) are forming a 60-40 joint venture for the market development and manufacturing of high-performance plastic compounds based on polyphenylene sulfide (PPS)...
May 22, 2015
DSM and Ascend Performance Materials say that they have formed a worldwide alliance for the supply of compounds based on nylon-6,6. Under the agreement, Ascend becomes the supplier to...
May 22, 2015
Sekisui Polymer Innovations plans to build a plant to produce polyvinyl chloride sheets at Bloomsburg, PA, to serve the aviation industry and mass transit. The $10 million...
May 22, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat (Cleveland), including 100% of the MJS Sales subsidiary. IMCD...
May 22, 2015
The two-day Business Climate Summit took place this week in Paris, bringing together 2,000 international business leaders, policymakers, and investors. The summit was opened by...
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
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