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November 30, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has reported annual greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for the European Union. The EEA's report is the official 2015 submission under the...
November 27, 2015
Germany has joined an international initiative aimed at phasing out the flaring of waste gas during production of crude oil. The initiative "Zero Routine Flaring 2030" was...
November 27, 2015
The UK government has announced that £1 billion ($1.5 billion) funding for a competition aimed at the development of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology for power...
November 26, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has announced the availability of semi-transparent, gray organic photovoltaic (OPV) modules for use in buildings. The modules, developed together with...
November 26, 2015
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has called for an "ambitious climate agreement," on the eve of the World Climate Summit, which starts in Paris...
November 25, 2015
Solvay has announced that it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per added value euro by 40% by 2025. The company says that it will take a number of steps to achieve this...
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
November 24, 2015
Reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emission by using energy from renewable resources, together with improvements in energy efficiency, must be at the heart of any effort to limit the...
November 20, 2015
DSM’s acrylonitrile business will be renamed AnQore, effective 1 December. The rebranding was announced during the IHS Acrylonitrile & Derivatives Conference, held 5–6 November in Singapore....
November 20, 2015
BASF plans to restructure its paper, water, oilfield, and mining businesses, which form part of the company’s performance chemicals division, effective 1 January 2016. BASF will...
November 20, 2015
Clariant reports third-quarter net income of 68 million Swiss francs ($67.0 million), up from SF59 million in the year-earlier period, on sales down 6%, to SF1.4 billion. Ebitda before...
November 20, 2015
Spain’s chemical industry will register 3.5% sales growth in 2015 and 3.7% revenue growth in 2016, to €58.4 billion ($62.5 billion) and €60.5 billion, respectively, according to...
November 20, 2015
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a producer of biaxially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, has been integrated into Sibur’s basic polymers division, Sibur has announced. Biaxplen is...
November 20, 2015
Solvay has announced that it has acquired EPIC Polymers’ (Kaiserslautern, Germany) long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) technology to complement its offering of lightweighting materials...
November 20, 2015
Cabot has announced the closure of its carbon black plant at Merak, Indonesia, citing low utilization rates. The closure, which is expected by the end of January, will result in about...
November 20, 2015
Huntsman Family Investments (HFI; Salt Lake City), the family-office investment platform for Huntsman Corp. founder and chairman Jon Huntsman, has agreed to acquire American...
November 20, 2015
BP intends to sell its petrochemical complex in Decatur, AL, as part of a broader reorganization of its global petrochemicals business. “Our strategy is to significantly improve the...
November 20, 2015
Dow Chemical has agreed to acquire Chemours’s aniline facility in Beaumont, TX, for approximately $140 million in cash. Methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) production...
November 20, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries has brought on Thomas Aebischer as executive v.p. and CFO, effective 1 January 2016. As CFO, Aebischer will be nominated to serve as a member of the...
November 20, 2015
Trinseo says that executive v.p. and CFO John Feenan will leave the company to pursue other opportunities, effective 31 December. Effective immediately, Trinseo president and CEO...
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