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February 9, 2016
Paint company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced fourth-quarter 2015 sales of €103.4 million ($115.3 million), compared with sales of €104.4 million, a decrease of 0.9%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tikkurilas-sales-profit-fall-on-market-challenges_77020.html
February 8, 2016
Onyx Scientific (Sunderland, UK), a contract research organization (CRO) and small-scale manufacturer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), says it is investing in an additional...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Onyx-Scientific-to-expand-UK-site-by-30-percent_76989.html
February 5, 2016
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported sales of $339.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with $342.8 million in the corresponding period in 2014. Operating income...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sensient-reports-fall-in-sales-operating-income-up-in-2015_76972.html
February 4, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major free trade agreement between 12 nations based in and around the Pacific Ocean, has been signed by government ministers in Auckland. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Trans-Pacific-Partnership-signed-in-New-Zealand_76950.html
February 3, 2016
Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Johnson-Matthey-reports-sales-rose-in-difficult-conditions_76916.html
January 29, 2016
DuPont and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) have unveiled a biobased process to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), a precursor to building block chemical furandicarboxylic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-ADM-unveil-biobased-building-block-precursor_76773.html
January 29, 2016
During the week ended 23 January, the chemical railcar traffic in North America fell 4.4% year-on-year (YOY) to 41,090 carloads, the result of declines across the region, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/North-America-chemical-rail-traffic-drops-4-4-percent-YOY_76774.html
January 29, 2016
Gelest (Morrisville, PA) has launched a silicone elastomer that can stretch more than 5,000% before breaking....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gelest-debuts-novel-stretch-silicone-elastomer_76775.html
January 29, 2016
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB) for January increased 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis and 1.5% year-on-year on a 3MMA basis. On an unadjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACCs-CAB-increases-slightly-in-January_76776.html
January 29, 2016
CF Industries and OCI (Amsterdam) have amended the merger agreement that they announced in August 2015. Under the amendment, the jurisdiction of incorporation and tax residency of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merger-amendment_76789.html
January 29, 2016
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says its Pryor, OK, facility has been fully operational and producing all products since 17 January. The company shut down urea and urea ammonium nitrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/LSB-producing-urea-UAN-at-Pryor-OK-facility_76777.html
January 29, 2016
Elevance has scaled up its olefin metathesis technology in a second-generation biorefinery using ethylene and natural oil feedstocks. The run scaled up by 40,000 times what had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Elevance-biorefinery_76778.html
January 29, 2016
AkzoNobel has acquired the outstanding shares in EkO Peroxide from joint venture partner OCI Peroxygens for an undisclosed sum. The jv was founded nine years ago to own and operate a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobel-buys-EkO_76779.html
January 29, 2016
Ampac Fine Chemicals has announced that Aslam Malik has been named president and CEO, effective 1 January. Malik replaces Joseph Carleone, who will remain as chairman of Ampac’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ampac-names-CEO_76780.html
January 29, 2016
Amec Foster Wheeler has awarded an engineering contract for an integrated 80,000-m.t./year anhydrous ammonia production plant and electric power cogeneration facility through a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Amec-Foster-ammonia_76781.html
January 29, 2016
PotashCorp is suspending operations at its Picadilly, NB, potash mining site and moving production to its lower-cost potash operations. PotashCorp expects the decision will increase...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PotashCorp-halts-operations-in-New-Brunswick_76782.html
January 29, 2016
KBR says that it has acquired Weatherly, Plinke, and Chematur Ecoplanning from Chematur Technologies (Karlskoga, Sweden), owned by Connell Chemical. The transaction price is $24.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/KBR-acquires-Chematur-subsidiaries_76783.html
January 29, 2016
Samsung SDI (Yongin, South Korea) shareholders have agreed to spin off the company’s chemical business into an affiliate tentatively called SDI Chemical. The unit will be sold to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Samsung-SDI-separates-chemical-assets-before-sale_76784.html
January 29, 2016
Chemical output slipped 0.1% in the European Union during October 2015 compared with the year-ago month, and prices plunged 5.9%, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-chemical-output-flat-prices-and-sales-fall_76785.html
January 29, 2016
The European Commission has authorized two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The first authorized use is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-okays-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76786.html
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