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September 1, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Givaudan-acquires-Induchem_73325.html
August 31, 2015
Evonik Industries has started up plants for C4-based products at its Marl, Germany, site, part of a three-digit million-euro investment for these products in Europe. The plants were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-starts-up-C4-expansion-at-Marl-using-new-technology_73322.html
August 31, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) and Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) have announced a lactide-caprolactone copolymer for hot melt adhesives. The new copolymer is the result of a long-term...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Corbion-and-Perstorp-announce-lactide-caprolactone-copolymer-for-hot-melt-adhesives_73320.html
August 28, 2015
Molycorp will suspend production at its Mountain Pass, CA, rare earths facility by 20 October. The facility will go into “care and maintenance mode,” with equipment and machinery maintained so that production can start again in the future, according to Molycorp....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Molycorp-to-suspend-production-at-Mountain-Pass_73265.html
August 28, 2015
Air Products has opened a helium production plant at Doe Canyon, CO, which will extract helium from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas stream. Kinder Morgan will provide the CO2 gas stream and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-opens-CO2-to-helium-plant-in-Colorado_73266.html
August 28, 2015
Valspar on 25 August reported fiscal third-quarter net income up 5.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $102.9 million, on sales down 6.5%, to $1.15 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Valspar-beats-estimates-narrows-full-year-guidance_73267.html
August 28, 2015
Westlake Chemical says its board has voted to increase the quarterly dividend by 10%, to 18.15 cts/share. The dividend will be paid on 22...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Westlake-ups-dividend_73271.html
August 28, 2015
Quaker Chemical says that Margaret Loebl has resigned from her position as v.p., CFO, and treasurer, effective 18 September. Loebl has accepted the position of executive v.p. and CFO...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Quaker-CFO-to-AgroFresh_73272.html
August 28, 2015
Linde and Eastman have officially opened a hydrogen plant at Eastman’s Newport, UK, site. Linde delivered and will operate and manage the hydrogen steam methane reformer. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Linde-Eastman-H2-in-UK_73273.html
August 28, 2015
Albemarle is planning to move its corporate headquarters and performance chemicals business operations to Charlotte, NC, from Baton Rouge, LA, as of June 2016. The company’s refining...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Albemarle-to-move-headquarters-to-Charlotte-NC_73274.html
August 28, 2015
Chemical output in the European Union edged up by 0.2% in the first six months of this year compared with the year-ago period, Cefic says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-output-sluggish-in-first-half-sales-down_73276.html
August 28, 2015
The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each report improved financial results for the first half. Sinopec’s chemicals business swung to a profit, and PetroChina’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sinopec-PetroChina-post-improved-chemical-results_73277.html
August 28, 2015
An explosion and fire in a chemical plant at Zibo, China, on 22 August killed one worker and injured nine, China’s official Xinhua press agency says. Shandong Runxing Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Another-deadly-chemical-blast-occurs-in-China_73278.html
August 28, 2015
Ajinomoto (Tokyo) has agreed to sell Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe (ASE; Gravelines, France), a wholly owned subsidiary producing the low-calorie sweetener aspartame, to HYET Holding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ajinomoto-sells-France-based-aspartame-business_73279.html
August 28, 2015
Sabic reports a 4.5% drop in second-quarter profit, to 6.17 billion Saudi riyals ($1.65 billion), citing lower prices. Operating profit was down 7.3%, to SR9.33 billion. Net income for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sabics-profit-falls_73280.html
August 28, 2015
Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) is buying a one-third stake in refinery and petrochemicals firm Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) from Royal Dutch Shell for ¥169.0 billion ($1.40 billion). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Idemitsu-Shell-deal_73281.html
August 28, 2015
Solvay will stop producing sodium percarbonate at Rosignano, Italy, by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The company cites the lower use of powder detergent in Western Europe, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solvay-closure_73282.html
August 28, 2015
Lubrizol and Daelim Industrial (Seoul) have signed a technology license agreement granting Lubrizol the right to use Daelim technology for manufacturing polyisobutylenes (PIBs), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lubrizol-licenses-Daelims-PIB-technology-for-Deer-Park_73268.html
August 28, 2015
During the week ended 22 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.9% year-on-year (YOY) on gains in Canada. Chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,574...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/North-America-chemical-rail-up-on-gains-in-Canada_73269.html
August 28, 2015
Myriant, an affiliate of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), says that Cenan Ozmeral will retire as Myriant’s president and CEO. Dennis McCullough, currently v.p./international...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Myriant-gets-new-CEO_73270.html
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