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January 19, 2017
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a draft rule for how it will designate chemical substances on the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Chemical Substance Inventory...
January 19, 2017
BASF has inaugurated BASF Coatings (Guangdong) Co., the company’s first automotive refinish manufacturing operation in APAC, at Jiangmen, Guangdong Province, China. The new entity...
January 20, 2017
Braskem has started up an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) production plant at La Porte, Texas. Braskem sells UHMWPE under the trade name UTEC. The company began...
January 19, 2017
Lotte Chemical (Seoul, South Korea), a producer of petrochemicals, has bid to acquire Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC; Singapore), a producer of aromatics with capacity for 1.5 million metric tons/year (MMt/y)...
January 19, 2017
Operations at BASF’s Ludwigshafen, Germany, complex are still not fully functioning three months after a big explosion and fire at the site. The blast, which occurred on 17 October...
January 19, 2017
Camlin Fine Sciences (Mumbai, India) has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in Ningbo Wanglong Flavors and Fragrances Co. Ltd. (NWFFCL; Yuyao, China), press reports say. The deal is subject...
January 19, 2017
Chemical logistics firm Bertschi (Dürrenäsch, Switzerland) has broken ground on a second logistics facility at Jurong Island, Singapore. The S$35-million (US$24 million) expansion...
January 19, 2017
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has opened a facility at Mollet des Vallès, Spain, that produces meglumine, an amino sugar derived from glucose that is a US FDA-approved excipient for...
January 19, 2017
Vencorex Chemicals (Saint Priest, France) has completed hexamethylene diisocyanate and isophorone diisocyanate monomer capacity expansions at the company’s site at Pont de Claix...
January 19, 2017
Operating income declines in the performance and industrial coatings business tempered PPG Industries’ fourth-quarter 2016 results, but the company beat analyst estimates on...
January 19, 2017
PPG has named Vincent Morales as senior vp and CFO, effective 1 March....
January 19, 2017
Nova Chemicals has begun shipping butene linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) produced by its new 432,000–metric tons/year gas-phase, reactor in Joffre, Alberta, Canada. The...
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