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July 7, 2014
EPA released its final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE)—the first such assessment to be completed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EPA-issues-final-risk-assessment-for-TCE_62282.html
July 7, 2014
Vopak says it plans to divest about 15 tank storage terminals, primarily smaller terminals, that together contribute about 4% of group Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Vopak-to-divest-about-15-tank-terminals_62283.html
July 7, 2014
Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil, has announced plans to install a new delayed coker unit at the company’s 320,000-bbl/day Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher-sulfur...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ExxonMobil-to-invest-$1-billion-at-Antwerp-refinery_62284.html
July 7, 2014
Borealis Chimie (Paris), a Borealis subsidiary, has divested its stakes in a urea plant at Le Havre, France; and in a related ammonia storage facility at nearby Gonfreville, France, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Yara-buys-Borealis-out-of-urea-plant-in-France_62285.html
July 7, 2014
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) priced its initial public offering at €21/ordinary share ($28.56)—the middle of the previously announced price range. The company says that the IPO was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IMCD-shares-debut_62286.html
July 7, 2014
Merck KGaA says that all remaining shares of AZ Electronic Materials were transferred to Merck on 2 July after Merck exercised a compulsory squeeze-out. Merck previously held 99.84% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-squeeze-out_62287.html
July 7, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo), the agricultural chemicals subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals; and BASF have signed an exclusive worldwide development and license agreement for a new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-Mitsui-pact_62288.html
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-carbendazim_62253.html
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Symrise-secures-financing-for-Diana-acquisition-through-$680-million-bond-issue_62249.html
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-approves-specific-uses-of-DEHP-DBP-under-Reach_62214.html
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Four-phthalates-added-to-registry-of-intentions-as-SVHCs-under-Reach_62216.html
July 2, 2014
Biochemical company METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) and SK Chemicals (Seoul) say that they have signed a worldwide, exclusive license agreement to manufacture and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/SK-Chemicals-and-Metex-sign-exclusive-deal-for-bio-PDO_62209.html
July 1, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has confirmed that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. EFSA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Acrylamide-is-a-public-health-concern-according-to-EFSA-draft_62191.html
July 1, 2014
The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT; Brussels) says in a recently published report that Europe needs to take “strategic decisions to set the region on a path of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Europe-needs-to-address-industrial-competitiveness-or-risk-further-erosion_62190.html
July 1, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report that output of chemicals in the European Union increased again in April, continuing the trend of year-on-year (YOY) growth that began...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemical-output-increases-for-eighth-month-in-a-row_62156.html
June 27, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced on 20 June...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Farmers-organization-plans-site-for-nitrogen-plant_62103.html
June 27, 2014
Oneok Partners’ (Tulsa, OK) 75,000-bbl/day natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionator, now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX, has received a Greenhouse Gas Prevention of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Oneok-gets-air-permit-for-NGL-fractionator_62104.html
June 27, 2014
Huntsman announced on 20 June that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX, propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Huntsman-disruption_62105.html
June 27, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PPG-expands-plant_62106.html
June 27, 2014
Bock: Industry recovery is volatile. Cefic says that the output of chemicals excluding pharmaceuticals in the European Union will grow 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-upgrades-EU-output-forecast_62091.html
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