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December 12, 2014
Plastipak Packaging has been selected as the successful bidder to acquire the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain), Plastipak says. The winning bid...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/US-firm-to-acquire-La-Sedas-packaging-division_66117.html
December 12, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has agreed to purchase an additional 13% stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal for 1.81 billion Saudi riyals ($481.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tasnee-raises-TiO2-stake_66118.html
December 12, 2014
ChangYuan Group (Shenzhen, China) has acquired HSC Corp. (Zhangjiagang, China), the leading Chinese producer of electrolyte additives for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for Rmb900.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/China-additives-deal_66119.html
December 12, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it is stepping up its investments in the fast-growing bioplastics market. Investments include a pilot plant at Warrington, UK, which is already in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-bioplastics_66120.html
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Thomas-Swan-announces-successful-start-up-of-graphene-pilot-plant_66080.html
December 10, 2014
Poland has notified that European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) that it intends to submit an intention dossier on methanol to the Registry of Intentions (RoI). A previous intention...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Methanol-to-be-submitted-to-RoI-under-Reach_66036.html
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-launches-CLH-consultations-on-two-biocidal-active-substances_66033.html
December 10, 2014
Cefic says that it expects chemical output is to continue growing in 2015, but that expectations about the pace of European and global economic growth have weakened. Chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-cuts-forecast-for-2015-European-chemical-output-to-1-percent_66021.html
December 10, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center in Sweden. The aim of the unit is to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Stora-Enso-to-open-biomaterials-innovation-center-in-Sweden_66023.html
December 9, 2014
Cecilia Malmström, recently confirmed European commissioner for trade, appeared before the European Parliament recently to answer questions about the transatlantic trade and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-European-trade-commissioner-Malmstrom-answers-MEPs-questions-on-TTIP_65993.html
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-pilot-plant-produces-fuel-from-renewable-electricity-and-carbon-dioxide_65995.html
December 8, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says that it is rebranding itself Hexion, the company’s old name, effective 15 January 2015. The company was renamed Momentive Specialty Chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-Specialty-to-change-name-back-to-Hexion_65894.html
December 8, 2014
A group of twelve members of the European Parliament (MEP) will attend the United Nations climate conference in Lima, Peru. The MEPs plan to meet Christiana Figueres, executive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Delegation-from-European-Parliament-to-attend-Lima-climate-summit_65965.html
December 8, 2014
Production of chemicals in Germany increased by 1.5% in 2014, compared with last year, says chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt). The increase in demand for chemicals was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-German-chemical-production-up-1-5-percent-in-2014-"moderate-upward-trend"-expected-in-2015_65962.html
December 8, 2014
The European Commission says in a report that European companies must boost investment in research to remain competitive in the global environment. Investment in R&D by companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Europe-must-boost-R-and-D-investment-to-remain-competitive_65957.html
December 5, 2014
At a public hearing this week, members of the European Parliament (MEPs) grilled negotiators and experts involved in the trade discussions with the United States over the Transatlantic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/MEPs-grill-TTIP-negotiators_65931.html
December 5, 2014
The European Council has adopted conclusions with a focus on the role of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) and on preparations for the establishment of a roadmap dealing with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Council-considers-challenges-and-opportunities-facing-European-industry_65932.html
December 5, 2014
Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) is mulling a sale that could place the company’s enterprise value at more than $1.50 billion, according to a Reuters report. The company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Arizona-Chemical-sale_65895.html
December 5, 2014
Chemicals distributor Univar says that it has appointed Carl Lukach as executive v.p. and CFO. He succeeds Beatty D’Alessandro, who will be leaving Univar on 8 December. Lukach joins...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Univar-names-new-CFO_65896.html
December 5, 2014
Solvay says that it has completed the divestment of its US-based sulfuric acid virgin production and regeneration business, Eco Services, to affiliates of CCMP Capital Advisors. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solvay-divestment_65897.html
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