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December 5, 2014
Lenzing has announced a further round of job cuts in response to plunging prices in the rayon fibers market. The latest measures are in addition to a cost-cutting plan launched by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lenzing-cuts-more-jobs-as-rayon-prices-plunge_65880.html
December 5, 2014
Reckitt Benckiser (RB; Slough, UK) has provided an update on plans announced earlier this year to demerge the company’s pharmaceuticals business with a separate UK share listing (CW...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Reckitt-Benckiser-details-pharma-demerger_65881.html
December 5, 2014
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced a further streamlining of its business organization as part of a recently announced restructuring. The company will reduce its number of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/SGL-reduces-business-units-from-five-to-three_65882.html
December 5, 2014
Bayer plans to sharpen its focus on innovation in its life science businesses, which comprise the Bayer HealthCare and CropScience subgroups. “Overall, we expect the R&D to sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-focuses-R-and-D-seeks-500-life-science-patents_65883.html
December 5, 2014
Styrolution, an Ineos subsidiary and the worldwide market leader in styrenics, says that CEO Roberto Gualdoni has decided to leave Styrolution for personal reasons....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-Styrolution-CEO_65884.html
December 5, 2014
A wholly owned subsidiary of Qatar Chemical and Petrochemical Marketing and Distribution Co. (Muntajat; Doha) has inaugurated its headquarters in The Hague. The ceremony on 3 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Muntajat-opens-HQ_65885.html
December 5, 2014
Air Liquide says it has agreed to buy FordonsGas (Gothenburg, Sweden), a distributor of compressed biogas for the Swedish transportation market. The company has sales of €20.0...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Liquide-acquisition_65886.html
December 5, 2014
Stephen Pryor will retire as president of ExxonMobil Chemical on 1 January 2015, according to the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ExxonMobil-Chemical-president-to-retire_65890.html
December 5, 2014
Airgas has announced that it plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant at Calvert City, KY. The new facility is expected to become operational in the summer of 2016 with the capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Airgas-to-build-liquid-hydrogen-plant_65891.html
December 5, 2014
Valspar reports fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Valspar-earnings-up-names-new-consumer-paint-head_65892.html
December 5, 2014
ACC (Washington) says that its board of directors has named Thomas Connelly, executive v.p. and chief innovation officer at DuPont, its next executive director and CEO, effective 17...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACS-names-DuPont-exec-as-new-CEO_65893.html
December 5, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) has released a letter calling on Omnova Solutions to sell its $245-million engineered surfaces business and criticizing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Activist-hedge-fund-urges-Omnova-Solutions-to-sell-engineered-surfaces_65898.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Nondecafluorodecanoic-acid-and-penthiopyrad-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_65858.html
December 4, 2014
Sweden has sent an intention for bis(1-hydroxy-1H-pyridine-2-thionato-O,S)copper to be classified under the harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) regulation, the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CLH-intention-submitted-for-bis1-hydroxy-1H-pyridine-2-thionato-OScopper_65857.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has received an intention for karanal (5-butan-2-yl-2-(2,4-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane) as a substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Karanal-to-be-assessed-as-a-potential-SVHC_65861.html
December 4, 2014
The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament and the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-reaches-provisional-agreement-on-cultivation-of-GMOs_65836.html
December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
November 26, 2014
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-invest-up-to-$625-million-in-new-superabsorbent-polymer-technology_65694.html
November 26, 2014
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion ($73 billion), and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EEA-Industrial-air-pollution-in-Europe-costs-society-at-least-$73-billion_65697.html
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