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November 10, 2014
The executive board of Germany’s IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, says it has unanimously agreed its pay demands for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-chemical-industry-workers-demand-4-5-percent-more-pay-in-2015_65258.html
November 10, 2014
Virent (Madison, WI) and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative (PTC) have announced that they have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Virent-PlantPET-Technology-Collaborative-sign-expression-of-interest-on-plant-based-p-xylene_65253.html
November 7, 2014
Appvion (Appleton, WI) says it has launched the first thermal receipt paper using vitamin C. Thermal paper is a paper coated with a reactive layer that changes color when exposed to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Appvion-launches-thermal-paper-using-vitamin-C-rather-than-BPA_65220.html
November 7, 2014
Petrochemical producer TVK (Tiszaújváros, Hungary) says its net sales in third-quarter 2014 were 94.9 billion forint ($381 million) compared with Ft101.8 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/TVKs-third-quarter-operating-profit-leaps-53-percent-on-sales-down-6-8-percent_65219.html
November 7, 2014
Evonik Industries has announced the management boards of its future legal entities, part of its new structure. The new entities are Evonik Nutrition & Care, Evonik Resource...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-names-management-boards-of-its-new-legal-entities_65226.html
November 6, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says its revenue in the third quarter was €179.6 million ($224.8 million), a decrease of 5.3% compared with sales of €189.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tikkurila-sales-Ebit-fall-in-third-quarter-2014-market-continues-to-be-challenging_65179.html
November 6, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEP) have reiterated the pledge by the European Union and its member states to step up contributions to the United Nations Green Climate Fund, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-members-of-parliament-call-for-more-support-in-fight-against-climate-change_65190.html
November 6, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it is stepping up its investment into the fast growing bioplastics market. The investments include a pilot plant at Warrington (UK), which is already...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-to-increase-investment-in-bioplastics_65187.html
November 6, 2014
Labor in the German chemical industry has become significantly more expensive in the last few years, chemical employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden) says. Labor cost is an important...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Labor-cost-in-Germanys-chemical-industry-rises-competitiveness-suffers_65186.html
November 6, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced sales of 2.84 billion Swedish krona ($383 million) in the third quarter, up from SK2.65 billion in the corresponding period in 2013, or 7.1%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-third-quarter-sales-increase-by-7-percent-profitability-sees-double-digit-jump_65185.html
November 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has prepared a draft update of the community rolling action plan (CoRAP). The plan contains 134 substances. It is proposed that these...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-proposes-updated-CoRAP-for-evaluation-of-134-substances-under-Reach_65137.html
November 5, 2014
Momfluorothrin and 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol-3(2H)-one (CMIT) have been added to the registry of intentions (RoI) under the harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momfluorothrin-CMIT-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-CLH_65136.html
November 4, 2014
PlasticsEurope (Brussels) and the European Plastics Converters Association (EuPC; Brussels) have published a “Manifesto on the Competitiveness of the Plastics Industry,” on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PolyTalk-2014-How-to-make-the-European-industrial-renaissance-a-reality_65102.html
November 4, 2014
SGL Group (Wiesbaden, Germany) today announced further streamline of its business organization, as part of a cost savings plan. The company says that it is reducing the number of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/SGL-reduces-business-units-from-five-to-three_65099.html
November 3, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) has presented a synthesis of its fifth assessment report (AR5) on climate change. The report offers conclusive scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IPCC-report-Human-influence-on-climate-change-is-clear-and-growing-quick-and-decisive-action-required-to-avert-consequences_65058.html
November 3, 2014
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) has published its synthesis report based on its fifth assessment report. Germany’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-environment-minister-"We-can-still-achieve-the-two-degree-limit"_65054.html
October 31, 2014
BASF says its BASF Venture Capital subsidiary has invested $1.5 million in SLIPS Technolgies (Cambridge, MA), part of a $3 million series A financing. Swiss entrepreneur and private...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-invests-$1-5-million-in-SLIPS-Technologies-signs-joint-development-agreement_64890.html
October 31, 2014
DSM’s planned North American nylon polymerization plant will be built at Augusta, GA, the company confirms. It will manufacture nylon-6 polymer for film grades used in flexible food...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-names-site-for-North-America-nylon-6-plant_64976.html
October 31, 2014
Ineos will close its Barex resin plant at Lima, OH, in the first quarter of 2015. The plant is the sole Ineos facility that produces Barex resin, a specialized acrylonitrile–methyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-to-close-Barex-resin-plant-at-Lima-OH_64977.html
October 31, 2014
Honeywell has appointed Qamar Bhatia as president and general manager/specialty products and Erin Kane as v.p. and general manager/resins and chemicals at Honeywell. Both businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Honeywell-appoints-specialty-products-resins-executives_64978.html
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