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April 13, 2015
Germany has set strict rules for domestic fracking. Recent draft legislation includes bans to protect drinking water, health, and nature in specific regions together with broad...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-restricts-fracking-VCI-Dont-lose-the-opportunity-to-exploit-shale-gas_69366.html
April 6, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) on 30 March reported fourth-quarter net sales of $603 million, down 2% year-on-year (YOY), with segment Ebitda totaling $61 million, up 17%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-Performance-Materials-increases-Ebitda-17-percent-after-emerging-from-bankruptcy_69165.html
April 6, 2015
Indorama Ventures has signed an agreement to acquire a purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal, PQ, from energy company Cepsa’s chemicals subsidiary. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Indorama-to-acquire-Cepsa-PTA-facility-in-Canada_69166.html
April 6, 2015
Siluria has started up a plant at La Porte, TX, to demonstrate its process for manufacturing ethylene by the oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). The development represents the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Siluria-starts-up-methane-to-ethylene-demo-plant_69167.html
April 6, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has named Chet Thompson as its next president, effective 4 May....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Former-EPA-council-to-head-AFPM-come-May_69168.html
April 6, 2015
PPG Industries has acquired Flood Australia, a maker of wood stains and paint additives for consumer, commercial, and industrial applications. Financial terms have not been disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PPG-buys-wood-stain-paint-additives-maker-in-Australia_69169.html
April 6, 2015
Asahi Kasei Chemicals plans to establish a plastics compounding subsidiary, Asahi Kasei Plastics Mexico, in June at Querétaro, Mexico. The unit will sell the company’s Thermylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Asahi-Kasei-plans-plastics-subsidiary-in-Mexico_69170.html
April 6, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries plans to expand triethylene glycol (TEG) production capacity at its ethylene oxide–ethylene glycol plant in Pasadena, TX. At 50 million lbs/year, the new...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lyondell-to-up-TEG_69171.html
April 6, 2015
Market sources report that Williams Partners’ Geismar, LA, ethane cracker produced on-spec ethylene on 27 March. The company has not confirmed the news. The 855,000-m.t./year plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Williams-cracker-on-spec_69172.html
April 6, 2015
Bayer CropScience has divested its Institute Industrial Park at Institute, WV, to Dow Chemical, which will assume control of the site in a phased turnover expected to conclude by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-divests-Institute_69174.html
April 6, 2015
Chemical companies and trade unionists in Germany have finalized a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Workers-in-Germany-receive-2-8-percent-pay-rise_69175.html
April 6, 2015
Yara International says that its board has appointed Svein Tore Holsether as the company’s new president and CEO, effective 1 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Yara-appoints-new-CEO-from-aluminum-firm_69176.html
April 6, 2015
In the latest twist in the legal battle of the Burkard family and Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) versus the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) board and management, the Swiss Takeover Board...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sika-suffers-setback-in-fight-against-Saint-Gobain_69177.html
April 6, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) has announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO. Orica’s previous managing director and CEO, Ian Smith, agreed in March to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Orica-interim-CEO_69178.html
April 6, 2015
Total says that it has acquired a 68% stake in Polyblend (Bad Sobernheim, Germany), which manufactures plastics primarily for the automotive industry. The transaction is aligned with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Total-acquisition_69179.html
April 6, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals’ planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Shell-cracker-air-permit_69173.html
April 6, 2015
Perstorp has announced the start-up of an oxo plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. The new facility is Perstorp’s largest-ever plant investment and it boosts the company’s oxo capacity by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-oxo-start-up_69180.html
March 27, 2015
Employers association and trade union in Germany have agreed on a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemical-industry-workers-in-Germany-to-get-2-8-percent-pay-rise_68983.html
March 27, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) said today it has appointed Angelo Quabba as CFO and a member of the company’s executive committee, effective 1 August. Quabba is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gurit-appoints-CFO_68963.html
March 26, 2015
The European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) says that the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/TTIP-European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-support-of-SMEs-energy-intensive-sector-access-to-US-markets_68938.html
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