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October 27, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) today opened its meeting in Copenhagen to finalize its synthesis report, which will provide policymakers with a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IPCC-starts-meeting-to-finalize-its-synthesis-report-a-roadmap-for-policymakers-on-climate-change_64814.html
October 24, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says that the target of a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed by European leaders is “highly...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-Highly-ambitious-climate-targets-will-result-in-weaker-growth-reduced-competitiveness_64783.html
October 24, 2014
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-leaders-set-ambitious-climate-energy-targets-for-2030_64780.html
October 24, 2014
Private equity firms are mulling possible offers to acquire Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the polyurethanes and polycarbonates subgroup of Bayer, according to a Reuters report that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Equity-firms-eyeing-Bayer-MaterialScience_64760.html
October 24, 2014
FMC has signed unsecured credit agreements that will provide access to as much as $3.5 billion to help fund its $1.8-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals maker Cheminova...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/FMC-credit-agreements_64743.html
October 24, 2014
Celanese has acquired Cool Polymers (North Kingstown, RI), a compounder of conductive polymers. Celanese says the acquisition will expand its positions in LEDs, thermal management, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Celanese-buys-polymers_64744.html
October 24, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical plans to restructure its money-losing purified terephthalic acid (PTA) business, says Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, president and CEO of parent Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp. Kobayashi was speaking to CW on the sidelines of the Cefic general assembly, held recently in Paris....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mitsubishi-Chemical-to-restructure-PTA-business_64759.html
October 24, 2014
NuStar Energy (San Antonio) and Pemex affiliate PMI will form a joint venture to develop new pipeline infrastructure to transport liquefied petroleum gases (LPGs) and refined products...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/NuStar-and-Pemex-plan-LPG-refined-products-pipeline_64739.html
October 24, 2014
KMG Chemicals says it will realign its hydrofluoric acid (HF) operations by ending HF production at Bay Point, CA, in the first quarter of 2015. The move comes after KMG and Chemtrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/KMG-restructures-HF-operations_64740.html
October 24, 2014
Chemtura will increase capacity for its Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid antioxidants at three sites “to prevent predicted future shortages of antioxidants in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemtura-to-expand-ADPA-antioxidant-capacity-_64741.html
October 24, 2014
Chemtura says that Simon Medley now leads the company’s Great Lakes Solutions business in addition to his current role as head of the industrial performance products segment. In his...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/-appoints-head-of-Great-Lakes-Solutions-business_64742.html
October 24, 2014
An Abengoa (Madrid) bioenergy subsidiary has inaugurated a second-generation cellulosic ethanol plant at Hugoton, KS. Abengoa finished construction in mid-August and began producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Abengoa-opens-plant_64745.html
October 24, 2014
OPX Biotechnologies, a Boulder, CO–based industrial biotechnology firm, says it has appointed Michael Rosenberg president and CEO. Rosenberg, who served as v.p./business development...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/OPX-appoints-new-CEO_64746.html
October 24, 2014
EPA announced on 15 October that it is registering Dow’s Enlist Duo herbicide for use on corn and soybeans after an assessment by EPA confirmed the product meets safety standards....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-gains-final-approval-for-Enlist-herbicide_64747.html
October 24, 2014
Syngenta reports 3% growth in integrated third-quarter sales at constant exchange rates, to $2.8 billion, with prices up 3% and volumes unchanged. Excluding solo glyphosate, sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Syngenta-reports-higher-third-quarter-sales_64761.html
October 24, 2014
BASF has appointed Sanjeev Gandhi to its executive board, effective 1 December 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-board-member_64762.html
October 24, 2014
Pidilite Industries (Mumbai), a maker of consumer and specialty chemicals, is acquiring the adhesives business of Bluecoat (Ahmedabad, India) for 263.57 Indian rupees ($43.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Adhesives-deal_64763.html
October 24, 2014
Hexpol (Malmö, Sweden), a leading polymers group specialized in advanced rubber compounds, has agreed to acquire the Vigar rubber compounding business of Grupo Vigar (Rubí, Spain)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Compounds-sale_64764.html
October 22, 2014
The European Commission has launched an online public consultation to help define criteria for identifying endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC), as required by the regulations on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-consults-the-public-on-criteria-for-identifying-endocrine-disruptors_64670.html
October 22, 2014
UK employers' association CBI (London), commenting ahead of a meeting of the European Council in Brussels, says that “competitiveness must be at the heart of European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/UKs-CBI-Competitiveness-must-be-at-heart-of-EU-climate-discussions_64666.html
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