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July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
July 14, 2015
EU member states have agreed to a proposal made by the European Commission to allocate €150 million ($165.2 million) for 20 key trans-European energy infrastructure projects. The...
July 13, 2015
ACC reports that only 6 of the 28 specialty chemical segments it monitors expanded in May, falling from 14 in April and 17 in March. Volumes for the segments electronic chemicals...
July 13, 2015
Henkel has announced that it has made an additional investment in Vitriflex (San Jose, CA), a developer of high-performance barrier films. Henkel made its first equity investment and...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament on Wednesday endorsed reforming the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS), following informal agreement with the European Council. The reform involves reducing the...
July 8, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a plenary session to approve recommendations to European Commission negotiators working on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
July 8, 2015
Cefic says in its latest Chemicals Trend Report (June 2015) that European chemical output grew by 0.3% during the first four months of 2015, compared with the year-ago period. The...
July 8, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized today’s decision by the European Parliament giving the green light for further negotiations towards...
July 7, 2015
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says that is supports the goal of a sustainable, circular economy in Europe. But overzealous regulations on industrial waste, such as...
July 7, 2015
Germany’s chemical industries association VCI (Frankfurt) says that yesterday’s compromise by the ruling coalition government on a draft reform of the country’s...
July 6, 2015
Petrobras plans to cut investments by 37% over the next five years, to a total of $130.3 billion. The dramatic drop in oil prices has been key, Petrobras says. The company expects the...
July 6, 2015
Lonza says that it has signed a long-term product supply agreement with pharmaceutical company Alexion (Cheshire, CT). Lonza, under the agreement, will construct a manufacturing line...
July 6, 2015
CB&I has been awarded a contract valued at about $115 million by Ingleside Ethylene for the engineering, procurement, and construction of an ethylene storage facility, part of a...
July 6, 2015
Amyris and a subsidiary of Total have agreed on a restructuring of their fuels joint venture to facilitate commercializing the jv’s jet fuel technology. Following the restructuring...
July 6, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries has acquired flavors company Foote & Jenks (Camden, NJ) for about $4 million. Foote & Jenks develops, manufactures, and...
July 6, 2015
PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of Cuming Microwave (Avon, MA), a maker of maker of coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves, such as radar. Financial terms have...
July 6, 2015
Ashland has completed the sale of its Valvoline car-care products assets and the industrial biocides assets of Ashland’s specialty ingredients segment. Financial terms have not been...
July 6, 2015
BASF has sold its 25% stake in the SolVin polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint venture to its partner, Solvay. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed. Solvay...
July 6, 2015
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital has acquired Peach State Labs (Rome, GA), a maker of specialty polymers used in flooring, textiles, coatings, consumer products, leather, institutional water treatment, and lubricants....
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