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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
October 21, 2014
The European Commission has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont, citing its preliminary view that joint cooperation entered into 2010 concerning the production of refrigerant R-1234yf, also known as HFO-1234yf, used in automotive air-conditioning systems may have breached European Union (EU) antitrust rules....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-investigates-DuPont-and-Honeywell-refrigerant-collaboration_64645.html
October 21, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of Swiss francs 83.7 million ($88.4 million) in the third quarter of 2014, compared with sales of SF76.1 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gurits-sales-rise-to-$88-4-million-in-third-quarter-up-10-percent_64610.html
October 21, 2014
Germany’s energy-intensive industries association (BID; Berlin) has warned over higher burdens for industry as a result of unilateral, challenging climate protection goals. Utz...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-EID-warns-over-higher-costs-resulting-from-unilateral-EU-climate-goals_64636.html
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