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January 29, 2016
Chemical output slipped 0.1% in the European Union during October 2015 compared with the year-ago month, and prices plunged 5.9%, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-chemical-output-flat-prices-and-sales-fall_76785.html
January 29, 2016
The European Commission has authorized two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The first authorized use is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-okays-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76786.html
January 29, 2016
Clariant says it has appointed Britta Fuenfstueck to the company’s executive committee. Fuenfstueck, until recently CEO of the clinical products division at Siemens’ healthcare business, will join Clariant on 1 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-appointment_76787.html
January 29, 2016
The boards of Den Hartogh Holding (Rotterdam) and InterBulk Group (Hull, UK) have agreed for Den Hartogh to buy InterBulk. The acquisition will create a top-three logistics provider...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Logistics-acquisition_76788.html
January 27, 2016
Lonza has announced sales of 3.80 billion Swiss francs ($3.74 billion) in 2015, an increase of 4.5% year-on-year in reported currency, or 5.7% at constant exchange rates. Core Ebitda...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lonza-reports-higher-full-year-sales-profit_76696.html
February 1, 2016
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index was down 2.7% in December 2015 compared with the year-ago month but fell only 0.3% year-to-date (YTD) in 2015 versus one year ago, both figures on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The index slipped 0.1% in December versus the earlier month, following a fall of 0.7% in November (both 3MMA)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-US-specialty-chemicals-moderating_76606.html
January 21, 2016
Rare earth prices stabilized at the end of last year, according to IHS Chemical data. The IHS rare earths oxide price index, a consumption-weighted index of nine rare earth oxides...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Rare-earth-prices-stabilize-increases-ahead_76608.html
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-authorizes-two-uses-of-HBCDD_76568.html
January 21, 2016
Altanahas announced that it is investing $3.5 million in Melior Innovations (Houston). Melior specializes in the development of high-performance materials, such as specialty ceramics...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Altana-invests-in-Melior-Innovations_76569.html
January 20, 2016
Johnson Matthey says it has expanded the R&D facilities at its Cambridge, UK, location. Capacity has been added in process R&D and in non-GMP production on a kilogram scale of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Johnson-Matthey-expands-UK-R-and-D-facilities_76562.html
January 21, 2016
The European Parliament has voted in favor of draft recommendations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The negotiations should provide more opportunities for companies in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Parliament-supports-recommendations-on-trade-in-services-agreement_76543.html
January 15, 2016
Seed money: New facility will consolidate cotton seed processing activities. Monsanto is planning a $140-million cotton seed processing facility in Lubbock, TX. Construction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Monsanto-plans-$140-million-cotton-seed-hub_76442.html
January 15, 2016
During the week ended 9 January, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 4.8% year-on-year (YOY) on gains in the US and Canada. Chemical traffic during the week totaled...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-surges-into-2016_76443.html
January 15, 2016
Huntsman has completed an accelerated share buyback, repurchasing 8.6 million shares through an agreement with Citibank. The accelerated buyback accounted for $100 million of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Huntsman-completes-$100-million-share-buyback_76444.html
January 15, 2016
Kisco (Osaka) has acquired Specialty Coating Systems (SCS; Indianapolis), a provider of parylene coating services and technologies. Parylene collectively refers to polymers of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kisco-acquires-US-based-Specialty-Coating-Systems_76445.html
January 15, 2016
TerraVerdae BioWorks has agreed to partner with PolyFerm Canada to expand its elastomeric polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) biomaterials portfolio. Under the partnership, TerraVerdae “will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/TerraVerdae-PolyFerm-partner-on-PHA-elastomers_76446.html
January 15, 2016
Lubrizol has completed the acquisition of Warwick Chemicals, a developer, producer, and supplier of stain-removal technology. Warwick retains its name and has become part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lubrizol-gets-Warwick_76447.html
January 15, 2016
Dow Chemical has shut its new 750,000-m.t./year propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit at Freeport, TX, following a process upset on 9 January. In a filing submitted to the Texas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-PDH-outage_76448.html
January 15, 2016
Air Products has hired Technip to provide technology, engineering, and procurement services for a grassroots hydrogen plant in Baytown, TX. The 3.5-million standard cubic meters/day...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-Technip_76449.html
January 15, 2016
Frutarom Industries has acquired all shares of Grow Co. for $20 million. Grow makes food flavors, natural food coloring agents, cosmetic ingredients, and dietary supplements for human...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Frutarom-adds-Grow-Co-_76450.html
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