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April 16, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says that Harry Swan, its managing director, has been appointed to the governing board of Innovate UK, the United Kingdom’s innovation agency, formerly...
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
April 15, 2015
The European Parliament’s voted today in support of an agreement struck by legislators. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) and ministers moved closed to an agreement on...
April 15, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Technip's France arm to develop the...
April 15, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer man-made cellulosic fibers, has today announced the sale of its fully owned subsidiary Dolan (Kelheim, Germany) and its 91.1% stake in European...
April 15, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it is expanding its production network with the opening of a new factory in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in April 2015. The plant will...
April 14, 2015
Delo Industrial Adhesives (Windach, Germany), which produces adhesives and application technologies for a wide range of industries, says it achieved sales revenues of €74 million...
April 14, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has published its annual overview on chemicals in food. The report is targeted at the general public and aims to give...
April 14, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says it has today made a strategic investment in Synthonics (Blacksburg, VA), a specialty...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 6, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) has named Chet Thompson as its next president, effective 4 May....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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