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May 23, 2014
Sinopec and Sibur have signed a contract to establish a previously announced synthetic rubber production joint venture at Shanghai....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sinopec-and-Sibur-sign-rubber-JV-deal_61281.html
May 23, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer’s latest purchase offer. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116.6 billion) is “final” and cannot be improved. “We...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AstraZeneca-rejects-Pfizers-latest-offer_61282.html
May 23, 2014
Merck KGaA plans to invest €100 million ($137 million) this year in biosimilars, a new business being developed by the company’s Merck Serono unit. Merck also is eyeing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-eyes-pharma-acquisitions-biosimilars_61283.html
May 23, 2014
Air Liquide has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a worldwide supplier of calibration and specialty gases and equipment. STG manufactures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Liquide-acquires_61284.html
May 23, 2014
Pharmaceutical company SeQuent Scientific (Bangalore, India) has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has signed an agreement with Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Songwon-India-buy_61285.html
May 23, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka) says that its Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo) subsidiary has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF’s acrylic-based modifier business, following approval by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kaneka-closes-deal_61286.html
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Symrise-enters-into-strategic-partnership-to-preserve-biodiversity_61227.html
May 21, 2014
The German association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt), at its annual press conference at Frankfurt today, criticize the contradictory character of the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DIB-German-government-policy-on-biotech-is-contradictory_61190.html
May 21, 2014
The European Commission says that UK plans to compensate certain energy-intensive users from higher electricity costs triggered by a mandatory carbon price floor—a tax on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-approves-UK-plan-to-compensate-energy-intensive-users-for-carbon-tax_61189.html
May 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for chlorsulfuron. The substance is listed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-chlorsulfon_61186.html
May 21, 2014
Biotechnology companies in Germany are expecting “moderate growth” in turnover for the year 2014, according to a trend survey conducted among member companies of the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-biotechnology-confident-for-2014_61191.html
May 20, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a 45-day public consultation on a total of 45 testing proposals for 25 substances. The hazard endpoints for which vertebrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-45-testing-proposals-for-25-substances_61156.html
May 19, 2014
The management board of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it has appointed Bernhard Url as EFSA’s next executive director, effective 1 June. Url has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-appoints-executive-director_61126.html
May 16, 2014
The European Commission says that emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) from installations participating in the European Union Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) are estimated to have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-emissions-trading-lower-emissions-in-2013-but-still-a-surplus-of-allowances_61106.html
May 16, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says that sales in first-quarter 2014 were €451.7 million ($618.8 million), compared with €496.5 million in the corresponding quarter a year ago, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lenzing-says-difficult-market-in-first-quarter-sales-fall-9-percent-Ebitda-plunges-30-percent_61102.html
May 16, 2014
The Industrial Biotech Research and Innovation Platforms Centre (BIO-TIC) has published three major road maps addressing hurdles to innovation that hinder full exploitation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BIO-TIC-launches-three-major-biotech-road-maps_60687.html
May 15, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has set new long-term environmental targets, details of which are published in the company’s Sustainability Report 2013. Evonik plans to reduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-publishes-sustainability-report-sets-environmental-targets-for-2020_61086.html
May 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has opened a public consultation on alternatives to hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD). The agency says 13 coapplicants have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-alternatives-to-HBCDD_61079.html
May 9, 2014
Bayer announced on 6 May that it has agreed to acquire the consumer-care business of pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. (Whitehouse Station, NJ), for $14.2 billion in cash....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-to-acquire-Merck-and-Co-s-consumer-care-business-for-$14-2-billion_60935.html
May 9, 2014
Platform Specialty Products says it will issue $200 million in shares of common stock in a private placement. The placement is expected to close on 20 May. The proceeds will be used...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Platform-to-issue-shares_60944.html
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