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January 9, 2015
An ExxonMobil chemicals subsidiary in France plans to close the regular butyl rubber (BR) unit at the company’s Notre Dame de Gravenchon, France, complex. The company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ExxonMobil-to-close-butyl-rubber-unit-in-France_66691.html
January 9, 2015
The management of logistics service provider Vos Logistics (Oss, Netherlands) and Scheybeeck Investments (Beverwijk, Netherlands) have together completed the acquisition of Vos...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Vos-Logistics-buyout_66692.html
January 9, 2015
Arkema says it has completed a share capital increase—with preferential subscription rights—that was launched in November 2014 as part of the financing of the company’s proposed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Arkema-share-issue_66693.html
January 7, 2015
Ministers from 14 European Union member states have made a joint statement in which the European Union is called upon to introduce an “ambitious market stability reserve...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Support-grows-for-prompt-reform-of-EU-ETS_66535.html
January 7, 2015
The European Commission today published a range of documents related to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) that it is currently negotiating with the United...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-Commission-publishes-TTIP-legal-texts-as-part-of-transparency-initiative_66615.html
January 6, 2015
The European Commission says that Slovakia’s intention to provide Duslo (Sal'a, Slovakia) with aid to the value of €58.0 million ($69.1 million) to modernize an ammonia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-approves-Slovakia-plan-for-$69-million-in-aid-to-modernize-ammonia-plant_66574.html
December 30, 2014
Renewable Energy Group (REG; Ames, IA) says it has completed the acquisition of biodiesel producer Petrotec (Borken, Germany). An REG subsidiary, REG European Holdings, purchased a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/REG-completes-acquisition-of-Germany-based-biodiesel-firm_66496.html
December 29, 2014
The ninth European Bioplastics Conference took place recently in Brussels, attracting more than 320 participants from 29 countries. “The market is predicted to grow by more than...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Bioplastics-Market-for-bioplastics-to-grow-400-percent-in-2013-18_66478.html
December 19, 2014
Germany’s constitutional court, BVG (Karlsruhe) has declared in a ruling that the exemption rules in the inheritance tax code are in part unconstitutional and has given lawmakers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mittelstand-Germanys-constitutional-court-declares-inheritance-tax-partly-unconstitutional_66365.html
December 19, 2014
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on 17 December that Freedom Industries (Charleston, WV) and six former Freedom officials have been charged with various federal crimes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/US-Justice-Department-indicts-Freedom-officials_66313.html
December 19, 2014
The state of New York intends to ban hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, citing public health risks. “I have considered all of the data and find significant questions and risks to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-York-to-ban-hydraulic-fracking_66314.html
December 19, 2014
OxyChem (Dallas) and Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) say that their 50-50 joint venture, Ingleside Ethylene, has begun constructing its 540,000 m.t./year ethane cracker at OxyChem’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/OxyChem-Mexichem-JV-begins-constructing-cracker_66315.html
December 19, 2014
Eastman Chemical says that it will increase Texanol ester alcohol manufacturing capacity at its Longview, TX, site. The expansion is expected to be complete in the second half of 2016...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eastman-to-expand-ester-alcohol-capacity-in-Texas_66316.html
December 19, 2014
Mosaic says that it has completed the acquisition of Archer Daniel Midland’s fertilizer distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for $350 million, including $150 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-completes-acquisition-of-ADM-fertilizer_66317.html
December 19, 2014
Dow Chemical says that Deborah Borg, v.p./human resources (HR), has been named president of the company’s US activities. She will continue to be based at Midland, MI; report to Joe...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-picks-US-president_66318.html
December 19, 2014
FMC has announced three executive appointments and promotions. Eric Norris, previously v.p. and global business director/lithium, has been named v.p. and global business...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/FMC-appointments_66319.html
December 19, 2014
BASF says that its coatings division is the sole supplier of automotive coatings for the new plant of Chinese automaker Chery at Jacarei, Brazil, which started operations in August...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-supplies-Chery_66320.html
December 19, 2014
Six chemicals have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), which would require authorization under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-adds-six-substances-to-Reach-SVHC-list_66341.html
December 19, 2014
DSM has agreed to sell its Synres coating resins business to private equity firm Standard Investment (Amsterdam). Synres produces solvent-based alkyd and acrylic coating resins at Hoek...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-sells-coating-resins-unit-to-private-equity-firm_66342.html
December 19, 2014
Jacob Stolt-Nielsen retired from the board of Stolt-Nielsen Ltd. (SNL) on 15 December, 55 years to the day since he founded the company....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Stolt-Nielsen-founder-retires-from-company-board_66343.html
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