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June 13, 2014
The German government wants to top up its financial contribution to international climate protection. Gerd Müller, Germany’s development minister; and Barbara Hendricks...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-to-provide-more-money-for-climate-protection_61805.html
June 13, 2014
Germany’s association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt) has criticized the council of EU environment ministers' majority decision to extend the approval...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DIB-criticizes-national-ban-on-cultivation-of-genetically-modified-plants_61799.html
June 13, 2014
Occidental Petroleum has named Robert Peterson president of OxyChem, effective 1 August. Peterson succeeds Chuck Anderson, who will retire on 31 July. Peterson has served as senior v.p./basic chemicals since 2009....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Next-OxyChem-president-announced_61778.html
June 13, 2014
Bayer’s supervisory board has made a number of changes to the company’s management board....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-makes-board-changes-CEO-to-step-down-at-end-of-2016_61790.html
June 13, 2014
Merck KGaA says it has agreed to sell the laboratory equipment and production units of Chemische Fabrik Lehrte—a business within Merck that produces industrial salts at Lehrte...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-sells-assets-of-Chemische-Fabrik-Lehrte_61782.html
June 13, 2014
Sabic is expanding its technology center at Al Jubail. The expansion, costing $11 million, involves constructing a building adjacent to an existing center, which is expected to become...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sabic-expands-R-and-D_61783.html
June 13, 2014
Evonik Industries has started up a previously announced, integrated complex for isophorone and isophorone diamine at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China. The cost of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-plant-start-up_61784.html
June 13, 2014
Kemira has agreed with Cartel Damage Claims (CDC; Brussels) to settle a lawsuit at Helsinki. The settlement concerns claims assigned to CDC, based on which CDC has claimed compensation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kemira-settles-claim_61785.html
June 13, 2014
American Securities (New York), a private equity firm, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerald Performance Materials (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) from Sun Capital Partners. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Private-equity-firm-American-Securities-buys-Emerald_61771.html
June 13, 2014
BASF says that it will invest more than €200 million ($271 million) to expand production capacity for key herbicides dicamba and DMTA at the company’s Beaumont, TX, site as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-invest-over-200-million-to-boost-US-herbicides_61772.html
June 13, 2014
Kuraray, on 1 June, completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont’s glass laminating solutions and vinyls business. This DuPont business comprises assets relating to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kuraray-completes-DuPont-PVB-acquisition_61773.html
June 13, 2014
Mosaic announced that its president and CEO, James Prokopanko, is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-names-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO_61774.html
June 13, 2014
Avantium (Amsterdam) has closed a €36-million ($50 million) financing round backed by a consortium of investors including Swire Pacific, Coca-Cola, Danone, and Alpla, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Avantium-raises-funds_61775.html
June 13, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical says it has decided to close permanently its ammonia plant based at Niigata City, Japan, at the end of July 2015. The 132,000-m.t./year plant has been operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/MGC-ammonia-closure_61776.html
June 13, 2014
3M says that it has appointed Nicholas Gangestad senior v.p. and CFO. Gangestad is replacing David Meline, who is leaving to become CFO of another company. Gangestad had served as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/3M-names-new-CFO_61777.html
June 13, 2014
Linde and BASF have announced that they intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for the on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Linde-BASF-plan-on-purpose-butadiene-process_61779.html
June 13, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the pentaerythritol and calcium formate businesses, related technology, and certain assets from chemicals producer Chemko (Bratislava, Slovakia)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-buys-businesses-from-Slovakian-firm_61780.html
June 13, 2014
BASF has announced a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen the competitiveness of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61781.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
June 12, 2014
A well-functioning transport infrastructure is an important economic factor in Germany. About 226 million m.t. of chemical products were shipped to customers in 2012 (excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-Germanys-chemical-industry-calls-for-a-masterplan-for-transport-infrastructure_61711.html
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