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January 16, 2015
Clariant has agreed to acquire the remaining 50% shares of Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita (CBB) from Geosol (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). CBB has a strong market position in products...
January 16, 2015
Axalta and Shanghai Kinlita Chemical have signed a joint venture agreement for producing and selling coatings into China’s commercial truck market. Financial details have not been...
January 16, 2015
Umicore (Brussels) says that it has acquired the Todini family’s 52% stake in the joint venture Todini and Co. (Monza, Italy), increasing Umicore’s ownership to 100%. Todini is a...
January 16, 2015
Koppers has completed a legal reorganization of its foreign subsidiaries, allowing it to repatriate cash at a lower effective tax rate....
January 16, 2015
Reliance Industries has appointed industry veteran Vipul Shah as the company’s COO....
January 16, 2015
A pair of refinery fires on 10 January resulted in unplanned shutdowns, but the news had little effect on the aromatics markets, which were focused on the continuing down draft in...
January 16, 2015
Platform Specialty Products plans to raise $2.00 billion from senior notes and term loans to fund its $3.50-billion acquisition of agricultural chemicals firm Arysta, which is expected...
January 16, 2015
Gevo (Englewood, CO) says it has launched sales of renewable isobutanol to Brenntag’s Canada arm for distribution into the solvents, oil and gas, mining, and specialty chemicals...
January 15, 2015
The Obama administration has announced a goal to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas sector by 40–45% by 2025, compared with the levels in 2012. Methane is a potent...
January 14, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published its Reach 2018 Roadmap. Reach is the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
January 13, 2015
The European Commission says that is has opened a tender for a “study on the regulatory fitness of the legislative framework governing the risk management of chemicals.”...
January 13, 2015
The European Commission has today published its analysis of the response received during its online consultation on the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) clause in the...
January 12, 2015
The United States could more than triple the level of renewable energy in its overall energy by 2030, according to a report published today by the International Renewable Energy Agency...
January 12, 2015
Demand for chemicals in 2014 was dampened by the global political crisis and the uncertainty surrounding the development of the global economy. The outlook for chemical companies in...
January 9, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has appointed Ulrich Küsthardt as new chief innovation officer, effective from the beginning of this year. Küsthardt says that he plans to...
January 9, 2015
Isobutanol producer Gevo (Englewood, CO) has announced that it produced over 50,000 gal of isobutanol via fermentation at its Luverne, MN, production plant. The company had previously...
January 9, 2015
RPM reports fiscal second-quarter net income of $69.8 million, up 9.8% year-on-year (YOY), on sales that were flat, at $1.07 billion. Earnings of 52 cts/share missed the analysts’...
January 9, 2015
Solvay has completed acquiring Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business for $220.0 million. The acquisition, announced in September 2014, was carried...
January 9, 2015
Honeywell has begun full-scale commercial production of HFO-1234ze, a new, low-global-warming-potential (GWP) hydrofluorocarbon, at its Baton Rouge site. The company says that...
January 9, 2015
A. Schulman reports fiscal first-quarter net income from continuing operations up 6.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $13.2 million, on sales up 5.0%, to $615.1 million....
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