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April 22, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a public consultation on a proposal to revise the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of nicotine. Pure nicotine is...
April 22, 2015
Biome Bioplastics (Southampton, UK) has announced plans for a three-year R&D program worth £3 million ($4.5 million). The program is supported by a number of organizations...
April 21, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions...
April 21, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says it has appointed Laurent Michaux as general manager of its composite components business, reporting to Rudolf Hadorn, Gurit’s...
April 21, 2015
The European Commission has published a report that presents the results of a survey of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) carried out in 2014 on challenges they face when...
April 21, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported net earnings of of $30.5 million the first quarter of 2015 compared with a loss of $2.08 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenue...
April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
April 17, 2015
Environmental and sustainability consulting firm ERM (London) says that it has agreed to acquire ReachCentrum (Brussels) from Cefic. ReachCentrum is active in the registration market for the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) legislation. Cefic created ReachCentrum in 2006 to help companies throughout the value chain prepare for and implement Reach by providing expert guidance and support....
April 17, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience says that it is expanding its composite materials business through the acquisition of Thermoplast Composite GmbH (TCG; Langenfeld, Germany), a company specialized...
April 17, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has agreed to acquire Monarch Catalyst (Dombivli, India). Monarch produces oils and fats hydrogenation catalysts. The transaction is expected to close in...
April 17, 2015
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has raised its stake in Dyesol (Queanbeyan, Australia), a firm developing solar cells based on dye technology, to 33.5% from about...
April 17, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), at its shareholders’ meeting on 14 April, won another round in its fight to prevent the 2.75-billion Swiss francs ($2.89 billion) sale of a controlling...
April 17, 2015
Industry groups welcomed House draft legislation aimed at reforming US chemical management, with both ACC and Socma testifying on 14 April before the House Energy & Commerce...
April 17, 2015
Nova Chemicals says that Todd Karran has been appointed president and CEO. Karran has been the acting CEO while maintaining his previous roles of senior v.p. and CFO since May 2014. He will remain CFO while the board searches for a replacement....
April 17, 2015
Invista has launched P8, a technology platform that reduces the cost of manufacturing purified terephthalic acid (PTA), a polyester precursor, by up to $40/m.t., Invista says. P8...
April 17, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) say that EPA has agreed to issue final rules implementing the federal Renewable...
April 17, 2015
Petrobras expects to release its delayed, audited financial results for the second half of 2014 as early as 22 April. The company has meanwhile clarified the possible sale of a stake...
April 17, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple oxygen plants to supply glass maker Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo). The plants have a combined capacity in excess of 100...
April 17, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners has started a supplemental, binding, open commitment period to determine shipper demand for an incremental capacity addition to the Aegis ethane pipeline...
April 17, 2015
Inbra Indústrias Químicas is planning a plastic and rubber additives manufacturing facility in Orangeburg County, SC. Inbra is investing $7–10 million to establish the facility...
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