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January 9, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) has named John Boss as CEO and president of the company and its indirect parent, MPM Holdings. Boss served as interim CEO since October 2014...
January 9, 2015
Mexichem has acquired from DuPont the distribution and sale license for pharmaceutical-grade hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-227ea/P, a medical propellant, for $4.1 million. Under the terms of...
January 9, 2015
SRF (Gurgaon, India) has acquired the global HFC-134a pharmaceutical propellant gases business of DuPont for $20.0 million in cash. DuPont has transferred the Dymel brand name and will...
January 9, 2015
Private equity firm The Riverside Co. (New York) says that it has acquired Drex-Chem (Shah Alam, Malaysia), a specialty chemicals distributor. Financial details of the agreement have...
January 9, 2015
Refinery and petrochemical companies Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) and Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) are in tie-up discussions, the companies have announced. Idemitsu, in response to media...
January 9, 2015
Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Ltd. (MHTL) aims to partner with G2X Energy (Houston) to build a previously announced, world-scale methanol-to-gasoline production facility at Lake...
January 9, 2015
MeadWestvaco (MWV) says it plans a tax-free spin-off of its specialty chemicals business, a maker of pine chemical derivatives and activated carbon products....
January 9, 2015
Reliance Industries says that it has signed shipping agreements with Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL; Tokyo), one of the world’s largest shipping companies, to transport liquefied ethane from...
January 9, 2015
Brenntag has agreed to acquire chemicals distributor Fred Holmberg & Co. (Malmö, Sweden). Fred Holmberg & Co. distributes organic and inorganic chemicals in Scandinavia and provides mixing and blending activities, Brenntag says...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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