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June 27, 2014
Huntsman announced on 20 June that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX, propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Huntsman-disruption_62105.html
June 27, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PPG-expands-plant_62106.html
June 27, 2014
Bock: Industry recovery is volatile. Cefic says that the output of chemicals excluding pharmaceuticals in the European Union will grow 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-upgrades-EU-output-forecast_62091.html
June 27, 2014
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and its main shareholder, private equity firm Bain Capital, say they have decided, because of “significant demand,” to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IMCD-increases-number-of-shares-offered-in-IPO_62092.html
June 27, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has added four substances to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), which now contains 155 substances...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-adds-four-substances-to-Reach-candidate-list_62093.html
June 27, 2014
A green chemistry complex has been inaugurated at Porto Torres, Italy, by Matrìca, a 50-50 joint venture between Versalis (Milan), ENI’s chemicals subsidiary; and Novamont (Novara...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Versalis-JV-commissions-green-chemistry-complex_62094.html
June 27, 2014
Odfjell has agreed with investment firms Breakwater Capital and Oak Hill Advisors to form a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ethylene shipping joint venture. Odfjell, meanwhile, has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Odfjell-forms-JV_62095.html
June 27, 2014
OMV (Vienna) has started up a butadiene expansion at the company’s Schwechat, Austria, refinery and petrochemical complex. Butadiene capacity was increased by 30%, to 60,000...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/OMV-butadiene-hike_62096.html
June 27, 2014
Merck KGaA says that the board of partners of E. Merck KG, the body that appoints the executive board members of Merck KGaA, has appointed Marcus Kuhnert as group CFO. Kuhnert will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-hires-CFO_62097.html
June 27, 2014
DuPont has cut its second-quarter and full-year earnings outlooks, citing weak performance from its agriculture segment and, to a lesser extent, its performance chemicals unit. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-cuts-outlook-on-weak-ag-results_62101.html
June 27, 2014
Univar will soon select Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, and Bank of America to underwrite Univar’s anticipated initial public offering, according to a Reuters report. Univar confirmed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Univar-to-select-banks-for-IPO_62102.html
June 27, 2014
EPA has approved BASF’s Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-EPA-approval_62107.html
June 27, 2014
Dow Chemical will start constructing its previously announced, 1.5-million m.t./year Freeport, TX, ethylene plant on 30 June. The project, which received final permitting approval from EPA in May, remains on track to start up in the first half of 2017, Dow says....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-to-start-constructing-Freeport-ethane-cracker-at-end-of-June_62108.html
June 26, 2014
Several companies have appealed against a decision taken by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) on C14-C17 chloro alkanes (medium-chain chlorinated paraffins, MCCP), the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-medium-chain-chlorinated-alkanes_62083.html
June 26, 2014
A group of companies has appealed against a decision on carbon tetrachloride by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki), the agency says. The appealing companies are: the German...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Companies-appeal-ECHA-decision-on-carbon-tetrachloride_62048.html
June 25, 2014
The European Commission has today strictly limited the level of bisphenol A (BPA) in toys for children up to the age of three years and for toys that are intended to be in the mouth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-strictly-limits-BPA-in-toys_62014.html
June 24, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has sharply criticized the agreement between the German government and the European Commission to tax new plants for in-house...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-bemoans-fall-in-competitiveness-with-new-tariffs-for-in-house-electricity-production_62004.html
June 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a hazard class open for public consultation for linalool. The dossier...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-comments-on-CLH-for-linalool_61994.html
June 23, 2014
The European Commission says that 66 new partners are being invited to join the Graphene Flagship—one of Europe’s largest research initiatives—following a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europes-Graphene-Flagship-to-double-number-of-partners_61967.html
June 20, 2014
Cefic says that Europe's output of chemicals will grow by 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial demand, in particular from the automotive industry. Production is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-Europes-chemical-output-to-grow-2-0-percent-this-year_61945.html
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