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May 30, 2014
Air Liquide says it has been awarded a major, long-term contract in China by CEC Panda Flat Panel Display Technology Co. to supply ultrapure carrier molecules to Air Liquide’s first...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Liquide-signs-gases-deal-with-China-displays-maker_61437.html
May 30, 2014
Solazyme (South San Francisco), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, says its first commercial-scale asset—a $140-million, 100,000-m.t./year joint venture facility with Bunge at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solazyme-plant-start-up_61438.html
May 30, 2014
HF Chlor Alkali has selected the Ineos Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers for a previously announced chlor-alkali plant now under construction at Eddyville, lA. The plant is being built...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-chlor-alkali-deal_61439.html
May 30, 2014
Sadara Chemical Co. (Dhahran, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has appointed Massimiliano Leopardi, as chief financial officer. Leopardi is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sadara-names-new-CFO_61440.html
May 30, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading producer of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products, says that Doug Tough will be stepping down as CEO, effective 1 September....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IFF-names-Bayer-HealthCare-executive-as-new-CEO_61441.html
May 29, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report, published today, that quarterly output in the European chemical industry increased for the fourth consecutive period. Chemical output...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemical-output-grows-for-fourth-consecutive-quarter_61358.html
May 27, 2014
The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-asks-companies-to-apply-for-HFC-quotas-by-1-July_61315.html
May 23, 2014
ACC has released its US Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI), showing a 0.6% gain in April—with increased manufacturing in all seven regions. The CPRI grew 0.2% in March. ACC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-regional-production-index-gains-in-April_61261.html
May 23, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) reports a first-quarter loss of $27 million versus a loss of $4 million in the year-ago period....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentives-sales-increase-but-loss-deepens_61262.html
May 23, 2014
Celanese (Dallas) plans to add a new compounding unit at its Florence, KY, facility. Celanese says the unit, which will support demand for advanced engineered materials products, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Celanese-to-build-compounding-unit_61263.html
May 23, 2014
AM Agrigen Industries (Dover, DE) has selected a site at St. Charles Parish, LA, to develop a potential $1.2-billion plant to manufacture granulated urea, the company says. Agrigen...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Louisiana-selected-for-potential-$1-2-billion-urea-site_61264.html
May 23, 2014
Braskem’s first-quarter net profit grew 70% year-on-year (YOY), to 396 million reais ($177.5 million), partly resulting from the sale of the water treatment unit at the Triunfo...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Braskems-profit-up_61265.html
May 23, 2014
Tronox reports a first-quarter net loss of $58 million versus a year-ago loss of $51 million, as improved pigment sales were offset by weaker results in the mineral sands segment. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tronox-earnings-fall_61266.html
May 23, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has completed a $300-million private placement of common stock. Proceeds will be used “to support future growth,” including its planned, $1-billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Platform-stock-issued_61267.html
May 23, 2014
Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) says it has acquired Westex (Chicago), strengthening the former’s flame-resistant fabrics portfolio. Financial details of the transaction have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Milliken-acquisition_61268.html
May 23, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical plans to acquire a majority stake in Japan’s leading industrial gases maker, Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), according to a filing by Mitsubishi to the Tokyo Stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mitsubishi-Chemical-plans-$1-billion-tender-offer-to-gain-control-of-Taiyo-Nippon-Sanso_61269.html
May 23, 2014
Sinopec and Sibur have signed a contract to establish a previously announced synthetic rubber production joint venture at Shanghai....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sinopec-and-Sibur-sign-rubber-JV-deal_61281.html
May 23, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer’s latest purchase offer. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116.6 billion) is “final” and cannot be improved. “We...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AstraZeneca-rejects-Pfizers-latest-offer_61282.html
May 23, 2014
Merck KGaA plans to invest €100 million ($137 million) this year in biosimilars, a new business being developed by the company’s Merck Serono unit. Merck also is eyeing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-eyes-pharma-acquisitions-biosimilars_61283.html
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