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December 6, 2013
Canada Lithium Corp. (Toronto) and iodine producer Sirocco Mining (Vancouver, BC) have agreed to merge, the companies announced on 4 December. The merger has already been approved by...
December 6, 2013
Ingleside Ethylene—a 50-50 joint venture between OxyChem, a subsidiary of Occidental Petroleum; and Mexichem—says that CB&I has been awarded the approximately $1-billion...
December 6, 2013
Several companies have emerged as potential buyers of Novartis’s animal health business, press reports say. Novartis CEO, Joe Jimenez, said in November that the company might sell...
December 6, 2013
The board of Algeta (Oslo) says it has received a preliminary acquisition proposal from Bayer. Bayer has offered to pay 336 Norwegian kroner ($54.68) per Algeta share, valuing the bid...
December 6, 2013
The European Commission has proposed the legislation necessary for the European Union to ratify formally the second commitment period (2013–20) of the Kyoto Protocol on climate...
December 6, 2013
Kemira and Wilmar International (Singapore) say they have signed a joint venture agreement to manufacture alkylketene dimer (AKD) wax in China. The jv entities in China will be owned...
December 6, 2013
Evonik Industries says that construction work on a previously announced facility to produce isophorone and isophorone diamine at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China...
December 6, 2013
Merck KGaA says it has agreed with the board of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ; Luxembourg), to acquire AZ for about £1.6 billion ($2.62 billion). Merck, under the terms of the agreement, is offering £4.035/share in cash....
December 5, 2013
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says that the government is not providing solutions to the energy crisis facing UK industry. The chancellor made a statement to...
December 3, 2013
Evonik Industries has started up its expanded capacity for L-threonine at Evonik Agroferm, its 100% subsidiary at Kaba (Hungary). The official opening took place in the presence of...
December 2, 2013
The UN climate change conference, which took place recently at Warsaw, was able to reach agreement on a number of important points in spite of some difficult negotiations. The...
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened its first public consultation under the biocidal products regulation (BPR). The consultation will be on the active substance...
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
November 27, 2013
The announcement of an agreement between the two major parties to form a coalition government in Germany has been cautiously welcomed. But important industrial-political questions have...
November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
November 25, 2013
Germany chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for the economy to play a greater role in the discussion on climate change. The world climate summit, held recently in...
November 22, 2013
The European Commission is asking Portugal to clean up large amounts of hazardous waste, dumped in decommissioned mines at Gondomar, near Porto, in 2001–2002. About 320,000 m.t...
November 22, 2013
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) says it has entered into an agreement to divest its interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC) to Asahi Glass and Mitsubishi Corp...
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