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March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for E-glass fibers, glass fibers, and dicyclohexyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-for-glass-fibers-E-glass-fibers-and-dicyclohexyl-phthalate_59337.html
March 5, 2014
Technip (Paris) says it has been awarded a front-end engineering and design (FEED) contract by Shell UK for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in Scotland. The contract is for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Technip-wins-FEED-contract-for-Shell-CCS-project-in-North-Sea_59335.html
March 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four substances as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-proposes-four-substances-as-SVHCs_59313.html
March 4, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it achieved record results in all areas for full-year 2013. The company announced a 23.8% increase in net profit, to a record 344.7 million Swiss francs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sika-achieves-record-results-for-2013-including-net-profit-up-23-8-percent_59310.html
March 4, 2014
Ecolab has announced the acquisition of AK Kraus & Hiller Schädlingsbekämpfung (Allershausen, Germany). Kraus & Hiller had annual sales of approximately $4...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ecolab-acquires-pest-elimination-company-in-Germany_59292.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
New rules concerning the import and export of very hazardous chemicals will be implemented in the European Union as of 1 March, when the revised prior informed consent (PIC) regulation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Revised-importexport-regulations-for-very-hazardous-chemicals-introduced-in-Europe_59226.html
February 28, 2014
BASF Services Holding, an indirect, wholly owned group company of BASF, says it is to sell its subsidiary BASF Services Consult (Hamburg) to Tech Mahindra (Düsseldorf), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-sell-its-third-party-consulting-business_59219.html
February 28, 2014
Agrium has announced weaker results for the fourth quarter due to lower prices and a reduction in nitrogen volumes. Net earnings were $99 million, down 72% year-on-year (YOY). Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Agrium-reports-lower-results-as-prices-fall_59187.html
February 28, 2014
ACC and Socma testified before Congress on 27 February urging the passage of legislation to extend the Chemical Facilitiy Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. Clyde Miller...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-and-Socma-urge-Congress-to-extend-CFATS_59188.html
February 28, 2014
Williams Partners (Tulsa, OK) has acquired Williams’s currently in-service operations in Alberta, for $1.2 billion. The assets include an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Williams-Partners-buys-Alberta-operations_59189.html
February 28, 2014
Dow Chemical has completed converting its three styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS) plants in Japan to new polymeric flame-retardant (FR) technology, the company has announced. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-completes-conversion-of-styrofoam-XPS-plants_59190.html
February 28, 2014
Flexible Solutions International (Victoria, BC) says it has halted production at its Taber, AB, renewable aspartic acid production plant, citing unfavorable economics given the decline...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/FSI-halts-aspartic-acid_59191.html
February 28, 2014
Renewable fuels and chemicals start-up GreenLight Biosciences (Medford, MA) says it has entered into a partnership with Bayer CropScience to explore applications of GreenLight’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bayer-CropScience-deal_59192.html
February 28, 2014
Styron says it plans to expand its latex capacity with a new reactor at its Zhangjiagang, China, production facility. This expansion will mainly support the demand for latex in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Styron-expands-latex_59193.html
February 28, 2014
DSM has entered into a collaboration with SyntheZyme (New York) to develop products based on the latter’s biobased surfactant platform. As part of the collaboration, DSM will provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-surfactant-deal_59194.html
February 28, 2014
Earnings season is winding down, with only a few more companies posting results. Earnings reports from North American firms Nova Chemicals, Kraton Performance Polymers, and Tronox reflect mixed market conditions....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Late-reporting-diversified-firms-post-mixed-results_59195.html
February 28, 2014
DSM reports a 44% increase in fourth-quarter 2013 net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items, to €101 million ($139 million), on sales up 5%, to €2.22 billion. The company says that all of its clusters delivered a solid performance in the quarter despite negative exchange-rate effects. DSM earlier announced preliminary fourth-quarter results (CW, Feb. 17/24, p. 15)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-Borealis-post-higher-fourth-quarter-profits_59196.html
February 28, 2014
The privatization of insolvent chemicals and petrochemicals producer Oltchim (Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania) has been delayed by almost two months, the company says. The deadline for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Oltchim-privatization-plans-delayed-until-late-March_59197.html
February 28, 2014
Semiconductor and solar technology firm SunEdison (St. Peters, MO) says its polysilicon manufacturing facility at Merano, Italy, will remain closed indefinitely. The decision affects...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/SunEdison-polysilicon-plant-in-Italy-to-stay-closed_59198.html
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