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December 12, 2014
AkzoNobel says a fire at its Battleground facility in La Porte, TX, damaged the building housing its high-purity metalloorganics (HPMO) unit on 9 December. The company has not said...
December 12, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that Sigma-Aldrich’s (St. Louis) shareholders have approved its previously announced merger with Merck at a special meeting held at St. Louis...
December 12, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) has continued its campaign against Omnova management by nominating three directors to the company’s board to stand at Omnova’s...
December 12, 2014
Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) says that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware has approved bidding procedures for a court-supervised auction of...
December 12, 2014
Eastman Chemical says that it has completed the acquisition of Taminco, a global specialty chemical company, for $2.80 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquired businesses are...
December 12, 2014
The US Senate on 10 December passed its version of H.R. 4007—The Protecting and Securing Chemical Facilities from Terrorist Attacks Act of 2014, an updated version of the Chemical and Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program....
December 12, 2014
BP says that it expects to incur restructuring charges of $1.00 billion “over the next five quarters, including the current quarter.” The company announced the charges during a...
December 12, 2014
Johnson Matthey has completed the acquisition of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility at Annan, UK. The site, which was constructed by Glaxo in 1980, had changed hands several times...
December 12, 2014
BASF has agreed to sell its manufacturing facility for natural fish oils, medium concentrated omega-3s, and customized bottled fish oil at Brattvåg, Norway, to Marine Ingredients...
December 12, 2014
Plastipak Packaging has been selected as the successful bidder to acquire the packaging division of La Seda de Barcelona (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain), Plastipak says. The winning bid...
December 12, 2014
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has agreed to purchase an additional 13% stake in titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Cristal for 1.81 billion Saudi riyals ($481.2...
December 12, 2014
ChangYuan Group (Shenzhen, China) has acquired HSC Corp. (Zhangjiagang, China), the leading Chinese producer of electrolyte additives for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries for Rmb900.0...
December 12, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it is stepping up its investments in the fast-growing bioplastics market. Investments include a pilot plant at Warrington, UK, which is already in...
December 11, 2014
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) has today announced the start-up of its integrated pilot plant for the production of Elicarb graphene products. The company will use the plant to produce high...
December 10, 2014
Poland has notified that European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) that it intends to submit an intention dossier on methanol to the Registry of Intentions (RoI). A previous intention...
December 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) proposals for two biocidal active...
December 10, 2014
Cefic says that it expects chemical output is to continue growing in 2015, but that expectations about the pace of European and global economic growth have weakened. Chemical...
December 10, 2014
Stora Enso, a Helsinki-based forestry products company, says it will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center in Sweden. The aim of the unit is to...
December 9, 2014
Cecilia Malmström, recently confirmed European commissioner for trade, appeared before the European Parliament recently to answer questions about the transatlantic trade and...
December 9, 2014
Germany’s federal minister for research, Johanna Wanka, has opened the first demonstration plant worldwide that can produce synthetic fuel such as petrol, diesel, or kerosine...
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