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June 13, 2014
Mosaic announced that its president and CEO, James Prokopanko, is taking a medical leave of absence for surgery to treat his previously disclosed cancer. The company announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-names-interim-CEO-and-new-CFO_61774.html
June 13, 2014
Avantium (Amsterdam) has closed a €36-million ($50 million) financing round backed by a consortium of investors including Swire Pacific, Coca-Cola, Danone, and Alpla, as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Avantium-raises-funds_61775.html
June 13, 2014
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical says it has decided to close permanently its ammonia plant based at Niigata City, Japan, at the end of July 2015. The 132,000-m.t./year plant has been operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/MGC-ammonia-closure_61776.html
June 13, 2014
3M says that it has appointed Nicholas Gangestad senior v.p. and CFO. Gangestad is replacing David Meline, who is leaving to become CFO of another company. Gangestad had served as...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/3M-names-new-CFO_61777.html
June 13, 2014
Linde and BASF have announced that they intend to cooperate in developing and licensing processes for the on-purpose production of linear butenes and butadiene. BASF has developed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Linde-BASF-plan-on-purpose-butadiene-process_61779.html
June 13, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the pentaerythritol and calcium formate businesses, related technology, and certain assets from chemicals producer Chemko (Bratislava, Slovakia)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perstorp-buys-businesses-from-Slovakian-firm_61780.html
June 13, 2014
BASF has announced a series of measures within its home-care and industrial and institutional cleaning and formulation technologies businesses to strengthen the competitiveness of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-restructures-care-chemicals-cuts-jobs_61781.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
June 12, 2014
A well-functioning transport infrastructure is an important economic factor in Germany. About 226 million m.t. of chemical products were shipped to customers in 2012 (excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-Germanys-chemical-industry-calls-for-a-masterplan-for-transport-infrastructure_61711.html
June 11, 2014
The European Technology Platform for Sustainable Development (SusChem), a joint program between Cefic and several other European chemistry organizations, celebrates ten years today...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/SusChem-celebrates-ten-years-preparing-for-next-decade_61684.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for four fatty acid derivatives under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-fatty-acid-derivatives_61648.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says in its latest triannual report that the use of alternative methods to testing on animals has increased. The European Union’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Animal-testing-Use-of-alternatives-increases-but-some-tests-conducted-without-ECHAs-approval_61652.html
June 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for pirimicarb...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-on-pirimicarb_61647.html
June 5, 2014
The European Union plans to announce its contribution to more ambitious climate action to 2020 during a UN conference on climate change, taking place 4–15 June at Bonn, Germany...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/More-ambitious-climate-change-goals-to-be-set-at-UN-conference_61588.html
June 5, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has elected Ellen Richstone and Henry "Pete" Linsert to its board of directors. Both will hold office until the 2017 annual meeting of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BioAmber-makes-appointments-to-board-of-directors_61587.html
June 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for a total of 43 testing proposals for 20 substances, including octene, diisodecyl sebacate, potassium tetrafluoroborate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-20-substances_61518.html
June 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that transfluthrin has been added to the registry of intentions for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Reach-Transfluthrin-to-be-submitted-for-CLH_61482.html
June 2, 2014
The European Commission has outlined a possible approach to promote regulatory convergence and recognition in the chemical sector under the negotiations with the United States as part...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-outlines-position-for-chemicals-within-TTIP-negotiations_61451.html
May 30, 2014
Westlake Chemical says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vinnolit Holdings (Ismaning, Germany) and its subsidiary companies from Advent International, a private equity firm....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Westlake-Chemical-to-buy-PVC-producer-Vinnolit_61421.html
May 30, 2014
Cefic says that chemical industry output increased in the European Union by 3.1% in the first quarter compared with the corresponding quarter of last year—the fourth consecutive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Output-grows-in-Europe-for-fourth-consecutive-quarter_61422.html
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