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November 22, 2013
Lenzing has cut its 2013 earnings guidance and announced up to 600 job cuts after posting steep declines in earnings and sales for the first nine months of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lenzing-slashes-guidance-announces-job-cuts_56900.html
November 22, 2013
An explosion on 19 November at Total’s 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two contractor employees, the company says. The blast occurred while maintenance was being carried...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two_56901.html
November 22, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont’s glass laminating solutions and vinyls business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million-doubling-production-capacity_56890.html
November 22, 2013
Hanwha Chemical says it is planning to participate in a cracker project in the United States. Han-hong Bang, president and CEO of Hanwha Chemical told delegates at GPCA Forum, held...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Hanwha-Chemical-confirms-US-cracker-plans_56891.html
November 22, 2013
Shares of Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), a plant genomics firm in which both Monsanto and Bayer hold significant stakes, debuted 21 November on the New York Stock Exchange at $14.75/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evogene-raises-$74-million-in-NYSE-debut_56892.html
November 22, 2013
DSM and private equity firm JLL Partners (New York) have agreed to form a global contract development and manufacturing organization for the pharmaceutical industry, with anticipated...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-JLL-form-$2-billion-pharma-services-firm_56893.html
November 22, 2013
Chemical production volumes in the US fell more slowly during the three-month period ending with October, according to the US Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI), an economic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-US-chemical-production-decline-slowing_56894.html
November 22, 2013
OCI (Geleen, Netherlands) plans to build a greenfield 1.75 million-m.t./year methanol plant at Beaumont, TX, through Natgasoline, a wholly owned subsidiary. OCI, which made the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/OCI-to-build-1-75-million-m-t-methanol-plant-at-Beaumont_56895.html
November 22, 2013
The eighth natural gas liquids (NGLs) fractionator at Enterprise Products’ (Houston) Mont Belvieu, TX, complex is now operational, the company announced on 19 November. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Enterprise-fractionator_56896.html
November 22, 2013
Mitsui Chemicals and its Prime Polymer (Tokyo) affiliate say that they will increase production capacity for polypropylene compounds by 21,000 m.t./year at their Advanced Composites...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PP-compounds-boost_56897.html
November 22, 2013
Ineos has extended its propylene supply agreement with PetroLogistics (Houston) through the end of 2016. PetroLogistics, which operates a 1.45-billion lbs/year propane dehydrogenation...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Propylene-supply-deal_56898.html
November 22, 2013
Air Products has agreed to supply gaseous and liquid nitrogen to Prime Evolue Singapore, a subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals that makes Mitsui’s Evolue metallocene polymer, at Jurong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Singapore-gases-hike_56903.html
November 22, 2013
ISEM, a 50-50 joint venture between Chemtura Netherlands and Isagro (Milan), has announced the sale of its orthosulfamuron systemic herbicide business to Nihon Nohyaku (Tokyo). The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Herbicide-divestment_56904.html
November 22, 2013
BASF says it has developed a mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed jointly with TÜV Süd (Munich), an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-uses-renewables_56905.html
November 22, 2013
The gas treatment plant for the Lacq Chemical Cluster 2030 (LCC30) project in southwestern France has been inaugurated by Jean-Marc Ayrault, French prime minister, in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Arkema-and-Total-inaugurate-Lacq-gas-treatment-plant_56909.html
November 21, 2013
The European Parliament has approved the regulation to set up Horizon 2020, the European Union's research and innovation program for 2014–2020, together with the rules for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-approves-Horizon-2020-a-$108-billion-research-and-innovation-program_56850.html
November 21, 2013
The European Union intends to impose 'definitive antidumping duties' on biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, effective 27 November, the European Commission says. The measures...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-to-impose-definitive-antidumping-duties-on-biodiesel-from-Argentina-Indonesia_56848.html
November 19, 2013
The negotiations currently underway to form a new federal government in Germany are not going far enough in reforming the renewable energy act (EEG), according to Germany's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-No-visible-moves-to-reduce-energy-costs-so-far_56778.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 15, 2013
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has announced the appointment of Paolo Diniz as interim CFO, effective 15 December. Diniz, currently president/Brazil at Amyris, will replace Steve Mills, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Amyris-appoints-interim-CFO_56726.html
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