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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
November 15, 2013
The European Council says it has approved an amendment to a directive on batteries and accumulators in order to reduce the amount of cadmium and mercury released into the environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Council-approves-amendment-on-Cd-Hg-in-batteries_56722.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for tert-dodecanethiol (TDM). The hazard endpoint for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-tert-dodecanethiol_56727.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-energy-transition-executives-in-favor-but-not-at-any-price_56695.html
November 13, 2013
Germany's chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is 'concerned' about discussions to reform the country's renewable energy law (EEG), as part of negotiations to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-calls-for-a-reduction-in-energy-cost-not-a-redistribution_56675.html
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DEHP-DBP-authorization-under-Reach-ECHA-initiates-eight-week-public-consultation_56671.html
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