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February 7, 2014
Solvay’s subsidiary Rhodia and Premiere Fibers Inc. (Ansonville, NC), have agreed to jointly launch a nylon-based “smart yarn” that reduces the appearance of cellulite and makes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solvay-smart-yarn-deal_58651.html
February 7, 2014
Merck KGaA says that as of 1 p.m. GMT on 5 February 2014, shareholders representing 56.48% of the share capital of AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) had accepted Merck’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-extends-offer-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials_58634.html
February 7, 2014
Clariant says that it has completed the previously announced sale of its detergents and intermediates business to International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-completes-sale_58635.html
February 7, 2014
Ercros (Barcelona) says that it has signed agreements with Timab Ibérica, a subsidiary of the Roullier Group (Saint-Malo, France), to sell Ercros’s 100% stake in Fosfatos de...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ercros-divestment_58636.html
February 7, 2014
Yara has agreed to acquire H+H Umwelt- und Industrietechnik (Hargesheim, Germany), a leading player in marine selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. The deal strengthens...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Yara-buys-tech-firm_58637.html
February 7, 2014
Entegris (Billerica, MA), a provider of products for purifying, protecting, and transporting materials used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced a definitive merger agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Entegris-to-acquire-semiconductor-materials-maker-ATMI-for-$1-15-billion_58642.html
February 7, 2014
Eastman Chemical has agreed to acquire BP’s $100-million/year global aviation turbine engine oil business, Eastman announced on 28 January. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eastman-buys-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_58643.html
February 7, 2014
Toray Industries says that it has decided to expand production capacity for carbon fiber prepreg at its Toray Composites America (TCA; Tacoma, WA) subsidiary. Toray plans to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Toray-to-expand-carbon-fiber-prepreg-capacity-in-US_58644.html
February 7, 2014
ASF plans to build a methylglycinediacetic acid (MGDA) plant at Evonik’s Theodore, AL, site, citing strong demand for the chelating agent....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-build-chelating-agent-plant-at-Evonik-AL-site_58645.html
February 7, 2014
PotashCorp reports fourth-quarter earnings of $230 million, down 45.4% year-on-year (YOY) mainly because of weak prices for nutrients following the breakup of export cartel Belarusian...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PotashCorp-profits-slump-expects-weaker-2014_58646.html
February 7, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. Financial terms have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sika-to-buy-waterproofing-materials-company-in-Brazil_58647.html
February 6, 2014
The 550,000 workers in the German chemical industry have won a pay increase of 3.7%, following several rounds of pay tariff negotiations between the chemical employers association BAVC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemical-workers-in-Germany-win-3-7-percent-pay-increase_58598.html
February 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for several substances: 2-(dimethylamino)-2-methylpropan-1-ol 3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-calls-for-testing-proposals-for-several-substances_58558.html
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-comments-on-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-for-t-butyl-hydroperoxide-thiacloprid_58540.html
February 4, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM's polypropylene wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The products can be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Altana-acquires-DSMs-polypropylene-wax-emulsion-business_58535.html
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gurit-reports-18-percent-YoY-increase-in-fourth-quarter-sales_58465.html
January 29, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested more information from stakeholders on a proposed restriction of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-more-information-on-proposed-restriction-of-N-methylpyrrolidone_58388.html
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/WTO-members-start-initiative-to-reduce-tariffs-on-green-goods_58354.html
January 24, 2014
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has strongly criticized the planned provisions for the self-generation of electricity, as laid out by the federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Energy-industries-association-criticizes-plans-for-reform-of-Germanys-renewable-energy-law_58221.html
January 24, 2014
The fraction of renewable energy in the global energy mix could be increased to 30% or more by 2030, double the level today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-Fraction-of-renewable-energy-could-be-doubled_58301.html
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