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December 19, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries has appointed executive v.p. Bhavesh Patel as its next CEO, effective 12 January 2015. Patel succeeds James Gallogly, who announced plans to retire in September....
December 19, 2014
State-owned Vietnam National Chemical Group (Vinachem) has sold its 11% stake in the Long Son petrochemical project in Vietnam to state energy firm PetroVietnam, to help speed up...
December 17, 2014
The European Council–the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union—has announced that it has reached a political agreement...
December 17, 2014
Six substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
December 12, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has reported the results of the latest Europe-wide monitoring program in its 2012 annual report on pesticide residues in food...
December 12, 2014
A. Schulman announced that it has added equipment in its manufacturing facility at Dongguan, China, to accommodate increasing demand in its masterbatches business. The new production...
December 12, 2014
DuPont has reached an agreement to sell its Neoprene polychloroprene business to Denka Performance Elastomer, a new joint venture company owned 70% by Denki Kagaku Kogyo (Denka; Tokyo)...
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...
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