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February 7, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals has announced a major restructuring in response to volatility in the polyurethane and phenol markets. Mitsui’s board has approved the restructuring, which will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mitsui-announces-major-restructuring-in-Japan_58632.html
February 7, 2014
Johnson Matthey has announced the appointment of its next CEO and reported strong results for the company's fiscal third quarter, covering 1 October 2013 through 29 January 2014....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Johnson-Matthey-appoints-CEO-earnings-rise_58633.html
February 7, 2014
DuPont has announced a share repurchase program worth $5-billion—about 9% of the the company’s market cap—with $2 billion expected in 2014. “Given our cash position, strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-share-buyback_58648.html
February 7, 2014
Cytec Industries has announced that, effective 31 December 2014, v.p. and CFO David Drillock will retire from Cytec after 36 years with the company and its predecessor American...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cytec-CFO-to-retire_58649.html
February 7, 2014
Linde North America says it has completed constructing a specialty gases plant at Hammond, IN. The plant complements the current industrial and medical gas filling facilities and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Linde-US-expansion_58650.html
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
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