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January 17, 2014
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil), a majority shareholder in Braskem (São Paulo), has closed the acquisition of Sabic’s site at Washington, WV, various local media report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Reports-Odebrecht-buys-Sabics-WV-site-for-cracker_58054.html
January 17, 2014
Socma announced that 12 firms, including makers of specialty chemicals, distributors, and service providers, have joined the trade association. The new members were approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Socma-adds-members_58058.html
January 17, 2014
Axalta, on 10 January, broke ground on a new $50-million waterborne coatings facility near Shanghai, the company says. The plant will supply up to 25,000 m.t. of waterborne coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Axalta-invests-in-China_58059.html
January 17, 2014
BASF announced on 15 Janaury that Matthew Lepore had been named senior v.p. and general counsel of the company, effective 10 January. Lepore will serve as the senior legal, compliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-names-US-counsel_58060.html
January 17, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced last week that it has acquired Aromor Flavors & Fragrances (Kibbutz Givat Oz, Israel), a producer of ingredients used in fragrances and flavors....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IFF-acquires-Israeli-flavors-and-fragrances-firm-Aromor_58061.html
January 17, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that its board has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Norway-fines-Yara-for-corrupt-payments_58062.html
January 17, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its CEO, Frank Coenen, has left the company with “mutual consent.” The company’s board has appointed Luc Tack and Mel de Vogue to a shared...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tessenderlo-CEO-leaves_58065.html
January 17, 2014
The European Commission has imposed definitive antidumping and antisubsidy measures on certain EU imports of solar panels from China. The duties will be in force for two years from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-slaps-solar-duties_58066.html
January 17, 2014
Technip says it has extended its agreement, dating back to 2000, with BP in the field of engineering services for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants based on BP’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Technip-BP-PTA-pact_58067.html
January 17, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013 compared with one year earlier, according to the latest Cefic chemical trends report. Cefic says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemicals-production-edges-higher_58063.html
January 17, 2014
InChem (Rock Hill, SC), a custom chemical manufacturer and maker of phenoxy resins, is investing $15 million to purchase and expand a facility at Charlotte, NC, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/InChem-buys-manufacturing-site-in-North-Carolina_58055.html
January 17, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has led a $12-million C-series financing round in FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA). Evonik says that its Evonik Venture Capital subsidiary invested $2.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-invests-in-FRX-Polymers_58056.html
January 17, 2014
Air Products, on 9 January, opened its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) head exchanger manufacturing facility at Manatee County, FL—doubling the company’s proprietary LNG technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-LNG-plant_58057.html
January 15, 2014
AkzoNobel says that its full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012. This has been AkzoNobel's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobel-Economic-environment-still-challenging-maintains-2013-operating-income-forecast_57799.html
January 15, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for iodine, at the request of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-iodine_57978.html
January 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has met its target for examining dossiers for the first registration period under the European Union's Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-meets-5-percent-compliance-check-target-under-Reach-69-percent-of-evaluated-dossiers-noncompliant_57968.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 10, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-names-CEO-of-performance-chemicals_57865.html
January 10, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chairman-of-NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-passes-away_57866.html
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