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August 29, 2014
ACC and the US Green Building Council (USGBC) have announced a new initiative designed to ensure the use of sustainable and environmentally protective products in buildings by applying...
August 29, 2014
EPA and the Department of Justice (Justice Department) say that DuPont has been fined $1.28 million for allegedly failing to prevent the release of harmful levels of hazardous...
August 29, 2014
The European General Court (Luxembourg) has more than halved the €318-million ($420 million) fine imposed on Sasol in 2008 for participating in a price-fixing cartel for paraffin...
August 29, 2014
Dow Chemical has started divesting two of its specialty chemicals subsidiaries, Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) and AgroFresh (Philadelphia), according to a Reuters report citing...
August 29, 2014
Start-up company Appalachian Resins (Houston) is leasing land in Salem Township, OH, for a proposed $1-billion ethylene and polyethylene (PE) production facility. The company has...
August 29, 2014
Methanex says that it anticipates gas curtailments in Trinidad in the second half of 2014 to be higher than those experienced in the first half. The National Gas Company (NGC; Couva...
August 29, 2014
DSM’s nutritional products business says that it will invest at least $30 million to upgrade and expand its omega-3 production facility at Mulgrave, NS. This figure will build on its...
August 29, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s reorganization plan once changes are made to the interest rate paid to bondholders....
August 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has started a 45-day public commenting period on the harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for the pesticide...
August 15, 2014
DuPont Pioneer announced plans to build a $35-million soybean research facility at its Stine Haskell Research Center, at Newark, DE. The nearly 134,000–sq ft facility will include...
August 15, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) has agreed to acquire Vestolit (Marl, Germany), Europe’s sixth-largest manufacturer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), from private equity firm Strategic...
August 15, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it has selected the city of Curitiba, Paraná State, Brazil, as the location of its next formaldehyde and forest product resins manufacturing site in...
August 15, 2014
Orica (Melbourne) says that its board intends to pursue demerging or selling the company’s chemicals business. The announcement follows a review of the chemicals business. Orica says...
August 15, 2014
Teijin says it has stopped producing para -xylene ( p -xylene) at its plant at Matsuyama, Japan. The 290,000-m.t./year plant there was the only location where Teijin produced p...
August 15, 2014
BP has announced that Iain Conn, group managing director and chief executive/downstream, is leaving the company and will step down from BP’s board by year-end....
August 15, 2014
Sabic reports second-quarter net profit up 7% year-on-year, to 6.46 billion Saudi riyals ($1.72 billion), with operating profit rising 1%, to SR10.1 billion. Sales were up 7%, to...
August 15, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest producers of potash, says that it produced 3.1 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) in the second quarter compared with...
August 15, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) says that CEO Adrian Whitfield will step down after eight years with the company. Whitfield will remain CEO and on the board until 30 June 2015 to allow...
August 15, 2014
Ashland and Clariant have completed the previously announced sale of their foundry chemicals joint venture, ASK Chemicals (Hilden, Germany), to private equity firm Rhône. The...
August 15, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a new production facility for admixtures at Denver and a mortar plant at the company’s site at Conyers, GA. The extended Conyers site...
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