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October 17, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has issued a call for evidence to identify uses of bis(pentabromophenyl)ether (deca-BDE) where substitution may be challenging or require...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-calls-for-evidence-on-substituting-deca-BDE_55967.html
October 16, 2013
The appeal board of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has upheld an ECHA decision requiring information on sub-chronic toxicity, and developmental toxicity in a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHAs-appeal-board-upholds-decision-against-Lanxess_55966.html
October 16, 2013
BASF says it has developed an innovative, mass-balanced process for using renewable feedstocks in integrated production. The process has been developed in collaboration with TÜV...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-develops-certified-process-for-flexible-use-of-renewable-feedstocks-in-integrated-production_55964.html
October 16, 2013
EU chemical production decreased by 1.4% in January–July 2013, Cefic says. Production of chemicals fell by 0.4% in July compared with the year-ago period. Outputs of polymers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemical-output-falls-by-1-4-percent-in-first-half-compared-with-year-ago_55938.html
October 15, 2013
Evonik Industries says that the Saudi Acrylic Polymer Co. (Sapco), its joint venture with the Saudi Acrylic Acid Co., has completed the construction of its superabsorbent polymer plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evoniks-superabsorbent-polymers-plant-completed-in-Saudi-Arabia_55945.html
October 14, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for two substances—2,4,6,8,10-pentamethylcyclopentasiloxane and the reaction mass of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-two-substances_55910.html
October 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on fluopyram, which is proposed for use as a fungicide in agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-fluopyram_55893.html
October 11, 2013
Clariant says it has completed the previously announced expansion of production capacity for Houdry dehydrogenation catalysts at its Louisville, KY, site. The expansion involved a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-expansion_55863.html
October 11, 2013
Lyondell Chemie Nederland, a subsidiary of LyondellBasell Industries; and Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp have signed a 10-year agreement for the storage and handling of glacial acetic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/LyondellBasell-contract_55864.html
October 11, 2013
Chevron Phillips Chemical’s (CPChem) $6-billion project to build an ethane cracker and two polyethylene (PE) facilities on the US Gulf Coast (USGC) will create 10,000 jobs in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CPChem-plans-hiring-program-for-Gulf-Coast-cracker-shuffles-management_55865.html
October 11, 2013
Sabic is implementing a major reshuffle of its executive vice presidents, including some promotions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sabic-shuffles-executive-v-p-roles_55870.html
October 11, 2013
Albemarle (Baton Rouge) has acquired Cambridge Chemical (Cambridge, UK), a maker of high-purity metal organic chemicals used in the laser market. Terms have not been disclosed. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Albemarle-acquires-UK-electronic-materials-firm_55857.html
October 11, 2013
RPM on 9 October reported that net income, at $103.1 million, for the quarter ended 31 August more than doubled that of the year-ago quarter on sales up 11.3% year-on-year (YOY), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/RPMs-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales-fewer-charges_55858.html
October 11, 2013
Air Products has appointed Corning Painter as senior v.p. and general manager of merchant gases....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-names-new-head-of-merchant-gases_55859.html
October 11, 2013
Air Products has signed a long-term agreement with Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. (BPCL; Mumbai) to build, own, and operate industrial gas production facilities at Kochi, Kerala State...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-to-build-hydrogen-facility-in-India_55860.html
October 11, 2013
Mosaic has lowered its annual outlook for 2013 global potash shipments because of weaker demand in India and a delay in settling a second-half contract between Canpotex, the potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-cuts-outlook_55861.html
October 11, 2013
US phosphate export association Phosphate Chemicals Export Association (PhosChem; Plymouth, MN) has disbanded, a spokesperson for Mosaic says. PhosChem handled US exports of crop...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cartel-PhosChem-splits_55862.html
October 11, 2013
Arkema has confirmed plans to close its phthalate plasticizers manufacturing complex at Chauny, France (CW, Sept. 16/23, p. 6). The company says it has presented a plan to its central...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Arkema-confirms-phthalate-site-closure-in-France_55871.html
October 11, 2013
Tessenderlo Group says it has sold its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) profiles activities in the United Kingdom, which trade under the Eurocell name, to H2 Equity Partners (Amsterdam), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tessenderlo-sells-UK-PVC-profiles-business_55872.html
October 11, 2013
Clariant says it has closed the sale of its textile chemicals, paper specialties, and emulsions businesses to SK Capital (New York). The three businesses are now operating under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-completes-textile-paper-emulsions-sale_55873.html
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