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February 21, 2014
Ineos has announced an ethane feedstock purchase agreement with Consol Energy (Pittsburgh). The ethane will be transported through the Mariner East pipeline and terminal system and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-to-buy-ethane-from-Consol-for-import-to-Europe_58984.html
February 21, 2014
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (New York) said on 19 February that it will nominate four directors for Sensient Technologies’ board, raising the possibility of a proxy battle...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Hedge-fund-plans-to-nominate-four-Sensient-directors_58999.html
February 21, 2014
CF Industries CFO Dennis Kelleher said on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call that early indications suggest that placement of existing assets in a master limited partnership...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CF-Industries-dissuaded-on-MLP-options-CFO-says_59000.html
February 21, 2014
Maire Tecnimont (Rome) has announced that its Tecnimont USA subsidiary has signed a collaboration agreement with Foster Wheeler covering front-end engineering design and detailed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tecnimont-forms-alliance-with-Foster-Wheeler_59001.html
February 21, 2014
Westlake Chemical has declared a two-for-one split of the company’s common stock and increased the quarterly cash dividend by 12%, to 25.2 cts/share, on a presplit basis. Separately...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Westlake-stock-split_59002.html
February 21, 2014
Chairperson of the US Chemical Safety Board (CBS) Ralph Moure-Eraso has testified before Congress on the results of CSB’s inspection into the West Virginia chemical spill incident in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CSB-spill-results_59003.html
February 21, 2014
ACC has released its monthly US Chemical Production Regional Index, indicating a 0.3% rise in January, following a 0.6% gain in December 2013. ACC says production continued to move...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemical-production-up_59004.html
February 21, 2014
Novozymes and Monsanto say they have closed their previously announced, long-term strategic alliance aimed at jointly developing agricultural biologicals for global broadacre crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Monsanto-alliance_59005.html
February 21, 2014
Merck KGaA has, for a second time, extended the time line of its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials. The offer now expires at 1:00 p.m. GMT on 28 February. Merck, on 6...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-extends-AZ-offer_58985.html
February 21, 2014
Cefic has welcomed the minimum principles for exploration and production of shale gas, recommended recently by the European Commission (CW, Jan. 27, p. 12). The principles “will...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-supports-shale_58986.html
February 21, 2014
ThyssenKrupp is combining its plant technology businesses, including Uhde, Polysius, and Fördertechnik, under the ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions (Essen, Germany) umbrella. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Uhde-name-disappears_58987.html
February 21, 2014
ACC says that announced US chemical industry investment linked to shale gas now tops $100 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-Announced-US-shale-investment-tops-$100-billion_58997.html
February 21, 2014
Biobased plastics firm Cereplast (Seymour, IN) announced on 17 February that it has filed for Chapter 11 protection in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bioplastics-maker-Cereplast-files-for-bankruptcy_59006.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
February 20, 2014
The European Commission says that it welcomes measures adopted by the European Union's council of ministers today to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-welcomes-measures-to-protect-workers-against-exposure-to-hazardous-chemicals_58941.html
February 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for niacin (nicotinic acid, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-niacin_58835.html
February 13, 2014
The chemical sector in the European Union remains "fragile" despite output growth of 2.8% in November 2013, Cefic says. Output fell 0.2% for January–November 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cefic-EU-chemical-sector-faces-fragile-recovery_58798.html
February 13, 2014
Five new intentions and two new submissions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the Registry of Intentions, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/-ECHA-adds-substances-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_58792.html
February 13, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on applications for authorization for the use of diarsenic trioxide, and the pigments lead chromate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultations-on-authorization-of-diarsenic-trioxide-lead-chromate-pigments_58779.html
February 11, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced leadership changes in its business units in Eastern Europe. Simo Laitala has resigned as head/Russia, effective 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tikkurila-makes-leadership-changes-in-Eastern-Europe_58743.html
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