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October 8, 2014
Evonik Industries has opened a new production line for surface-treated fumed silica at its Rheinfelden, Germany site, thereby increasing the company’s global capacity by 25%. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-boosts-global-capacity-for-specialty-silicas-by-25-percent-with-expansion-at-Rheinfelden-Germany_64341.html
October 7, 2014
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it is increasing the size of its management board to three members. Christoph Schlünken, president/additives and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Altana-enlarges-management-board_64315.html
October 7, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started a 45-day public commenting period on proposals for harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) for clorophene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultations-on-two-substances_64317.html
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-welcomes-trade-agreement-between-EU-and-Canada-sees-growth-potential-for-German-chemicals_64284.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has open a 45-day public commenting period on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for four substances: dibutyltin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-starts-public-consultation-on-four-substances-under-CLH_64293.html
October 6, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has added oxathiapiprolin to the registry of intentions. Oxathiapiprolin is a member of the piperidinyl thiazole isoxazoline class of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Oxathiapiprolin-added-to-ECHAs-registry-of-intentions_64289.html
September 26, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/LyondellBasell-planning-to-further-expand-ethylene-at-Channelview_64035.html
September 26, 2014
Total has agreed to sell its 25% interest in Cardinal Gas Services for $400 million plus a price adjustment estimated at $50 million. E1 and a consortium led by Samchully, both of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Total-midstream-sale_64034.html
September 26, 2014
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) has called on DuPont to split off its higher-growth agriculture, nutrition, and industrial biotech operations. “DuPont’s conglomerate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Trian-urges-DuPont-to-break-off-ag-industrial-biotech_64028.html
September 26, 2014
DuPont’s packaging and industrial polymers unit will increase the production capacity of its ethylene copolymers assets at its Texas manufacturing facilities. The company plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-invests-$100-million-to-expand-specialty-resins_64029.html
September 26, 2014
ACC has released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), which measures indicators related to the growth of the US chemical industry. The CAB gained just 0.1% over August...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-reports-slow-growth-in-monthly-activity-barometer_64030.html
September 26, 2014
Dow Chemical says that its electronic materials business will build the world’s first large-scale, cadmium-free quantum dot manufacturing operation at the company’s site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-to-build-quantum-dot-manufacturing-plant_64031.html
September 26, 2014
Myriant (Quincy, MA), a renewable chemicals firm, says that its board has appointed Cenan Ozmeral CEO. Ozmeral, who is already Myriant president, has been with the company since...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Myriant-president-also-takes-CEO-role_64049.html
September 26, 2014
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that Magnus Heimburg has been appointed CFO, effective 1 December. Heimburg succeeds Johan Malmqvist, who, after five years as CFO, has decided to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-Perstorp-CFO_64050.html
September 26, 2014
Potash and magnesium products producer K+S (Kassel, Germany) has announced that the contract of Norbert Steiner, chairman, has been extended until May 2017. His contract was scheduled...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/K+S-cuts-board_64051.html
September 26, 2014
The combined research budget of Germany’s chemical industry soared to a record €10.5 bilion ($13.3 billion) in 2013, more than 8.0% higher than in the previous year, industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-R-and-D-soars_64052.html
September 26, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), a producer of fertilizers and specialty chemicals, announced the commencement of its international initial public offering on the New York Stock...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ICL-lists-on-Big-Board_64032.html
September 26, 2014
Formosa Plastics has selected the Steam Active Reforming (STAR) technology, licensed by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, for its propane dehydrogenation (PDH) project at Point...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Formosa-taps-PDH-tech_64033.html
September 26, 2014
BASF says that it is changing the organizational structure of its paper chemicals business to strengthen competiveness. The division will be dissolved as of 1 January 2015, and the current headquarters of the division at Basel, Switzerland, will be closed by the end of 2014. The company will cut about 50 jobs worldwide as part of the restructuring....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-dissolve-paper-chemicals-division_64046.html
September 26, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), has confirmed that it will not restart operations at the company’s naphtha cracker at Porto Marghera, Italy. The cracker...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Versalis-makes-Italy-cracker-closure-permanent_64047.html
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