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May 30, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading producer of flavors and fragrances used in consumer products, says that Doug Tough will be stepping down as CEO, effective 1 September....
May 29, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report, published today, that quarterly output in the European chemical industry increased for the fourth consecutive period. Chemical output...
May 27, 2014
The European Commission has published formal notification today that companies wishing to market hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in the European Union in 2015 must register and submit an...
May 23, 2014
ACC has released its US Chemical Production Regional Index (CPRI), showing a 0.6% gain in April—with increased manufacturing in all seven regions. The CPRI grew 0.2% in March. ACC...
May 23, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) reports a first-quarter loss of $27 million versus a loss of $4 million in the year-ago period....
May 23, 2014
Celanese (Dallas) plans to add a new compounding unit at its Florence, KY, facility. Celanese says the unit, which will support demand for advanced engineered materials products, will...
May 23, 2014
AM Agrigen Industries (Dover, DE) has selected a site at St. Charles Parish, LA, to develop a potential $1.2-billion plant to manufacture granulated urea, the company says. Agrigen...
May 23, 2014
Braskem’s first-quarter net profit grew 70% year-on-year (YOY), to 396 million reais ($177.5 million), partly resulting from the sale of the water treatment unit at the Triunfo...
May 23, 2014
Tronox reports a first-quarter net loss of $58 million versus a year-ago loss of $51 million, as improved pigment sales were offset by weaker results in the mineral sands segment. The...
May 23, 2014
Platform Specialty Products has completed a $300-million private placement of common stock. Proceeds will be used “to support future growth,” including its planned, $1-billion...
May 23, 2014
Milliken (Spartanburg, SC) says it has acquired Westex (Chicago), strengthening the former’s flame-resistant fabrics portfolio. Financial details of the transaction have not been...
May 23, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical plans to acquire a majority stake in Japan’s leading industrial gases maker, Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), according to a filing by Mitsubishi to the Tokyo Stock...
May 23, 2014
Sinopec and Sibur have signed a contract to establish a previously announced synthetic rubber production joint venture at Shanghai....
May 23, 2014
AstraZeneca has rejected Pfizer’s latest purchase offer. Pfizer says its offer, which values AstraZeneca at £69 billion ($116.6 billion) is “final” and cannot be improved. “We...
May 23, 2014
Merck KGaA plans to invest €100 million ($137 million) this year in biosimilars, a new business being developed by the company’s Merck Serono unit. Merck also is eyeing...
May 23, 2014
Air Liquide has acquired Scientific and Technical Gases Ltd. (STG; Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), a worldwide supplier of calibration and specialty gases and equipment. STG manufactures...
May 23, 2014
Pharmaceutical company SeQuent Scientific (Bangalore, India) has informed the Bombay Stock Exchange (Mumbai) that it has signed an agreement with Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South...
May 23, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka) says that its Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo) subsidiary has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF’s acrylic-based modifier business, following approval by...
May 22, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says today it is entering into a strategic partnership with the non-profit organizations Global Nature Fund and the Union for Ethical BioTrade. The...
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