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February 7, 2014
PotashCorp reports fourth-quarter earnings of $230 million, down 45.4% year-on-year (YOY) mainly because of weak prices for nutrients following the breakup of export cartel Belarusian...
February 7, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says it has agreed to acquire Lwart Química (Lençóis Paulista, Brazil), a supplier of waterproofing products in Brazil. Financial terms have not been...
February 6, 2014
The 550,000 workers in the German chemical industry have won a pay increase of 3.7%, following several rounds of pay tariff negotiations between the chemical employers association BAVC...
February 5, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for several substances: 2-(dimethylamino)-2-methylpropan-1-ol 3,7-dimethyloctan-1-ol...
February 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested comments from interested parties on hazard classifications open for public consultation on two substances, tert-butyl...
February 4, 2014
Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has acquired DSM's polypropylene wax emulsions business. The deal includes technology and customer-specific know-how, Altana says. The products can be...
January 31, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales for the fourth quarter 2013 were SF 75.4 million ($83.9 million), compared with SF 63.9 million in the year-ago quarter, an...
January 29, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested more information from stakeholders on a proposed restriction of 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidone, or N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)...
January 28, 2014
The European Union and 13 other members of the World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva), including the United States and China, have pledged to launch negotiations within the WTO to...
January 24, 2014
Germany's energy-intensive industries association EID (Berlin) has strongly criticized the planned provisions for the self-generation of electricity, as laid out by the federal...
January 24, 2014
The fraction of renewable energy in the global energy mix could be increased to 30% or more by 2030, double the level today, the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; Abu...
January 24, 2014
Koppers Netherlands, a subsidiary of Koppers (Pittsburgh) has, as expected, announced that it will discontinue distillation activities at its tar plant at Uithoorn, Netherlands...
January 24, 2014
Bayer says it has commenced the previously announced public takeover offer for all of the shares of pharmaceutical company Algeta (Oslo) for 362 Norwegian kroner/share ($59.48) in...
January 24, 2014
Huntsman’s performance products division will expand its global polyetheramines (PEA) capacity by a minimum of 15% by debottlenecking three manufacturing plants, the company has...
January 24, 2014
Biodiesel producer Renewable Energy Group (Ames, IA) announced on 22 January that it has acquired renewable chemical technology developer LS9 for a purchase price of up to $61.5...
January 24, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis), a renewable chemicals firm, announced on 22 January that it has signed a take-or-pay contract for biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) with Vinmar International. Under...
January 24, 2014
Evonik said on 22 January that it will significantly expand the specialty methacrylate monomer capacity at its Mobile, AL, facility. The methyl methacrylate transesterification (MMAT)...
January 24, 2014
RPM has acquired Citadel Restoration and Repair (St. Paul, MN), a producer and marketer of premium concrete and wood deck floor coatings for the professional contractor and DIY...
January 24, 2014
Platform Specialty Products (Miami), which acquired specialty chemical maker MacDermid for $1.8 billion late in 2013, is expected to start trading on 23 January on the New York Stock...
January 24, 2014
Praxair says it has completed upgrades to its air separation liquefaction capabilities at Fort Saskatchewan and Prentiss, AB. The company says it has also completed construction of...
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