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September 20, 2013
South Louisiana Methanol (SLM) has hired Fluor to engineer and design its 5,000-m.t./day gas-to-methanol project, which will be sited at St. James Parish, LA. SLM, a partnership of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Fluor-wins-SLM-design_55333.html
September 20, 2013
Green Biologics Inc. (GBI; Gahanna, OH), a technology developer and biobased chemicals producer, has entered into an exclusive letter of intent to acquire substantially all of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/GBI-buys-ethanol-co-op_55334.html
September 19, 2013
Evonik Industries says that it has formed a joint venture with SECAR Technologie (Hönigsberg, Austria). The jv, LiteCon, will focus on mass-production of fiber-reinforced...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-forms-composites-JV-with-SECAR-Technologie_55070.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has launched a public consultation on proposals for the restriction of nonylphenols (NPs) and nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs) in textile...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-launches-public-consultation-on-restriction-of-nonylphenols-and-nonylphenol-ethoxylates-in-textile-articles_55227.html
September 18, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP). The substance is used mainly as a solvent, as a cleaning agent, and in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-N-methylpyrrolidone_55232.html
September 16, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for testing proposals for allylamine. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been proposed is genetic toxicity...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-allylamine_55173.html
September 10, 2013
AkzoNobel says it is has informed employees of its intention to streamline its organizational structure in Germany. The changes will also result in a reduction of more than 25% in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobel-to-simplify-structure-in-Germany-reduce-workforce-by-25-percent_55038.html
September 9, 2013
Australia's prime minister-elect, Tony Abbott, has reaffirmed plans to repeal Australia's carbon tax legislation, following the victory of his Liberal-National coalition in federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Australian-PM-elect-reaffirms-plans-to-repeal-the-countrys-carbon-tax_55039.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has called for additional information on seven substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are cadmium sulfide, trixylyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-calls-for-information-on-seven-substances-of-very-high-concern_55010.html
September 9, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on two new proposals for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH). The chemicals concerned are flumioxazin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-invites-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-comments-on-flumioxazin-and-propylene-oxide_55030.html
September 9, 2013
Germany's corporate tax rate puts it in the top third of countries in a comparison with the rest of Europe, according to a report "The tax burden of companies in Germany,"...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-corporate-tax-rate-in-the-top-third-in-an-international-comparison_55032.html
September 6, 2013
A. Schulman has purchased the Perrite Group (Warrington, UK), a thermoplastics manufacturing business with operations in Malaysia, the United Kingdom, and France, for approximately $52...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/A-Schulman-acquires-Perrite-Group-in-$52-million-deal_54972.html
September 6, 2013
Clariant says that its catalysts business unit has signed long-term cooperation agreements with CB&I’s Lummus Novolen Technology subsidiary. The two companies will combine and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-Lummus-sign-PP-catalyst-development-deal_54973.html
September 6, 2013
Integral Technologies (Bellingham, WA), a subsidiary ElectriPlast (Fort Washington, PA), has signed a letter of intent with BASF to jointly explore the North American market for ElectriPlast’s patented line of conductive thermoplastics....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-Integral-to-explore-conductive-thermoplastics_54974.html
September 6, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of the second enforcement project of ECHA’s enforcement forum did not comply with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Two-thirds-of-firms-fail-to-comply-with-Reach_54998.html
September 6, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials has announced several investments in support of its polyurethane (PU) additives business, including a shift of the unit’s headquarters and several...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-moves-PU-additives-HQ-to-Shanghai_54975.html
September 6, 2013
Innospec has acquired Chemsil Silicones (Chatsworth, CA), a developer and marketer of silicone-based formulations for the personal-care industry; and Chemtec Chemical (Chatsworth), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Innospec-acquisition_54976.html
September 6, 2013
DuPont has announced that Cummins CFO Patrick Ward has been named to its board of directors, effective 23 October. Ward has served as CFO of Cummins, a leading producer of diesel and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-names-director_54977.html
September 6, 2013
McVicar Industries (Toronto) says that production facilities at its wholly owned subsidiary Zhejiang Hongbo Chemical (Zhejiang, China) continue to be occupied by factory managers and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Workers-hold-McVicar_54978.html
September 6, 2013
Toray says it will build a second cogeneration system at its 70-acre North Kingstown, RI, site. The system, which is expected to be operational by March 2014, will power production for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Toray-plastics-builds_54979.html
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