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January 24, 2014
Plextronics (Pittsburgh, PA), a producer of conductive polymers, has filed for bankruptcy and requested authorization from the US Bankruptcy Court to pursue a sale by auction, the...
January 24, 2014
BASF announced on 23 January that it is implementing a series of measures in its paper chemicals business to improve competitiveness and profitability....
January 24, 2014
Keith Nichols, AkzoNobel CFO and board member, has decided to step down at the end of June after eight years with the company, AkzoNobel says. Nichols will remain CFO and retain his...
January 24, 2014
Solvay has appointed Pascal Juéry to the company’s executive committee....
January 24, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) has agreed to acquire Hagesüd Group (Hemmingen, Germany), a producer of premium spice blends and food ingredients for meat processing. The deal...
January 24, 2014
Yara has signed shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (Ulsan, South Korea) for the construction and delivery of two medium-size liquefied petroleum gas carriers with an...
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
January 17, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has opened a public consultation on its draft assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)...
January 17, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says that it has completed the acquisition of a resin coated proppants manufacturing facility at Shreveport, LA, from CRS Proppants (Tulsa, OK). Financial...
January 17, 2014
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil), a majority shareholder in Braskem (São Paulo), has closed the acquisition of Sabic’s site at Washington, WV, various local media report. The...
January 17, 2014
Socma announced that 12 firms, including makers of specialty chemicals, distributors, and service providers, have joined the trade association. The new members were approved by...
January 17, 2014
Axalta, on 10 January, broke ground on a new $50-million waterborne coatings facility near Shanghai, the company says. The plant will supply up to 25,000 m.t. of waterborne coatings...
January 17, 2014
BASF announced on 15 Janaury that Matthew Lepore had been named senior v.p. and general counsel of the company, effective 10 January. Lepore will serve as the senior legal, compliance...
January 17, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced last week that it has acquired Aromor Flavors & Fragrances (Kibbutz Givat Oz, Israel), a producer of ingredients used in fragrances and flavors....
January 17, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that its board has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
January 17, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its CEO, Frank Coenen, has left the company with “mutual consent.” The company’s board has appointed Luc Tack and Mel de Vogue to a shared...
January 17, 2014
The European Commission has imposed definitive antidumping and antisubsidy measures on certain EU imports of solar panels from China. The duties will be in force for two years from...
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