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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
September 6, 2013
Braskem is participating in the bidding process to acquire Indupa (Buenos Aires), Solvay’s South American polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business, according to a Braskem filing with SEC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Braskem-confirms-bid-for-Solvays-Indupa-PVC-business_54980.html
September 6, 2013
Syngenta has submitted a legal challenge to the European Commission’s decision to ban the use of the company’s neonicotinoid thiamethoxam on bee-attractive crops. Syngenta tells CW that it has filed a law suit with the EU General Court at Luxembourg....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Syngenta-takes-legal-action-over-EU-neonicotinoid-ban_54999.html
September 6, 2013
Pharmstandard (Moscow), Russia’s leading pharmaceutical company, says it will acquire Bever Pharmaceutical (Singapore), a supplier of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Russian-pharma-firm-buys-API-supplier-for-$590-million_55000.html
September 6, 2013
Distributor Nordmann, Rassmann (Hamburg) says it has bought a majority stake in Jointec (Milan). Family-owned Jointec specializes in the distribution of specialty chemicals for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Distributor-deal-in-Italy_55001.html
September 6, 2013
Daelim Industrial (Seoul) has been awarded a contract to build a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) plant for Hyosung (Seoul), CW has learned. The contract, valued at 272.9 billion South...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Daelim-PDH-contract_55002.html
September 6, 2013
Ineos ChlorVinyls says it has completed the sale of its packed chlorine business in the United Kingdom to 2M Group (Runcorn, UK). The sale consists of the packed chlorine assets at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-completes-sale_55003.html
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