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September 5, 2013
Gevo (Englewood, CO) has appointed Greg Roda as chief commercial officer. Roda will be responsible for all business development activities at Gevo, the company says. Roda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gevo-appoints-chief-commercial-officer_54945.html
September 5, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two-thirds of companies inspected as part of its enforcement forum do not comply with one or more of the provisions of EU...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Two-thirds-of-companies-inspected-fail-to-comply-with-Reach-CLP-requirements_54896.html
September 4, 2013
Evonik Industries has agreed a €1.75-billion ($2.3 billion) syndicated revolving credit facility with its core banking group, the company announced today. The credit facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-signs-&euro1-75-billion-revolving-credit-facility_54895.html
August 30, 2013
The new Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR), which was adopted on 22 May 2012, will come into operation in Europe from 1 September, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Simplified-regulation-for-biocides-in-Europe-from-September_54842.html
August 29, 2013
Evonik Industries has opened an expanded plant for the production of raw materials and additives for personal- and household-care at Bekasi, Indonesia. The company says that it is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-opens-expanded-plant-for-personal-care-products-in-Indonesia_54821.html
August 28, 2013
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has appointed James Stewart as CIO, effective 1 October. Stewart replaces Frédéric Wohlwend, who has decided to pursue new opportunities...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-appoints-CIO_54788.html
August 28, 2013
The chemical industry foundation (FCI; Frankfurt) has approved an additional grant of €1.1 million ($1.5 million), the chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germanys-FCI-provides-additional-$1-5-million-for-chemical-education_54790.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for N-methyl pyrrolidone. The substance is used as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-N-methyl-pyrrolidone_54762.html
August 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) on bisphenol A (BPA), the agency says. BPA is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-invites-comments-on-proposals-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-bisphenol-A_54761.html
August 26, 2013
PPG Industries says it has appointed Kevin Braun as v.p./industrial coatings, Americas, effective immediately. Braun replaces Richard Zoulek, who has left the company, PPG says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PPG-names-v-p-industrial-coatings-Americas_54731.html
August 23, 2013
Vopak says that Ebit, excluding exceptional items, in second-quarter 2013 was €141.9 million ($189.3 million), compared with €143.1 million a year ago, a decrease of 0.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Vopak-reports-steady-sales-profit-in-first-half_54713.html
August 23, 2013
Gurit (Zürich) says its operating profit in the first half of 2013 shrank to 0.6 million Swiss francs ($0.65 million), compared with a "strong" operating profit of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gurit-sales-fall-34-percent-in-first-half-Ebitda-plunges-90-percent_54711.html
August 23, 2013
The European Commission has endorsed a price undertaking made by China that has resolved a trade dispute between the European Union and China over EU import prices for solar panels, cells, and wafers originating in China....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Commission-approves-EU-China-solar-panel-trade-deal_54674.html
August 23, 2013
The Samsung Group (Seoul) says it has fired Ki-Seok Park, CEO of Samsung Engineering, following a fatal accident at a polysilicon plant at Ulsan, South Korea, in late July. Samsung...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Samsung-Engineering-CEO-fired-after-polysilicon-blast_54675.html
August 23, 2013
BASF says it has signed a contract to sell BASF Wall Systems to Rockwool Group (Hedehusene, Denmark). The transaction includes a site at Marktredwitz, Germany, that employs about 200...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-divests_54676.html
August 23, 2013
OCI (Seoul) says it has signed a joint venture agreement with Zaokuang Group, a coal mining company in China, to build and operate an 80,000-m.t./year carbon black facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/OCI-carbon-black-JV_54677.html
August 23, 2013
Air Liquide will invest €50 million ($67 million) to build a carbon monoxide (CO) plant at Antwerp. It follows the signing of a long-term contract to supply CO to BASF’s methylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Liquide-CO-project_54678.html
August 23, 2013
Monsanto has announced the completion of a $31-million expansion at its vegetable seed research headquarters at Woodland, CA. The expansion, which includes a new 90,000–sq foot laboratory and office building, makes the location Monsanto’s primary site for molecular breeding of vegetable seeds....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Monsanto-expands-vegetable-seed-R-and-D_54696.html
August 23, 2013
Rütgers Organics (Mannheim, Germany) and International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) say they have acquired the European business of Viance (Charlotte, NC), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Rutgers-acquires_54699.html
August 23, 2013
Celanese has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with PetroChina, to advance the development of synthetic fuel ethanol....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Celanese-and-PetroChina-to-develop-fuel-ethanol_54700.html
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