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January 17, 2014
Technip says it has extended its agreement, dating back to 2000, with BP in the field of engineering services for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants based on BP’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Technip-BP-PTA-pact_58067.html
January 17, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013 compared with one year earlier, according to the latest Cefic chemical trends report. Cefic says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemicals-production-edges-higher_58063.html
January 17, 2014
InChem (Rock Hill, SC), a custom chemical manufacturer and maker of phenoxy resins, is investing $15 million to purchase and expand a facility at Charlotte, NC, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/InChem-buys-manufacturing-site-in-North-Carolina_58055.html
January 17, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has led a $12-million C-series financing round in FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA). Evonik says that its Evonik Venture Capital subsidiary invested $2.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-invests-in-FRX-Polymers_58056.html
January 17, 2014
Air Products, on 9 January, opened its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) head exchanger manufacturing facility at Manatee County, FL—doubling the company’s proprietary LNG technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-LNG-plant_58057.html
January 15, 2014
AkzoNobel says that its full-year 2013 operating income before incidental items is unlikely to exceed the €908 million ($1.2 billion) reported in 2012. This has been AkzoNobel's...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AkzoNobel-Economic-environment-still-challenging-maintains-2013-operating-income-forecast_57799.html
January 15, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has launched an open consultation on the draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for iodine, at the request of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-iodine_57978.html
January 15, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has met its target for examining dossiers for the first registration period under the European Union's Registration...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-meets-5-percent-compliance-check-target-under-Reach-69-percent-of-evaluated-dossiers-noncompliant_57968.html
January 14, 2014
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says its 2013 sales were 5.14 billion Swiss francs ($5.7 billion), compared with SF4.83 billion in 2012, an increase of 9.4% in local currencies. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sika-reports-2013-sales-of-$5-7-billion-up-9-4-percent_57953.html
January 10, 2014
DuPont announced on 9 January that executive v.p. Mark Vergnano will serve as CEO of its performance chemicals upon completion of the planned spin off of the unit from DuPont....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-names-CEO-of-performance-chemicals_57865.html
January 10, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chairman-of-NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-passes-away_57866.html
January 10, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners has announced a revised expansion of its Houston liquefied petroleum gas export terminal at Oiltanking’s (Hamburg) tank storage complex on the Houston...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Enterprise-revises-expansion-of-Houston-LPG-terminal_57867.html
January 10, 2014
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) plans to construct a deepwater dock at its styrene production facility at St. James, LA, on the Mississippi River. The company expects to obtain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Americas-Styrenics-plans-deepwater-dock_57868.html
January 10, 2014
Biochemical firm Myriant (Quincy, MA) has withdrawn its plans for a $125-million initial public offering, according to an SEC filing dated 8 January. The move comes shortly after PTT...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Myriant-withdraws-IPO_57869.html
January 10, 2014
Agrium announced on 9 January that it is restructuring its business and integrating the sectors of its Agrium advanced technologies (AAT) unit into the company’s wholesale unit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Agrium-shuffles-units_57870.html
January 10, 2014
RPM International on 8 January announced fiscal 2014 second-quarter earnings up 52.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $63.6 million, on sales up 5.3%, to $1.02 billion. Earnings rose 21.1% YOY...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/RPM-earnings-gain_57871.html
January 10, 2014
Taminco (Allentown, PA) has reached an agreement to acquire Kemira’s formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway deicing product lines for €140 million ($191.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Taminco-to-acquire-Kemiras-formic-acid-busniess_57872.html
January 10, 2014
AkzoNobel says it has divested its primary amides business to PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ). Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PMC-buys-AkzoNobels-primary-amides-business_57873.html
January 10, 2014
Dynea (Helsinki) says it has agreed to sell its Prefere Resins unit to a fund managed by private equity firm Capiton (Berlin) and members of Prefere’s senior management team. Prefere...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dynea-sells-phenolic-resins-unit-to-private-equity-firm_57874.html
January 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it expects, in 2014, to receive about twice the number of applications for authorization to use substances of very high concern...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-SVHC-applications-will-double-in-2014_57875.html
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