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November 3, 2014
The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) has published its synthesis report based on its fifth assessment report. Germany’s environment...
October 31, 2014
BASF says its BASF Venture Capital subsidiary has invested $1.5 million in SLIPS Technolgies (Cambridge, MA), part of a $3 million series A financing. Swiss entrepreneur and private...
October 31, 2014
DSM’s planned North American nylon polymerization plant will be built at Augusta, GA, the company confirms. It will manufacture nylon-6 polymer for film grades used in flexible food...
October 31, 2014
Ineos will close its Barex resin plant at Lima, OH, in the first quarter of 2015. The plant is the sole Ineos facility that produces Barex resin, a specialized acrylonitrile–methyl...
October 31, 2014
Honeywell has appointed Qamar Bhatia as president and general manager/specialty products and Erin Kane as v.p. and general manager/resins and chemicals at Honeywell. Both businesses...
October 31, 2014
EPA has proposed removing 72 chemicals from its list of substances approved for use as inert ingredients in pesticide products. The move responds to petitions from several advocate...
October 31, 2014
CF Industries has announced that its entire Woodward, OK, nitrogen complex is off-line because of a problem in one of the boilers. All of the plants in the complex have been safely...
October 31, 2014
The Society of Chemical Industry’s (SCI) America section has announced that the 2015 SCI Chemical Industry Medal will be awarded to Stephen Pryor, president of ExxonMobil Chemical....
October 31, 2014
Monsanto has announced that it will invest $20 million in integrated technology centers as part of its global breeding program aimed at improving the genetic potential of seeds. These...
October 31, 2014
Innospec says that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Independence Oilfield Chemicals (The Woodlands, TX), a portfolio company of private equity firm CSL Capital...
October 31, 2014
All major construction work related to rebuilding Williams’ (Tulsa, OK) damaged steam cracker at Geismar, LA—including an expansion project and installation of safety-related equipment—is complete, the company says....
October 31, 2014
BP has included a $444-million impairment charge in its third-quarter accounts following a strategic business review of its petrochemicals business. BP’s petrochemicals business...
October 31, 2014
Bayer increased its 2014 profit forecast following a stronger-than-expected third quarter. It now expects core earnings per share (EPS) to grow by a mid-to-high single-digit percentage...
October 31, 2014
Sabic’s third-quarter net income was down 4.5%, to 6.18 billion Saudi riyals ($1.65 billion), with operating profit down 7.6% to SR10.4 billion. Sabic cites lower volumes sold...
October 31, 2014
Philippe Sauquet has been named president/refining and chemicals and member of the executive committee of Total....
October 31, 2014
Solvay has finalized the purchase of Flux Schweiß-und Lötstoffe (Garbsen, Germany). The deal boosts Solvay’s aluminum brazing products with formulations for automotive heat...
October 31, 2014
Odfjell has closed a deal with affiliates of investment firms Breakwater Capital and Oak Hill Advisors to form a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and ethylene shipping joint venture...
October 30, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says it sales in the third quarter 2014 were €338.7 million ($431 million), compared with €415.1 million for the corresponding period a year ago...
October 30, 2014
Cosmetic products in which the final formulation, ingredients in a final formulation, or a finished product, have been subject to animal testing may not be placed on the market...
October 29, 2014
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT; Karlsruhe, Germany) and Deutsche Nanoschicht (Rheinbach, Germany) have announced that they are to establish joint laboratory at KIT's Institute...
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