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January 28, 2015
The attractiveness of Germany as a location for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SME) in the chemical industry has deteriorated during the last five years, according to the results...
January 26, 2015
The Environmental Audit committee of the UK parliament has today published a report on the environmental risks of fracking, a controversial method using water and chemicals to recover...
January 23, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a provisional scientific opinion on the safety of caffeine. The consultation will close on...
January 23, 2015
China American Petrochemical Co. (Capco), a joint venture between BP and CPC (Taipei), says that it will decommission its five purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants at Kaohsiung...
January 23, 2015
BASF plans to invest €56.0 million ($63.5 million) to expand capacity for polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) at Geismar, LA; and Ludwigshafen and build new capacity for PVP at the...
January 23, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published a 2018 road map for the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (Reach) regulation....
January 23, 2015
The chemical industry in the Netherlands grew slightly during the first three quarters of 2014, according to Statistics Netherlands figures released by chemical industry association...
January 23, 2015
LBC Tank Terminals (Mechelen, Belgium), an international bulk liquid storage company, has announced the appointment of Walter Wattenbergh as CEO, effective April. Wattenbergh joins LBC...
January 23, 2015
Matheson (Basking Ridge, NJ), the US subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), has reached a deal to supply oxygen and nitrogen to Sasol’s world-scale ethane cracker project at Lake Charles, LA....
January 23, 2015
Omnova Solutions reports fourth-quarter net income of $5.1 million, or 11 cts/share, down 35% year-on-year (YOY) on sales up 3.7%, to $243.0 million....
January 23, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) says it has agreed to buy Total’s 16.67% stake in refinery and petrochemicals company PCK Raffinerie (Schwedt, Germany). PCK operates a refinery and aromatics...
January 23, 2015
Koppers says it has reached separate deals to sell its US utility pole business to Cox Industries (Orangeburg, SC) and acquire KMG Chemical’s creosote distribution business. Revenues...
January 23, 2015
M&G Chemicals (Luxembourg), a wholly owned subsidiary of Mossi Ghisolfi Group (Tortona, Italy), has issued $300.0 million in new equity to TPG Opportunities Partners (Fort Worth...
January 23, 2015
Stepan has sold its specialty polyurethane systems business to J6 Polymers. The 2014 net sales associated with the business were $2.8 million. Its products are produced at Stepan’s...
January 23, 2015
Cabot is reorganizing its reporting segments, adding performance chemicals and specialty fluids to the existing reinforcement materials and performance solutions. The performance...
January 23, 2015
Linde has begun a major overhaul of two air separation units in North America, one at Trail, BC; and another at Braddock, PA, after renewing long-term contracts with tonnage...
January 23, 2015
PPG Industries says that David Navikas, senior v.p./strategic planning and corporate development, will retire on 1 March. Navikas joined PPG as controller in 1995 and was elected v.p...
January 23, 2015
Kemira has relocated its global oil and mining headquarters from Helsinki to Houston. The company is also opening a technical service laboratory close to the Houston headquarters. It...
January 22, 2015
The industry, research, and energy committee of the European Parliament today rejected an amendment to begin reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in...
January 20, 2015
Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it is collaborating with the Graphene Engineering Innovation Center (GEIC) at the University of Manchester in the design of a graphene research center...
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