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March 21, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed four more chemicals as substances of very high concern (SVHC). The substances are the dihexyl ester of 1,2-benzenedicarboxyl...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-proposes-four-SVHCs-EU-to-authorize-five-more_59728.html
March 21, 2014
Merck KGaA has agreed to extend, for a third time, its recommended cash offer for AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg). The offer now expires on 18 April. Merck agreed in December 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-extends-AZ-offer_59729.html
March 21, 2014
Clariant has agreed to divest its water treatment business in Africa to AECI (Johannesburg), for 34 million Swiss francs ($38 million) in cash. The transaction is expected to close by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/AECI-Clariant-deal_59730.html
March 21, 2014
BASF and Kemira say that Kemira will acquire BASF’s global alkyl ketene dimer (AKD) emulsion business. Financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kemira-buys-from-BASF_59731.html
March 21, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals has narrowed the potential location of its planned forest product facility in Brazil to the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, and Parana, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-narrows-selection-for-forest-product-site_59738.html
March 21, 2014
Air Products says that it has been awarded a major contract by Samsung Electronics to supply bulk specialty gas and chemical delivery systems in support of its fab at Xi’an in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-awarded-gases-contract-by-Samsung_59739.html
March 21, 2014
PPG announced on 18 March that it is investing $27 million to expand its coatings manufacturing plant at San Juan del Rio, Querétraro State, Mexico. The expansion will involve four...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PPG-launches-$27-million-expansion-of-Mexico-plant_59740.html
March 21, 2014
Mosaic has completed its acquisition of the phosphate business of CF Industries for $1.2 billion in cash plus $200 million to fund CF’s asset retirement obligations in Florida. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-completes-acquisition-of-CF-phosphates_59741.html
March 21, 2014
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reports net income of $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up from a loss of $18.1 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share totaled 3 cts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kronos-swings-to-profit_59742.html
March 21, 2014
Praxair says it has started up the first of two previously announced 1,250-m.t./day air separation units at Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s (SAIL; New Delhi) Bhilai, India, facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Praxair-starts-India-ASU_59743.html
March 21, 2014
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) have commenced technical cooperation activities, Allana says. The cooperation follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Allana-ICL-collaborate_59744.html
March 21, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating (Martinsville, VA), a manufacturer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural and protective applications....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eastman-acquires-Virginia-film-manufacturer_59745.html
March 20, 2014
The number of carbon dioxide emission permits to be auctioned within the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will be reduced by 400 million during 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-ETS-Repairs-underway_59690.html
March 19, 2014
BASF says it has declared force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products. The company has shut down the citral plant at Ludwigshafen because...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-declares-force-majeur-on-citral-derivatives_59664.html
March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-proposes-stronger-classification-of-BPA_59658.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bisphenol-A-EFSA-to-hold-follow-up-meeting-on-public-consultations_59643.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
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