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August 23, 2013
Praxair has started up a second nitrogen plant at its Kirtland, NM, facility—increasing total capacity of liquid nitrogen at the site to 300 m.t./day. The company says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Praxair-expands-New-Mexico-nitrogen-facility_54701.html
August 23, 2013
Low interest rates and easy access to credit markets have driven chemical companies’ debts up to record levels, according to a new report by Standard & Poor’s (S&P...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/S-and-P-Chemicals-debt-at-record-levels_54702.html
August 23, 2013
A US district court has ruled that US-based subsidiaries of the M&G Group have infringed a patent, US 7943216, behind Invista’s PolyShield resin, Invista says. Invista says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/US-court-says-M-and-G-infringed-Invistas-PolyShield-patent_54703.html
August 23, 2013
Lubrizol has opened its previously announced additives manufacturing facility at Zhuhai, China. The plant is part of the company’s 10-year, phased investment plan to upgrade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lubrizol-opens-in-China_54704.html
August 23, 2013
LanzaTech (Chicago), a producer of low-carbon fuels and chemicals from waste gases, has announced that it has partnered with the Centre for Advanced Bio-Energy, a joint venture between...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/LanzaTech-fuel-partner_54705.html
August 23, 2013
Momentive Performance Materials says that John Dandolph, president/ silicones and quartz at Momentive, has resigned from the company effective immediately. Momentive says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-exec-leaves_54706.html
August 23, 2013
Dow AgroSciences has reached a supply agreement with Taminco for choline hydroxide. Under this agreement, Taminco will supply choline hydroxide to Dow for herbicide uses. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Taminco-supplies-Dow_54707.html
August 23, 2013
The Chinese government says that the country’s previously announced rare earth trading platform—Baotou Rare Earth Products Exchange (Baotou)—will become operational in October...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/China-rare-earth-trading-platform-to-launch-soon_54672.html
August 23, 2013
Ishihara Sangyo Kaisha (ISK; Osaka) says it will close the titanium dioxide (TiO2) plant of its ISK Singapore subsidiary. The permanent closure of the unit forms part of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ISK-to-close-TiO2-plant-in-Singapore_54673.html
August 22, 2013
Lehnkering Chemical Transport, part of logistics provider Lehnkering (Duisburg, Germany) has opened a business location in Hamburg, Germany, the company says. Equipment will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lehnkering-opens-facility-in-Hamburg_54639.html
August 9, 2013
Cytec on 31 July announced plans to cut 55 jobs and restructure logistics and planning functions in the company’s industrial materials division, which comprises the former Umeco. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Cytec-to-cut-jobs-restructure-in-industrial-materials_54355.html
August 9, 2013
Algal oils producer Solazyme (San Francisco) announced that its joint development agreement (JDA) with Mitsui has been expanded to include high erucic oil. The deal builds upon a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solazyme-expands-JDA-signs-agreement-with-Sasol_54356.html
August 9, 2013
Eastman Chemical says it will increase capacity for Tritan copolyester at Kingsport, TN, to support growing applications for bisphenol A–free polymers in medical, durable goods, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eastman-plans-Tritan-expansion-at-Kingsport_54354.html
August 9, 2013
EPA on 31 July announced changes to its Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS)—the agency’s human health assessment program for chemicals—in order to improve the scientific...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EPA-increases-IRIS-transparency_54357.html
August 9, 2013
ExxonMobil reports second-quarter chemical segment earnings of $756 million, a decline of 48%, or $693 million, from the year-ago quarter due mainly to the impact of the sale of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ExxonMobil-chemical-OxyChem-earnings-fall_54358.html
August 9, 2013
DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business has closed the acquisition of a majority stake at Greytown, South Africa, Africa’s largest seed firm. The closing comes nearly three years after...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DuPont-acquires-Pannar_54359.html
August 9, 2013
Dow Chemical announced that Bill Banholzer, CTO and executive v.p. whose tenure saw the value of Dow’s innovation pipeline triple, to $32 billion, has retired. A.N. Sreeram...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Dow-CTO-retires_54360.html
August 9, 2013
Methanex says it has made an initial $5-million investment in renewable methanol producer Carbon Recycling International (CRI; Reykjavík). CRI operates the world’s first renewable...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Methanex-investment_54361.html
August 9, 2013
Aurora Capital Group (Los Angeles) says that it has completed the previously announced sale of Adco Global (Lincolnshire, IL), a leading manufacturer of specialty adhesives, sealants...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Aurora-completes-sale_54362.html
August 9, 2013
Ineos has started commercial-scale production of cellulosic ethanol at its Indian River BioEnergy center joint venture, at Vero Beach, FL. Shipments from the plant, the first US facility to produce cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale, will start in August....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ineos-begins-cellulosic-ethanol-production-at-Florida-plant_54363.html
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