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December 6, 2013
Evonik Industries says that construction work on a previously announced facility to produce isophorone and isophorone diamine at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park, at Caojing, China...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-readies-start-up_57155.html
December 6, 2013
Merck KGaA says it has agreed with the board of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ; Luxembourg), to acquire AZ for about £1.6 billion ($2.62 billion). Merck, under the terms of the agreement, is offering £4.035/share in cash....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Merck-KGaA-to-buy-AZ-Electronic-Materials_57159.html
December 5, 2013
The Chemical Industries Association (CIA; London) says that the government is not providing solutions to the energy crisis facing UK industry. The chancellor made a statement to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Chemical-Industries-Association-warns-on-energy-costs_57108.html
December 3, 2013
Evonik Industries has started up its expanded capacity for L-threonine at Evonik Agroferm, its 100% subsidiary at Kaba (Hungary). The official opening took place in the presence of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-expands-L-threonine-capacity-for-animal-feed-in-Hungary_56910.html
December 2, 2013
The UN climate change conference, which took place recently at Warsaw, was able to reach agreement on a number of important points in spite of some difficult negotiations. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Climate-change-UN-conference-reaches-agreement_57026.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened its first public consultation under the biocidal products regulation (BPR). The consultation will be on the active substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-first-public-consultation-under-biocidal-products-regulation_57009.html
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-chemical-workers-demand-5-5-percent-wage-rise_57003.html
November 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has concluded substance evaluation on four substances—ethylene oxide, tributyl phosphate, m-tolylidene diisocyanate, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-concludes-evaluation-on-four-substances_56996.html
November 27, 2013
The announcement of an agreement between the two major parties to form a coalition government in Germany has been cautiously welcomed. But important industrial-political questions have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-federal-German-government-welcomed-by-industry-but-important-issues-remain_56978.html
November 27, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has requested testing proposals for cyclohexane-1,4-dicarboxylic acid. The hazard end point for which vertebrate testing has been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-requests-testing-proposals-for-cyclohexane-14-dicarboxylic-acid_56974.html
November 26, 2013
German chemical companies have invested more money abroad than domestically for the first time since 2001, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Fixed foreign...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-chemical-companies-boost-US-investment-while-domestic-spending-stagnates_56940.html
November 25, 2013
Germany chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for the economy to play a greater role in the discussion on climate change. The world climate summit, held recently in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-economy-needs-to-play-a-bigger-role-in-climate-change_56939.html
November 22, 2013
The European Commission is asking Portugal to clean up large amounts of hazardous waste, dumped in decommissioned mines at Gondomar, near Porto, in 2001–2002. About 320,000 m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EC-asks-Portugal-to-clean-up-toxic-waste-at-Gondomar_56913.html
November 22, 2013
Petronas Chemicals Group (PCG; Kuala Lumpur) says it has entered into an agreement to divest its interest in Phu My Plastics and Chemical (PMPC) to Asahi Glass and Mitsubishi Corp...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Petronas-sells-Vietnam-PVC-asset-to-Asahi-Mitsubishi_56902.html
November 22, 2013
A. Schulman and SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (Bangkok), have formed a rotational molding compound joint venture called SCG ICO Polymers, SCG says. SCG...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Schulman-SCG-form-JV_56899.html
November 22, 2013
Lenzing has cut its 2013 earnings guidance and announced up to 600 job cuts after posting steep declines in earnings and sales for the first nine months of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lenzing-slashes-guidance-announces-job-cuts_56900.html
November 22, 2013
An explosion on 19 November at Total’s 360,000-bbl/day refinery at Antwerp killed two contractor employees, the company says. The blast occurred while maintenance was being carried...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Explosion-at-Totals-Antwerp-refinery-kills-two_56901.html
November 22, 2013
Kuraray has reached a deal to acquire DuPont’s glass laminating solutions and vinyls business, a leading producer of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), for $543 million. DuPont expects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kuraray-to-acquire-DuPonts-PVB-business-for-$543-million-doubling-production-capacity_56890.html
November 22, 2013
Hanwha Chemical says it is planning to participate in a cracker project in the United States. Han-hong Bang, president and CEO of Hanwha Chemical told delegates at GPCA Forum, held...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Hanwha-Chemical-confirms-US-cracker-plans_56891.html
November 22, 2013
Shares of Evogene (Rehovot, Israel), a plant genomics firm in which both Monsanto and Bayer hold significant stakes, debuted 21 November on the New York Stock Exchange at $14.75/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evogene-raises-$74-million-in-NYSE-debut_56892.html
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