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January 24, 2014
Yara has signed shipbuilding contracts with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (Ulsan, South Korea) for the construction and delivery of two medium-size liquefied petroleum gas carriers with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Yara-orders-ships_58276.html
January 24, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) says it has hired Robert (Bob) Kumpf as chief technology officer. Kumpf will focus on expanding Elevance's production and applications...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Elevance-hires-Kumpf-as-chief-technology-officer_58293.html
January 22, 2014
The European Commission says it has "adopted a recommendation aimed at ensuring that proper environmental and climate safeguards are in place for fracking." The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Shale-gas-in-Europe-Commission-recommends-minimum-principles_58175.html
January 17, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has opened a public consultation on its draft assessment of the risks to human health posed by exposure to bisphenol A (BPA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EFSA-opens-public-consultation-on-bisphenol-A_58089.html
January 17, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says that it has completed the acquisition of a resin coated proppants manufacturing facility at Shreveport, LA, from CRS Proppants (Tulsa, OK). Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Momentive-acquires-Louisiana-proppants-facility_58053.html
January 17, 2014
Odebrecht (Salvador, Brazil), a majority shareholder in Braskem (São Paulo), has closed the acquisition of Sabic’s site at Washington, WV, various local media report. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Reports-Odebrecht-buys-Sabics-WV-site-for-cracker_58054.html
January 17, 2014
Socma announced that 12 firms, including makers of specialty chemicals, distributors, and service providers, have joined the trade association. The new members were approved by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Socma-adds-members_58058.html
January 17, 2014
Axalta, on 10 January, broke ground on a new $50-million waterborne coatings facility near Shanghai, the company says. The plant will supply up to 25,000 m.t. of waterborne coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Axalta-invests-in-China_58059.html
January 17, 2014
BASF announced on 15 Janaury that Matthew Lepore had been named senior v.p. and general counsel of the company, effective 10 January. Lepore will serve as the senior legal, compliance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-names-US-counsel_58060.html
January 17, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) announced last week that it has acquired Aromor Flavors & Fragrances (Kibbutz Givat Oz, Israel), a producer of ingredients used in fragrances and flavors....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/IFF-acquires-Israeli-flavors-and-fragrances-firm-Aromor_58061.html
January 17, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) says that its board has informed the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime (Økokrim) that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Norway-fines-Yara-for-corrupt-payments_58062.html
January 17, 2014
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says that its CEO, Frank Coenen, has left the company with “mutual consent.” The company’s board has appointed Luc Tack and Mel de Vogue to a shared...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Tessenderlo-CEO-leaves_58065.html
January 17, 2014
The European Commission has imposed definitive antidumping and antisubsidy measures on certain EU imports of solar panels from China. The duties will be in force for two years from...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-slaps-solar-duties_58066.html
January 17, 2014
Technip says it has extended its agreement, dating back to 2000, with BP in the field of engineering services for purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plants based on BP’s technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Technip-BP-PTA-pact_58067.html
January 17, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013 compared with one year earlier, according to the latest Cefic chemical trends report. Cefic says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemicals-production-edges-higher_58063.html
January 17, 2014
InChem (Rock Hill, SC), a custom chemical manufacturer and maker of phenoxy resins, is investing $15 million to purchase and expand a facility at Charlotte, NC, the company says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/InChem-buys-manufacturing-site-in-North-Carolina_58055.html
January 17, 2014
Evonik Industries says it has led a $12-million C-series financing round in FRX Polymers (Chelmsford, MA). Evonik says that its Evonik Venture Capital subsidiary invested $2.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-invests-in-FRX-Polymers_58056.html
January 17, 2014
Air Products, on 9 January, opened its new liquefied natural gas (LNG) head exchanger manufacturing facility at Manatee County, FL—doubling the company’s proprietary LNG technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Products-LNG-plant_58057.html
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