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November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
November 13, 2013
Germany's chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is 'concerned' about discussions to reform the country's renewable energy law (EEG), as part of negotiations to form a...
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
November 12, 2013
The use of carbon dioxide (CO2) as a renewable resource in the chemical industry can be a key strategy to support the sustainable development and future competitiveness of the chemical...
November 12, 2013
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it will change its external reporting structure by reducing to two reporting segments instead of the previous four. The company's...
November 11, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) for 1,2-dichloropropane (propylene dichloride). The...
November 11, 2013
The volume of greenhouse gases (GHG) in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2012, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO; Geneva, Switzerland) in its annual...
November 8, 2013
Ineos announced in late October that it would restart its Grangemouth, UK, petrochemicals complex and oil refinery with immediate effect. The move followed the Unite trade union’s...
November 8, 2013
The chemical sector in Germany slowed during the third quarter, industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Production in July–September remained at the level of the strong second...
November 8, 2013
Energy and Power Subcommittee chairman Representative Ed Whitfield (R., KY) and Senator Joe Manchin (D., WV) on 29 October unveiled draft legislation designed to rein in EPA efforts to...
November 8, 2013
Mexichem and OxyChem say that they have formed a 50-50 joint venture, Ingleside Ethylene, to construct the previously announced cracker at OxyChem’s Ingleside, TX, site. The plant...
November 8, 2013
Monsanto has announced a $1-billion public debt offering, with $400 million in 3-year bonds, $300 million in 5-year bonds, and $300 million in 30-year bonds. The company intends to use...
November 8, 2013
Praxair has announced that James Sawyer, executive v.p. and CFO, will retire on 31 December. Matthew White, currently president of Praxair Canada, will succeed Sawyer as senior v.p...
November 8, 2013
Solvay says it will build a large-scale alkoxylation unit at LyondellBasell Industries’ Bayport, TX, site. The unit will cost nearly €40 million ($54.1 million) and is expected to...
November 8, 2013
Dow Chemical has launched cash tender offers for up to $500 million in outstanding bonds, the company announced on 30 October. The offer expires 27 November. Dow says it has already...
November 8, 2013
The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI; Philadelphia) will award the 2014 SCI Chemical Industry Medal to Sunil Kumar...
November 8, 2013
Ferro says it is selling its precious metals powders and flakes product lines in North America and Asia to Ames Goldsmith (South Glens Falls, NY), a precious metals products maker, for...
November 8, 2013
FMC says it is working with a local developer and property-management firm to construct a 47-story headquarters on the outskirts of downtown Philadelphia. The building will be part of...
November 8, 2013
PolyOne says it has named Bradley Richardson executive v.p. and CFO, replacing Richard Diemer, who has left to pursue other opportunities. Richardson was most recently executive v.p...
November 8, 2013
Clariant has officially opened a €100-million ($134-million) innovation center at the Höchst industrial park, near Frankfurt....
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