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July 9, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has opened a 45-day public consultation on harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposals for the pesticides...
July 7, 2014
W. R. Grace has appointed Albert Beninati president of its $1.1-billion catalysts technologies segment, which develops and manufactures catalysts and related products used in energy and refining, polyolefins, and plastics, as well as other manufacturing applications....
July 7, 2014
Brazil’s chemical production declined 7.1% year-on-year (YOY) over January–May despite improved monthly production volumes and domestic sales in the final month, according to...
July 7, 2014
Brazil’s cumulative chemical trade deficit during the first five months of 2014 reached $11.8 billion, according to figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the country’s chemical...
July 7, 2014
A. Schulman reports net income from continuing operations of $19.1 million for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended 31 May, up almost fourfold year-on-year (YOY) from $5.2...
July 7, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says its Canadian joint venture subsidiary with Mitsui & Co. has secured a C$7.0-million ($6.6 million) grant from Sustainable Development Technology Canada...
July 7, 2014
Monsanto has announced that it is issuing $4.5 billion in senior bonds in several tranches, with a variety of maturity dates and interest rates. The largest tranche is worth $1.0...
July 7, 2014
Olin says it is refinancing its 8.875% senior bonds due in 2019 using an existing $265-million senior revolving credit facility and a delayed drawdown term loan to pay down the debt...
July 7, 2014
Omnova reports fiscal second-quarter earnings up 17.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $3.4 million, or 7 cts/share, on sales down 1.6%, to $266.4 million. Adjusted earnings from continuing...
July 7, 2014
EPA released its final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE)—the first such assessment to be completed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Work Plan...
July 7, 2014
Vopak says it plans to divest about 15 tank storage terminals, primarily smaller terminals, that together contribute about 4% of group Ebitda...
July 7, 2014
Esso Belgium, a division of ExxonMobil, has announced plans to install a new delayed coker unit at the company’s 320,000-bbl/day Antwerp refinery to convert heavy, higher-sulfur...
July 7, 2014
Borealis Chimie (Paris), a Borealis subsidiary, has divested its stakes in a urea plant at Le Havre, France; and in a related ammonia storage facility at nearby Gonfreville, France, to...
July 7, 2014
IMCD Group (Rotterdam) priced its initial public offering at €21/ordinary share ($28.56)—the middle of the previously announced price range. The company says that the IPO was...
July 7, 2014
Merck KGaA says that all remaining shares of AZ Electronic Materials were transferred to Merck on 2 July after Merck exercised a compulsory squeeze-out. Merck previously held 99.84% of...
July 7, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo), the agricultural chemicals subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals; and BASF have signed an exclusive worldwide development and license agreement for a new...
July 4, 2014
A public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of carbendazim has been opened by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki). Potential candidates for substitution...
July 3, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it has secured financing for its €1.3 billion ($1.78 billion) acquisition of the Diana Group by issuing a bond for €500 million. The...
July 2, 2014
The committees for risk assessment (RAC) and socioeconomic (SEAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) have adopted opinions on applications for authorization of...
July 2, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that four new substances of very high concern (SVHC) have been added to the registry of intentions, under the European Union’s...
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