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March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Evonik-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-sales-earnings_68258.html
March 2, 2015
A committee of the European Parliament has called, in a draft opinion, for a number of suggestions to be incorporated in a motion supporting Europe’s move towards a circular...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Parliament-calls-for-move-towards-a-circular-economy_68230.html
March 2, 2015
The European Commission has outlined Europe’s vision for the global climate change agreement to be adopted at the climate summit to be held in Paris in December. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-sets-out-blueprint-for-tackling-climate-change-post-2020_68228.html
March 2, 2015
ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACC-highlights-recent-conclusions-on-BPA-FDA-and-EFSA-assessments-clearly-state-that-BPA-is-safe_68186.html
March 2, 2015
Chemical output in European rose by a paltry 0.3% in 2014, compared with the previous year, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. European chemical sales clawed back...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemicals-growth-stagnant-in-2014-Cefic_68187.html
February 27, 2015
The European Union’s emissions trading system (EU ETS) allows businesses to purchase permits for carbon dioxide emissions. The current glut of allowances on the market has caused...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mixed-responses-to-reform-of-European-emissions-trading-system_68185.html
February 27, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) reports fourth-quarter net income after noncontrolling interests of 1.86 billion Norwegian kroner ($243 million) compared with NK63.0 million in the year-earlier quarter....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Yaras-results-up-on-lower-gas-prices-stronger-dollar_68140.html
February 27, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel), a flavors and specialty fine ingredients producer, has announced two acquisitions. The company has bought Ingredientes Naturales Seleccionados...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Frutarom-acquisitions_68141.html
February 27, 2015
Nufarm (Melbourne) will close its plant at Botlek in the port of Rotterdam and cut costs and raise capacity at the company’s facilities at Wyke, UK; and Gaillon, France. The moves...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Nufarm-plant-closure_68142.html
February 27, 2015
Clariant says that Dolf Stockhausen will step down from the company’s board at the shareholders’ meeting on 31 March. The board will propose Susanne Wamsler as his successor...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Clariant-board-change_68143.html
February 27, 2015
Koppers reports a fourth-quarter net loss of $33.5 million, or $1.67/share, compared with a loss of $4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales grew by 25% YOY, to $426.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Koppers-loss-widens-on-negative-oil-impacts_68160.html
February 27, 2015
Albemarle says the Chemetall surface treatment business unit has acquired all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the sole owner. Shanghai Chemetall, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Albemarles-Chemetall-buys-out-partners-in-Shanghai-JV_68161.html
February 27, 2015
Matheson, a subsidiary of industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso, has acquired Sims Welding Supply (Long Beach, CA), a supplier of industrial, specialty, and bulk gases; and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Matheson-buys-industrial-gases-firm-in-California_68162.html
February 27, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry had its ups and downs in 2014 and finished the year with a weak quarter, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Chemical production was 0.3%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/German-industry-weakened-in-late-2014_68138.html
February 27, 2015
Private equity company Apax Partners has signed a binding agreement to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Antwerp) from another private equity firm 3i Group. Apax and 3i...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Private-equity-firm-to-acquire-distributor-Azelis_68139.html
February 27, 2015
Peru’s ministry of energy and mining has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to develop a petrochemical complex in the southern part of the country. A technical study by IHS has...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Perus-government-reaffirms-commitment-to-developing-petrochemical-complex_68158.html
February 27, 2015
Agrium reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $51 million, down 49% year-on-year (YOY), on sales down 5.6% to $2.7 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Agrium-adjusted-profits-fall-10-percent-but-beat-estimates_68159.html
February 27, 2015
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has production back up at its Cedar Bayou, TX, steam cracker, market sources reported the week of 23 February. The company does not discuss...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Sources-CPChem-Cedar-Bayou-production-back_68163.html
February 27, 2015
Ferro has acquired privately held TherMark Holdings (Irvine, CA) for $5.5 million in cash. TherMark is Ferro’s largest partner in the marketing of laser marking materials, and it...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Ferro-buys-TherMark_68164.html
February 27, 2015
3M has invested an undisclosed amount in Nanoscale Components, a Hudson, NH-based start-up that has developed a low-cost process enabling the use of high-specific capacity anode...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/3M-battery-investment_68165.html
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