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April 6, 2015
Market sources report that Williams Partners’ Geismar, LA, ethane cracker produced on-spec ethylene on 27 March. The company has not confirmed the news. The 855,000-m.t./year plant...
April 6, 2015
Bayer CropScience has divested its Institute Industrial Park at Institute, WV, to Dow Chemical, which will assume control of the site in a phased turnover expected to conclude by...
April 6, 2015
Chemical companies and trade unionists in Germany have finalized a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%. The...
April 6, 2015
Yara International says that its board has appointed Svein Tore Holsether as the company’s new president and CEO, effective 1 October....
April 6, 2015
In the latest twist in the legal battle of the Burkard family and Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) versus the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) board and management, the Swiss Takeover Board...
April 6, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) has announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO. Orica’s previous managing director and CEO, Ian Smith, agreed in March to...
April 6, 2015
Total says that it has acquired a 68% stake in Polyblend (Bad Sobernheim, Germany), which manufactures plastics primarily for the automotive industry. The transaction is aligned with...
April 6, 2015
The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has declared its intention to issue air permits to Shell Chemicals’ planned Appalachian petrochemical complex at Monaca...
April 6, 2015
Perstorp has announced the start-up of an oxo plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. The new facility is Perstorp’s largest-ever plant investment and it boosts the company’s oxo capacity by...
March 27, 2015
Employers association and trade union in Germany have agreed on a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%...
March 27, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) said today it has appointed Angelo Quabba as CFO and a member of the company’s executive committee, effective 1 August. Quabba is...
March 26, 2015
The European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) says that the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the...
March 26, 2015
The presidency of the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the member states of the European Union, currently held by Latvia, has a mandate to start...
March 26, 2015
One in every five large (more than 1,000 employees) industrial companies in Germany is involved in a start-up in order to support innovation. But only 1 in 10 firms with fewer than...
March 25, 2015
“Make Germany fit for the future by combining power from politics and the economy,” says Marijn Dekkers, president of Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
March 25, 2015
Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, UK), a producer of specialty graphene materials, today announced its interim results for the six months ended 31 January. The company reports a loss...
March 24, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced that revenues rose to €3.7 million ($4.04 million) in 2014, up from €700,000 in...
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
March 24, 2015
Shortly before the fourth and decisive round of tariff pay negotiations for workers in Germany’s chemical industry, 18,000 employees have demonstrated in Ludwigshafen in support...
March 24, 2015
Lenzing, (Lenzing, Austria), a man-made cellulosic fibers producer, says sales fell by 2.3%, to €1.86 billion ($2.02 billion), in fiscal 2014 compared with sales of €1.91...
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