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December 5, 2014
Airgas has announced that it plans to build a liquid hydrogen plant at Calvert City, KY. The new facility is expected to become operational in the summer of 2016 with the capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Airgas-to-build-liquid-hydrogen-plant_65891.html
December 5, 2014
Valspar reports fiscal fourth-quarter net income up 70% year-on-year (YOY), to $108.1 million, on sales up 11%, to $1.23 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $117 million, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Valspar-earnings-up-names-new-consumer-paint-head_65892.html
December 5, 2014
ACC (Washington) says that its board of directors has named Thomas Connelly, executive v.p. and chief innovation officer at DuPont, its next executive director and CEO, effective 17...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ACS-names-DuPont-exec-as-new-CEO_65893.html
December 5, 2014
Activist hedge fund Barrington Capital (New York) has released a letter calling on Omnova Solutions to sell its $245-million engineered surfaces business and criticizing the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Activist-hedge-fund-urges-Omnova-Solutions-to-sell-engineered-surfaces_65898.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that two new intentions for harmonized classification and labeling have been added to the registry of intentions. The substances are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Nondecafluorodecanoic-acid-and-penthiopyrad-added-to-registry-of-intentions-under-Reach_65858.html
December 4, 2014
Sweden has sent an intention for bis(1-hydroxy-1H-pyridine-2-thionato-O,S)copper to be classified under the harmonized classification and labelling (CLH) regulation, the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/CLH-intention-submitted-for-bis1-hydroxy-1H-pyridine-2-thionato-OScopper_65857.html
December 4, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that it has received an intention for karanal (5-butan-2-yl-2-(2,4-dimethyl-1-cyclohex-3-enyl)-5-methyl-1,3-dioxane) as a substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Karanal-to-be-assessed-as-a-potential-SVHC_65861.html
December 4, 2014
The European Commission has announced that the European Parliament and the European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the 28 member states of the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Europe-reaches-provisional-agreement-on-cultivation-of-GMOs_65836.html
December 4, 2014
Germany’s federal government has concluded its action program “Climate protection 2020.” The government has guaranteed that the country will reduce its greenhouse gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Germany-confirms-its-action-plan-"Climate-protection-2020"_65834.html
November 28, 2014
The European Union says that it expects the United Nations conference on climate change, being held in Lima, Peru, in December, to set the stage for a new, legally binding, global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Lima-talks-crucial-to-2015-climate-agreement_65730.html
November 26, 2014
BASF has announced that it plans to make a major investment in a “pioneering superabsorbent technology” that enables design of thinner and more comfortable diapers. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-to-invest-up-to-$625-million-in-new-superabsorbent-polymer-technology_65694.html
November 26, 2014
Air pollution from Europe's largest industrial facilities cost society at least €59 billion ($73 billion), and possibly as much as €189 billion in 2012, according to an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EEA-Industrial-air-pollution-in-Europe-costs-society-at-least-$73-billion_65697.html
November 25, 2014
The European Commission has adopted a communication from European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström putting forth decisions on enhanced transparency of the Transatlantic Trade...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-agrees-to-enhanced-transparency-on-TTIP-talks_65681.html
November 25, 2014
The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF; Beijing) has formalized its commitment to the International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and has been accepted...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/China-Petroleum-and-Chemical-Industry-Federation-joins-Responsible-Care-leadership-group-as-full-member_65680.html
November 25, 2014
A report prepared by the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates), in association with the China National Renewable Energy Centre (CNREC; Beijing), says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Report-China-could-double-its-use-of-renewable-energy-by-2030_65678.html
November 24, 2014
The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-agrees-on-new-rules-to-reduce-consumption-of-lightweight-plastic-bags_65641.html
November 24, 2014
Exploitation of shale gas presents an opportunity to secure both raw materials and energy supplies for the chemical industry, says Germany’s chemical industry association VCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-calls-for-rapid-exploration-of-shale-gas-to-determine-potential_65640.html
November 24, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has announced that the registry of intentions has updated with six new intentions and one new submission. The new intentions are...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHAs-registry-of-intentions-updated-with-six-new-intentions-and-one-new-submission_65649.html
November 21, 2014
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) says its board has approved the company’s previously announced corporate revamp. The board will maintain state-controlled Pemex’s profitable...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Pemex-board-approval_65610.html
November 21, 2014
BASF has completed the sale of its 50% share in Styrolution to its partner, Ineos. Relevant merger control approvals have been granted. Styrolution was founded in October 2011 as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-closes-sale-of-Styrolution-stake-to-Ineos_65591.html
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