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March 21, 2014
Mosaic has completed its acquisition of the phosphate business of CF Industries for $1.2 billion in cash plus $200 million to fund CF’s asset retirement obligations in Florida. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Mosaic-completes-acquisition-of-CF-phosphates_59741.html
March 21, 2014
Kronos Worldwide (Dallas) reports net income of $2.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up from a loss of $18.1 million in the year-ago period. Earnings per share totaled 3 cts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Kronos-swings-to-profit_59742.html
March 21, 2014
Praxair says it has started up the first of two previously announced 1,250-m.t./day air separation units at Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s (SAIL; New Delhi) Bhilai, India, facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Praxair-starts-India-ASU_59743.html
March 21, 2014
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) have commenced technical cooperation activities, Allana says. The cooperation follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Allana-ICL-collaborate_59744.html
March 21, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced that it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating & Coating (Martinsville, VA), a manufacturer and distributor of window films and specialty films for automotive, architectural and protective applications....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Eastman-acquires-Virginia-film-manufacturer_59745.html
March 20, 2014
The number of carbon dioxide emission permits to be auctioned within the European Union’s emissions trading scheme (EU ETS) will be reduced by 400 million during 2014...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-ETS-Repairs-underway_59690.html
March 19, 2014
BASF says it has declared force majeure on citral-based aroma chemicals, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E products. The company has shut down the citral plant at Ludwigshafen because...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/BASF-declares-force-majeur-on-citral-derivatives_59664.html
March 19, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has started an open consultation on a harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) proposal for triflumizole, a pesticide. The substance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-opens-CLH-consultation-for-triflumizole_59663.html
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/ECHA-proposes-stronger-classification-of-BPA_59658.html
March 18, 2014
In the next few weeks, the direction will be set at Brussels and Berlin for the future of the German chemical industry, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Energy-policy-decisive-for-the-future-of-the-German-chemical-industry_59641.html
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Bisphenol-A-EFSA-to-hold-follow-up-meeting-on-public-consultations_59643.html
March 18, 2014
The European Commission says it has asked member states to monitor the presence of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) in food over the next two years. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Brominated-flame-retardants-European-Commission-requests-monitoring-in-food_59647.html
March 17, 2014
The European Commission says it welcomes the European Parliament’s recent approval of the commission’s proposal to significantly reduce emissions of fluorinated gases...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Commission-welcomes-European-Parliaments-vote-on-F-gases_59617.html
March 14, 2014
Eight manufacturers of expanded polystyrene (EPS), participating in the hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD) consortium, have successfully submitted an application for authorization to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EPS-producers-submit-Reach-authorization-dossier-for-HBCDD_59597.html
March 14, 2014
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) says its sales in full-year 2013 fell 19.9%, to 281.1 million Swiss francs ($322 million) and Ebitda plummeted by 51.4%, to SF17.7 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Gurit-full-year-2013-sales-fall-19-9-percent-Ebitda-plummets-51-4-percent_59596.html
March 14, 2014
PolyOne has named COO Robert Patterson as its next president and CEO, effective 15 May....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/PolyOne-appoints-Patterson-as-next-CEO_59558.html
March 14, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkali, polyethylene, and polyvinyl chloride and a major player in solar energy, is in the early stages of assessing the possibility of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Hanwha-Chemical-eyeing-Dows-chlor-alkali-assets_59559.html
March 14, 2014
Solvay says it has launched the production of torrefied biomass at an industrial scale in the United States. This business will be run by the recently created Solvay Biomass Energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Solvay-launches-production-of-torrefied-biomass-in-US_59560.html
March 14, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, reports net income for the 2013 fourth quarter of $10.6 million, up from a loss of $507,000 in the year-ago period. Adjusted Ebitda more than doubled, to $109...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Trinseo-swings-to-profit_59561.html
March 14, 2014
DSM and private equity firm JLL Partners (New York) has completed the previously announced merger of its pharmaceutical services and contract manufacturing business to form DPx...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/DSM-and-JLL-complete-pharma-services-merger_59562.html
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