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July 17, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) has announced that it is selling three business units of its technology subsidiary as part of a strategy to focus more strongly on producing man-made cellulosic fibers....
July 17, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that Joachim Rauhut, CFO, will leave the company as planned when his contract expires on 31 October. Tobias Ohler, a Wacker executive board member, will take over as...
July 17, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, has started commercially producing natural detergent alcohols at Al Jubail. The 50,000-m.t./year plant had been undergoing trial runs since June last...
July 17, 2015
Air Liquide’s subsidiary Schülke (Norderstedt, Germany), specialized in hygiene and hospital disinfection products, has bought the skin disinfection and hygiene unit of Advanced...
July 17, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries’ site at Berre, France, continues to operate normally in the wake of explosions that occurred at the site on 14 July, according to French media reports...
July 17, 2015
Formosa Plastics will build an additional polypropylene (PP) production line at its Point Comfort, TX, site. A project team has been assigned, detailed engineering design is...
July 17, 2015
Ingevity will be the new name of MWV Specialty Chemicals, effective 1 September. The business is expected to be spun off from WestRock, the name of the combined MeadWestvaco and...
July 17, 2015
Vertellus has doubled alkane production capacity at its hydrogenation plant in Zeeland, MI. The new capacity will go toward selling products into the phase-change material (PCM)...
July 17, 2015
Rocla Concrete Tie has acquired KSA Limited Partnership, a concrete tie business jointly owned by Koppers and Lehigh Hanson, for an undisclosed sum. “The sale of our concrete tie...
July 17, 2015
Borealis will invest €160.0 million ($174.4 million) at its Stenungsund, Sweden, site. The investment includes upgrading and revamping four of the Stenungsund ethylene plant’s six...
July 17, 2015
An explosion at Hanwha Chemical’s (Seoul) polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plant at Ulsan, South Korea, on 3 July killed six people and injured one. The accident was caused by a spark from...
July 17, 2015
Koppers says its majority-owned joint venture Koppers Jiangsu Carbon Chemical (KJCC) has restructured a soft-pitch supply agreement with C-Chem Jiangsu Needle Coke (CJNC) for a...
July 17, 2015
Chevron Phillips Chemical has announced several changes in senior management. The changes go into effect 1 August. Mark Lashier, currently executive v.p./olefins and polyolefins, will...
July 17, 2015
EPA has approved Honeywell’s refrigerant Solstice N-40 (R-448A) for use in a range of applications, including retail food refrigeration, refrigerated transport, and commercial...
July 17, 2015
Olin has received all foreign regulatory approvals required to close its $5-billion merger with certain Dow Chemical chlor-alkali and derivative assets. The transaction, subject to...
July 17, 2015
During the week ended 11 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell 3.5% year-on-year (YOY) as loadings declined throughout the region, according to data from the Association...
July 17, 2015
Canada Colors & Chemicals (CCC) has made a binding offer to acquire the industrial solvents and chemicals business of APCO Industries. CCC expects to complete the transaction by 1...
July 16, 2015
Members of the environment committee of the European Parliament have called for “more ambitious national caps” on emissions of six main pollutants in the European Union in...
July 15, 2015
The proposals made by the European Commission for reform of the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) will considerably increase the financial burden for energy-intensive industries...
July 14, 2015
EU member states have agreed to a proposal made by the European Commission to allocate €150 million ($165.2 million) for 20 key trans-European energy infrastructure projects. The...
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