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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
March 14, 2014
Praxair says it has acquired two independent distributors of gas and welding supplies—United Welding Supplies (Houston) and Best Welders Supply (Tulsa, OK). The companies have...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Praxair-acquisition_59563.html
March 14, 2014
Taminco says it completed, on 23 December 2013, the previously announced acquisition of Kemeria Oyj’s formic acid business, including the feed and the airport runway deicing product...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Taminco-completes-buy_59564.html
March 14, 2014
Calumet Specialty Products says that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Quantum is sold to the car, truck, farming, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Calumet-buys-lubricants_59565.html
March 14, 2014
Air Liquide has started operations at its nitrogen plant at Tioga, ND. The plant will increase nitrogen supply to support drilling operations in the oil-rich Bakken reserves. “We...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Air-Liquide-adds-nitrogen_59566.html
March 14, 2014
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has purchased Kel-Tech (Midland, TX), a maker of chemicals for production, field stimulation, and drilling in the oil and gas sectors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Arsenal-Capital-buys-two-oilfield-chemicals-companies_59567.html
March 14, 2014
The European Commission has, as expected, opened an in-depth competition investigation into the planned acquisition by Huntsman of titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets from Rockwood. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-Commission-scrutinizes-Huntsman-Rockwood-TiO2-Ineos-Solvay-PVC-deals_59584.html
March 14, 2014
The output of chemicals was stagnant in the European Union in 2013, Cefic says. Zero growth in 2013 meant that the sector remained 6.4% below the prefinancial crisis, full-year peak...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/EU-chemicals-output-stagnant-in-2013-Cefic-says_59585.html
March 14, 2014
Novamont (Novara, Italy) has acquired a 78% stake in Mater-Biopolymer (Patrica, Italy), a unit of Mossi & Ghisolfi (M&G; Tortona, Italy), Novamont says. Novamont, under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Novamont-buys-majority-of-biobased-polyester-firm_59586.html
March 14, 2014
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in PHP Fibers (Wuppertal, Germany). PHP is Europe’s largest producer of nylon-6,6 industrial yarn for airbag...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Indorama-acquisition_59587.html
March 14, 2014
Borealis has received a €150-million ($208.5 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB; Luxembourg) to finance research activities on plastic materials, Borealis and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Borealis-R-and-D-loan_59588.html
March 14, 2014
Matthias Zachert will take over as chairman of Lanxess on 1 April, more than one month earlier than previously announced. Zachert had originally been slated to take the reins at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/New-Lanxess-boss-in-April_59591.html
March 13, 2014
The European Parliament has approved draft rules that would lead to a ban on the use of climate-unfriendly fluorinated gases in air-conditioners and refrigerators by 2020–2025...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/European-Parliament-approves-measures-to-ban-F-gases_59538.html
March 12, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany rounded off a turbulent 2014 with a strong fourth quarter, says chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt). Production in Germany’s third...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/VCI-German-chemical-industry-achieves-strong-end-to-2013-outlook-positive-for-2014_59493.html
March 11, 2014
Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favor of legislation to reduce the consumption of plastic carrier bags in the European Union. The parliament’s environment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Plastic-bags-EU-countries-to-reduce-usage-by-80-percent-by-2019_59469.html
March 10, 2014
Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says it achieved record sales and earnings during 2013. Sales grew to €1.83 billion ($2.54 billion) in 2013 compared with €1.74 billion in 2012...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Symrise-achieves-record-sales-and-profitability-in-2013_59441.html
March 10, 2014
The share of renewable energy in the gross final energy consumption of the 28 states in the European Union (EU 28) reached 14.1% in 2012, Eurostat, the European statistics office...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/news_briefs/Renewable-energy-reaches-14-1-percent-of-total-EU-energy-consumption_59435.html
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