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August 6, 2007
Sembiosys Genetics (Calgary, AB) says it is on track to launch insulin produced from genetically modified (GM) plants within three years. The company says it has made significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Low-Cost-Insulin-from-Crops-in-Three-Years_6064.html
August 6, 2007
Bipartisan members of Congress were working toward an agreement on new regulations at CW’s press time last week that could enable the swift approval in the U.S. of generic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/U-S-Regulations-Take-Shape-for-Follow-On-Biologics_6061.html
August 6, 2007
PPG Industries may sell its fine chemicals and automotive glass operations, according to its annual report issued last week. The company’s automotive OEM glass, automotive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/PPG-May-Sell-Fine-Chemicals-Auto-Glass-Businesses_5750.html
August 6, 2007
Air Liquide and Linde have reached an agreement to end several joint ventures serving markets in China, Hong Kong, and Southeast Asia. Linde was required to terminate certain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Air-Liquide-and-Linde-Break-Up-Asian-Ventures_5749.html
August 6, 2007
A recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD; Paris) report confirms that environmental regulation leads to the adoption of cleaner technologies. The authors...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Environmental-Laws-Spur-Innovation_5748.html
August 6, 2007
Givaudan reported full-year 2006 net income up 1%, to SF412 million ($332 million), on sales up 5%, to SF2.9 billion. Operating income before charges, gains, and other special items...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Fragrances-Lift-Givaudan_5747.html
August 6, 2007
Clariant reported fourth-quarter 2006 net income up 43%, to SF23 million ($18.5 million), on sales up 3%, to SF2 billion. Operating income from continuing operations rose 28%, to SF134...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Clariant-Reports-a-Rise-in-Fourth-Quarter-Income_5744.html
August 6, 2007
The cleanup of petroleum and petrochemical products leaking from underground storage tanks would cost at least $12 billion nationwide, according to a Government Accountability Office...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/GAO-Says-Underground-Tank-Cleanup-to-Cost-$12-Billion_5738.html
August 6, 2007
BASF, Bayer, DuPont, and some other members of the Global Roundtable on Climate Change (GROCC; New York) have issued a “call for action” asking the world’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Roundtable-Calls-for-Worldwide-Action-on-Climate-Change_5737.html
August 6, 2007
Huntsman says that its planned exit from commodity chemicals will leave it with operations in business segments in which it maintains cost and technology advantages, higher growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Huntsman-Targets-Differentiated-Strategy_5734.html
August 6, 2007
Global activity in the chemical industry has been steady so far in 2007, with January growth at 0.5%, according to ACC’s Global Chemical Industry Production Index. The uptick...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/2007-Global-Activity-in-Industry-Off-to-a-Solid-Start_5732.html
August 6, 2007
Chemical companies reported mixed fourth-quarter results last week. Westlake posted net income of $14.4 million, down from $73.6 million in the year-ago period. Revenues decreased 18%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/More-Firms-Post-Mixed-Results_5731.html
August 6, 2007
Norsk Hydro has appointed stockbrokers ABG Sundal Collier (Oslo) to advise on the previously announced sale or listing of Hydro Polymers, Hydro CEO Eivind Reiten tells CW (CW, Jan. 10...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Hydro-to-List-or-Sell-Polymers-in-Second-Quarter_5730.html
August 6, 2007
BASF last week announced record sales and earnings for 2006 and expressed optimism for another strong performance in 2007. The company overtook Dow Chemical last year to become the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BASF-Posts-Strong-Results-Overtakes-Dow-as-Global-Leader_5729.html
August 6, 2007
Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (Mumbai) says it plans to spend Rs4 billion ($88.9 million) to build an 850,000-m.t./year diammonium phosphate (DAP) plant at Kapasan in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Rashtriya-Plans-DAP-Plant-in-Rajasthan_5724.html
August 6, 2007
Foster Wheeler says it has been awarded a front-end engineering design (FEED) and project management consultancy service contract by Osos Petrochemicals Co. (Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Foster-Wheeler-Bags-PBT-Contract-in-Saudi-Arabia_5721.html
August 6, 2007
Representative John Dingell (D., MI) says he has reached an agreement with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., CA) on her proposal to create a new climate change committee. Pelosi’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Dingell-Pelosi-Agree-on-Panel_5708.html
August 6, 2007
Socma says EPA should retain the National Pollution Prevention Toxics Advisory Committee (NPPTAC), saying the resignation of several panel members should not force closure of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Socma-Asks-EPA-to-Retain-Toxics-Advisory-Panel_5705.html
August 6, 2007
Chemical tank storage providers continue to benefit from strong demand, especially amid increasing chemical production in China and the Mideast. Europe and North America are importing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Tank-Storage-Firms-Bulk-Up_6484.html
August 1, 2007
The plastics industry has turned 100 years old, and London’s Science Museum is throwing a party with “Plasticity—100 Years of Making Plastics.” The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/100-Years-of-Plasticity_6731.html
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