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July 30, 2007
A strike by Canadian National Railway (CN) workers that began on February 10 is having a “significant impact across Canada’s chemical industry,” says the Canadian...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Canada-Rail-Strike-Disrupts-Chemical-Shipments_5663.html
July 30, 2007
Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Year-End-Acceleration_5660.html
July 30, 2007
The CW75 Index rose 1% for the week ending February 14, in line with broader market indexes. Basic and diversified chemical stocks increased 1%, while specialty chemical shares were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/CW75-Stock-Performance_5658.html
July 30, 2007
Environmental groups including Beyond Pesticides (Washington) have filed a petition to reopen a lawsuit in federal court to try to force regulators to accelerate the phase-out of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Groups-Seek-Pesticide-Phaseout_5657.html
July 30, 2007
Ranbaxy Laboratories (Gurgaon), India’s biggest pharmaceuticals company, has signed a multiyear R&D agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). Ranbaxy could receive more than $100...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Ranbaxy-and-GSK-Enter-R-and-D-Agreement_5647.html
July 30, 2007
Generic pharmaceuticals manufacturer Actavis (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland) says it has acquired the active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) division of Sanmar Specialty Chemicals Ltd...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Actavis-Buys-Indian-API-Business_5645.html
July 30, 2007
EPA has approved a request by Clorox for permission to post information about the company’s contributions to charities on certain product labels regulated under pesticide laws...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/EPA-Allows-Clorox-to-Promote-its-Donations-to-Charities-on-Pesticide-Labels_5547.html
July 30, 2007
A federal judge heard oral arguments last week in a lawsuit brought by CSX against a District of Columbia (D.C.) ordinance requiring hazmat rail shipments to be rerouted around the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Oral-Arguments-Heard-in-D-C-Hazmat-Rerouting-Case_5546.html
July 30, 2007
High crude oil and natural gas prices are pushing coal to the forefront as a lower-cost alternative energy and feedstock source. An increasing number of companies in the U.S. could...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Coal-to-Chemicals_5533.html
July 25, 2007
Senators Mary Landrieu (D., LA) and Representative John Peterson (R., PA) say lawmakers on the House and Senate energy committees will consider drafting legislation this year to open...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Congress-to-Consider-Second-OCS-Bill_5516.html
July 25, 2007
The Surface Transportation Board (STB; Washington) has issued a final rule declaring it an “unreasonable” practice for railroads to compute fuel surcharges that do not...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/STB-Bars-Misleading-Fuel-Surcharges_5497.html
July 25, 2007
Revolymer (Wales, UK), a University of Bristol (Bristol, UK) spin-out company, says it has burst the bubble on how to make chewing gums that do not stick to shoe soles and other...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Chewing-Gum-to-Become-Less-Tacky_5492.html
July 25, 2007
It is the chemicals—and not just the craftsmanship—that give the Stradivarius violin its “pristine” sound, say researchers led by Joseph Nagyvary, professor at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Chemicals-Secret-of-the-Strads-Brilliant-Sound_5491.html
July 25, 2007
Angela Wollenburg has been appointed manufacturing services representative for Ashland Casting Solutions. Angela Wollenburg Unilever has appointed Michael Treschow chairman, beginning...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/key-changes_5489.html
July 25, 2007
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS; Washington) has recommended that the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) withdraw a proposal that would have overhauled how federal...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Science-Panel-Tells-OMB-to-Withdraw-Risk-Guideines_5486.html
July 25, 2007
Major soaps and detergents producers say they cleaned up last year largely because of successful product price increases that helped to offset higher energy and raw material costs...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Soaps-and-Detergents_5469.html
July 25, 2007
Ambani: IPCL posts earnings gain. Indian Petrochemicals (IPCL; Vadodara) reported earnings up 40%, to $91.2 million, for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31, 2006. Sales were up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Indian-Petrochemicals-Reports-Gain_5431.html
July 25, 2007
P&G Chemicals says that Feixiang Chemicals (Zhangjiagang) Co. Ltd. (Zhangjiagang City, China), with whom P&G has a supply and marketing agreement, has increased capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/P-and-G-Chemicals-Expands-Amines-Capacity-Via-Partnership_5427.html
July 25, 2007
PPG Industries says it has acquired the architectural and industrial coatings business of Renner Sayerlack (Gravatai, Brazil). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but analysts...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/PPG-Buys-Paintmaker-in-Brazil-as-Acquisition-Spree-Continues_5426.html
October 15, 2007
Tank cars hauling chlorine and anhydrous ammonia are at the top of the most-wanted list of chemicals that several groups aim to see rerouted away from major cities, replaced with less...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Transportation-Nowhere-to-Go_5423.html
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