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July 26, 2013
The semiconductor industry is faced with daunting technical and cost hurdles as it navigates shorter innovation cycles and new chip architectures, according to attendees of Semicon West, held in early July at San Francisco. Unprecedented levels of materials development is required to ensure fabricators can produce chips that meet consumer demand for cutting-edge gadgets, speakers said....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Chip-makers-suppliers-face-technical-hurdles-Mobile-Era-driving-new-architectures_53898.html
June 28, 2013
Williams (Houston) on 23 June released an initial assessment of the damage to its Geismar, LA, olefins plant, which has been off-line since an explosion in the propylene fractionator...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Williams-finds-extensive-damage-to-Geismar-cracker-outlook-uncertain_53245.html
June 28, 2013
Europe’s chemical distributors must overcome a number of challenges, including the demands of globalization as well as a growing regulatory burden, said speakers at the European...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Regulation-globalization-challenge-distributors_53268.html
June 24, 2013
The start of negotiations on a transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TIPP), announced this week by US president Obama and European Union council president van Rompuy at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Cefic-welcomes-start-of-negotiations-on-a-transatlantic-trade-and-investment-partnership_53040.html
June 21, 2013
Innovation will be a key theme at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year. Total, Clariant, PolyOne, and DSM—a few of the chemical and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Innovation-remains-key-to-plastics-growth-Redefining-strategy-around-consumer-needs_52974.html
June 21, 2013
The key theme for Borealis, Borouge, and Nova Chemicals at the K 2013 plastics and rubber trade fair at Düsseldorf later this year will be Open your mind, Borealis said at a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Borealis-Borouge-Nova-outline-investment-plans-Showcasing-developments-at-pre-K-event_52975.html
May 31, 2013
Haldor Frederik Axel Topsøe, Danish scientist, humanitarian, and founder of chemical engineering and catalysts production company Haldor Topsøe A/S (Copenhagen), passed away on 19...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Haldor-Topsøe-19132013-A-tribute-Entrepreneur-scientist-and-founder-of-a-leading-catalysis-company_52407.html
May 21, 2013
Cereplast (El Segundo, CA) says it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Seymour, IN, to save costs and move its European headquarters to Milan in order to focus its efforts on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Cereplast-restructures_52070.html
May 21, 2013
Arkema has launched production of Rilsan T, a biobased nylon-10,10 processed from castor oil, at the company’s production facility at Serquigny...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Arkema-begins-nylon-1010_52069.html
May 21, 2013
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) have agreed to a multiyear collaboration to jointly develop and commercialize a set of biobased fragrance...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/IFF-Amyris-sign-fragrance-deal_52068.html
May 21, 2013
Solazyme (San Francisco) and AkzoNobel have entered into an agreement to develop ingredients for Akzo’s surfactants and coatings products using Solazyme’s algae-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/AkzoNobel-Solazyme-ink-oils-pact_52067.html
May 21, 2013
Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) says it has partnered with two unnamed Asian companies for the development of biobased butadiene. The deal calls for the construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Cobalt-signs-biobased-butadiene-deal_52066.html
May 21, 2013
The board of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has approved the formation of a biobased chemicals joint venture with Myriant (Quincy, MA) to commercialize biobased technology in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Myriant-and-PTT-Global-Chemical-form-JV_52065.html
May 21, 2013
Canergy (Brawley, CA) says it has chosen Beta Renewables’s Proesa process technology for a 25-million gal/year Imperial Valley, CA, cellulosic biofuels facility set to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Canergy-chooses-Proesa-process-technology-for-CA-plant_52064.html
May 21, 2013
BASF has announced that it has licensed Genomatica’s (San Diego) biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) process technology and aims to build a large-scale BDO manufacturing plant. BASF is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/BASF-licenses-Genomaticas-renewable-BDO-technology_52063.html
May 21, 2013
Speakers and delegates attending this year’s Asia Petrochemical Conference (APIC)— which was devoted to the theme of feedstock transition—at Taipei, Taiwan, debated a range of topics, including challenges facing the global petrochemical industry, the advent of cheap shale gas in the United States, and the need to develop technologies that do not rely entirely on fossil fuels....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Asian-producers-in-search-of-feedstocks-Cheap-shale-leads-to-project-reassessments_52060.html
April 26, 2013
India’s chemical industry, including its specialty chemicals sector, has huge potential to grow. However, issues such as poor infrastructure; slow progress in the establishment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Bottlenecks-hamper-Indias-chemical-industry-PCPIRs-yet-to-be-implemented-effectively_51469.html
April 15, 2013
Newlight Technologies says it has acquired the rights to Biomer’s intellectual property for the functional modification of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), a class of biopolymers...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Newlight-Biomer-sign-PHA-pact_51094.html
April 15, 2013
American Vanguard (Amvac) says it has acquired a 29.46% stake TyraTech, a Morrisville, NC-based developer of insecticides based on essential oils, for $3.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Amvac-invests-in-TyraTech_51093.html
April 15, 2013
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says it has entered into a partnership with Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) for the development of caprolactone lactide copolymers for the plastic, coatings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/other/Perstorp-Purac-ink-partnership_51092.html
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