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March 27, 2015
Employers association and trade union in Germany have agreed on a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Chemical-industry-workers-in-Germany-to-get-2-8-percent-pay-rise_68983.html
March 20, 2015
DSM has agreed to sell a 65% stake in its polymer intermediates business—caprolactam and acrylonitrile—and composite resins to CVC Capital Partners (London). The enterprise...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DSM-sells-65-percent-stake-in-caprolactam-acrylonitrile-and-composite-resins-businesses-to-CVC-Capital-Partners_68753.html
March 20, 2015
A. Schulman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), a portfolio company of private equity firms HGGC (Palo Alto, CA) and Charlesbank Capital Partners (Boston), for $800 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Schulman-to-buy-engineered-plastics-firm-for-$800-million_68754.html
March 13, 2015
Wacker Chemie has announced that it is examining options related to the ownership structure of Siltronic, the company’s wholly owned silicon wafers subsidiary that supplies the worldwide microchip industry. Wacker says it is looking at a number of options and that it has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Wacker-evaluating-IPO-or-sale-of-Siltronic-wafer-subsidiary_68532.html
March 13, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical said on 12 March that it will expand silicone monomer production in Thailand and build a technical center for silicones application development in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Shin-Etsu-to-expand-silicone-monomer-production-in-Thailand-by-50-percent-plans-technical-center-in-New-Jersey_68531.html
March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-sales-earnings_68258.html
March 2, 2015
Chemical output in European rose by a paltry 0.3% in 2014, compared with the previous year, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. European chemical sales clawed back...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-chemicals-growth-stagnant-in-2014-Cefic_68187.html
February 27, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it has made a final investment decision to rebuild the Ellba propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at Shell Chemicals’ Moerdijk...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Shell-confirms-plans-to-rebuild-Moerdijk-POSM-unit_68169.html
February 27, 2015
Asahi Kasei has reached an agreement to acquire Polypore International (Charlotte, NC) in a deal that values Polypore at $3.2 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Asahi-Kasei-to-buy-Polypore-in-deal-valued-at-$3-2-billion_68168.html
February 25, 2015
The German chemical marked a year of ups and downs in 2014 with a weak quarter, chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says in its latest summary. Sales for the full year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Germanys-chemical-industry-closes-2014-on-weak-note-production-expected-to-grow-1-5-percent-in-2015_68070.html
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-environment-committee-votes-for-market-stability-reserve-to-take-effect-start-of-2019_68049.html
February 20, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on 11 February filed a proxy statement with SEC for its four nominees to stand for election to DuPont’s board at the company’s next annual meeting....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Trian-and-DuPont-step-up-fight-over-board-seats_67930.html
February 20, 2015
Sabic says that Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan has been appointed acting CEO of the company, succeeding Mohamed Al Mady....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Al-Mady-steps-down-as-CEO-of-Sabic_67929.html
February 9, 2015
Diversified and commodity producers report positive results for the fourth quarter as year-on-year (YOY) growth in volumes and advantaged feedstocks boosted reported earnings above...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Fourth-quarter-earnings-up-but-forecasts-down-for-2015_67582.html
February 9, 2015
Tronox has reached a deal to acquire FMC’s alkali chemicals, or soda ash, business for $1.64 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter. FMC, in September...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Tronox-to-acquire-FMCs-soda-ash-business-for-$1-64-billion_67581.html
January 23, 2015
Chemical industry financial analysts expect North American chemical companies to report solid fourth-quarter earnings, driven by lower raw material costs and solid demand, but the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Crude-oil-looms-over-fourth-quarter-earnings-and-outlook_67142.html
January 23, 2015
BASF has said that it will raise global capacity for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) to 670,000 m.t./year from the current 650,000 m.t./year....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-to-raise-butanediol-capacity-at-Geismar-by-10-percent_67141.html
January 19, 2015
European chemical output grew by 0.7% year-on-year (YOY) during the first 10 months of 2014, while prices fell by 1.6%, Cefic says. Output in October fell by 1.2% compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cefic-EU-chemical-output-up-0-7-percent-for-first-10-months-of-2014-employment-up-for-fourth-consecutive-quarter_66964.html
January 16, 2015
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on 9 January continued its campaign against DuPont management, nominating four directors to the company’s board....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Trian-plans-DuPont-proxy-fight-sharpens-call-for-breakup_66889.html
January 16, 2015
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) on 9 January released a letter criticizing management of OM Group, accusing the company of generating a poor return on capital and on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Hedge-fund-FrontFour-presses-for-changes-at-OM-Group_66890.html
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