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July 18, 2014
Albemarle has reached an agreement to acquire Rockwood Holdings, a leading producer of lithium and surface treatment chemicals, for $6.2 billion in cash and stock in a bid to recharge revenue and earnings growth....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Albemarle-to-buy-Rockwood-Holdings-for-$6-2-billion_62562.html
July 10, 2014
The chemical industry in Germany is starting to feel the wind in its sails, chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) said at a press conference today. Domestic production of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/German-chemical-industry-feels-tail-wind-first-half-output-up-3-percent_62366.html
July 10, 2014
The German chemical industry is in favor of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/VCIs-Kley-Germanys-chemical-industry-in-favor-of-TTIP_62395.html
July 7, 2014
Ineos will acquire BASF’s 50% stake in Styrolution (Frankfurt), a joint venture between the companies, for €1.10 billion ($1.47 billion), the companies have announced. The shareholders’ agreement, signed in 2011, includes a call option favoring Ineos purchasing BASF’s stake in the jv, the companies say....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ineos-to-acquire-BASFs-50-percent-stake-in-Styrolution-for-&euro1-10-billion_62290.html
July 7, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex (Mexico City), a leading Mexican producer of architectural and industrial coatings, for $2.3 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/PPG-to-acquire-Mexicos-Comex-for-$2-3-billion_62289.html
July 1, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has confirmed that acrylamide in food potentially increases the risk of developing cancer for consumers in all age groups. EFSA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Acrylamide-is-a-public-health-concern-according-to-EFSA-draft_62191.html
July 1, 2014
Cefic says in its latest chemicals trends report that output of chemicals in the European Union increased again in April, continuing the trend of year-on-year (YOY) growth that began...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-chemical-output-increases-for-eighth-month-in-a-row_62156.html
June 27, 2014
Ineos and Solvay say that they have signed a definitive agreement to create their previously announced European chlorvinyls joint venture, which they will name Inovyn. The jv is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ineos-Solvay-sign-deal-for-chlorvinyls-JV-to-be-named-Inovyn_62098.html
June 27, 2014
Air Products has named Rockwood Holdings chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi as its next chairman and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds John McGlade, who will retire from Air Products on 30 June. Rockwood named Robert Zatta as acting CEO to succeed Ghasemi effective 1 July in addition to his role as CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Air-Products-taps-Rockwood-chief-as-its-next-CEO_62099.html
June 20, 2014
Cefic says that Europe's output of chemicals will grow by 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial demand, in particular from the automotive industry. Production is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cefic-Europes-chemical-output-to-grow-2-0-percent-this-year_61945.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 13, 2014
Germany’s association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt) has criticized the council of EU environment ministers' majority decision to extend the approval...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DIB-criticizes-national-ban-on-cultivation-of-genetically-modified-plants_61799.html
June 13, 2014
Navigating the growing pains that accompany the unprecedented US capital build was a primary theme at ACC’s annual meeting at Colorado Springs, CO, on 2–4 June....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ACC-Industry-focuses-on-managing-the-shale-gale_61791.html
June 12, 2014
The European Council has reached agreement that provides for a two-step procedure enabling European member states to restrict or even ban the cultivation of authorized...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
May 30, 2014
Sabic and SK Global Chemical have signed a 50-50 joint venture agreement to invest $595 million in the manufacture of high-performance polyethylene (PE) using SK’s metallocene-based Nexlene solution process technology. The agreement was signed by Sabic’s CEO, Mohamed Al Mady; and Ja-Young Koo, SK Innovation’s vice chairman and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sabic-and-SK-Global-Chemical-form-PE-manufacturing-JV-will-build-plants-in-Saudi-Arabia-and-elsewhere_61406.html
May 23, 2014
BASF officials outlined the company’s plans for its chemicals segment at the company’s investor day at London on 22 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-outlines-chemicals-segment-strategy-at-investor-day_61277.html
May 23, 2014
Sabic has announced that it has entered the final stages of preliminary studies to assess the economic viability of building a crude oil–to-petrochemicals manufacturing complex in Saudi Arabia....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sabic-plans-crude-oil-to-petrochemicals-complex-by-2020_61276.html
May 9, 2014
Williams is considering constructing a second ethane cracker at its Geismar, LA, facility. The company currently envisions a greenfield project in which joint venture partners would...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Williams-considering-new-JV-ethane-cracker-at-Geismar_60934.html
April 25, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) is building a fully refrigerated ethane export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast, the company announced on 22 April. Enterprise expects the facility, which will be able to load up to 240,000 bbl/day of ethane, will begin operations in the third quarter of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Enterprise-to-build-ethane-export-facility-on-Texas-Gulf-Coast_60574.html
April 25, 2014
North American commodity chemical producers report a solid first quarter despite some weather-related impacts. Productivity gains are a frequent theme. Dow Chemical reports stronger...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Commodity-earnings-margins-reflect-productivity-gains_60583.html
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