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September 15, 2014
FMC on 8 September agreed to acquire Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), a crop protection chemicals maker, for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion). FMC will fund the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/FMC-to-acquire-Denmarks-Cheminova-for-$1-8-billion_63774.html
September 15, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced on 11 Setpember that it plans to acquire Taminco for $2.8 billion, or $26/share, including $1.0 billion of assumed debt. Taminco, a major producer of alklylamines and alkylamine derivatives, was taken public by private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) in 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Eastman-to-acquire-Taminco-for-$2-8-billion_63775.html
August 29, 2014
Reliance Industries (Mumbai) and Sabic have announced separate plans to import United States ethane to feed their steam crackers in India and the United Kingdom, respectively....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Reliance-Sabic-to-use-US-ethane-at-India-UK-crackers_63502.html
August 29, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries plans to build a world-scale propylene oxide (PO)–tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant on the Texas Gulf Coast, with start-up planned for 2019. PO from the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-plans-world-scale-propylene-oxide-tert-butyl-alcohol-plant-for-Texas-Gulf-Coast_63503.html
August 15, 2014
Commodity producers in North America have turned in mixed second-quarter results that show the effects of production outages and price pressures. Huntsman reports net income of $119...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Pricing-and-outages-shape-commodity-earnings_63216.html
August 15, 2014
Platform Specialty Products (Miami), formed by the acquisition of specialty chemical maker MacDermid, has agreed to acquire crop protection chemicals maker Agriphar (Ougree, Belgium)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Platform-Specialty-acquires-European-crop-protection-chemicals-maker-Agriphar-for-$400-million_63217.html
August 1, 2014
Most commodity and diversified chemical makers have turned in solid results for the second quarter, the combined result of improving demand and productivity gains. Dow Chemical reports...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Commodity-diversified-makers-report-a-solid-second-quarter_62858.html
August 1, 2014
Westlake Chemical Partners (Houston) began its initial public offering of 11.25 million common units on 30 July, listing shares on the New York Stock Exchange as WLKP. The company, a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Westlake-launches-$270-million-IPO-of-ethylene-MLP_62859.html
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
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