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January 15, 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....
January 15, 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...
January 8, 2015
DuPont in late December 2014 filed with SEC to launch a spin-off of its mostly commodity performance chemicals business—over a year after the company announced the planned spin-off. The entity will be called The Chemours Co. and will consist of three segments—chemical solutions, fluoroproducts, and titanium technologies....
January 8, 2015
A group of 12 minority shareholders launched in late December 2014 a last-ditch attempt to prevent Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) from buying family-controlled construction...
December 18, 2014
Dow Corning is shuttering its never-operated Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon facility in Clarksville, TN, saying the plant would not be economically viable. The $1-billion-plus project was completed last year but has never produced product because of oversupply in polysilicon markets and the impact of tariffs on polysilicon imported into China....
December 18, 2014
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has informed the Saudi Stock Exchange that its board has accepted the resignation of Salih bin Fahd Al Nazha, Tasnee’s CEO, due to personal reasons....
December 17, 2014
Six substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
December 15, 2014
The United Nations climate summit in Lima closed with the basis for a new, global climate change agreement to be finally agreed in Paris in Dec 2015, and to enter into force in 2020...
December 11, 2014
Building materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) says that it plans to acquire all of the shares in Sika (Baar, Switzerland) held by the Burkard family—the...
December 11, 2014
US chemical output is set to accelerate sharply through the end of the decade, exceeding the growth of the overall US and global economies, aided by a strong cost advantage and...
December 10, 2014
Cefic says that it expects chemical output is to continue growing in 2015, but that expectations about the pace of European and global economic growth have weakened. Chemical...
December 4, 2014
Lubrizol on 1 December agreed to acquire Weatherford’s oilfield chemicals business and its drilling fluids business for $825 million, including a $75-million performance-based cash earnout....
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