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June 27, 2014Air 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....
June 20, 2014Cefic 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...
June 19, 2014BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
June 13, 2014Navigating 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....
June 13, 2014Germany’s association of biotechnology industries (DIB; Frankfurt) has criticized the council of EU environment ministers' majority decision to extend the approval...
June 12, 2014The 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...
May 30, 2014Sabic 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....
May 23, 2014BASF officials outlined the company’s plans for its chemicals segment at the company’s investor day at London on 22 April....
May 23, 2014Sabic 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....
May 9, 2014Williams 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...