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April 15, 2011
The European Commission has fined Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Unilever a combined total of €315.2 million ($457.5 million) for conspiring to fix prices of household powder...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/P-and-G-Unilever-Fined-for-Powder-detergent-Price-Fixing_34163.html
April 15, 2011
Solvay has agreed to acquire Rhodia for €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion) in cash. Solvay’s €31.60/share offer is a 50% premium over Rhodia’s closing price on April 1, the last...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Solvay-Agrees-to-Acquire-Rhodia-for-3-4-Billion-in-Cash_34164.html
April 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) says it is conducting a feasibility study for a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives plant at one of its Texas sites using...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Chevron-Phillips-Studying-U-S-Gulf-Coast-Ethane-Cracker_33916.html
April 1, 2011
Ineos Oxide, an Ineos subsidiary, says it is considering plans for a U.S. Gulf Coast ethylene oxide (EO) unit that would have capacity of at least 500,000 m.t./year. “The U.S. is an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ineos-Eyes-U-S-Ethylene-Oxide-Unit_33917.html
March 25, 2011
Chemical production at sites across eastern Japan remains severely disrupted following the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Many-Plants-Remain-Offstream-in-Japan-Following-Earthquake_33747.html
March 20, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami have disrupted production across many chemical sectors in Japan. Four naphtha crackers were offstream at CW press time: Mitsubishi Chemical’s two...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Japan-Earthquake-Disrupts-Production-Across-a-Range-of-Sectors_33568.html
March 20, 2011
ablaze: Tanks at Cosmo Oil’s Chiba refinery. Chemical producers and consumers in Japan and overseas are assessing the impact on the industry of the devastating earthquake and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Industry-Assesses-Impact-of-Earthquake-in-Japan_33569.html
March 11, 2011
Pryor: Industry benefitting from unconventional gas. Greater availability of natural gas liquids (NGLs), the result of a surge in petrochemical feedstock from unconventional gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Unconventional-Gas-Lifts-Fortunes-for-Petrochemical-Makers-ExxonMobil-Says_33394.html
March 11, 2011
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) says it is considering plans to build petrochemical complexes in Asian countries outside Korea, including Indonesia. A complex in Indonesia could involve an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Honam-Mulls-Petrochemical-Complex-in-Indonesia_33395.html
February 25, 2011
McGlade: Airgas not a 'must have.' Air Products abandoned its $5.9-billion hostile bid for Airgas earlier this month following a decision by the Delaware Chancery Court that upheld...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Air-Products-Drops-Bid-for-Airgas-After-Court-Ruling_33063.html
February 25, 2011
Clariant has agreed to acquire almost all of Süd-Chemie (Munich) in a deal valued at €2 billion ($2.7 billion). Clariant expects to complete the transaction in the first half of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Clariant-Acquires-Sd-Chemie-For-2-Billion_33064.html
February 11, 2011
Chemical earnings at most major oil firms increased in the fourth-quarter of 2010 due to improved margins. Oil companies do not disclose their quarterly revenues for chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Most-Oil-Firms-Post-Gain-in-Chemical-Profits_32783.html
February 11, 2011
Strong volumes lifted fourth-quarter 2010 earnings at most commodity and basic chemical companies. Dow Chemical’s net income before special items more than doubled, to $625 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Higher-Selling-Prices-and-Volumes-Lift-Commodity-Profits_32784.html
January 28, 2011
Chemical firms posted strong gains in the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as most beat expectations. Volumes were strong, but in some cases selling prices failed to keep pace with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Higher-Volumes-Drive-Year-End-Earnings-Growth_32503.html
January 21, 2011
DuPont has agreed to acquire Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading maker of enzymes and specialty food ingredients, for $6.3 billion. The deal puts industrial biotechnology at the center of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-to-Acquire-Danisco-for-$6-3-Billion_32323.html
January 7, 2011
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) has reached a deal to acquire a 60% stake in agchems maker Makhteshim Agan Industries (MA Industries; Tel Aviv). The deal values MA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ChemChina-to-Take-60-percent-Stake-in-MA-Industries_31988.html
January 7, 2011
Bayer says is considering leasing or selling land in West Virginia to attract investors interested in building an ethane cracker in order to take advantage of natural gas liquids...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bayer-Mulls-Ethane-Cracker-in-WV-Players-Eye-NGL-Market_31989.html
December 20, 2010
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by industry groups and the state of Texas that sought to delay implementation of EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. The lawsuit asked the court to delay the rules’ implementation, slated to take effect next month, until after resolution of a separate lawsuit by the plaintiffs that challenges EPA’s determination that GHG emissions endanger human health....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/U-S-Court-Rejects-Bid-to-Delay-EPAs-GHG-Rules_31686.html
December 16, 2010
Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) says it has agreed to acquire PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany) from private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) for €443 million ($585.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Yule-Catto-to-Acquire-PolymerLatex-for-443-Million_31685.html
December 10, 2010
Arkema plans to acquire Total’s coating resins and photocure resins activities for a €550- million ($736-million) enterprise value. The deal would bolster Arkema’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Arkema-to-Buy-Totals-Coating-and-Photocure-Resins-Units_31480.html
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