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June 24, 2011
the U.S. has added eight substances including styrene and formaldehyde to its federal Report on Carcinogens (RoC). Styrene and five others are listed as “reasonably anticipated” to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/U-S-Adds-Formaldehyde-and-Styrene-to-Carcinogens-List_35765.html
June 15, 2011
Shell Chemicals is developing plans to build a world-scale ethylene plant integrated with derivative units atop Marcellus Shale natural gas deposits in the U.S. Northeast. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Shell-Chemicals-Eyes-Ethylene-and-PE-Plants-in-U-S-Northeast_35457.html
May 31, 2011
DuPont has clinched the acquisition of a controlling stake in Danisco, at DK700/share in cash. The deal values Danisco at DK33.4 billion ($6.4 billion). DuPont says the deal positions...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-Succeeds-with-Increased-Bid-for-Danisco_35098.html
May 31, 2011
Ethylene capacity in China is set to increase by 16 million m.t./year by 2016, and demand for petrochemicals will remain strong in the next few years, delegates at the Asia...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/APIC-2011-China-Accelerates-Ethylene-Build_35097.html
May 16, 2011
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has agreed to publish the names of companies producing chemicals classified under the Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ECHA-Agrees-to-Publish-Names-of-Companies-Producing-Toxic-Chemicals-in-Europe_34824.html
May 16, 2011
DuPont says it will invest $500 million to build a 200,000-m.t./year titanium dioxide (TiO2) production line at its Altamira, Mexico facility by the end of 2014, as part of a global...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-Plans-Global-TiO2-Boost-Including-New-Plant-in-Mexico_34823.html
May 16, 2011
Diversified and specialty chemical firms posted strong first-quarter sales and earnings on continuing demand recovery across the globe. Rising raw material costs ate into some profits...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sales-and-Profits-Surge-on-Higher-Volumes-and-Pricing_34663.html
May 2, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has agreed to sell its carbon black business to private equity firm Rhône Capital (New York). The transaction is valued “in excess of” €900 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Rhne-Capital-to-Buy-Evoniks-Carbon-Black-Business_34490.html
May 2, 2011
Dow Chemical plans to build world-scale ethylene and propylene plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast as part of plans to take advantage of cheaper U.S. feedstocks available from increasing...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Plans-Massive-U-S-Ethylene-Propylene-Boost_34491.html
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
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