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August 8, 2011
Second-quarter profits at U.S. basic and diversified chemical firms benefited from demand growth and higher selling prices, which in most cases were enough to offset rising raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Earnings-Mostly-Beat-Analyst-Estimates-at-Diversified-Firms_36713.html
July 22, 2011
Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, partners in a previously announced multibillion-dollar petrochemicals joint venture in Saudi Arabia, are expected to announce the go-ahead for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Approval-for-Aramco-Dow-Petchems-JV-Expected-Soon-IPO-Planned_36347.html
July 22, 2011
Baker: Water was a target opportunity. Ecolab has reached an agreement to acquire Nalco for $8.1 billion, in a bid to extend Ecolab’s leading franchise in industrial and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ecolab-Wades-into-Water-Treatment-with-Bid-for-Nalco_36346.html
July 8, 2011
The World Trade Organization (WTO; Geneva) has ruled that China’s practice of restricting exports of certain key raw materials, including some used extensively by the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/WTO-Rules-Against-Chinas-curbs-on-Raw-Material-Exports_36021.html
July 8, 2011
Swift: U.S. manufacturing growth slowing. ACC says in its mid-year outlook that it expects U.S. chemicals output to rise 4.1% this year followed by 3.5% in 2012, despite uncertain U.S...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ACC-and-Cefic-Raise-Output-Forecasts-Boosted-by-Exports_36022.html
June 24, 2011
Büchner: Takes helm in 2012. AkzoNobel’s supervisory board has appointed Ton Büchner as the company’s next CEO, following a decision by Hans Wijers to step down at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/AkzoNobel-Names-Ton-Buchner-as-its-Next-CEO_35764.html
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
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