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January 10, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says its recently started ethylene plant in Singapore can crack crude oil as feedstock, eliminating the refining steps needed to produce naphtha. ExxonMobil officially opened its expanded Singapore chemical complex on 8 January....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ExxonMobil-says-Singapore-ethylene-unit-will-crack-crude_57881.html
January 9, 2014
Production of chemicals in the European Union increased by 1.8% in October 2013, compared with a year ago, according to the latest Cefic chemicals trends report. Cefic says that the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cefic-EU-chemical-industry-faces-fragile-recovery_57855.html
December 20, 2013
Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Braskem-acquires-Solvay-Indupa-for-$290-million_57589.html
December 20, 2013
According to a new forecast from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA; Washington), domestic production of both crude oil and natural gas will continue to grow, with oil...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EIA-US-oil-and-natural-gas-productions-to-continue-surge_57590.html
December 13, 2013
German chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is “cautiously optimistic” about 2014 prospects, forecasting a 2% chemical production increase in the coming year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/VCI-cautiously-optimistic-for-German-chemical-industry-in-2014-expects-production-rise-of-2-percent_57364.html
December 13, 2013
US chemical makers are firmly “back in the game” thanks to the cost advantage enabled by low-cost shale feedstocks, according to ACC’s year-end review and outlook. US chemical production was up 1.6% in 2013 and is expected to rise 2.5% in 2014 and 3.5% in 2015, says Kevin Swift, ACC chief economist and managing director....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/US-chemicals-production-set-to-accelerate-on-shale-benefit_57365.html
December 13, 2013
German chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says it is "cautiously optimistic" for the start of 2014, and expects an increase in chemical production of 2% in the coming...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/VCI-cautiously-optimistic-for-German-chemical-industry-in-2014-expects-production-rise-of-2-percent_57310.html
December 6, 2013
Dow Chemical is carving out a $5-billion/year chunk of its chlorine value chain for disposal as part of the company’s long-term shift to higher-margin, noncyclical activities, the company announced on 2 December....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-to-divest-$5-billion-in-chlor-alkali-epoxy-assets_57156.html
December 6, 2013
Rockwood Holdings has entered into a joint venture with Chengdu Tianqi Industry Group (Tianqi; Chengdu), China’s leading lithium company, giving Tianqi a 51% stake and Rockwood a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Rockwood-acquires-49-percent-stake-in-Australian-lithium-producer_57157.html
November 29, 2013
German trade union IG BCE (Hanover), representing workers in the chemical, mining, and energy sectors, has called for a pay rise of 5.5% ahead of the forthcoming round of pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/German-chemical-workers-demand-5-5-percent-wage-rise_57003.html
November 18, 2013
The European Union and the United States have concluded the second round of week-long negotiations for the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP). "Significant...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EU-and-US-conclude-second-round-of-trade-negotiations-at-Brussels_56752.html
November 15, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its member state committee (MSC) has agreed that the agency should request further information on six substances. The MSC...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ECHA-to-request-additional-information-on-six-substances_56720.html
November 14, 2013
A large majority—77%— of executives in Germany are in favor of the country's Energiewende, or energy transition, according to a survey conducted by chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Germanys-energy-transition-executives-in-favor-but-not-at-any-price_56695.html
November 13, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has received seven applications for authorization for uses of bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP) and dibutyl phthalate (DBP) under...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DEHP-DBP-authorization-under-Reach-ECHA-initiates-eight-week-public-consultation_56671.html
November 8, 2013
The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation into plans by Solvay and Ineos to merge their chlorovinyls activities in Europe into a 50-50 joint venture. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Europe-to-probe-Ineos-Solvay-PVC-venture_56549.html
November 8, 2013
Third-quarter results at US basic and diversified firms continued to benefit from access to cost-advantaged feedstocks and stabilizing global economic growth. Certain segments remained...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Diversified-firms-post-gains-are-cautious-on-fourth-quarter_56550.html
October 25, 2013
DuPont announced on 24 October that it will spin off its performance chemicals segment to shareholders through a tax-free spin-off. The business includes titanium dioxide...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-to-spin-off-performance-chemicals_56206.html
October 25, 2013
Commodity and diversified chemical makers posted stronger third earnings as increased efficiency and cost savings offset subdued demand. Dow Chemical posted a nearly 20% gain in profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Gains-for-commodity-diversified-makers-despite-demand-slump_56207.html
October 17, 2013
Huntsman has reached a deal to acquire Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as certain other businesses, for $1.33 billion, including assumed pension liabilities....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Huntsman-to-buy-Rockwoods-pigments-additives-businesses_55293.html
October 11, 2013
Oman Oil Co. (OOC; Muscat) has reached a deal to acquire Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) from private equity owners Advent International (Boston). Financial details have not been disclosed...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Oman-Oil-Co-to-acquire-Oxea-from-Advent_55828.html
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