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June 13, 2014
Navigating 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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ACC-Industry-focuses-on-managing-the-shale-gale_61791.html
June 12, 2014
The 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Council-agrees-to-allow-member-states-to-restrict-or-ban-cultivation-of-GMOs_61721.html
May 30, 2014
Sabic 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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sabic-and-SK-Global-Chemical-form-PE-manufacturing-JV-will-build-plants-in-Saudi-Arabia-and-elsewhere_61406.html
May 23, 2014
BASF officials outlined the company’s plans for its chemicals segment at the company’s investor day at London on 22 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-outlines-chemicals-segment-strategy-at-investor-day_61277.html
May 23, 2014
Sabic 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....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sabic-plans-crude-oil-to-petrochemicals-complex-by-2020_61276.html
May 9, 2014
Williams 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Williams-considering-new-JV-ethane-cracker-at-Geismar_60934.html
April 25, 2014
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) is building a fully refrigerated ethane export facility on the Texas Gulf Coast, the company announced on 22 April. Enterprise expects the facility, which will be able to load up to 240,000 bbl/day of ethane, will begin operations in the third quarter of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Enterprise-to-build-ethane-export-facility-on-Texas-Gulf-Coast_60574.html
April 25, 2014
North American commodity chemical producers report a solid first quarter despite some weather-related impacts. Productivity gains are a frequent theme. Dow Chemical reports stronger...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Commodity-earnings-margins-reflect-productivity-gains_60583.html
April 25, 2014
BASF says it is "implementing a series of measures" within its nutrition and health division, aimed at strengthening the competitiveness of its performance products segment...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-restructures-nutrition-and-health-260-jobs-to-go-by-end-of-2015_60602.html
April 25, 2014
Air Products told investors on its earnings call 23 April that the search for its next CEO continues....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Air-Products-says-search-for-CEO-on-track_60584.html
April 24, 2014
Output of chemicals in the European Union increased in January 2014 for the fourth consecutive month, or 3.3% year-on-year (YOY), according to Cefic. Chemical sales in December 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Cefic-EU-chemical-output-increases-for-fourth-consecutive-month-update_60493.html
April 21, 2014
Silicones and quartz maker Momentive Performance Materials (MPM; Albany), controlled by private equity firm Apollo Management, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Momentive-Performance-Materials-files-for-Chapter-11_60387.html
April 17, 2014
Koch Industries and the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs have agreed to acquire printing inks maker Flint Group (Luxembourg) from CVC Capital Partners (London). Terms have not been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Goldman-Sachs-Koch-Industries-partner-to-acquire-Flint_60386.html
April 4, 2014
The shale revolution will dramatically affect the global distribution of earnings, say Dave Witte, senior v.p. of IHS and general manager of IHS Chemical, and Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insight at IHS Chemical. Eramo and Witte spoke at the IHS World Petrochemical Conference (WPC) in Houston, TX, on 25 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/WPC-Changes-in-feedstock-supply-shift-earnings-distribution_60088.html
April 4, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials (MPM; Albany, NY), the silicones and quartz operations of Momentive, is considering a bankruptcy filing as part of ongoing negotiations to reduce debt...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Momentive-Performance-Materials-considers-Chapter-11-filing_60089.html
March 31, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) says, in a report published today, the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/IPCC-report-on-climate-change-stronger-focus-on-adaptation-to-past-events-versus-preparing-for-future-change_59940.html
March 21, 2014
Dow Chemical said on 19 March at an investor meeting in Saudi Arabia that it has increased its asset sale target by $1.5–2.0 billion, lifting expected proceeds over the next two years to $4.5–6.0 billion. This target includes the previously announced divestment of chlor-alkali and epoxy chain businesses....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-raises-divestiture-target-to-$4-5-6-0-billion_59732.html
March 21, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, filed for an initial public offering (IPO) to raise as much as $200 million 14 March. The exact date when Trinseo plans to sell its shares and the price and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Styrenics-maker-Trinseo-files-for-$200-million-IPO_59733.html
March 14, 2014
FMC plans to separate into two independent public companies by spinning off its lithium and soda ash businesses. Current FMC chairman and CEO Pierre Brondeau will continue to lead New FMC, which will retain FMC’s higher-margin agricultural solutions and health and nutrition segments....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/FMC-to-spin-off-soda-ash-and-lithium-businesses_59575.html
February 28, 2014
Asahi Kasei says it will close several petrochemical production plants in Japan and, with Mitsubishi Chemical, is also moving ahead with the previously announced plans to combine their...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Asahi-Kasei-to-close-several-petrochemical-plants-in-Japan_59203.html
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