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November 12, 2010
Chemtura exited from bankruptcy protection last week, some 20 months after sharp demand declines and debt burdens drained liquidity and forced a Chapter 11 filing. The company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Chemtura-Exits-Bankruptcy_30924.html
November 12, 2010
Ashland has agreed to sell its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX) for $930 million. “The sale completes a major step in our multi-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sale-of-Distribution-Takes-Ashland-to-Its-Specialties-Core_30925.html
October 29, 2010
Basic and diversified chemical companies posted big profit gains in the quarter ended September 30, and most beat the consensus of analysts’ estimates as reported by Thomson One (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Margin-Growth-Helps-Diversified-Firms-Beat-Estimates_30587.html
October 15, 2010
LyondellBasell says shares of its common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 14. Class A ordinary shares will trade under the symbol LYB and Class B...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-Lists-on-New-York-Stock-Exchange_30229.html
October 15, 2010
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a 200,000-m.t./year linear alpha olefins (LAO) plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. The 1-hexene plant is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/CPChem-to-Build-U-S-LAO-Unit-CEO-Departs-to-ConocoPhillips_30230.html
October 11, 2010
AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) is planning an initial public offering (IPO) worth at least $400 million on the London Stock Exchange, the company announced earlier this month...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/AZ-Electronic-Materials-Plans-IPO_30036.html
October 8, 2010
A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) advisory panel has concluded there is no scientific data to support revising its Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for bisphenol A...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Authorities-Reject-Bid-to-Revise-BPA-Standards_30037.html
September 24, 2010
Evonik Industries says it has decided to divest its carbon black business. The company announced last July that it was considering options for the business including divestment. Evonik...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-to-Divest-Its-Carbon-Black-Business_29769.html
September 24, 2010
PotashCorp has filed suit to block BHP Billiton’s $38.6-billion hostile takeover bid, claiming the Australian mining firm’s offer is “built upon false and misleading statements...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/PotashCorp-Sues-to-Block-BHP-Billitons-Takeover-Bid_29770.html
September 17, 2010
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it is merging Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion to create one of the world’s largest specialty chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Apollo-to-Merge-Momentive-and-Hexion_29593.html
September 17, 2010
Eastman Chemical has raised its third-quarter and full-year 2010 earnings estimates on improved selling prices and strong sales volumes that outpaced normal seasonal patterns...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Eastman-Raises-Third-Quarter-Earnings-Estimates_29594.html
September 10, 2010
Airgas has spurned Air Products’ latest acquisition offer, once again dismissing it as an “opportunistic attempt to cut off the Airgas stockholders’ ability to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Airgas-Rejects-Air-Products-Sweetened-Offer_29404.html
September 3, 2010
The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE; Rio de Janeiro) has fined five industrial gases firms for forming a cartel to limit competition. The firms named by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Brazil-Antitrust-Authorities-Fine-Gases-Firms-for-Alleged-Cartel-Activity_29204.html
September 3, 2010
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) has agreed to acquire a 42.5% stake in Univar for about $1.8 billion. Univar will postpone its planned initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Univar-Shelves-IPO-as-Clayton-Dubilier-Takes-42-5-percent-Stake_29205.html
August 20, 2010
BHP Billiton (Melbourne), the world’s biggest mining company, has launched a $38.6-billion hostile bid to acquire Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp), the world’s biggest...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Mining-Firm-Launches-Hostile-Takeover-Bid-for-PotashCorp_28937.html
August 6, 2010
Most commodity and diversified chemical companies posted another consecutive quarter of big profit and revenue growth for the period ended June 30 (table). Producers are optimistic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Volume-Growth-Drives-Up-Sales-and-Profits-at-Diversified-Firms_28638.html
July 23, 2010
Chemical makers are reporting strong earnings and revenue gains so far in the second quarter, and most say they expect recovery to continue in the second half of 2010. Air Products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Earnings-Gains-Persist-Outlook-Remains-Positive_28287.html
July 23, 2010
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Titan Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) in an all-cash deal valued at about won1.5 trillion ($1.25 billion). Honam plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Honam-Petrochemical-to-Acquire-Titan-Chemicals_28286.html
July 9, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking a revision of regulations mandating prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits for facilities in certain regions. The industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ACC-Files-Clean-Air-Act-Petition-in-Effort-to-Alter-GHG-Rules_27968.html
July 9, 2010
Sources in Qatar have confirmed to CW that ExxonMobil Chemical is on the verge of exiting a previously announced multibillion-dollar petrochemical joint venture project at Ras Laffan...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ExxonMobil-In-Talks-to-Quit-Qatar-Petchem-Project_27967.html
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