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September 8, 2008
Arch Chemicals says it has agreed to acquire water treatment chemicals producer Advantis Technologies (Alpharetta, GA), a subsidiary of Rockwood Holdings, for $130 million in cash. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Arch-to-Acquire-Rockwoods-Pool-and-Spa-Chemicals-Business_14090.html
August 26, 2008
An “adequate margin of safety” exists to prevent harm from bisphenol A (BPA) in food and beverage containers, according to an FDA draft assessment released earlier this...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/FDA-Finds-BPA-Safe-for-Use-in-Food-and-Beverage-Containers_13765.html
August 26, 2008
Dow Reichhold Specialty Latex, a 50/50 joint venture of Dow Chemical and Reichhold, says it will cease business activities before year-end. Dow and Reichhold say the shut down includes...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-and-Reichhold-to-Wind-Down-Latex-JV_13766.html
August 18, 2008
Raw material and energy costs combined with the weak U.S. economy continue to concern basic chemicals producers. However, second-quarter producer earnings were relatively strong...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Basics-Earnings-Remain-Strong-Amid-Challenges_13621.html
August 18, 2008
Hexion Specialty Chemicals says its second-quarter net loss widened to $180 million, from $4 million in the year-ago period. The most recent quarter includes a $167-million write off...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Hexion-Widens-Loss-Says-Huntsman-Merger-Not-Likely_13622.html
August 4, 2008
U.S. lawmakers have agreed to ban six phthalates in products intended for children under the age of 12. The measure is part of legislation to strengthen the federal Consumer Product...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/U-S-Lawmakers-Ban-Phthalates-in-Some-Products_13400.html
August 4, 2008
Most specialty chemical producers reporting last week posted strong second-quarter results. However, some business sectors were hurt by raw material cost increases and others were...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Second-Quarter-Profits-Up-at-Most-Specialty-Firms_13401.html
July 22, 2008
Ashland’s $3.3-billion deal to acquire Hercules gives the company its long-sought “specialty core,” says Ashland chairman and CEO James O’Brien. Hercules, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ashland-Gains-Specialty-Core-with-Hercules_13092.html
July 14, 2008
Dow Chemical has agreed to buy Rohm and Haas (R&H) for $18.8 billion, a deal that Dow says marks “a defining step in our transformational strategy.” Dow will pay...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-to-Buy-Rohm-and-Haas-for-$18-8-Billion_12957.html
July 14, 2008
BASF has reconfirmed its previously announced growth outlook for 2008, despite signs of weakening growth in the chemical industry. “Assuming there are no changes to BASF’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-Expects-Higher-2008-Sales-Lowers-Industry-Forecast_12958.html
July 1, 2008
Dow Chemical will temporarily idle production at a number of manufacturing plants in North America and Europe and raise selling prices by up to an additional 25% to restore margins...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Idles-Several-Plants-Raises-Prices-a-Further-25-percent_12731.html
July 1, 2008
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha), Shell China, and PetroChina say they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to “commence joint preliminary studies to assess the viability of building a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/PetroChina-Qatar-Petroleum-and-Shell-Plan-China-JV_12732.html
June 23, 2008
Hexion Specialty Chemicals sued Huntsman Corp. last week seeking to end its agreement to purchase the company for $10.6 billion. The capital structure of the deal “is no longer...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Hexion-Sues-Huntsman-in-Bid-to-Halt-Acquisition_12592.html
June 23, 2008
Kemira says it will spin off its Tikkurila coatings business during the first half of 2009 and focus on its water treatment and fiber businesses. Tikkurila will be owned by...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Kemira-to-Spin-Off-Coatings-Unit-and-Reorganize_12593.html
June 17, 2008
Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (London) says it has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Evonik Industries for €2.4 billion ($3.7 billion). CVC and RAG Foundation (Essen...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/CVC-Wins-Bidding-War-for-Evonik-Stake-IPO-Planned-by-2013_12460.html
June 17, 2008
The European Commission has fined three groups of companies a combined €79.07 million ($124 million) for conspiring to fix the price of sodium chlorate between 1994 and 2000. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Brussels-Fines-Companies-for-Fixing-Sodium-Chlorate-Prices_12461.html
May 30, 2008
The push comes as producers scramble to adjust to surging oil and feedstock costs that show no sign of moderating and push through new highs on a regular basis....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Producers-Eye-Big-Price-Increases-as-Energy-Costs-Surge_12226.html
May 27, 2008
Kemira and Rockwood Holdings say they have agreed to combine their respective specialty titanium dioxide (TiO2) businesses and the functional additives business owned by Rockwood into...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Kemira-and-Rockwood-Merge-TiO2-Businesses_12090.html
May 27, 2008
Legislation introduced last week would make chemical manufacturers, instead of EPA, responsible for proving the safety of chemicals and require manufacturers to provide minimum test...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bill-Aims-to-Overhaul-U-S-Chemical-Policy_12091.html
May 20, 2008
DuPont and Danisco’s Genencor unit have formed a 50-50 joint venture to commercialize low-cost technology for cellulosic ethanol production. The companies say the venture, called...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-Genencor-Form-JV-to-Produce-Cellulosic-Ethanol_11968.html
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