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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
October 11, 2013
Europe’s petrochemical industry must undergo a fundamental shift in focus if it is to survive and prosper in an increasingly challenging and competitive global market, says Sabic CEO Mohamed Al Mady....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/EPCA-2013-Europes-petchem-sector-must-refocus_55829.html
October 4, 2013
Wolfgang Büchele, Kemira’s president and CEO, has announced that he will resign from his current position to become the CEO of Linde, a German gases and engineering company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Linde-Agrium-announce-management-changes_55664.html
October 4, 2013
Air Products has reached an agreement with its largest shareholder requiring the company to appoint new board members and immediately start the search for a new CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Pershing-Square-forces-board-CEO-changes-at-Air-Products_55665.html
September 6, 2013
Total says it will permanently close its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half of 2015. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Total-to-close-Carling-cracker-convert-site-to-polymer-hub_54985.html
September 6, 2013
Recent economic data indicate key economies are poised to pick up steam in the second half of 2013 and into 2014. Strong housing markets and consumer-driven production gains are set to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/US-economy-on-upswing-Europe-showing-signs-of-life_54986.html
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