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May 31, 2013
Senators Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and David Vitter (R., LA) on 22 May introduced the Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA) of 2013—a bipartisan bill to modernize the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the 37-year-old law that governs US chemicals management....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bipartisan-TSCA-reform-bill-garners-broad-support_52408.html
May 21, 2013
Ineos and Solvay have confirmed CW’s exclusive report that they are forming a vinyls joint venture (CW, May 6, p. 7)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Ineos-and-Solvay-confirm-plans-for-vinyls-JV-Solvay-to-exit-PVC_52087.html
May 21, 2013
The US Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Monsanto in a landmark intellectual property case involving reuse of genetically modified seeds. The case, Bowman v. Monsanto, involved an...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/US-Supreme-Court-rules-in-favor-of-Monsanto-in-Bowman-case_52086.html
May 3, 2013
The European Commission, following a vote by EU member states, will proceed with a plan to restrict the use of three neonicotinoids used as insecticides on a variety of crops...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Commission-proceeds-with-ban-on-neonicotinoids_51709.html
May 3, 2013
First-quarter reports from commodity and diversified chemical makers continue to show a divergence between the fortunes of those with access to advantaged feedstocks and those with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/First-quarter-results-hinge-on-access-to-cheap-feedstock_51710.html
April 26, 2013
Trading in Evonik Industries shares began on 25 April, on the Frankfurt and Luxembourg stock exchanges. It follows three rounds of private placements this year by Evonik’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-lists-in-Frankfurt-and-Luxembourg-aims-for-MDAX_51511.html
April 15, 2013
The outlook for first-quarter results has dimmed as weaker-than-expected demand led several companies to issue warnings and industry analysts trimmed quarterly estimates....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Trimmed-estimates-early-earnings-turn-sentiment-bearish_51136.html
April 15, 2013
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Mitsubishi Corp. say they are in the final stages of an agreement with the government of Trinidad and Tobago and local partner, Neal & Massy...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Japanese-firms-confirm-plans-for-petchem-project-in-Trinidad-and-Tobago_51137.html
April 1, 2013
DuPont’s Pioneer Hi-Bred business will pay Monsanto a minimum of $1.75 billion in royalty payments through 2023 to stack Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 (RR2)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-and-Monsanto-sign-licensing-deal-end-patent-fight_50831.html
March 29, 2013
Dow Chemical announced plans to build four downstream polymer and elastomer units that would be fed from its planned Freeport, TX, cracker. The investments include a metallocene-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-plans-four-US-polymer-plants-signs-ethylene-supply-agreement-for-Idemitsu-Mitsui-LAO-JV_50830.html
March 19, 2013
Dow Chemical says it plans to raise as much as $1.5 billion from divestitures over the next 18 months, including sales of its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and plastic...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-Chemical-details-$1-5-billion-divestiture-plan_50546.html
March 19, 2013
LyondellBasell Industries announced plans last week to add 800 million lbs/year of ethylene capacity at its Corpus Christi, TX, site by late 2015 as part of a capital spending ramp-up...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-boosts-US-ethylene-PE-expansion-plans_50545.html
March 8, 2013
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has released a final award amount of nearly $2.5 billion in the arbitration case between Dow Chemical and Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait City) related to the aborted K-Dow transaction....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Kuwait-ordered-to-pay-Dow-$2-5-billion-in-K-Dow-case_50367.html
March 8, 2013
A. Schulman last week announced a hostile bid to acquire struggling Ferro for $6.50/share. The offer price represents a 25% premium to Ferro’s closing price on 1 March—the last...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Schulman-makes-hostile-bid-to-acquire-Ferro-for-$855-million_50368.html
March 1, 2013
RAG Foundation (Essen, Germany) and CVC Capital Partners, owners of Evonik Industries, have revived plans to float Evonik. “Evonik Industries is resuming its preparations for its...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/RAG-and-CVC-revive-plans-to-float-Evonik_50164.html
February 15, 2013
Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris went before the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources last week to make the case for limiting US exports of natural gas. The question...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Liveris-presses-US-Senate-for-a-restrained-incremental-approach-to-exports_49882.html
February 8, 2013
Fourth-quarter results at commodity and diversified firms were mixed, as weakness in Europe and China cast a pall over favorable ethylene margins in North America. Company officials...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Diversified-results-reflect-shaky-end-to-2012-outlook-tepid_49697.html
February 8, 2013
Praxair has agreed to acquire beverage carbonation firm NuCO2 from a Los Angeles–based private equity firm, Aurora Capital Group, for $1.1 billion in cash. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Praxair-acquires-beverage-carbonation-firm-NuCO2-for-$1-1-billion_49698.html
January 25, 2013
Dow Chemical has withdrawn from National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), citing the group’s position on natural gas exports. Dow’s decision to leave the top US...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Dow-withdraws-from-NAM-over-gas-exports_49317.html
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