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April 8, 2008W.R. Grace has settled current and future asbestos-related health claims for about $1.8 billion. Grace chairman and CEO Fred Festa says the settlement is “a very important...
January 28, 2008ACC says it has consolidated certain outside service providers, primarily those performing legal and communication services, to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. ACC says it has...
January 16, 2008New rules include the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facilities Anti-Terrorism Standards....
November 8, 2007Court papers filed by Dow suggest that former Dow CFO Pedro Reinhard had direct conversations with Access Industries, the holding company which owns Basell and for whom Reinhard worked as a consultant while serving on Dow’s board, about a leveraged buyout of Dow last year....
August 1, 2007DuPont says it has taken legal action against local companies in four countries that it alleges have infringed on its patents for non-ozone-depleting, hydrofluorocarbon-based...
August 1, 2007Innospec and Ethyl say they have resolved all pending arbitration relating to alleged violations of their tetraethyl lead (TEL) sales and marketing contracts. The companies had swapped...
July 31, 2007French stock market regulator AMF (Paris) has fined Rhodia €750,000 ($1 million) on two counts of inaccurate financial reporting between 2001 and 2003. It also fined Jean-Pierre...
July 31, 2007EPA has released its list of 73 proposed substances it plans to test for potential to disrupt the endocrine system, which is associated with some neurological and developmental health...
July 31, 2007The European Commission says it has sent a “statement of objections” to alleged participants in a price-fixing cartel in the paraffin waxes industry. Addressees of the...
July 30, 2007Honeywell says that customs authorities in Taranto, Italy seized 21 containers of air conditioning equipment charged with R-410A, Honeywell’s patented refrigerant made of...
July 27, 2007Those rumors about a planned leveraged buyout of Dow Chemical may not have been exaggerated after all. Dow charged last week that Pedro Reinhard, a senior adviser, former CFO, and...
July 27, 2007Canadian National (CN) locked out about 280 workers at various CN terminals last week in response to a rotating strike called by the United Transportation Union (UTU; Cleveland) on...
July 27, 2007Stormy seas ahead: Leading chemical tanker firms are under scrutiny. Stolt-Nielsen says it has received a statement of objections from the European Commission “concerning alleged...
July 27, 2007The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to reject EPA’s argument that the agency is not authorized by the Clean Air Act to regulate carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from automobile...
July 26, 2007the U.S. tort litigation system costs the nation $865 billion/year, including indirect costs of R&D spending and health care, says a recent study conducted by the Pacific Research...
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