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September 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
September 12, 2012
W.R. Grace has failed to obtain waivers to emerge from bankruptcy with certain appeals outstanding from Sealed Air (Elmwood Park, NJ) and Fresenius Medical Care (Waltham, MA)...
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
July 17, 2012
DuPont Refrigerants, a subsidiary of DuPont, says it has successfully completed a five-year effort to achieve shutdown of a suspected trader of counterfeit refrigerants in the United...
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
May 31, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has approved the Food and Drug Administration Reform Act of 2012 (H.R. 5651), including a generic drug user fee program. A Senate version of the bill...
May 22, 2012
SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has filed a complaint with the International Trade Commission (ITC; Washington) regarding improper use of rubber resin trade secrets by two firms. The...
April 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cytec has agreed to acquire Umeco, a maker of advanced composite materials, for $439 million. Cytec also expects first-quarter adjusted earnings to be 45%-50%...
April 9, 2012
A U.S. federal judge has sided with DuPont in a Kevlar antitrust case brought by Kolon Industries, in which Kolon accused DuPont of attempting to build a monopoly in the aramid fibers...
January 31, 2012
China has lost an appeal against a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling that China's practice of restricting exports of certain key raw materials violates international trade...
January 25, 2012
A U.S. appeals court has upheld a 2010 ruling that Nova had infringed on Dow’s patents for a line of polyethylene resins used in plastic bags. The court upheld a $61.7 million...
January 24, 2012
Arkema says it filed a complaint for patent infringement with the Central District Court of Seoul against SKC (Seoul) on November 30, 2011. Arkema's claim is based on its patent for...
December 16, 2011
This Week on CW:   Private equity firm Apollo Global Management has agreed to acquire alkylamines maker Taminco from CVC Capital Partners, another private equity firm, for $1.5...
December 14, 2011
DuPont and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) have reached an agreement under which DuPont will pay a $725,000 fine and update hazardous materials (hazmat)...
October 7, 2011
Eastman Chemical’s board of directors will recommend shareholders to eliminate most supermajority voting provisions, the company says. The changes will be in Eastman’s...
September 16, 2011
This Week on CW:   Sasol is planning to invest about $10 billion in a gas-to-liquids chemicals complex in Louisiana.   DuPont was awarded $920 million in its suit against...
September 15, 2011
U.S. EPA has extended the deadline for reporting of inputs to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions equations for 2010 and 2011 until March 2013, and 2012 and 2013 until March 2015, the...
September 15, 2011
DuPont has been awarded $919.9 million in damages in a lawsuit against Kolon Industries (Gyeonggi-Do, Korea) over the theft of trade secrets and confidential information about DuPont's Kevlar aramid fiber....
September 13, 2011
Gevo received two patents related to its yeast-based isobutanol production process, the company says. The two patents, "Yeast Organism Producing Isobutanol at a High Yield,"...
September 12, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Clariant has downgraded its full-year earnings guidance "due to unfavorable foreign exchange rate developments and a softening of the global...
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