IHS Chemical Week


Monsanto rejects Bayer's $62-billion offer

11:01 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Rebecca Coons

Monsanto says its board of directors has unanimously rejected Bayer's $62-billion takeover proposal, saying it is "incomplete and financially inadequate" but  that Monsanto remains "open to continued and constructive conversations...

Dow and DuPont announce DowDuPont senior leadership appointments

3:37 PM MDT | May 23, 2016 | Robert Westervelt

Dow Chemical and DuPont today announced more senior leadership appointments for DowDuPont, effective upon completion of the proposed merger transaction. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016. As previously disclosed, Andrew Liveris...

Chemical industry welcomes UK's first fracking approval in five years

8:09 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Ian Young

The chemical industry has welcomed the decision by a UK local authority to allow fracking for shale gas. The planning committee of the North Yorkshire county council voted on 23 May to permit Third Energy (London) to test frack for shale gas near the...

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Distribution: Maintaining momentum

Chemical distributors demonstrated characteristic resilience in 2015 and early 2016, achieving satisfactory financial results in a highly challenging market environment. M&A activity continued apace, driven by two major transatlantic acquisitions in the specialty chemical distribution segment...Read more »



ACC's CAB increases for the third straight month

8:25 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Jing Chen

ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB) expanded for the third consecutive month in May, increasing 1% on a three-month moving average following the revised 0.8% increase in April and the 0.1% increase in March. On an adjusted basis, the CAB rose 2.3%...

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Inovyn declares force majeure as feedstock supply is disrupted by French strike

9:18 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Production at Total's Feyzin, France, refinery remains disrupted because of continued strike action, and the supply of ethylene from Total's Feyzin steam cracker to nearby downstream petrochemical and polymer plants has been halted. As a result, chlorvinyls...

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Monsanto rejects Bayer's $62-million offer

12:52 PM MDT | May 24, 2016

Monsanto says its board of directors has unanimously rejected Bayer's $62-billion takeover proposal, calling it "incomplete and financially inadequate," but remains "open to continued and constructive conversations" to assess whether a transaction in the best...

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Nanosys and Hitachi Chemical partner to accelerate adoption of quantum dot technology for displays

12:15 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Nanosys (Milpitas, CA) says that it is partnering with Hitachi Chemical (Tokyo) to develop the use of quantum dot enhancement film (QDEF) for display applications. Nanosys, which was founded in 2001, is involved in developing and delivering quantum dot...

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Mid East

Acquisitions boost Frutarom’s quarterly results

3:04 AM MDT | May 24, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) reports net profits increased 22% in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the year ago period, to $26.4 million. First-quarter sales increased 33%, to $257.7 million. This year, Frutarom has...

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