Americas top stories: weekly summary

Author: ICIS Editorial

2021/01/11

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are the top stories from ICIS News from the week ended 8 January.

Roehm implements sales control on US MMA
Roehm has implemented sales control on its US methyl methacrylate (MMA), according to sources familiar with the company.

Eurostar to boost Ascend's compounds for electronics - CEO
Ascend Performance Materials’ acquisition of France-based Eurostar Engineering Plastics will enhance its electrical and electronic (E&E) capabilities with a wide range of nylon 6,6, nylon 6, polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) and other products, its CEO said on Tuesday.

Manufacturing group urges vice president to remove Trump from office
The CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) urged the Vice President Mike Pence to use the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office.

Trump supporters storm US Capitol after rally
Supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday following a rally in which the president spoke and urged his supporters to “take back our country”.

Mexico Braskem Idesa partially restarts Ethylene XXI by buying electricity
Braskem Idesa was able to partially resume polyethylene (PE) production at its Ethylene XXI complex by purchasing electricity, allowing it to circumvent the cut-off of natural-gas supplies by the Mexican government, the joint venture said on Thursday.

Hexion to seek transformational deal and bolt-on acquisitions
US-based adhesives, coatings and composites producer Hexion is seeking a transformational deal, along with smaller acquisitions, to boost its specialties component, its CEO said on Friday.