Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile says that its CEO, Patricio de Solminihac Tampier, has resigned “for personal reasons” and will leave the company on 31 December 2018. SQM CFO and vice president/corporate services Ricardo Ramos Rodríguez has been appointed SQM CEO, effective 1 January 2019.
De Solminihac has been SQM CEO for the last three years and joined the company more than 30 years ago. Ramos joined SQM 29 years ago.
By Ian Young
Source: Chemical Week
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG) has entered exclusive negotiations with Nippon Soda and made what it said is a “firm and binding offer” to acquire the Japanese group’s offshoot Métaux Spéciaux (MSSA), a sodium metal specialist.
Aligning with the SC’s key initiatives on responsible plastic recycling, Coca‑Cola Middle East’s pilot of 100% rPET bottles marks the first time the packaging will be in circulation at a FIFA World Cup tournament and serves as Coca‑Cola’s debut in locally producing the bottles in the region.
Through the transaction, Neste is acquiring a leading UCO collection and recycling business on the US West Coast, covering the collection, logistics and storage of UCO in California, Oregon and Washington. Together with the previous acquisitions (…) the transaction continues to enhance Neste’s global raw materials sourcing platform.