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April 21, 2015
FMC today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of crop protection chemicals maker Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark). Plans for the acquisition were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-completes-$1-8-billion-acquisition-of-Danish-crop-protection-chemicals-maker-Cheminova_69630.html
April 20, 2015
Koda today announced it has acquired Unipex Solutions Canada (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada), a division of Unipex Group (Paris), for an undisclosed sum. Unipex Canada is a distributor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Koda-acquires-in-Canada_69620.html
April 20, 2015
US Gulf Coast chemical facilities in Texas have been recovering today following severe rain and flooding over the weekend. Shell Chemicals said today that its Deer Park facility was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-Gulf-Coast-facilities-returning-to-normal-operations-after-severe-weather_69616.html
April 20, 2015
ExxonMobil confirmed today that its Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex has been successfully restarted after a fire on a propylene line that shut down the entire facility on 30 March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ExxonMobil-restarts-Beaumont-petchem-complex_69617.html
April 20, 2015
Aecon Group (Toronto) has been awarded a contract by K+S (Kassel, Germany) for additional work on K+S's Legacy potash mining project in Saskatchewan. Work will begin in the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/K+S-awards-additional-contract-for-potash-project-in-Canada_69605.html
April 20, 2015
Harvest Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) has acquired the Sergi potash project, near Vales in the state of Sergipe, Brazil. Harvest Minerals has entered into a binding agreement with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Australia-fertilizer-developer-acquires-Brazil-potash-project_69604.html
April 20, 2015
Mylan on Friday dismissed a possible takeover by Teva Pharmaceuticals. “We note that there has been some media speculation with regard to a potential bid for Mylan by Teva and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mylan-dismisses-possible-takeover-by-Teva_69587.html
April 18, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/VCI-calls-for-more-"factual-discussion"-over-TTIP_69584.html
April 17, 2015
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Commerce-proposes-countervailing-duties-for-melamine-from-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_69581.html
April 17, 2015
Solvay has launched the previously announced expansion at its Augusta, GA, manufacturing facility to install the first world-scale polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-starts-constructing-PEEK-plant-in-US_69562.html
April 17, 2015
Honeywell reports that its performance materials and technologies segment turned in first-quarter profit of $503 million, up 6% year-over-year (YOY). Sales declined 5% YOY, to $2.34 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Honeywells-performance-materials-and-technologies-segment-increases-quarterly-profit_69566.html
April 17, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) says that it has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Freudenberg-NOK-develops-biobased-rubber-compound_69570.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's demand for commodity plastics contracted significantly during 2014 compared with the previous year, according to figures released by chemical industry association Abiquim...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-demand-for-plastics-contracted-significantly-during-2014_69565.html
April 17, 2015
Brazil's chemical imports during the first quarter amounted to $9.1 billion, down 6.8% compared with the first quarter of 2014, equivalent to about 7.5 million m.t. in volume terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazil-chemical-imports-down-in-first-quarter-trade-balance-still-in-deficit_69564.html
April 17, 2015
Cytec Industries says that its board of directors has elected Carmelo Lo Faro as v.p. and chief technology officer. In this capacity, Lo Faro will drive the company's technology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cytec-appoints-chief-technology-officer_69546.html
April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Investors-demand-action-on-risks-posed-by-climate-change_69567.html
April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 16, 2015
Celanese (Dallas) reports net income for the first quarter of $234 million, up 20% year-over-year (YOY) from $195 million. Sales totaled $343 million, up 4% YOY from $331 million. Earnings of $1.53/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.35/share, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Celanese also raised full-year 2015 estimates, by roughly 9.5%, citing strength in acetyls and materials as well as productivity gains....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Celanese-income-up-20-percent-YOY-beats-analyst-estimates_69524.html
April 16, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) said it will ask LyondellBasell to return to the bargaining table on Friday, after the USW Local 13-227 rejected the refiner's offer for a new labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/USW-to-ask-LyondellBasell-back-to-labor-contract-discussions_69523.html
April 16, 2015
Cytec today announced first-quarter net earnings down 31.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $42.5 million, or 58 cts/share, on sales up 5.3%, to $515 million. Excluding special items, mainly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cytec-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales-and-volumes_69542.html
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