IHS Chemical Week

Archives :: World News and Views :: Americas

Displaying 1 - 12 of 16436 stories.
December 2, 2016
Braskem is in "advanced stage" negotiations with authorities in Brazil and the United States related to Brazil's biggest corruption investigation, known as Operation Car...
December 1, 2016
Amyris (Emeryville, California) has extended a multiyear collaboration agreement with Kuraray (Tokyo, Japan) for the use of Amyris's biofene-branded ß-farnesene in liquid...
December 1, 2016
Covestro said Thursday it is launching a sponsored American depositary receipt (ADR) program as part of its plan to simplify investors' access to its shares and provide the foundation for its US employees to take part in future share participation programs....
December 1, 2016
Versum Materials (Tempe, Arizona) has reported financial results for the fourth quarter ending 30 September, the company's last quarter as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Air Products and Chemicals. Net income totaled $45 million, up 5% year-over-year (YOY) on improved operating results. Sales totaled $248 million, up 7% YOY on higher volumes in the delivery systems & services (DS&S) segment and of advanced materials. The gains were offset by capacity constraints and lower volumes in some process materials product lines within the materials segment, says Versum. Adjusted EBITDA increased 12% YOY to $78 million....
December 1, 2016
Modest price increases in the energy sector are expected to result in higher prices for petrochemicals, plastics and other chemicals, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings (Chicago)....
December 1, 2016
Celanese has completed its purchase of Softer Group (Forli, Italy), a compounder of engineering thermoplastics and thermoplastic elastomers. The deal includes Softer’s...
December 1, 2016
SABIC has completed the sale of Polymershapes (Huntersville, North Carolina) to investment firm Blackfriar Corp., which says the business, a distributor of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, and related products, is now operating as a standalone company. The deal, announced in September, was closed on 28 November. Financial terms were not disclosed....
November 30, 2016
Williams Partners on 29 November took down its Geismar, Louisiana, olefins plant for 10 days of planned maintenance. The company expects the plant, which has capacity to produce 885,000 metric tons/year of ethylene and 52,000 metric tons/year of propylene, to be back up and running at full rate by 9 December. IHS understands that the outage will have minimal market impact....
November 30, 2016
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan) has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Essel Group Middle East (EGME; Dubai) to form a joint venture (JV) that will...
November 30, 2016
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI; Tokyo, Japan) will supply systems to support a previously anounced polyethylene (PE) project for ExxonMobil Chemical at Beaumont, Texas. MHI will...
November 30, 2016
During the week ended 26 November, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 3.9% year-over-year (YOY) on strong results in the United States and Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 39,793 carloads, according to data released on 30 November by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....
November 29, 2016
The lack of midcareer professionals to fill executive leadership roles for aging executives is a challenge the chemical industry is facing, particularly in the distribution sector...
Pages:  [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next »




RSS Follow us on Twitter Join us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Youtube channel
contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa