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July 24, 2014
ENI (Rome) announced today that its chemicals production subsidiary Versalis (Milan) has signed a cooperation agreement with CB&I under which CB&I will market and provide...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CB-and-I-to-market-Versaliss-LDPE-and-EVA-technologies-in-North-America_62692.html
July 24, 2014
Stora Enso (Helsinki) has acquired 100% of the shares of the Virdia (Danville, VA), a developer of extraction and separation technologies for conversion of cellulosic biomass into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Stora-Enso-acquires-North-American-biotechnology-company_62693.html
July 24, 2014
Haldor Topsøe (Lyngby, Denmark) announced earlier this month that it has recently opened a new plant at its site at Bayport, TX, to produce Topsøe’s VK portfolio of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Haldor-Topsøe-opens-sulfuric-acid-catalyst-production-plant-in-Texas_62694.html
July 23, 2014
Air Products chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi, who took the helm of the company on 1 July, says that a focus cash generation and improved capital allocation will drive company strategy....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/New-Air-Products-CEO-says-emphasis-on-cash-and-capital-allocation-to-guide-strategy_62682.html
July 23, 2014
Calabrian (Kingwood, TX) is expanding sulfur dioxide (SO2) production at its Port Neches, TX, plant by 50%. The company expects the multimillion dollar expansion to be online by the end of the year....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Calabrian-to-expand-sulfur-dioxide-production-by-50-percent_62679.html
July 23, 2014
Renewable chemical firm P2 science (New Haven, CT) announced today that it has signed a manufacturing and marketing agreement with flavors and fragrances (F&F) firm Bedoukian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/P2-Science-collaborating-with-CT-based-F-and-F-firm_62677.html
July 23, 2014
Syngenta today announced plans to broaden and scale up its Plene platform of integrated sugarcane solutions. Through an exclusive licensing agreement with New Energy Farms, Syngenta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Syngenta-expands-Plene-sugarcane-platform-with-new-agreement_62651.html
July 23, 2014
W.R. Grace reports second-quarter net income of $136.7 million, 50.6% higher year-on-year (YOY), on higher sales volumes and acquisitions. Adjusted earnings were flat YOY at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Higher-volumes-Unipol-acquisition-bolster-W-R-Grace-results_62676.html
July 23, 2014
Dow Chemical's second-quarter results beat estimates as margins improved in its performance plastics segment and sales increased across all of the company's business segments. Dow...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-beats-estimates_62660.html
July 23, 2014
Mosaic says it plans to permanently discontinue production of muriate of potash (MOP) at its Carlsbad, NM facility. The final date of production is expected to be 31 December...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mosaic-to-permanently-halt-MOP-production-at-New-Mexico-facility_62667.html
July 23, 2014
Praxair posted second net income of $467 million, up 5% year-over year (YOY). Reported earnings of $1.58/share were up 5% YOY but 1 ct below analyst estimates as reported by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Praxair-net-income-up-5-percent_62664.html
July 23, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical production regional index (CPRI). Following an upwardly revised 0.5% production gain in May, the US CPRI rose 0.3% in June, with output up in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-US-chemical-production-increases-over-June_62666.html
July 23, 2014
Stepan today reported second-quarter net income up 7% year-on-year (YOY), to $24.4 million, on net sales up 6%, to $504.1 million. Excluding deferred compensation, earnings totaled 90...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Stepan-earnings-rise-but-fall-short-of-estimates_62665.html
July 23, 2014
Air Products reported net income of $314 million for the quarter ended 30 June, up 9% from the prior-year quarter. Revenues were up 3% year-over-year (YOY), to $2.6...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-net-income-up-9-percent_62663.html
July 23, 2014
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) says that recent severe thunderstorms in the Gulf Coast area caused a power outage that disrupted methanol and ammonia production at the company's facility near Beaumont, TX, over the past several days. Damage to the production facility was limited, the company says. The methanol unit was down for 3.5 days and the ammonia unit was down for less than one day....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OCIs-Beaumont-methanol-ammonia-plants-back-up-after-brief-outage_62648.html
July 23, 2014
The Galveston County Economic Alliance announced on Tuesday that Fund Connell USA Energy and Chemical Investment Corp. is exploring plans to build a large methanol production and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chinese-group-plans-$4-5-billion-methanol-complex-at-Texas-City_62657.html
July 22, 2014
Tesoro (San Antonio) says it plans to produce petrochemical feedstock in its US west coast refining system. The company intends to gather intermediate feedstock, primarily reformate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Tesoro-to-produce-xylene-on-US-West-Coast-for-export-to-Asia_62629.html
July 22, 2014
ZeoGas (Houston), a developer of natural gas-to-gasoline projects, has entered into a license agreement to use ExxonMobil's research and engineering subsidiary’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ZeoGas-to-use-ExxonMobil-methanol-to-gasoline-technology-in-US-Gulf-Coast-project_62627.html
July 22, 2014
CB&I and Clariant announced today that their previously announced Ziegler-Natta (ZN) polypropylene (PP) catalyst production plant in Louisville, KY is on schedule to begin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CB-and-I-and-Clariant-to-commission-PP-catalyst-plant-at-Louisville-next-year_62626.html
July 21, 2014
PolyOne today reported net income from continuing operations of $30.9 million, or 33 cts/share, down 24.9% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 2.9%, to $1.01 billion. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PolyOne-earnings-rise-beat-estimates-on-improving-margins_62625.html
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