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June 27, 2014
Velocys (Oxford, UK) has acquired small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) developer Pinto Energy (Houston) and the Ashtabula, OH, GTL project that Pinto Energy is developing, Velocys says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Velocys-acquires-Pinto-Energy-and-Ashtabula-port-GTL-project_62125.html
June 27, 2014
Braskem plans to build an ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) plant at its La Porte, TX, site, the company announced today. Groundbreaking for the new plant will take...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Braskem-to-build-UHMWPE-plant-at-Texas-site_62124.html
June 27, 2014
GlyEco (Phoenix) has expanded its services into the Canadian market and is now registered to recycle waste glycols from customers in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and New...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/GlyEco-starts-offering-glycol-recycling-services-in-Canada_62122.html
June 27, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), a producer of fertilizers; and the Rio Tinto group have formed a joint venture to evaluate developing their jointly held potash properties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Acron-and-Rio-Tinto-form-JV-to-develop-Albany-potash-deposit-in-SK_62120.html
June 27, 2014
Kraton unveils innovation center in mid-Ohio Valley. Kraton Performance Polymers says it has opened an innovation center at Belpre, OH. The pilot facility allows Kraton to manufacture...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Kraton-opens-innovation-center-in-Ohio_62114.html
June 26, 2014
Monsanto today reported fiscal third-quarter net income down 5.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $858 million, on sales that were roughly flat YOY, at $4.25 billion. The company also announced plans to repurchase $10-billion in shares as part of plans for a more aggressive debt and capital structure....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Monsanto-beats-estimates-despite-fall-in-net-income-plans-$10-billion-share-buyback_62016.html
June 26, 2014
H.B. Fuller has announced fiscal second-quarter net income of $20.5 million, or 40 cts/share, down 20.8% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 4.8%, to $544 million. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/H-B-Fuller-net-income-falls-despite-sales-increase_62051.html
June 26, 2014
Haldor Topsøe is establishing an automotive catalyst production facility in Brazil, the company announced today. It will focus on manufacturing catalysts that can remove...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Haldor-Topsøe-to-build-automotive-catalysts-plant-in-Brazil_62045.html
June 26, 2014
Ashta Chemicals (Ashtabula, OH) says it will invest $60 million to convert its mercury-cell chlor-alkali plant to membrane-cell technology. Ineos Technologies will provide process design services and three Bichlor bipolar electrolyzers....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ashta-Chemicals-to-convert-Ohio-chlor-alkali-plant-to-membrane-cell-process_62021.html
June 25, 2014
EPA today released its final risk assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE)—the first such assessment to be completed as part of the agency’s Toxic Substances Control Act...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-issues-final-risk-assessment-for-TCE_62040.html
June 25, 2014
Bayer said today that it has issued two hybrid bonds with a total volume of €3.25 billion ($4.43 billion) as the first step in refinancing the $14.2-billion bridge loan arranged...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Bayer-issues-hybrid-capital-of-&euro3-25-billion-to-finance-Merck-and-Co-s-consumer-care-acquisition_62039.html
June 25, 2014
Cytec says it has named Daniel Darazsdi to be the company’s new v.p. and CFO, effective 4 August. Darazsdi replaces David Drillock, who announced his retirement in February...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cytec-names-new-CFO_62035.html
June 25, 2014
Omnova today reported fiscal second-quarter earnings up 17.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $3.4 million, or 7 cts/share, on sales down 1.6%, to $266.4 million. Adjusted earnings from...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Omnova-net-income-rises-but-misses-estimates_62018.html
June 25, 2014
Olin says it is refinancing its 8.875% senior bonds due in 2019, using an existing $265-million senior revolving credit facility and a delayed draw-down term loan to pay down the debt...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Olin-refinances-debt-rearranges-credit-facilities_62017.html
June 25, 2014
Kraton Performance Polymers’ planned merger with the styrenics block copolymers (SBC) unit of LCY Chemical (Taiwan) may not pay off for two years later than expected, the company said on 24 June. The company’s stock price fell 14% the day of the announcement, losing $3.60/share to close at $21.53/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Kraton-shares-fall-14-percent-on-weaker-post-merger-earnings-forecast_62008.html
June 24, 2014
Renewable chemical firm P2 science (New Haven, CT) announced today that it has entered into a joint development and commercialization agreement with Symrise covering renewable flavors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/P2-Science-signs-joint-development-deal-with-Symrise_62009.html
June 24, 2014
Japan’s Toppan Printing (Tokyo) has announced plans to build a new transparent barrier films production facility in the US state of Georgia. The plant, which will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Toppan-Printing-to-build-barrier-films-plant-in-US_62006.html
June 24, 2014
BioAmber's (Minneapolis) Canadian subsidiary, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., has secured a C$20-million ($18.6 million) commercial loan from a financial consortium led by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BioAmber-secures-C$20-million-loan-for-Sarnia-biobased-succinic-acid-project_61989.html
June 24, 2014
Brazil's antitrust body CADE (Brasilia) has challenged the proposed acquisition by Braskem of Solvay Indupa (Bueno Aires), Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and chlor-alkali business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Brazils-antitrust-authority-challenges-Braskems-acquisition-of-Indupa_61991.html
June 24, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Prices up 0.4%; up 2.1% Y/Y Housing Starts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-20-June-2014_61993.html
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