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April 14, 2015
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has continued to point lower, due to the resolution of regional refinery issues and a global price of crude oil that remains...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-retail-gasoline-prices-keep-dropping-as-driving-season-nears_69374.html
April 14, 2015
Nylon and intermediates producer Invista (Witchita, KS) says it is still on force majeure and supply allocation for adiponitrile (ADN) and hexamethylene diamine (HMD). The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Invista-still-on-ADM-and-HMD-force-majeure-at-Texas-plant_69387.html
April 13, 2015
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (Norcross, GA), a leading global provider of dietary supplements, contract manufacturing, raw material sales, and OTC pharmaceuticals, and advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Hi-Tech-Pharma-acquires-Mexicos-Advanced-Pharmaceuticals-and-Nutritionals_69394.html
April 13, 2015
Valspar (Minneapolis) says that it has opened a new $45-million manufacturing facility at Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of paints and coatings products. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Valspar-expands-waterborne-coatings-capacity-at-Tianjin_69388.html
April 13, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Henry H. Ottens...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IFF-to-acquire-Ottens-Flavors_69391.html
April 13, 2015
RPM says that its RPM2 business has acquired Morrells Woodfinishes (Stockport, UK), the largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes in the United Kingdom. Terms of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/RPM-acquires-UKs-largest-wood-finishes-manufacturer_69393.html
April 13, 2015
Arkema has expanded its acrylic resin manufacturing capacity at Araçariguama, Brazil, by 60%, the company announced today. A new reactor will enable Arkema to introduce its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Arkema-starts-up-coatings-resins-reactor-in-Brazil_69372.html
April 13, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp. (MC), and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) announced today that they have signed an agreement with state-owned National Gas Company of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Mitsubishi-Gas-Chemical-and-partners-finalize-$1-billion-methanol-and-DME-investment-in-Trinidad_69354.html
April 13, 2015
KBR said on Friday that it has been awarded a reimbursable contract by Flint Hills Resources for the modification and expansion of its Corpus Christi West, TX, refinery. The revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-awarded-contract-to-expand-Corpus-Christi-West-refinery_69352.html
April 13, 2015
A. Schulman says it will establish a new masterbatch production facility near Istanbul, with capacity for 40 million pounds/year of additive, white and breathable masterbatches for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/A-Schulman-to-produce-masterbatches-in-Turkey_69269.html
April 13, 2015
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Canadian-firm-to-build-biorefinery-to-extract-hemicellulose-from-wood-chips_69361.html
April 13, 2015
Chemicals distributor Univar says that it has acquired Key Chemical (Waxhaw, NC), one of the largest suppliers of hydrofluosilicic acid in the United States. Key also supplies other...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Univar-acquires-Key-Chemical_69356.html
April 13, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) says that five of its local unions in the United States remain on strike but that they are still working to ratify labor contracts. Royal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/USW-union-still-on-strike-without-a-contract-at-five-sites-in-US_69350.html
April 13, 2015
The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) say that the US EPA has agreed to issue final rules implementing the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 and 2015 by 30 November. The two organizations last month filed a lawsuit aimed at forcing EPA to finalize rules. AFPM and API filed a draft consent decree to resolve the case on 10 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EPA-agrees-to-issue-2014-2015-RFS-rules-by-30-November_69351.html
April 10, 2015
Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA (Houston) has filed environmental permit applications with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Total-Petrochemicals-files-for-permits-to-build-ethane-cracker-on-US-Gulf-Coast_69233.html
April 10, 2015
New DuPont director and former LyondellBasell Industries CEO Jim Gallogly was approached by Trian Fund Management (New York) to join the activist hedge fund’s dissident slate for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-Trian-approached-new-DuPont-director-to-join-dissident-board-slate_69307.html
April 10, 2015
Praxair has started up multiple plants serving the oxygen needs of Nadir Figueiredo (São Paulo), the company announced today. Praxair’s plants, which are located...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Praxair-starts-ups-plants-supplying-oxygen-to-Brazil-glass-manufacturer_69336.html
April 10, 2015
The EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland), one of the largest global fertilizer players; Maire Tecnimont; and SACE today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/EuroChem-signs-MOU-to-build-five-ammonia-urea-complexes-in-three-countries_69332.html
April 10, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has started a supplemental, binding, open commitment period to determine shipper demand for incremental capacity being added on the Aegis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Enterprise-starts-offering-additional-capacity-on-Aegis-ethane-pipeline_69331.html
April 10, 2015
Matheson (Basking Ridge, NJ), a subsidiary of industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), says that it has acquired Air Liquide's Hawaiian assets and operations. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Matheson-acquires-Air-Liquides-assets-in-Hawaii_69326.html
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