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September 3, 2015
Celanese on Thursday opened a previously announced commercial and technology center in Mexico. The center is located in the Querétaro region and it will serve...
September 3, 2015
Ferro says that it has agreed with the shareholders of tile coatings manufacturer Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes (Cairo) to acquire Al Salomi on a cash-free and debt-free basis for...
September 3, 2015
LSB Industries has announced president and CEO Barry Golsen has stepped down, effective immediately, after 38 years with the company. Golsen will be replaced by Daniel Greenwell...
September 3, 2015
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC), Mitsubishi Corp., and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on Thursday said that they have reached a final investment decision with the Japan Bank for...
September 3, 2015
ConocoPhillips confirmed on Tuesday it plans to cut 10% of its global workforce because of low crude oil prices. The majority of the reductions will be occurring in North America. The...
September 2, 2015
US propylene stocks were higher in the final week of August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks were at...
September 2, 2015
The US August ethylene contract settled at 29.50 cts/lb Wednesday, losing 3.25 cts per pound from the July contract price. The settlement represented the third consecutive monthly...
September 2, 2015
The split-off is the next step in the merger of Dow’s US Gulf Coast chlor-alkali and vinyls segment as well as its global chlorinated organics and epoxy businesses with Olin....
September 2, 2015
Senior executives and directors of FMC have recently purchased about $4.5 million worth of common stock in the company, FMC says. Chairman and CEO Pierre Brondeau purchased 49,909...
September 2, 2015
CB&I said on Wednesday that it has been awarded an early works contract by LACC, a joint venture between Axiall and Lotte Chemical (Seoul), to provide additional detailed...
September 2, 2015
Invista and Aurizon Ultrasonics (Kimberly, WI), a leading supplier of ultrasonic processing equipment to the hygiene industry, will cooperate on a new development project, Invista...
September 2, 2015
PPG Industries says that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings (Brazil, IN), a specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. The...
September 2, 2015
In a notice issued on 1 September, Braskem (São Paulo) says it is “finalizing the execution of a new short-term contractual amendment” securing a supply of naphtha from Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro). “The company’s management does not foresee any interruption in its operations,” says Braskem. The company did not release details of the agreement....
September 1, 2015
Chemours has set a fourth-quarter dividend of 3 cts/share, roughly 95% below the 55-ct/share third-quarter dividend assigned by DuPont. This is the first dividend declared by Chemours...
September 1, 2015
Americas Styrenics (The Woodlands, TX) has announced a 5 ct/lb decrease in the transaction price of all grades of polystyrene, effective 1 September....
September 1, 2015
Ashland has completed its acquisition of cellular fraction isolation technology, called Zeta Fraction, from AzkoNobel, in a deal that was announced in July. Terms of the transaction...
September 1, 2015
Canexus (Calgary, AB) has completed the previously announced C$75-million sale of the North American Terminal Operations (NATO) to Cenovus Energy. Canexus says net proceeds of the transaction, which was announced in early June, will be used to pay down bank debt....
September 1, 2015
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany) says that it will collaborate with Saneca Pharmaceuticals (Hlohovec, Slovakia), focused on developing, manufacturing, and marketing a...
September 1, 2015
FMC and Monsanto have agreed expand their participation in the Roundup Ready Plus crop management solutions platform, FMC says. The exclusive agreement includes FMC's Authority brand...
September 1, 2015
The US September benzene contract settled at $2.01 per gallon on Monday, following a recent decline in US Gulf spot prices. The declining crude markets along with weaker European and...
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