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May 2, 2016
EPA tells CW it inadvertently posted a document stating that its Cancer Assessment Review Committee (CARC) had officially classified glyphosate as "not likely to be carcinogenic...
May 2, 2016
Solvay announced on Tuesday that it has signed a definitive agreement with the Brazilian chemical group Unipar Carbocloro (São Paulo) to sell its 70.59% stake in the polyvinyl...
May 2, 2016
Styrene production in the United States during the first quarter was up year-on-year (YOY) and inventory was down, according to data released by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)....
May 2, 2016
Chemours reports first quarter net income of $51 million, up 19% year-over-year (YOY). Sales declined 4.8% YOY to $1.297 billion. Adjusted earnings of $11 million, or 6 cts/share, fell from 33 cts/share in the year-ago period, but beat the average analyst estimate of 2 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). The company says lower average prices in titanium technologies and approximately $22 million of unfavorable currency movements were partially offset by improved profitability in fluoroproducts and chemical solutions....
May 2, 2016
FMC today reported a first-quarter profit of $48.3 million, or 36 cts/share, compared with a loss of $46.8 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues rose 21% year-on-year (YOY), to...
May 2, 2016
Chemours has chosen its Corpus Christi site in Ingelside, TX, as the location for a $230 million facility for the production of hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) 1234yf, a new refrigerant developed for its low global warming potential (GWP). The company says that the plant, which is slated to go online in the third quarter of 2018, will employ a new, patented production process....
May 2, 2016
US ethylene production and inventory in the first quarter of 2016 increased year-on-year (YOY), according to data released last week by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Producers and consumers ramped up production and inventory levels in preparation for the spring turnaround season, which will run through late in the third quarter....
May 2, 2016
A.. Schulman said Monday that it will create an accounting and shared service center at its headquarters in Akron, OH, which will be responsible for back office processes for all US...
May 2, 2016
Solenis Monday announced it has completed acquiring Lotris International and Webster Blend, two makers of pulp and paper chemicals based in the Netherlands. Terms of the transactions...
May 2, 2016
Chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized the leaking of confidential documents on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently under...
April 29, 2016
Dow Corning (Midland, MI) reports net income of $112 million for the first quarter, down 40% year-over-year (YOY), mostly due to a large, one-time revenue gain in the first quarter of...
April 29, 2016
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners (New York) on Thursday announced that its specialty polymers and additives platform, Polymer Solutions Group (PSG), has acquired Sasco...
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