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April 1, 2016
Wanhua Chemical (America) is increasing the price of polyurethane precursors methylene di-para-phenylene diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), and polyols in North America and the Caribbean, effective 1 May. Wannate-brand MDI and TDI will increase by 6 cts/lb, and Wanol polyol products will increase by 5 cts/lb. The company cites “evolving market conditions”....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/Wanhua-to-increase-MDI-TDI-polyol-prices-in-North-America_78274.html
April 1, 2016
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has acquired L.M. Scofield (Los Angeles), a company that manufactures concrete color additives for ready-mixed concrete, as well as decorative...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/Sika-acquires-US-based-concrete-color-additives-firm_78265.html
April 1, 2016
The current wave of investments in ethane-consuming petrochemical plants and export facilities is driving up ethane production, according to a report by the US Energy Information...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/EIA-Ethane-production-to-rise-as-petrochemical-consumption-exports-increase_78273.html
April 1, 2016
Ashland is raising prices for unsaturated polyester resins, epoxy vinyl esters and gelcoats in North America by 4 cts/pound. The increases will be effective on 15 April or as contracts...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/Ashland-to-raise-prices-for-three-products_78286.html
April 1, 2016
Tronox (Stamford, CT) has announced a global price increase of $175/m.t. and €175/m.t. for all grades of titanium dioxide, effective 1 April....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/us/Tronox-increases-TiO2-prices-by-$175m-t-_78272.html
April 1, 2016
Teknor Apex (Pawtucket, RI) says it has acquired Plastic-Technologie-Service (PTS; Steinsfeld, Germany), a custom compounder of thermoplastic elastomers (TPEs) and engineering thermoplastics, for an undisclosed sum....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/us/Teknor-Apex-acquires-German-plastics-compounder-PTS_78271.html
April 1, 2016
CVR Partners has completed its $533 million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, after entering into a previously-announced definitive merger agreement on 9 August 2015. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/CVR-completes-merger-with-Rentech-Nitrogen_78269.html
April 1, 2016
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM; Chicago) has reached an agreement to sell its sugarcane-ethanol operations at Limeira do Oeste, Brazil, to Brazil-based JFLim Participações...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/south_america/brazil/ADM-to-divest-sugar-ethanol-operations-in-Brazil_78268.html
April 1, 2016
DuPont disclosed today that it will not resume production at the La Porte, TX insecticide plant that has been offline since a fatal methyl mercaptan leak in late 2014. DuPont, which cites weak agriculture markets, said in an SEC filing that it expects to incur a pretax charge of approximately $70 million in the first quarter of 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/DuPont-will-not-resume-operations-at-La-Porte-insecticide-plant_78263.html
April 1, 2016
The US April benzene contract was settled on Thursday at $2.17–2.19/gal, up 41 cts/gal from March for the first increase in three months and the third consecutive split settlement. The March contract was settled at $1.76–1.78/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/americas/north_america/US-April-benzene-contract-settles-with-first-increase-in-three-months_78259.html
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