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March 2, 2015
OM Group today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $189 million, or $6.24/share, on pension-related charges, compared with a profit of $17.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/OM-Group-swings-to-loss-on-pension-charge-but-beats-estimates_68229.html
March 2, 2015
The European Commission has outlined Europe’s vision for the global climate change agreement to be adopted at the climate summit to be held in Paris in December. The commission...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-sets-out-blueprint-for-tackling-climate-change-post-2020_68228.html
March 2, 2015
ACC today began a communications campaign to highlight recent conclusions from the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) and the US FDA regarding the safety of bisphenol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-highlights-recent-conclusions-on-BPA-FDA-and-EFSA-assessments-clearly-state-that-BPA-is-safe_68186.html
March 2, 2015
Braskem has entered into a new six-month contract to receive naphtha feedstock from Petrobras. The new contract is valid until 31 August 2015, and the price will be adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Braskem-signs-new-six-month-naphtha-supply-contract-with-Petrobras_68224.html
March 2, 2015
The California Environmental Protection Agency’s office of environmental health hazard assessment (OEHHA) says that it intends to list styrene as known to cause cancer under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/California-seeks-to-list-styrene-as-carcinogen_68203.html
March 2, 2015
Shell Chemicals has upgraded its mixed xylene (MX) production at a major US site from an 843 grade to an ASTM 5211 grade, the company says. The upgrade follows the addition of a clay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Shell-completes-mixed-xylenes-upgrade-at-Deer-Park_68204.html
March 2, 2015
Vopak says that it has completed the previously announced sale of three terminals and a plot of land in the United States, to energy infrastructure company Kinder Morgan (Houston), for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Vopak-completes-sale-of-three-terminals-and-land-in-US_68218.html
February 27, 2015
Oxiteno, the chemicals business of Ultrapar (São Paulo), posted a 98 million reais ($34 million) Ebitda during the last quarter of 2014 down 9% year-on-year (YOY), according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-Ebitda-drops-in-fourth-quarter_68181.html
February 27, 2015
During the week ended 21 February, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-over-year (YOY) on declines in the United States, according to data released on 25 February by the Association of American Railroads (AAR)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-in-North-America-down-1-4-percent-YOY_68129.html
February 27, 2015
Ecolab says that its board of directors has appointed Tracy McKibben to the Ecolab board. McKibben is founder and president of MAC Energy Advisors, a consulting company that assists...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ecolab-appoints-new-board-member_68175.html
February 26, 2015
Market sources say that units at multiple US east coast refineries have restarted after operational issues this week and late last week due to cold regional temperatures.  ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Some-US-east-coast-refineries-restart-after-cold-weather_68135.html
February 26, 2015
Ecolab today reported fourth-quarter net income up 17% year-on-year (YOY), to $335.5 million, on net sales up 3%, to $3.68 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.20/share, matching...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ecolab-earnings-match-estimates-on-higher-sales_68042.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall today announced it has sold its phosgene and derivatives facility at LaPorte, TX to Altivia Chemicals (Houston) for an undisclosed sum. The facility makes phosgene and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Axiall-sells-phosgenes-facility-in-Texas_68120.html
February 26, 2015
Ferro today reported fourth-quarter net income down 81% year-on-year (YOY), to $11.4 million, on sales down 5%, to $260.9 million. The company reported a loss from continuing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ferro-earnings-tumble-on-lower-sales_68119.html
February 26, 2015
JSR Corp. along with CMIC Holdings Co. (Tokyo) and Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ), announced today that they have agreed to acquire KBI Biopharma, a biopharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/JSR-Corp-acquires-contract-manufacturing-group-KBI-Biopharma_68118.html
February 26, 2015
Koppers today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $33.5 million, or $1.67/share, compared with a loss of $4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales grew by 25% year-on-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Koppers-loss-widens-on-negative-oil-impacts_68117.html
February 26, 2015
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) today reported a $27-million net loss for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with a net loss of $8 million in the corresponding quarter of 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexichems-net-loss-widens-despite-higher-sales_68116.html
February 26, 2015
Petrobras has hired JP Morgan Chase to run $3 billion worth of asset sales planned for this year, according to a Reuters report citing two sources with direct knowledge. ...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Petrobras-mulls-$3-billion-asset-sale_68115.html
February 26, 2015
Axiall reiterated on 25 February its recent decision to delay construction of an ethane cracker in Louisiana until after the first quarter because of uncertainty in energy markets. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Axiall-Lotte-delay-decision-on-Louisiana-cracker-project_68095.html
February 26, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW; Pittsburgh) union and the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU; Washington) issued a joint statement on 25 February, clarifying what the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/USW-NABTU-unions-clarify-labor-negotiations-during-refinery-strike_68102.html
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