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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...
September 1, 2015
Shell Canada said in a letter to customers on Monday that it was lifting its force majeure that was declared on 7 July, with respect to its supply of styrene. The lifting of the FM...
September 1, 2015
US gasoline retail prices continue to drop and most drivers should pay the lowest gas prices for Labor Day weekend since 2004, according to automobile organization AAA on Monday. The...
August 31, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has developed a yeast strain ready to produce a new fragrance molecule at commercial scale in less than 12 months from the start of strain...
August 31, 2015
CB&I on Monday announced the award of a contract, valued at approximately $300 million, by Sunoco Partners' Marketing & Terminals segment for expanding the Marcus Hook, PA...
August 28, 2015
Rare Earth Minerals and Bacanora Minerals, owners of the Sonora Lithium Project in northern Mexico, collectively referred to as the Sonora Lithium Project Partners, say they have...
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