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August 20, 2015
A fire broke out at Valero's 245,000 barrel per day Texas City refinery on Thursday, after lightning struck an electrical transformer. Official with Texas City's Office of Emergency...
August 20, 2015
PPG Industries plans to acquire the remaining stake in Chemfil Canada (Windsor, ON), a joint venture between PPG and Madinal Enterprises. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Chemfil...
August 20, 2015
Oxea has announced 100% sales control on 1,3-butylene glycol “until further notice.” The company cites current worldwide demand and preparation for the upcoming debottlenecking of its Bishop, TX, production unit....
August 20, 2015
Solvay's specialty polymers segment, headquartered at Alpharetta, GA, and a leading global supplier of thermoplastics, on Thursday announced a new licensing agreement that enables RTP...
August 20, 2015
Brazil's domestic sales index of industrial chemical product usage declined by 4.04% year-on-year (YOY) over the first six months of 2015, according to the country's chemical industry...
August 20, 2015
Ag biotech firm BioConsortia (Davis, CA) is aiming to ramp up its search for a marketing and distribution partner next year. The company, which is researching and developing microbial...
August 20, 2015
Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM; Jacksonville, FL) has filed suit against Eastman Chemical in a dispute over the conditions of their speciality cellulose products supply and purchase...
August 20, 2015
Asahi Kasei said on Thursday that the Fair Trade Commission of the Republic of Korea on 19 August cleared the previously announced acquisition of Polypore International (Charlotte...
August 20, 2015
During the week ended 15 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) on falling volumes in the United States....
August 20, 2015
Crude and gasoline stockpiles in the United States were mixed in the week that ended on 14 August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration...
August 20, 2015
US August propylene contracts settled at a decline on Wednesday, following a continued drop in spot prices, ample supply, and lower crude futures. August propylene fell by 3.50 cents...
August 20, 2015
US propylene stocks were mixed in the week that ended on 14 August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks...
August 19, 2015
Air Products today opened a new helium production plant at Doe Canyon, CO, which will extract helium from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas stream. Kinder Morgan will provide the CO2 gas...
August 19, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose 0.3% on a sequential basis in July, after a 0.2% increase in June and flat readings from March to May. Output of organic...
August 19, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a major, chlorine-free potash operation in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday said that its previously announced offtake agreement with an...
August 19, 2015
Dow Chemical said on 18 August that it expects to achieve full propylene production rates by the fourth quarter of 2015 at the company's new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
August 18, 2015
Axalta has signed an agreement with National Coatings and Supplies (NCS; Raleigh, NC), a distributor, under which NCS will distribute Axalta’s powder coatings products in Utah...
August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
August 18, 2015
PQ (Malvern, PA) and Eco Services Operations (Cranbury, NJ) say they are combining in an equity-for-equity transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter. George Biltz, president and CEO of PQ, will lead the combined company. Mike Boyce, currently chairman of PQ and Eco Services, will be chairman of the combined company....
August 18, 2015
PolyOne says it has begun the closure of its Granby, PQ, facility—part of a restructuring process aimed at streamlining production and increasing efficiency following the $393-million acquisition of Spartech in 2013....
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