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April 18, 2016
Occidental Chemical (OxyChem; Houston) has announced a $145 million expansion of its Geismar, LA, manufacturing plant. The project will include equipment for the production of a new raw material for next-generation refrigerants. Construction will begin in May, says the company, which expects to finish the project in late 2017....
April 18, 2016
Sustainable Holdings announced Monday the appointment of Glenn Stoudt to the newly-created position of director of chemicals and coatings, where he will be overseeing the research...
April 18, 2016
Celanese (Dallas) reports net income of $259 million for the first quarter, up 10.7% year-over-year (YOY) from $234 million on gains in both materials solutions and the acetyls chain. Sales fell 3.17% YOY to $1.404 million. Adjusted earnings per share were $1.83,  up 6% YOY and well above the average analyst estimate of $1.49 as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
April 18, 2016
Westlake Chemical on Monday shut down the Petro 1 olefins unit at its Lake Charles, LA, facility for a planned maintenance turnaround that will include a 113,000 m.t./year expansion of ethylene capacity, according to IHS Chemical. The project will be completed during the second quarter....
April 18, 2016
Wacker Chemie on Monday inaugurated its polysilicon production site at Charleston, TN. The site is Wacker’s largest single investment, totaling  $2.5 billion. Wacker began...
April 18, 2016
LyondellBasell today began a planned maintenance turnaround that will allow the company to expand the capacity of its Equistar operations in Corpus Christi, TX, by 360,000 m.t./year. The work, scheduled to take approximately 120 days, will increase the facility’s ethylene capacity to 1.13 million m.t./year....
April 18, 2016
LyondellBasell began work on its latest ethylene expansion today with the start of a 120-day maintenance turnaround at its Corpus Christi, TX site.  The expansion is expected...
April 18, 2016
LSB Industries has appointed Richard Aldridge to COO of the company’s climate control business, a maker of HVAC products, where he will be responsible for leading the...
April 18, 2016
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) today announced it has completed the acquisition of the polyurethane foam assets of Hickory Springs Manufacturing (HSM), for an...
April 18, 2016
Valent BioSciences plans to build a new biorational research center (BRC) as an expansion of its current facility in Libertyville, IL. The construction, which includes 65,000 sq ft for...
April 18, 2016
BioAmber has signed an agreement to purchase high-purity dextrose from Comet Biorefining’s (London, ON) planned 60 million lb/year production facility in Sarnia, ON. Comet will use its own technology to produce the dextrose from agricultural residues....
April 15, 2016
Alpek's (Monterrey, Mexico) consolidated net income for the first quarter of this year totaled $105 million, more than doubling the $48 million recorded in the first quarter of last...
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