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March 3, 2014
PPG has closed its acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology (Boxborough, MA), a maker of high-heat resistant industrial coatings, the company says. Financial terms of the deal, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-closes-heat-resistant-coatings-deal_59276.html
March 3, 2014
FMC announced today that it has closed the $200-million sale of its hydrogen peroxide business to private equity firm One Equity Partners (New York), the private equity arm of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FMC-closes-hydrogen-peroxide-unit-sale_59275.html
March 3, 2014
Linde’s Canada business announced today that it has acquired Distribution Équiprotek, an independent safety equipment distributor at Chicoutimi, Québec, Canada...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Linde-Canada-acquires-safety-equipment-distributor_59266.html
March 3, 2014
Rockwood Holdings today announced its fourth-quarter results—up on improved surface treatment and lithium, as well as lower interest expenses. However, net income of $14.8...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rockwood-sales-up-on-surface-treatment-improvement_59269.html
March 3, 2014
Solvay has retained Credit Suisse to find a buyer for Eco-Services, the company's sulfuric acid regeneration business, according to a Reuters report. The company announced last week...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Report-Solvay-hires-Credit-Suisse-for-possible-Eco-Services-sale_59260.html
March 3, 2014
Canada's environment ministry has amended the country's Domestic Substances List under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) 1999, to include 20 additional chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Canada-expands-Domestic-Substances-List-adding-20-chemicals_59261.html
March 3, 2014
Argentina's chemical output fell 7.8% in January 2014 compared with January 2013, according to the latest monthly industrial estimates released by state statistics office Indec (Buenos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-January-chemical-output-shrinks-7-8-percent_59263.html
March 3, 2014
Toray Industries says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entire stake in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large-tow carbon fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Toray-completes-acquisitions-of-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-and-South-Korean-firm-Woongjin-Chemical_59257.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee chairman John Shimkus (R., IL) unveiled draft legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Shimkus says in a statement that the bill is a discussion draft and “keys off a bipartisan bill [Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)] introduced in the Senate.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/House-introduces-draft-TSCA-reform-bill_59233.html
February 28, 2014
Calumet Specialty Products announced today that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Calumet calls Quantum, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Calumet-Specialty-Products-buys-lubricants-maker_59246.html
February 28, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) reports a net loss of $27.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013,compared with $14.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Although sales increased 17% year-over-year (YOY) to $1.27 billion, cost of sales increased 31% YOY, reducing gross profit by $35 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexichem-swings-to-fourth-quarter-loss-of-$28-million_59234.html
February 28, 2014
Repsol says that its board has accepted a $5-billion offer of compensation from the Argentinian government for Argentina's expropriation of a 51% stake in YPF (Buenos Aires) and YPF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Repsol-accepts-$5-billion-in-compensation-from-Argentina-for-expropriation-of-YPF-stake_59237.html
February 28, 2014
Evonik Industries says it plans to invest more than $15 million in a new business and innovation center at Richmond, VA, and create an estimated 50 jobs over the next five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evonik-to-build-research-center-at-Richmond-VA_59218.html
February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
February 28, 2014
Tronox reports a net loss of $3 million, narrower than the $97 million loss reported in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were at a loss of 6 cts/share—slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Tronox-reports-tighter-net-loss-stabilizing-pigment-market_59150.html
February 28, 2014
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) reports net income of $37.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up more than three-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $11.6 million. Earnings per share totaled $1.58. Net sales fell 16% YOY, to $149 million, mainly the result of unplanned downtime at the company’s Pryor, OK, ammonia plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/LSB-sales-down-earnings-up-on-insurance-recovery_59177.html
February 27, 2014

Nova Chemicals reports profit for the fourth quarter of $152 million, up almost three-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $53 million on higher margins in the polyethylene segment. Sales totaled $1.4 billion, up 27% YOY from $1.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-earnings-almost-triple-on-stronger-polyethylene-margins_59149.html
February 27, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 3.6% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 22 February, to 41,648 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-declines-3-6-percent_59207.html
February 27, 2014
Quaker Chemical today reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.1 million, up 8.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 7%, to $184.3 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 98 cts/share, ahead...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-rise-on-higher-volumes_59186.html
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