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September 28, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics (Aurora, IL), a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and CMP pad to the semiconductor industry, says that it has agreed to...
September 28, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that it expects to complete its previously announced acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) within the next two months...
September 28, 2015
Huntsman announced Friday that it expects several trends to negatively impact its third-quarter results. According to the company, lower titanium dioxide selling prices, particularly...
September 25, 2015
On the eve of the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), scheduling to commence in Geneva on 28 September, the International Council of Chemical...
September 25, 2015
Shipments by Canada’s producers of industrial chemicals during the first half of 2015 declined 10.4% year-over-year (YOY) by value, but profits remained strong, according to analysis released this month by the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC)....
September 25, 2015
A Total US petrochemicals and refining subsidiary has awarded CB&I a contract to provide its proprietary ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED)...
September 25, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
September 24, 2015
Badlands NGL (Denver) says it has entered into a "precedent agreement" with Continental Resources (CLR; Oklahoma City), one of the oil and gas producers in the Williston...
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
September 24, 2015
Lonza says that its consumer care business unit has entered into a long-term commercial collaboration with chemical company Lamberti (Gallarate, Italy), under which Lonza will have...
September 25, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has announced plans to invest $175 million to restart an ethane cracker near Lake Charles, LA that was idled by Equistar in 2001. Indorama Ventures expects...
September 23, 2015
H.B. Fuller reports net income for its fiscal third quarter ended 30 August increased more than six-fold, to $26.8 million. Special charges and non-recurring items were significantly...
September 23, 2015
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) reiterated this week that no date has been set for a hearing about the future restart of ExxonMobil's Torrance, CA, refinery. EPA...
September 23, 2015
DuPont has named Timothy Glenn as president of its crop protection unit, effective 1 October. Glenn, who will work under executive v.p James Borel, is replacing Rik Miller who has...
September 23, 2015

During the week ended 19 September, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 0.7% year-over-year (YOY) on strong gains in the United States. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,447 carloads, up 2.6% from the previous week, according to data released on 23 September by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).


September 23, 2015
Albert Heuser, 60, president, Greater China & Functions Asia/Pacific, BASF (China) Co., (Shanghai), will retire effective 31 December 2015. Stephan Kothrade, 48, president of...
September 23, 2015
Total has begun front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a second integrated steam cracker at its complex in Port Arthur, TX. The company says it is discussing the project with potential partners, and that it expects to make a final investment decision in 2016. If approved, the 1 million m.t./year ethylene plant, designed to consume ethane, would be slated to begin production in 2019...
September 23, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) is halting mining activities at its Pedro de Valdivia site, located in the second region of Chile, within two months. The...
September 23, 2015
Synthos's (Oswiecim, Poland) previously announced $170-million Nd-polybutadiene rubber project at Triunfo, Brazil, has been put on hold owing to uncertainty surrounding the...
September 23, 2015
Bayer CropScience has reached a settlement with the US EPA and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) to resolve violations of federal chemical accident prevention laws at its Institute...
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