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June 20, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Huntsman-reveals-PO-MTBE-disruption-at-Port-Neches_61923.html
June 20, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced today the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Farmers-organization-announces-site-for-$1-7-billion-nitrogen-fertilizer-plant_61930.html
June 19, 2014
Engineering and construction firm KBR today announced a net loss and lower revenues year-on-year in the first quarter. It reports a net loss of $43 million, down from a net income of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KBR-to-review-operations-after-first-quarter-loss_61934.html
June 19, 2014
ACC says that, following a 0.6% gain in April, the US Chemical Production Regional Index was 0.4% higher in May and chemical output was higher in all regions except the West Coast. On...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-Chemical-production-up-in-May_61933.html
June 19, 2014
BASF says that it opposes the authorization for prolonged use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) under the European Union's Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BASF-opposes-authorizing-HBCD-under-Reach_61927.html
June 18, 2014
Praxair announced today that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/Praxair-starts-up-oxygen-supply-at-Uruguay-pulp-mill_61910.html
June 18, 2014
Archway Sales, a recently acquired subsidiary of Nexeo Solutions, has been authorized as an official distributor to represent Momentive Specialty Chemical’s epoxy resin, curing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Archway-Sales-authorized-as-Momentive-Specialty-epoxy-distributor_61909.html
June 18, 2014
Chemtura yesterday announced price increases for a variety of polymerization cocatalysts, which are used in polymerization processes. The increases, up to 30%, will be implemented on 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemtura-raises-prices-for-polymerization-cocatalysts_61912.html
June 18, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KWS-to-increase-R-and-D-spending-build-new-research-facility-in-US_61911.html
June 18, 2014
Air Products has named Rockwood Holdings chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi as its next chairman and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds John McGlade, who will retire from Air Products on 30 June. Rockwood has named Robert Zatta as acting CEO effective 1 July in addition to his role as CFO....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-names-Rockwoods-Ghasemi-as-next-CEO_61897.html
June 18, 2014
PotashCorp says it has rescinded previously announced layoff notices affecting 50 workers at the company's Penobsquis, NB, facility. Operations at the Penobsquis mine had been...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PotashCorp-rescinds-layoff-notices-affecting-50-workers_61895.html
June 18, 2014
IHI's wholly owned engineering and construction (E&C) subsidiary has been selected to provide detailed engineering and procurement services to Dakota Gasification Co., (DGC...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHI-E-and-C-awarded-EP-services-contract-for-urea-plant-in-North-Dakota_61893.html
June 18, 2014
Summit Agro USA (Cary, NC) says it has appointed William Lewis as president and CEO. Lewis is replacing Bill Wisdom, who retired at the end of March. Lewis has extensive agricultural...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Summit-Agro-USA-appoints-new-CEO_61889.html
June 18, 2014
EPA has approved BASF's Sultan miticide with the active ingredient cyflumetofen for use in greenhouses, nurseries, landscapes, and interiorscapes, the company says. The product is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-receives-EPA-approval-for-Sultan-miticide_61887.html
June 18, 2014
Trinseo today announced that its initial public offering has closed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), raising $197.3 million for the company. The company issued 11.5 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trinseo-IPO-closes_61885.html
June 17, 2014
DuPont’s protection technologies segment announced today that Jacob Holm & Sønner Holding (Jacob Holm; Basel, Switzerland), a manufacturer of spunlaced nonwoven...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-sells-nonwovens-business-to-Swiss-company_61872.html
June 17, 2014
Saint-Gobain (Paris) has finalized the acquisition of Phoenix Coating Resources (Mulberry, FL), a manufacturer of ceramic ingots used to produce high-resistance thermal coatings on metal parts for the aeronautics industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Saint-Gobain-acquires-US-based-Phoenix-Coating-Resources_61871.html
June 17, 2014
PPG says it will spend $40 million to expand a coating resins facility near São Paulo. The expansion will add 65,000 sq ft to the facility, which makes resins for electrocoat...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-expands-coatings-plant-in-Brazil_61867.html
June 17, 2014

Williams Partners (Williams; Tulsa, OK) has pushed the restart of its Geismar, LA, ethylene plant back one month to July.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-delays-Geismar-cracker-restart-to-July_61851.html
June 17, 2014
Airgas announced on 16 June that it had acquired Team Welding Technical Alloy and Industrial Gas (Houston), a supplier of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Airgas-acquires-small-Texas-welder-and-gas-maker_61852.html
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