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November 13, 2015
Momentive today reported a third-quarter net loss of $32 million, compared with a loss of $199 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 11% year-on-year (YOY), to $559 million...
November 13, 2015
Celanese says it expects earnings to grow 10%/year over the next three years with adjusted earnings hitting $8.00–8.50/share by 2018. Celanese also told investors at an investor...
November 16, 2015
Regulatory issues were top of mind for attendees at this year’s National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Washington) meeting in Bonita Spring, FL. While the deadline...
November 12, 2015
The European Commission says that it has presented to the United States a finalized proposal for a reformed approach on investment protection and a new and more transparent system for...
November 12, 2015
Technip says that it has been awarded a contract worth €50-100 million by CHS Inc. (Inver Grove Heights, MN) to provide proprietary technology and engineering, procurement, and...
November 12, 2015
Ineos Technologies has confirmed that it has licensed its Innovene S process for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to PTTGC America, an affiliate...
November 11, 2015
BASF has begun commercial production at its new 50,000 m.t./year formic acid plant in Geismar, LA, one year later than originally planned. With the successful start-up, BASF becomes the sole producer of formic acid in the Americas....
November 11, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) and life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) say that they have secured final approval from the European Commission for Merck's previously...
November 11, 2015
W.R. Grace, on 10 November, announced the members of the board of directors of GCP Applied Technologies, the independent, public company expected to be formed by Grace spinning off its...
November 11, 2015

During the week ended 7 November, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 0.2% year-over-year (YOY) as a gain in the United States offset a decline in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,440 carloads, down 1.5% from the previous week, according to data released on 11 November by the Association of American Railroads (AAR). For the year to date, chemical railcar traffic in North America is up 0.1%, versus a 4.6% decrease in all railcar traffic, according to the AAR.


November 11, 2015
The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) has given preliminary approval to Oxea’s plan to build a second n-propanol unit at its Bay City, TX, facility, according to a notice released by the commission on 9 November. The notice states that the new unit will have capacity to produce 150,000 m.t./year of n-propanol and 64,000 m.t./year of propionaldehyde....
November 11, 2015
Platform Specialty Products today reported a net loss of $122.3 million, due mostly to higher interest expenses and negative currency impacts, compared with net income of $11.9 million...
November 13, 2015
Latin America, across different countries, faces a series of challenges including reduced incomes in the wake of the oil price fall, plus chaotic government economic and energy...
November 10, 2015
Recent production issues in the US olefins market have had little to no impact on spot prices this month because of ample supply....
November 10, 2015
Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) has opened a customer application center at São Paulo, to accelerate applications development and increase speed-to-market, the company says...
November 10, 2015
US benzene imports were slightly higher than expected for September, while exports were slightly down, according to data made available from Global Trade Information Services (GTIS) today.The US imported approximately 207,000 m.t. of benzene in September, up by about 38% from 150,000 m.t. in August, for the first monthly increase in five months....
November 10, 2015
Ecolab says it has acquired the assets and operations of Ultra Fab Industries Ltd. (Ultrafab; Calgary, AB), a privately held company that designs and manufactures chemical injection...
November 10, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paulo), the petrochemicals subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), reports a third-quarter operating profit of 173.3 million reais ($45.7 million), up from...
November 10, 2015
Kronos (Dallas) reports a third-quarter net loss of $11.8 million, down from a profit of $31.9 million in the year-ago period. Net sales fell 19% year-over-year (YOY) to $336.5 million. The 10-cts/share loss missed the mean analyst estimate of a 9 cts/share gain as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
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