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August 20, 2015
Brazil's domestic sales index of industrial chemical product usage declined by 4.04% year-on-year (YOY) over the first six months of 2015, according to the country's chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Demand-for-chemicals-fell-in-Brazil-during-first-half_73096.html
August 20, 2015
Ag biotech firm BioConsortia (Davis, CA) is aiming to ramp up its search for a marketing and distribution partner next year. The company, which is researching and developing microbial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BioConsortia-to-ramp-up-search-for-partners-in-2016-field-trials-successful_73085.html
August 20, 2015
Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM; Jacksonville, FL) has filed suit against Eastman Chemical in a dispute over the conditions of their speciality cellulose products supply and purchase...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rayonier-and-Eastman-sue-each-other-over-specialty-cellulose-supply-and-purchase-agreement_73090.html
August 20, 2015
Asahi Kasei said on Thursday that the Fair Trade Commission of the Republic of Korea on 19 August cleared the previously announced acquisition of Polypore International (Charlotte...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Asahi-Kasei-receives-antitrust-clearance-for-Polypore-acquisition_73089.html
August 20, 2015
During the week ended 15 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 2.2% year-over-year (YOY) on falling volumes in the United States....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-America-chemical-rail-traffic-down-as-US-carloads-fall-to-eight-month-low_73069.html
August 20, 2015
Crude and gasoline stockpiles in the United States were mixed in the week that ended on 14 August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-crude-and-gasoline-stockpiles-mixed-last-week_73086.html
August 20, 2015
US August propylene contracts settled at a decline on Wednesday, following a continued drop in spot prices, ample supply, and lower crude futures. August propylene fell by 3.50 cents...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-propylene-contracts-down-six-straight-months_73083.html
August 20, 2015
US propylene stocks were mixed in the week that ended on 14 August, according to data released on Wednesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Propane/propylene stocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-propylene-stocks-mixed-in-second-week-of-August_73081.html
August 19, 2015
Air Products today opened a new helium production plant at Doe Canyon, CO, which will extract helium from carbon dioxide (CO2) gas stream. Kinder Morgan will provide the CO2 gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Air-Products-opens-CO2-to-helium-plant-in-Colorado_73084.html
August 19, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose 0.3% on a sequential basis in July, after a 0.2% increase in June and flat readings from March to May. Output of organic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-US-CPRI-increases-in-July_73079.html
August 19, 2015
Sirius Minerals (London), which is developing a major, chlorine-free potash operation in the United Kingdom, on Wednesday said that its previously announced offtake agreement with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sirius-Minerals-triples-potash-offtake-agreement-with-US-customer_73058.html
August 19, 2015
Dow Chemical said on 18 August that it expects to achieve full propylene production rates by the fourth quarter of 2015 at the company's new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Dow-expects-full-propylene-rates-in-fourth-quarter-at-new-PDH-plant_73053.html
August 18, 2015
Axalta has signed an agreement with National Coatings and Supplies (NCS; Raleigh, NC), a distributor, under which NCS will distribute Axalta’s powder coatings products in Utah...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Axalta-signs-distribution-deal-in-western-US_73055.html
August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/argentina/Argentinas-YPF-returns-to-PP-market-with-two-acquisitions-including-stake-in-LyondellBasell-unit_73040.html
August 18, 2015
PQ (Malvern, PA) and Eco Services Operations (Cranbury, NJ) say they are combining in an equity-for-equity transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter. George Biltz, president and CEO of PQ, will lead the combined company. Mike Boyce, currently chairman of PQ and Eco Services, will be chairman of the combined company....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PQ-gains-sulfuric-acid-with-addition-of-Eco-Services_73042.html
August 18, 2015
PolyOne says it has begun the closure of its Granby, PQ, facility—part of a restructuring process aimed at streamlining production and increasing efficiency following the $393-million acquisition of Spartech in 2013....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PolyOne-continues-restructuring-with-closure-of-Canada-facility_73041.html
August 18, 2015
Koch Fertilizer Trading, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer (Wichita, KS); and the North American subsidiary of K+S (Kassel, Germany) have signed an exclusive supply agreement for potash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/K+S-to-supply-Koch-Fertilizer-with-potash-from-Legacy-mine-for-sale-in-US_73034.html
August 18, 2015
The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline has increased for six straight days, ending a 27-day streak of daily declines last week, according to US automobile...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-retail-gasoline-up-for-six-consecutive-days-ending-27-day-decline_73028.html
August 17, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-Dakota-approves-one-fertilizer-project-another-is-cancelled_73029.html
August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/MBAC-reports-mounting-losses-enters-exclusive-talks-with-investment-fund_73009.html
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