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August 5, 2016
Brazil's apparent consumption volume grew slightly, 0.2% year over year, during the first half of the year, according to preliminary figures from chemical industry association Associação Brasileira da Indústria Química (São Paulo, Brazil). This result bucks the trend of previous months, the association adds....
August 5, 2016
Balchem Corporation reported second-quarter net income of $14.1 million, down 4.7% year-on-year, from $14.9 million. Net sales increased 3% YOY, to $138.8, due to its acquisition of...
August 5, 2016
Calgon Carbon Corporation reported net income of $7.9 million for the second quarter, down 37% year-on-year (YOY), on net sales down 2.1% YOY, to $132.6 million. Operations income from...
August 4, 2016
PPG Industries has opened a distribution center in Sonora, Mexico to serve its Comex business, which sells coatings and related products in Mexico and Central America. The new center...
August 4, 2016
Tronox (Stamford, Connecticut) reports a net loss of $50 million in the second quarter, up from a net loss $119 million in the year-ago period on improvements in the TiO2 segment. Revenue totaled $537 million, down 13% year-over-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings were a $0.43 loss per share, short of the average analyst estimate of a $0.31 loss per share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
August 4, 2016
Braskem consolidated net income in the second quarter of the year amounted to 281 million reais ($86.14 million) contracting 73% year over year (YOY).  Quarter-two adjusted EBITDA stood at 3.01 billion reais, up 15% YOY, and earnings per share fell from 1.38 reais to 0.52 real. Consolidated net revenue totaled 11.87 billion reais up 3% YOY....
August 4, 2016
Ipiranga Produtos de Petróleo (Rio de Janeiro), a subsidiary of Ultrapar (São Paulo), has entered into a joint venture agreement with Chevron Brasil Lubrificantes Ltda...
August 4, 2016
Koppers Holdings, Inc. today reported second quarter net income up 34.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.1 million, on sales down 10.8%, to $385.1 million. Adjusted net income totaled 93...
August 4, 2016
A recent surge in Europe's benzene price has prompted a sharp increase in the region's cyclohexane price for August. A premium for European product has once again returned, which could...
August 4, 2016
DAK Americas (Charlotte, North Carolina), a wholly owned subsidiary of Alpek SAB de CV (Monterrey, Mexico), has acquired Imatosgil Group's (IMG Group; Lisbon, Portugal) controlling stake in Selenis Canada Inc. (Montreal), DAK announced. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed....
August 4, 2016
Huntsman Corporation has announced that its polyurethanes division has appointed Pavneet Mumick as new global v.p. to head up its technology & innovation function....
August 3, 2016
US nonfuel-use propylene inventory fell in the week that ended on 29 July, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. It was the fourth...
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