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January 7, 2014
Enterprise Product Partners has announced a revised expansion of its Houston liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at Oiltanking's (Hamburg) tank storage complex on the Houston Ship Channel. This project supersedes an expansion announced in October 2013, Enterprise said recently. The company also continues to evaluate the development of an ethane export terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Enterprise-revises-expansion-of-Houston-LPG-terminal-continues-discussions-around-ethane-export-terminal_57776.html
January 7, 2014
PolyOne today announced that it is realigning its North American business “to better serve customers and to increase utilization of its manufacturing assets.” The actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PolyOne-realigns-business-in-North-America-following-Spartech-acquisition_57777.html
January 7, 2014
Ultrapar (São Paulo) will invest about 1.5 billion reais ($629.8 million) during 2014, according to the company's investment plan, published on 6 January. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ultrapar-to-invest-244-million-reais-in-Oxiteno-ethoxylate-expansions-this-year_57772.html
January 7, 2014
PPG Industries announced on 6 January that it has named Shelley Bausch v.p./global industrial coatings, effective 16 January. Bausch will report to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive v.p...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-names-industrial-coatings-v-p-_57770.html
January 6, 2014
A. Schulman has named James Irwin to the newly created post of senior director/corporate business development, the company says. In the role, Irwin will be responsible for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Schulman-names-business-development-head_57760.html
January 6, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Confidence up 6.1 points to 78.1 Personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-3-January-2014_57756.html
January 6, 2014
Air Products announced today that it has signed a long-term production agreement with Big River Resources Boyceville (Boyceville, WI), a grain ethanol producer, for liquid carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Air-Products-builds-liquid-CO2-plant-at-Wisconsin-ethanol-facility_57751.html
January 6, 2014
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says that, based on preliminary findings, three genetically modified seeds developed by Dow Chemical "do not pose a plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/USDA-recommends-that-Dows-Enlist-seeds-be-deregulated_57745.html
January 6, 2014
Argentina’s stock regulator, the Comisión Nacional de Valores (CNV), has rejected Braskem’s bid to acquire the 29.41% of Solvay Indupa that is publicly traded, according to a report by Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Report-Argentina-rejects-Braskems-offer-for-publicly-traded-Solvay-Indupa-shares-corrected_57746.html
January 6, 2014
DIC (Tokyo) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ) has become the sole owner of Tintas (Medellín, Colombia), a manufacturer of printing inks, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/DIC-buys-out-partner-in-Colombian-printing-inks-manufacturing-JV_57747.html
January 6, 2014
Construction materials maker Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has purchased L&M Construction Chemicals (Omaha, NE), a maker of coatings, sealants, grouts, mortars, and color hardeners for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Laticrete-buys-construction-chemicals-maker_57753.html
January 6, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen says that it has completed all repairs related to the fire that occurred at the company's East Dubuque, IL, nitrogen fertilizer facility on 29 November 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rentech-Nitrogen-completes-fire-damage-repairs-at-East-Dubuque_57752.html
January 3, 2014
RPM International, a specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services producer, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/RPM-declares-quarterly-dividend_57736.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
January 3, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) is acquiring Phillips Specialty Products Inc. (PSPI; Houston), a flow improver business, from Phillips 66 (Houston), Phillips 66 announced. In exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Berkshire-Hathaway-to-acquire-specialty-polymers-business-from-Phillips-66_57699.html
January 3, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-chairman-dies_57686.html
January 3, 2014
Oxiteno (São Paulo) has initiated a project to expand its R&D activities for products serving the oil and gas sector. The project aims to foster the development of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Oxiteno-to-expand-R-and-D-activities-serving-oil-and-gas-sector_57730.html
January 2, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 December 2013, at 36,197 cars, according to the Association of American...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-flat-YOY-for-last-week_57728.html
January 2, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals announced today that it will increase prices for epoxy resins, bisphenol A (BPA) and allylics in the Americas, effective 1 February. The company says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Momentive-specialty-chemicals-increases-prices_57727.html
January 2, 2014
Initial reports indicated that a power outage resulted in a loss of cooling. The company will be required to submit a comprehensive list of necessary repairs and modifications to the court and to complete the work before the plant, which produces phenol, can return to production, according to Illinois District Attorney Lisa Madigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Blue-Island-Phenol-ordered-to-remain-offline-until-investigation-completed_57719.html
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