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January 19, 2016Composites maker Hexcel said Tuesday it is building a 117,000–square foot manufacturing facility at Casablanca for its engineered core business. Engineered core is a formed...
January 19, 2016Suncor Energy (Calgary, AB) will acquire all the shares of Canadian Oil Sands (COS; Calgary). The companies agreed on a deal after Suncor upped its takeover offer to C$4.24 billion...
January 19, 2016Ampac Fine Chemicals today announced that Aslam Malik has been named president and CEO, effective 1 January. Malik replaces Joseph Carleone, who will remain as chairmand of Ampac's...
January 19, 2016PotashCorp says that, against a challenging macroeconomic backdrop, it is indefinitely suspending operations at its Picadilly, NB, potash mining site. The decision, which will affect...
January 19, 2016Dow Chemical has begun restarting its new Freeport, TX, propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit, according to an air emissions event filing submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on 19 January. Dow shut the 750,000-m.t./year unit down after a after a compressor trip on 9 January....
January 19, 2016DuPont and agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) today unveiled a biobased process to produce furan dicarboxylic methyl ester (FDME), a precursor to “building...
January 19, 2016Omnova Solutions on Tuesday reported a fiscal fourth-quarter 2015 net loss due to a one-time charge and the downturn in oil and gas. On sales down 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $200.0...
January 19, 2016South Korea exported 630,386 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in December 2015—a new record high—according to the latest IHS Chemical data.This figure also includes South...
January 19, 2016Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodridge, IL) has completed scaling up a second-generation biorefinery technology of the company’s olefin metathesis technology, using ethylene and...
January 19, 2016Amec Foster Wheeler announced Tuesday it has awarded a contract to provide project development support and design engineering for an integrated 80,000-m.t./year anhydrous ammonia...