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October 29, 2015
Vinnolit (Ismaning, Germany), a subsidiary of Westlake Chemical, has appointed Karl-Martin Schellerer as managing director, effective 1 November. Schellerer will take the helm on the...
October 29, 2015
Total says that adjusted net operating income in the company's refining and chemicals business jumped 82% in the third quarter, compared with the corresponding period of last year, to...
October 29, 2015
Solvay reports €115 million ($126.9 million) in net income for the third quarter, down 15.5% year-on-year (YOY). Recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) was nevertheless up 14.4% YOY, to...
October 29, 2015
ExxonMobil said on Thursday that it would expand the hydrocracker unit at its Esso Nederland refinery based at Rotterdam to upgrade heavier byproducts into cleaner, higher-value...
October 29, 2015
Wacker Chemie on Thursday reported a 23.9% decline in third-quarter Ebitda to €264.3 million ($289.1 million) on 10.2% higher sales of €1.36 billion. Wacker has confirmed its...
October 29, 2015
Bayer on Thursday announced increases in its third-quarter sales and profits but it has downgraded its outlook for the whole of 2015. Recently separated Covestro, formerly Bayer...
October 29, 2015
Cytec Industries says that it has acquired a stake in privately held Penso Holdings (Coventry, UK), an engineering services, vehicle conversion, and composite part manufacturing...
October 28, 2015
Linde has reported Ebit of €3.14 billion ($3.47 billion) in the first nine months of this year, compared with €2.90 billion in the corresponding period a year ago, an...
October 28, 2015
AkzoNobel is tilting its focus toward continuous improvement and organic growth, having accomplished the bulk of a heavy restructuring that the company launched in 2012, says CEO Ton...
October 28, 2015
Sibur’s subsidiary Biaxplen, a producer of biaxially-oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film, has been integrated into Sibur’s basic polymers division, Sibur said on Wednesday...
October 28, 2015
Chemical companies in Western Germany had to fork out an average of €84,000 ($92,800) per full-time employee in 2014, or 1.6% more than in the previous year, the employers...
October 28, 2015
Paint coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says it has concluded negotiations with all of its 600 employees in Finland. The negotiations, which began in September, will result in the...
October 28, 2015
Ineos on Wednesday announced that it has acquired a 25% interest in the Clipper South gas field from Fairfield Energy Holdings. The deal follows an agreement on 11 October to acquire...
October 27, 2015
Tessenderlo Group reports 24% higher recurring Ebitda (Rebitda) for the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year on a comparable basis, to €39.2 million...
October 27, 2015
AkzoNobel has issued financial guidance for 2016–18. The company is targeting a return on sales (ROS) of 9–11% and a return on investment (ROI) of 13–17% for that...
October 27, 2015
BP's petrochemicals business posted a 47% drop in underlying replacement-cost profit before interest and tax in the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year...
October 27, 2015
Air Liquide's revenue during the third quarter totaled €4.1 billion ($4.52 billion), up 4.6% year-on-year (YOY) on a comparable basis, the company says. The figures exclude...
October 27, 2015
Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, on Tuesday reported higher earnings on lower sales and stable volumes at declining selling prices. Covestro, in its first report...
October 27, 2015
BASF on Tuesday reported 10% lower third-quarter Ebit before special items, €1.6 billion ($1.77 billion) on 5% lower sales, at €17.4 billion, in what the company describes as...
October 26, 2015
Ube Industries will double capacity for polycarbonate diol in Thailand in response to demand from China and Southeast Asia. Ube Industries commands 60% of the global market for the...
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