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February 2, 2016Givaudan (Geneva) has announced full-year 2015 sales of 4.4 billion Swiss francs ($4.30 billion) in 2015, up 2.7% year-on-year (YOY) at constant currency but down 0.2% in reporting...
February 2, 2016Europe's styrene barge contract for February has settled at €925/m.t. fob Rotterdam, a decrease of €50/mt. from the January settlement. Following decreases in the benzene and...
February 2, 2016Wacker Chemie said on Tuesday that it has achieved its sales target for full-year 2015 and slightly exceeded its earnings expectations. According to preliminary figures, Wacker's total...
February 2, 2016Altana (Wesel, Germany) says that its coatings and sealants division has partnered with Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev; Leuven, Belgium), the leading brewer, under...
February 2, 2016Nyco (Paris) says that it has commissioned a lubricant additives production unit at the company's Tournai, Belgium site. The new plant produces mainly antioxidants and coking...
February 2, 2016BP has announced that its petrochemicals business swung to profit in the fourth quarter of 2015 and said that it would cut up to 3,000 jobs in its downstream business. BP's...
February 1, 2016Huber Engineered Materials (HEM; Atlanta) has completed the acquisition of Albemarle’s Martinswerk business, announced in mid-December. HEM, a division of J.M. Huber Corp. (Edison, NJ), says it has kept Martinswerk’s current management team to ensure a smooth integration of the business, which has been incorporated within Huber’s fire retardant additives (FRA) business unit....
February 1, 2016Ercros (Barcelona) has announced a program to attract other companies to build manufacturing plants and other facilities, creating employment, at Ercros’s production site at...
February 1, 2016PhosAgro (Moscow) on Monday reported an increase in the production and sales of fertilizers in 2015. Production was 10.4% higher year-on-year (YOY) at 6.8 million m.t. with sales...
January 30, 2016Chemical logistics firm Bertschi (Dürrenäsch, Switzerland), on 29 January, officially opened a new facility in Jurong Island, Singapore. The new facility, called the Bertschi...