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January 26, 2015
Methanex has started up a 1.0-million m.t./year methanol plant that has been relocated from Chile to Geismar, LA."This accomplishment marks another key milestone in our 2013 commitment to grow our [annual] operating capacity by approximately 3.0 million m.t. over three years, and it will support our continued growth and strategic focus on global methanol leadership,” says John Floren, president and CEO....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Methanex-brings-first-relocated-Geismar-methanol-plant-online_67212.html
January 26, 2015
MeadWestvaco (MWV) and RockTenn are planning a merger that would create a $16.0-billion leader in the global packaging industry. The combined company, to be named prior to closing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/MWV-to-merge-with-packaging-firm-RockTenn-before-spinning-off-specialty-chemicals_67210.html
January 26, 2015
JSR (Tokyo) today upgraded most of its forecast for the fiscal year ending 31 March 2015. The company expects net income of ¥30.0 billion ($253.3 million) compared with a previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/JSR-upgrades-fiscal-year-forecast_67208.html
January 26, 2015
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) and Shin-Etsu Silicones, a pioneer in the field of silicones for personal-care products, have extended their existing agreement to market, sell, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DKSH-and-Shin-Etsu-Silicones-extend-distribution-deal-in-Europe_67202.html
January 26, 2015
JGC (Yokohama) announced today that, as a part of a consortium with JGC Malaysia, it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning (EPCC) contract by a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/JGC-awarded-LNG-contract-in-Malaysia_67201.html
January 26, 2015
LG Chem reports net profits declined 38% in the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the year-ago period, to 109.4 billion South Korean won ($101.0 million). Fourth-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LG-Chem-reports-falls-in-profits-sales_67200.html
January 26, 2015
Ineos today hit out at the United Kingdom’s Environment Audit Committee’s (EAC) call for a moratorium on fracking. EAC is a parliamentary committee comprising members of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-lambasts-UK-audit-committee-report-calling-for-moratorium-on-fracking_67194.html
January 26, 2015
The battle between the Sika (Baar, Switzerland) management and the company’s controlling shareholders, the Burkard-Schenker family, has taken a new turn, with a statement from...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-board-seeks-to-strip-family-of-power-to-sell-control-of-firm-to-Saint-Gobain_67199.html
January 26, 2015
Mixed xylene (MX) spot prices picked up during the past week in the United States, alongside reduced production, but demand remains weak in domestic as well as overseas markets. Many...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Demand-for-mixed-xylenes-exports-from-US-is-still-lackluster_67190.html
January 23, 2015
Europe's styrene market has made steady gains through this week on the back of renewed buying interest for prompt material as traders moved to put together cargoes for export. Trading...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Prompt-export-demand-pushes-styrene-prices-up-in-Europe_67171.html
January 23, 2015
Several sectors of the UK plastics industry today expressed their disappointment that the government is considering to press ahead with plans to potentially exempt biodegradable...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UK-plastics-industry-warns-that-biodegradable-carrier-bag-levy-exemption-will-hurt-recycling-jobs_67169.html
January 23, 2015
FDA, on 22 January, issued an import alert for an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing facility of Ipca Laboratories (Mumbai), located at Ratlam, India. An import alert...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FDA-issues-import-alert-against-Ipca-API-plant_67168.html
January 23, 2015
Sibur has confirmed to CW reports published by Russian press agency Interfax that it is reviewing the costs of its large petrochemicals project ZapSibNeftekhim. The review will take...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-reviewing-plans-for-large-petchems-project-ZapSibNeftekhim_67166.html
January 23, 2015
South Korea's benzene exports to China have increased in January on month-on-month and year-on-year (YOY) bases, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. Volatile crude oil futures have put...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-rise-amid-crude-volatility_67165.html
January 23, 2015
BP said on Thursday that it intends to sell its 950,000-cubic meter capacity oil storage terminal in Amsterdam, which it has owned and operated since 1997. The terminal acts as an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-to-divest-Amsterdam-oil-terminal_67164.html
January 23, 2015
Celanese (Dallas, TX) reports a net loss for the fourth quarter of $85 million, down from $654 million in the year-ago period. Net sales totaled $1.6 billion, down 3.5% year-over-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings per share totaled $1.28, up 23% YOY and 9 cents above the analysts’ consensus of $1.19 compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Celanese-beats-estimates-but-guides-2015-lower_67157.html
January 23, 2015
Production of several major aromatics products declined in Japan during 2014, data from the Japan Petrochemical Industry Association (JPIA; Tokyo) show. JPIA posted data for 18...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japans-aromatics-production-declined-in-2014_67159.html
January 23, 2015
Clariant said today that it is acquiring a 30% stake in the health- and personal-care business of Beraca (São Paulo), a leading provider of natural and organic ingredients, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-acquires-stake-in-Brazilian-health-and-personal-care-firm-Beraca_67161.html
January 22, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners will proceed with the expansion of the Panola Pipeline Company natural gas liquids (NGL) system. Shipper commitments obtained during a recent open season are sufficient to support the project, which will increase the system’s capacity by 50,000 bbl/day, the company says....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-to-expand-Panola-NGL-pipeline-by-50000-bblday_67116.html
January 22, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) has entered exclusive talks with management and shareholders of Axson Technologies (Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, France) to acquire Axson, Sika announced today...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-enters-talks-to-acquire-epoxy-PU-polymer-formulations-specialist_67097.html
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