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October 7, 2015
Shares in Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, rose by about 10% in initial trading on its first day, Tuesday, on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Covestro shares were...
October 7, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, says it produced 3.0 million m.t. of potassium chloride (KCl) in the third quarter of this year, 6%...
October 6, 2015
US EPA’s plans to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS) for ground-level ozone to 70 parts per billion (ppb), from 75 ppb, has met with industry...
October 6, 2015
Invista says it is restructuring its Orange, TX, site to improve its competitiveness. The company’s plans include shutting down the site’s 215,000-m.t./year adipic acid plant and laying off 75 of the site’s 600 workers....
October 6, 2015
Superior Plus (Toronto) has announced plans to acquire sodium chlorate and chlor-alkali maker Canexus (Calgary, AB) in a deal valued at C$932 million ($714 million) including debt...
October 6, 2015
Olin (Clayton, MO) says its board of directors has elected four officers since the merger with Dow’s chlorine businesses, which was completed on 5 October. Each of the officers held executive positions within the merged Dow assets....
October 6, 2015
BASF will more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year capacity to the existing membrane-cell process plant at the...
October 6, 2015
Former Tyco International CEO Edward Breen, who joined DuPont’s board in February, has been named interim chairman and CEO. DuPont also cut its second-half 2015 outlook on Monday, citing a stronger dollar and slumping agricultural markets....
October 5, 2015

Olin announced on Monday that it has completed its merger with Dow’s chlorine products businesses. Two Dow veterans, William H. Weideman and Carol A. Williams, have been elected to Olin’s board of directors, says the company.


October 5, 2015
Praxair has teamed up with Liaoning Oxiranchem (Oxiran) by starting up a air separation plant at the company’s facility in Yangzhou Chemical Industrial Park in Jiangsu Province...
October 5, 2015
Production at Total's Carling, France, naphtha cracker is scheduled to end Monday—the culmination of a previously announced program to close the plant, says Philippe Sauquet...
October 5, 2015
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, on Monday is launching a tender for the engineering, material supply, and construction work for three new...
October 5, 2015
The petrochemical industry will account for an increasing share of oil demand over the next 15 years, as the overall energy mix widens to include alternatives to oil such as renewables...
October 5, 2015
PotashCorp on Sunday said that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire German potash producer K+S. The private proposal of €41/share ($46.09) on 31 May, valuing the offer...
October 2, 2015
Kraton Performance Polymers (Houston), a leading producer of styrene block copolymers, has agreed to acquire pine-chemicals maker Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) from private equity firm American Securities (New York) for a cash price of $1.37 billion....
October 2, 2015
Oxea (Dallas) says detailed engineering continues on a world-scale propanol plant that is to be built at Bay City, TX. The company expects to bring the plant on stream in late 2017, one year later than planned when the project was first announced in March 2014. A 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) plant announced at the same time has also been postponed....
October 2, 2015
Shares of Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, will be offered on the stock market for €24.00, valuing the company at €4.9 billion. Bayer says it wants to...
October 2, 2015
The US economy will take a massive hit if Congress does not extend the deadline for implementation of positive train control (PTC), according to a report released Thursday by ACC. A one-month disruption would reduce GDP by $30 billion and cost 700,000 jobs, says the report....
October 2, 2015
Univar has acquired Future Transfer and BlueStar Distribution (Future/BlueStar; Tillsonburg, ON), two associated businesses that provides logistics, warehousing, packaging, and formulation services to the agricultural industry in Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
October 2, 2015
Four workers were injured in by an explosion and fire Friday morning at a SunEdison manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, according to news reports. The fire has been extinguished....
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