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January 30, 2015
Eastman Chemical reports fourth-quarter operating earnings down 95%, to $27.0 million. Included in the fourth-quarter earnings are transaction and integration costs related to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-beats-estimates-but-its-outlook-disappoints_67365.html
January 30, 2015
Le Joint Français, owned by Total’s Hutchinson Group (Paris) subsidiary, has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-aerospace-and-automotive-sealants-business-of-LJF_67364.html
January 30, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizers Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, has announced that its board of directors has approved Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Gabr as president, effective 1 April. Al Gabr...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Safco-appoints-new-president_67358.html
January 30, 2015
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported a bigger net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oils-losses-widen-on-steep-fall-in-oil-prices_67357.html
January 30, 2015
Merck KGaA today announced the appointment of Andreas Stickler as the new head of controlling of the company’s health-care business. Roman Werth will succeed Stickler as...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-appoints-personnel-in-finance-department_67356.html
January 30, 2015
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), a leading global potash producer, has announced the results of investigation into the cause of the 18 November 2014 accident at the Solikamsk-2 mine...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uralkalis-potash-mine-flooding-was-precipitated-by-earthquake-20-years-ago_67355.html
January 30, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical reports a 92% rise in net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥47.2 billion ($401.3 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sumitomo-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67354.html
January 30, 2015
ICL (Tel Aviv) on Thursday inaugurated its new operational headquarters and European shared services center at Amsterdam. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dutch prime minister...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-opens-European-HQ-and-shared-services-center-at-Amsterdam_67351.html
January 30, 2015
Arkema says that its previously announced thiochemicals platform at Kerteh, Malaysia, came onstream at the beginning of 2015. The thiochemicals site produces methyl mercaptan for use...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkema-starts-up-thiochemicals-plant-in-Malaysia_67350.html
January 30, 2015
H.C. Starck (Munich) says it will expand its executive board to include a newly created position of chief technology officer. Michael Reiß will take on this position, effective 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/H-C-Starck-enlarges-executive-board-with-CTO-appointment_67349.html
January 30, 2015
Solvay announced today that it has agreed to sell its German-based refrigerant business and pharma propellants to Daikin. The move forms part of Solvay’s special chemicals global...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-divests-German-refrigerant-business-to-Daikin_67348.html
January 30, 2015
An escalation in styrene spot prices in Europe has opened an arbitrage into Europe from the United States, just days after Europe looked to have finished clearing out a stock-overhang...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Higher-styrene-prices-in-Europe-open-arbitrage-window-from-US_67363.html
January 30, 2015
Tokuyama (Tokyo) reports a net loss of ¥78.9 billion ($672.3 million) in the fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2014 compared with a net profit of ¥7.49 billion in that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tokuyama-reports-huge-loss_67347.html
January 30, 2015
Japan's exports of major aromatics products mostly fell in 2014, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Finance (Tokyo). Exports of para-xylene (p-xylene) were 2.40...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japans-exports-of-p-xylene-benzene-declined-in-2014-toluene-mixed-xylene-exports-up_67345.html
January 30, 2015
Higher volumes and an advantaged feedstock position helped lift Dow’s fourth-quarter earnings above estimates. Net income fell 18.4% year-on-year, to $839 million. Adjusted...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-blows-past-estimates-says-lower-oil-prices-good-for-global-economy_67316.html
January 30, 2015
Former presidential candidate and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney told American Cleaning Institute convention attendees on 29 January that Washington needs to address three critical priorities to maintain America’s global leadership position: safety, creating opportunity, and lifting people out of poverty....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitt-Romney-outlines-policy-priorities-at-ACI-convention_67344.html
January 30, 2015
SC Johnson chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson says industry must take steps to rebuild public trust while “standing up for chemistry, for scientific truth, and for the health and wellness of consumers and the planet.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACI-2015-SC-Johnson-CEO-says-industry-must-rebuild-consumer-trust_67361.html
January 30, 2015
BP is the latest oil company to announce layoffs this week as a result of declining prices. The company says there have been staff reductions at its US headquarters in Houston, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-confirms-layoffs-at-US-headquarters_67337.html
January 30, 2015
NewMarket reports net income for the fourth quarter of $52 million, down 4% year-over-year (YOY) from $54 million. Sales totaled $548 million, down 1% YOY from $554 million. Adjusted earnings of $4.30/share beat the analysts’ consensus of $3.92 as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/NewMarket-net-income-down-4-percent-beats-estimates_67338.html
January 30, 2015
Phillips 66 reports that its chemical segment, a 50% equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX), turned in fourth-quarter earnings of $267 million, up 2% year-over-year (YOY) from $261 million as a boost from the specialties, aromatics & styrenics (SA&S) business compensated for a decline in olefins & polyolefins (O&P)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Phillips-66-chemical-earnings-up-2-percent-on-stronger-specialties-aromatics-and-styrenics-business_67333.html
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