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May 12, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC) said on Tuesday that it has established a performance polymers business network in Turkey. The liaison office, based in Istanbul, was opened by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Chemical-establishes-performance-polymers-marketing-base-in-Turkey_70321.html
May 12, 2015
Sinopec Group has announced the appointment of Wang Yupu, former deputy director of the China Academy of Engineering, as its new chairman. Wang will replace Fu Chengyu, who has reached...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sinopec-appoints-new-chairman_70320.html
May 12, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals reports net profits of ¥17.3 billion ($144.0 million) for its fiscal year, ended 31 March 2015, compared with a net loss of ¥25.1 billion in the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-swings-to-profit_70319.html
May 12, 2015
Rentech Nitrogen Partners reports net income for the first quarter of $9.0 million, an almost three-fold increase year-over-year (YOY). Revenue increased 23% YOY, to $69.2 million. Earnings per share of 23 cents beat analysts’ consensus estimate of 22 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rentech-Nitrogen-almost-triples-earnings-on-strong-demand-low-gas-prices_70315.html
May 11, 2015
Europe's May styrene customer reference price (CRP) has been agreed at €1,398/m.t. ($1,559). This figure is up €20 from the April settlement of €1,378/m.t. The May...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europes-May-styrene-CRP-settles-higher_70299.html
May 11, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) announced today that it has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat (Cleveland), including 100% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Distributor-IMCD-makes-first-acquisition-in-US-issues-new-shares_70304.html
May 11, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) reports a 24% fall in profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014, to 339 million baht ($10.1 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-reports-fall-in-profits-completes-acquisition-of-PET-producer-in-Thailand_70294.html
May 11, 2015
BASF and Lanxess said on Monday that they have signed an agreement for BASF to purchase the latter company's polyisobutene business, consisting mainly of intellectual property, for a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-acquires-Lanxesss-new-technology-to-produce-polyisobutylene_70290.html
May 11, 2015
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) reports a 20% fall in profits for the first quarter of 2015 compared with the first quarter of 2014, to 672 million ringgit ($173.8 million) mainly...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petronas-Chemicals-reports-fall-in-quarterly-profits_70288.html
May 11, 2015
Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymer (SAP) production at the company’s site at Zwijndrecht, Belgium. SAP capacity at the site will be increased by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-to-invest-&euro350-million-to-expand-SAP-and-acrylic-acid-capacity-in-Belgium_70287.html
May 11, 2015
Pharmaceuticals and chemicals producer Novacap (Lyon, France) has acquired private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe's majority stake in CU Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Novacap-acquires-Germany-based-producer-of-pharma-ingredients_70303.html
May 11, 2015
Wacker Chemie has confirmed its 2015 sales and earnings forecast following a strong first quarter. Rudolf Staudigl, CEO, said at the company's shareholders' meeting, held on 8 May in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Wacker-confirms-2015-sales-earnings-forecast-upgrade_70275.html
May 11, 2015
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) reports a steep year-over-year (YOY) decline in first-quarter income and sales, the result of a maintenance turnaround and upgrade that took the company’s integrated methanol and ammonia production facility offline from February through mid-April. Net income for the quarter totaled $900,000, down 97% YOY from $29 million. Revenue fell 62% YOY, to 32 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/OCI-Partners-first-quarter-income-down-on-turnaround-beats-estimates_70301.html
May 11, 2015
Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) and Cargill announced today that they have agreed to begin engineering work to convert a Cargill manufacturing facility at Blair, NE, to produce steviol...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evolva-Cargill-begin-engineering-work-on-novel-stevia-sweetener-plant_70280.html
May 11, 2015
Stora Enso and Kemira said today that they have started construction work for pilot projects addressing water-related issues in three villages in Guangxi Province, southern China. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Stora-Enso-Kemira-begin-work-on-water-projects-in-China_70281.html
May 11, 2015
Borouge (Abu Dhabi), a 60-40 joint venture between Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. and Borealis (Vienna), has brought onstream all five polyolefin plants, which form part of Borouge 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borouge-ramping-up-ponders-next-phase-under-2030-strategy_70242.html
May 11, 2015
FMC today reported a first-quarter net loss of $48.6 million, compared with a gain of $65.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues declined 13% year-on-year (YOY), to $659.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FMC-misses-estimates-on-ag-weakness-sets-2020-growth-targets_70302.html
May 11, 2015
Tosoh's net profits for the company's fiscal year ended 31 March more than doubled compared with the previous fiscal year, to ¥62.3 billion ($519.2 million). Full-year sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tosoh-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_70282.html
May 11, 2015
Chandra Asri (Jakarta) plans to start a scheduled maintenance cum expansion program in August for its steam cracker at Cilegon, Indonesia, lasting about 90 days, a source close to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chandra-Asri-plans-to-start-cracker-expansion-program-in-August_70279.html
May 11, 2015
Recent volatility in crude prices has affected the global petrochemical industry in a variety of ways. A panel of IHS Chemical and Energy experts at the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference held in Seoul have looked at its implications for the industry....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/APIC-2015-Implications-of-crudes-deflation-on-chemical-industry_70195.html
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