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May 8, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) says that it has agreed to acquire the assets of Xennia Technology (Letchworth, UK), a manufacturer of specialty inks used in digital printing. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sensient-acquires-UK-based-manufacturer-of-specialty-inks_70243.html
May 8, 2015
Codexis (Redwood City, CA), a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, reports a net loss of $5.56 million in the first quarter of 2015 compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Codexis-narrows-loss_70241.html
May 8, 2015
This year’s APIC conference, themed ‘Turning threats into opportunities for the Asian petrochemical industry, currently under way in Seoul is being attended by some 1,200...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/APIC-2015-BASF-and-Sabic-emphasize-innovation-in-keynote-addresses_70248.html
May 7, 2015
Delegates at this year’s APIC conference, under way in Seoul, on Friday heard speakers call for changes to accommodate current developments in the sector. Soo-Young Huh, chairman...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/APIC-2015-Asian-petrochemical-industry-should-turn-threats-into-opportunities_70239.html
May 7, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience’s US unit has named Glenn Kelly director of government relations. He will lead the company's federal and state government relations, advocacy and policy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-MaterialScience-appoints-director-of-government-relations_70229.html
May 7, 2015
Fluor Corp.’s Brazil unit, as part of a consortium, has been awarded a contract by Parnaíba Gás Natural (PGN) for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Fluor-consortium-awarded-contract-for-natural-gas-development-project-in-Brazil_70227.html
May 7, 2015
Calgon Carbon reports first-quarter net income of $11.1 million, up 3.3% year-on-year (YOY). Net sales increased 3.1% YOY, to $135.7 million. Currency translation had a $6.3 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Calgon-Carbon-posts-higher-sales-on-strong-activated-carbon-results_70179.html
May 7, 2015
Companies operating in the chemical distribution industry range in size from multinationals that are publicly traded or private equity owned, to small and medium-size firms, many of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FECC-2015-Scale-as-a-success-factor-in-chemical-distribution_70168.html
May 7, 2015
SAFC Commercial, the custom-manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis), reports a 4.4% increase in sales in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SAFC-reports-rise-in-first-quarter-sales_70167.html
May 7, 2015
The petrochemical business of Idemitsu Kosan reports an operating loss of ¥7.08 billion ($59.5 million) for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015, compared with an operating profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Idemitsu-Kosans-petrochemical-business-reports-an-operating-loss_70164.html
May 7, 2015
Toray Industries says that its Zoltek (St. Louis, MO) subsidiary will double the production capacity for large-tow carbon fibers, at its site at El Salto in the state of Jalisco...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-to-expand-production-capacity-for-large-tow-carbon-fibers-in-Mexico_70162.html
May 7, 2015
Wacker Chemie said on Thursday that it has agreed with an undisclosed solar-sector customer to terminate their contractual and delivery relationships. The terms of the agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Wacker-and-solar-customer-terminate-polysilicon-contract-Wacker-to-receive-special-income_70159.html
May 7, 2015
Evonik Industries today opened its expanded oil additives plant in Jurong Island, Singapore after two years of engineering, planning and construction. The capacity of the plant has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-opens-expanded-oil-additives-plant-in-Singapore_70158.html
May 7, 2015
BASF Corp. says it has entered into a distribution agreement for the sale of BASF’s gas treatment solvents to the ammonia and syngas industry in the United States and Trinidad...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-appoints-Kinetix-as-distributor-of-gas-treatment-solvents-in-the-US-and-Trinidad_70157.html
May 7, 2015
Ineos today announced that it has completed the previously announced deal to acquire at least a 50% interest in seven IGas (London) shale gas licenses in northwestern England. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-completes-purchase-of-key-IGas-shale-gas-assets-in-UK_70156.html
May 7, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) today announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siegfried-to-buy-certain-pharma-ingredients-businesses-from-BASF-for-&euro270-million_70155.html
May 7, 2015
Indian Oil Corp. on Wednesday said it has commissioned a propylene recovery unit at its Mathura refinery. The facility, which is designed to produce 165,000 m.t./year of 99.7% pure...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indian-Oil-commissions-propylene-recovery-unit_70152.html
May 7, 2015
Lanxess on Thursday reported an 11.7% rise in first-quarter Ebitda pre-exceptionals to €229 million ($260.2 million), mainly because of lower raw material costs and currency...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-reports-lower-net-income-on-flat-sales-ups-full-year-Ebitda-forecast_70154.html
May 7, 2015
Kao Corp. (Tokyo) says that it had today opened its previously announced new surfactants production plant at the Shanghai Fine Chemical Industrial Park in the Jinshan district of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kao-opens-surfactants-plant-at-Shanghai_70153.html
May 6, 2015
Dow Chemical said on Wednesday that it has completed the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical’s share in Univation Technologies (Houston), previously an equally owned joint venture...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-Chemical-completes-acquisition-of-Univation-Technologies_70150.html
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