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August 5, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt) on Thursday reported a 6.3% rise in second-quarter Ebitda pre exceptionals to €899.4 million ($981.5 million) on 14.4% higher sales of €3.2 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-reports-strong-sales-and-earnings-growth-confirms-outlook_72782.html
August 5, 2015
Albemarle reported second-quarter earnings of $52.1 million, up 132% year-on-year (YOY) due mainly to the impact of the acquisition of Rockwood Holdings. Second-quarter adjusted Ebitda, was $95.1 million, up 9.5% YOY on strong gains in performance chemicals. Reported earnings of 84 cts/share were 2 cts above analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Albemarle-beats-estimates-on-strong-performance-chemicals_72781.html
August 5, 2015
FMC reported second-quarter net income of $742 million due mainly to a $700-million gain related to the sale of its soda ash business to Tronox. Adjusted earnings from continuing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FMC-operating-earnings-fall-on-currency-impacts_72780.html
August 5, 2015
Sabic has shelved a project to build a world-scale acrylonitrile complex at Al Jubail because of escalating costs, according to press reports. The facility, first announced in 2011...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sabic-and-partners-shelve-acrylonitrile-project_72716.html
August 5, 2015
Huntsman says 12 people were injured by an explosion at its white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, at 2 pm local time on 5 August. Seven of the injured are being treated in a hospital, says the company. Local news reports say a nitrogen tank exploded, collapsing part of a building. There was no fire....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Explosion-at-Huntsmans-Uerdingen-facility-injures-12_72779.html
August 5, 2015
Europe's ortho-xylene (o-xylene) contract price has settled for August at €800/m.t. ($869.50), €20/m.t. lower than the July settlement. August's figure marks the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europe-o-xylene-contract-settles-lower-for-August_72764.html
August 5, 2015
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding (Mesaieed, Doha), a Qatar Petroleum (QP) company that holds most of QP’s shares in three petrochemical companies: Qatar Chemical Co. (Q-Chem I)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mesaieeds-earnings-down-because-of-plant-maintenance-and-weaker-prices_72762.html
August 5, 2015
Johnson Matthey says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Chinese Academy of Sciences' (CAS; Beijing) holdings segment, CASH. CAS a leading science and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Johnson-Matthey-and-Chinese-Academy-of-Sciences-sign-collaboration-agreement_72759.html
August 5, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June 2015, increased 88% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥8.33 billion ($66.7 million). First-quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-posts-higher-earnings_72756.html
August 5, 2015
Delfin LNG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Fairwood Peninsula Energy, has selected Bechtel to carry out front-end engineering and design for a floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) vessel...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bechtel-selected-for-the-first-floating-LNG-plant-in-the-US_72752.html
August 5, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) is at an advanced state of a feasibility study for a biochemicals complex in Thailand and plans to conclude the study by year-end, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTTGC-studying-biofuels-project-in-Thailand_72751.html
August 5, 2015
A new RadiciGroup (Bergamo, Italy) company focusing on plastics in Mexico has strengthened its production capacity in North American by acquiring the nylon engineering plastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Radici-acquires-nylon-engineering-plastics-division-of-Mexican-producer-Resinas_72750.html
August 5, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says its net profits increased nearly sixfold in the fiscal first quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits-upgrades-earnings-sales-projections_72749.html
August 4, 2015
The company reported adjusted earnings of $79 million, up from $11 million in the year-ago quarter. Earnings improved due to higher margins in the basic chemicals and feedstocks segment, including styrene monomer, styrenic polymers, and polycarbonate. Reported earnings were $1.61/share, 5% above the median analyst estimate as reported by Thomson Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Trinseo-reports-improved-earnings-on-stronger-styrenics-and-polycarbonate-margins_72748.html
August 4, 2015
DSM reports €110 million ($120.6 million) in net profit from continuing operations before exceptional items during the second quarter compared with €108 million one year...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-net-profit-and-revenue-up-maintains-guidance_72720.html
August 4, 2015
African Potash (London), the AIM-listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, has entered into a trading agreement with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/African-Potash-signs-landmark-trading-agreement-with-Comesa_72719.html
August 4, 2015
Industries Qatar (Doha), a conglomerate with interests in petrochemicals, fertilizers, and steel, reported second-quarter net profit increased 20% year-on-year, to 1.5 billion Qatari...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Industries-Qatar-lifts-sales-and-profits_72718.html
August 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has posted sales of €3.52 billion ($3.86 billion) in the second quarter, up 8% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted net income leaped by 70% YOY, to €307 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-sales-increase-Ebitda-rockets-raises-full-year-outlook-again_72717.html
August 4, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners LP (Westlake Partners; Houston) reports second-quarter net income attributable to the partnership of $10.4 million. Earnings of 39 cts per limited partner unit were equal to the analysts’ consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York) Reuters....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Westlake-Chemical-Partners-reports-net-income-of-$10-4-million_72733.html
August 4, 2015
Balchem reported second-quarter net earnings of $14.9 million, up 53% year-on-year (YOY). Revenue increased 2% (YOY), to $134.7 million. Reported adjusted earnings of 62 cts/share were...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Balchem-earnings-up-53-percent-on-Sensory-Effects-acquisition-and-margin-gains_72746.html
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