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April 27, 2015
The Institute for Shareholder Services (ISS; Rockville, MD), a proxy advisory firm, is recommending that two Trian nominees, including Trian founder and CEO Nelson Peltz, be elected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ISS-backs-two-Trian-seats-on-DuPont-board-update_69842.html
April 27, 2015
BP declined to comment to CW on a report in The Telegraph that the UK government would oppose a potential takeover of the company. This report follows speculation that the energy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-declines-to-comment-on-government-opposition-to-potential-takeover_69836.html
April 27, 2015
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says it has added five independent directors as part of an agreement with activist investor Starboard Value. LSB will also pursue several other moves as part of the agreement, including separating its chemicals and climate control businesses and possibly restructuring the chemicals business as a master limited partnership. LSB has appointed a new lead independent director and independent board committee to oversee the search for a president of the chemicals business....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LSB-satisfies-Starboard-by-adding-directors-pursuing-chemicals-MLP_69841.html
April 27, 2015
Williams Partners says a failed transformer has prevented its expanded Geismar, LA, olefins plant from running at the new full capacity, 1.95 billion lbs/year, but the issue will be corrected in June. The company expects the plant to run at its preexpansion capacity of 1.35 billion lbs/year through May....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Williams-Geismar-ethylene-running-well-to-reach-full-production-in-June_69838.html
April 27, 2015
Showa Denko says that it will establish a company next month that will take over its phenolic resins business. Showa Denko will transfer 85% of the shares in the new company to Aica...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-to-sell-phenolic-resins-business-to-Aica-Kogyo_69831.html
April 27, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired the remaining shares in Vitiva (Markovci, Slovenia), meaning Frutarom now holds...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Frutarom-acquires-remaining-shares-in-Slovenia-based-firm-Vitiva_69828.html
April 27, 2015
S-Oil Corp. (Seoul), South Korea's third-largest oil refiner by sales, majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today announced a major increase in first-quarter profits. Net income was 211.25...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oils-first-quarter-profits-soar-on-better-margins_69840.html
April 27, 2015
Solvay says that it today broke ground on a facility that will produce highly dispersible silica (HDS) at Gunsan, South Korea. The 80,000-m.t./year HDS plant is expected to become...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Solvay-builds-silica-plant-in-South-Korea_69827.html
April 27, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) says that it will expand production capacity at its Mizushima, Japan, site for thermoplastic elastomers sold under the brand Quintac, which is used mainly as a raw...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Zeon-to-expand-production-capacity-for-thermoplastic-elastomers_69825.html
April 27, 2015
China’s imports of aromatics were mostly higher in March versus February amid market concerns of tight supplies, falling inventories, and plant turnarounds, the latest statistics...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-imports-more-aromatics-in-March-amid-tight-supply-lower-inventories-plant-turnarounds_69824.html
April 27, 2015
LyondellBasell reports first-quarter net income of $1.164 billion, up 23% year-over-year (YOY) from $944 million as increased volumes and margins offset price declines. Sales totaled $8.185 billion, down 26% from $11.135 billion. Earnings of $2.41/share beat the consensus estimate of $2.12/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/LyondellBasell-beats-estimates-with-increase-in-net-income_69810.html
April 26, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) said today that following a turnaround at the company’s carbon monoxide (CO) and acetic acid plants at Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sipchem-restarts-carbon-monoxide-and-acetic-acid-complex_69823.html
April 26, 2015
Ineos Technologies has confirmed that it has licensed its Innovene S process technology for the manufacture of medium-density and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) to Socar Polymer for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-confirms-award-of-HDPE-technology-contract-in-Azerbaijan_69822.html
April 26, 2015
National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee) said today that it has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction contract for a previously announced titanium sponge plant to CTCI...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tasnee-awards-titanium-sponge-plant-contract-to-CTCI-and-Chiyoda_69821.html
April 24, 2015
Air Liquide today reported €3.99 billion ($4.29 billion) in sales for the first quarter, up 7% year-on-year (YOY), benefiting from a positive 7.3% currency impact that was partly...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquides-sales-rise-on-currency-effects-offsetting-weaker-energy_69802.html
April 24, 2015
Styrene spot prices are starting to cool in Europe with the arrival of long-awaited imports. But the possibility of increased contract prices for May has not yet moved down the agenda...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europe-styrene-spot-prices-start-to-cool-but-contract-hike-expected_69808.html
April 24, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) today reported operating Ebitda of €66.4 million ($71.4 million) in first-quarter 2015 compared with €57.5 in the year-ago quarter, an increase of 15%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kemira-announces-increases-in-sales-profit-and-margin-maintains-outlook-for-2015_69799.html
April 24, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports to China will exceed 95,000 m.t. for a fourth consecutive month amid firm domestic demand, data obtained by IHS Chemical show. About 95,000 m.t. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-Koreas-benzene-exports-to-China-will-exceed-95000-m-t-in-April-for-fourth-straight-month_69798.html
April 24, 2015
Yara International (Oslo) today reported its first-quarter results, with higher deliveries and improved margins reflecting lower gas costs and a stronger US dollar. "Ammonia and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-hit-by-one-off-charges-despite-big-improvement-in-underlying-results_69797.html
April 24, 2015
Potash development company Sirius (London) on Thursday received planning permission from Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC) in the United Kingdom to go ahead with its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sirius-receives-first-planning-permission-for-UK-potash-project_69796.html
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