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July 30, 2014
Dow Corning announced its results today for its fiscal second quarter, with marked improvement in silicone sales in most geographies. The company says there was also significant growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Dow-Corning-results-up-on-silicone-sales_62807.html
July 30, 2014
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including poly(ether ether ketone), today announced its third-quarter results, covering 1 April–30...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Victrex-ups-sales-in-quarter-to-June_62805.html
July 30, 2014
PhosAgro (Moscow) said today that its CEO, Andrey Guryev, met with Nick Bowen, the executive global head/mining services at Orica, to discuss the final construction stage of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-and-Orica-on-track-with-emulsion-explosives-project-in-Russia_62803.html
July 30, 2014
The chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok), reports a 14.4% fall in net profits for the second quarter, ended 30 June, compared with the year-ago period, to 2.26...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siam-Cements-chemicals-business-reports-fall-in-second-quarter-profits_62796.html
July 30, 2014
AkzoNobel says it will partner with the Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore (Seris) at the National University of Singapore in order to explore less costly ways of producing...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-collaborates-with-institute-in-Singapore-on-solar-cell-technology_62795.html
July 30, 2014
Clariant’s second-quarter net income from continuing operations was up 17%, to 83 million Swiss francs ($91.5 million), while revenues from continuing operations declined 1%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-confirms-outlook-on-improved-second-quarter-results_62794.html
July 30, 2014
Bayer today reported a 13.3% rise in second-quarter net income, to €953 million ($1.28 billion), on 1% higher sales of €10.5 billion. Ebitda before special items was down...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-reports-higher-income-and-revenue-upholds-full-year-forecast_62793.html
July 30, 2014
The board of Yara International (Oslo) today announced the appointment of Svein Richard Brandtzæg, aged 57, as the company's new president and CEO. He will succeed Jørgen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yara-appoints-new-president-and-CEO_62603.html
July 29, 2014
Ecolab today reported adjusted net income up 46% year-on-year (YOY), to $311.4 million, on net sales up 7%, to $3.57 billion. Adjusted income totaled $1.03/share, slightly ahead of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ecolab-beats-estimates-on-solid-sales-growth-narrows-guidance_62777.html
July 29, 2014
The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW) in Australia announced on 28 July that Orica (Melbourne) has been convicted and penalized A$768,250...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Court-fines-Orica-for-pollution-incidents_62775.html
July 29, 2014
BP's petrochemicals business posted an underlying loss before interest and tax of $98 million in the second quarter on a replacement cost (RC) basis compared with an underlying RC loss...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BPs-petchem-loss-widens_62773.html
July 29, 2014
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals is to form a new polymers company at the end of this month to build and operate a superabsorbents production facility at Yeosu, South Korea, to meet brisk...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sumitomo-Seika-Chemicals-outlines-superabsorbents-investment-in-Korea_62771.html
July 29, 2014
Lenzing announced today that it has started production at its large-scale Tencel cellulose fiber plant at Lenzing, Austria. The plant has capacity for 67,000 m.t./year of Tencel fiber...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lenzing-starts-up-large-Tencel-fiber-plant-in-Austria_62770.html
July 29, 2014
Elementis today announced its interim six-month results, reporting a 5% rise in operating profit, to $76.8 million. Sales were up 3%, to $400 million, while operating margin, at 19%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Elementiss-profits-and-revenues-rise_62769.html
July 29, 2014
Linde (Munich), the gases and engineering group, today reported a 4.3% drop in second-quarter adjusted operating profit, to €969 million ($1.30 billion), on 1.3% lower revenues of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Linde-reports-lower-profits-and-revenues-confirms-outlook_62768.html
July 29, 2014
Codexis (Redwood City, CA), a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, says that Gordon Sangster has agreed to join Codexis as senior v.p. and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Codexis-appoints-new-CFO_62765.html
July 29, 2014
M&G Chemicals says that its wholly owned subsidiary, M&G International, has formed a joint venture with Anhui Guozhen Co. (Guozhen) to build a $325-million cellulosic biorefinery at Fuyang, China. M&G will hold a 70% stake in the company, Anhui M&G Guozhen Green Refinery Co., and Guozhen will hold the remaining 30%....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/M-and-G-forms-JV-with-Chinese-firm-to-build-$325-million-biorefinery-in-China_62762.html
July 29, 2014
IHS has entered into a partnership agreement with The Chlorine Institute (CI) that will allow IHS to provide worldwide access to CI’s safety and technical publications via IHS content platforms. The content will cover safe production, handling, and packaging; health and the environment; emergency planning and response; and properties of chemicals and analytical techniques. The materials will continue to be available directly from the CI Bookstore....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IHS-to-host-Chlorine-Institute-safety-and-technical-publications_62763.html
July 28, 2014
Eastman Chemical reports net earnings of $292 million, 9.8% higher year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings of $1.92/share were 14.2% higher YOY and beat a $1.84/share consensus of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-beats-estimates-reaffirms-2014-outlook_62764.html
July 28, 2014
Repsol (Madrid) has posted net income of €520 million ($698.4 million) in the second quarter, an increase of 95% from the year-earlier period. Net income from downstream...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Repsol-reports-higher-earnings-new-leadership-in-place_62732.html
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