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February 5, 2015
Toray Industries reports a 26.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_67527.html
February 5, 2015
Aromatics prices fell $15-55/m.t. in Asia today, erasing most of the week's gains as regional market sentiment turned bearish following a slump in overnight crude oil futures. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asia-aromatics-prices-lose-most-of-weeks-gains-today-on-crude-slump_67521.html
February 5, 2015
PlastIndia 2015 exhibition, the biggest plastics exhibition in India and the third largest in the world trailing K in Dusseldorf, Germany; and ChinaPlas in Shanghai; was inaugurated...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PlastIndia-Plastics-consumption-to-triple-OPaL-CEO-confirms-talks-with-Kuwait-may-import-US-shale-gas_67526.html
February 5, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) said Wednesday that they have resumed discussions with Shell regarding a new three-year labor agreement. The USW told workers on 1 February to strike...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/USW-and-Royal-Dutch-Shell-resume-labor-talks_67503.html
February 5, 2015
Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) today announced that the company will permanently close its plant in Botlek at Rotterdam, the Netherlands; and implement efficiency...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nufarm-to-close-manufacturing-plant-in-the-Netherlands_67525.html
February 5, 2015
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 50.4% fall in operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-operating-profits_67522.html
February 5, 2015
BASF says that it has opened new facilities in Taiwan for the electronic materials industry. The facilities — for production, research and development, and application testing A...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-opens-facilities-in-Taiwan-to-support-electronic-materials-industry_67518.html
February 4, 2015
Live Oak LNG plans to invest $2 billion to develop a liquefaction facility and liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal near Lake Charles, LA, chairman Martin Houston has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Live-Oak-to-invest-$2-billion-in-liquefaction-plant-and-LNG-export-terminal-in-Louisiana_67512.html
February 4, 2015
Regulatory issues, most prominently reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and trade barriers, have been key topics of discussion at Informex 2015, held this week in New...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Informex-2015-Regulatory-hurdles-persist-as-industry-expects-growth_67510.html
February 4, 2015
Jacobs Engineering says it has received a contract from BP for concept engineering services to upgrade a hydrotreater unit at its refinery facilities at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. BP...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BP-awards-contract-to-Jacobs-to-upgrade-refinery-in-Germany_67485.html
February 4, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals reports net profits of ¥19.0 billion ($162.1 million) for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with a net loss of ¥18.5 billion in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-swings-to-profit_67481.html
February 4, 2015
Nippon Shokubai says net profits for its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, increased 66% compared with the year-ago period, to ¥13.8 billion ($117.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nippon-Shokubai-reports-rises-in-profits-and-sales_67476.html
February 4, 2015
Frutarom Industries, a leading player in the flavors and specialty fine ingredients industries, on Tuesday announced two acquisitions, one in Spain, the other in the United Kingdom...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Frutarom-acquires-companies-in-Spain-UK_67480.html
February 4, 2015
Styrolution, the styrenics subsidiary of Ineos, said today that it has launched a pilot styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC) plant at Antwerp. The new plant will produce all of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Styrolution-launches-pilot-styrene-butadiene-copolymer-plant-at-Antwerp_67489.html
February 4, 2015
Attendees at the American Cleaning Institute’s annual convention in Orlando, FL this week say that the mood in the cleaning and home care sector is upbeat.  Turnout was the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACI-2015-Upbeat-mood-for-home-care-sector_67339.html
February 4, 2015
Chlorine production increased 1.3% year-on-year (YOY) in Europe during December 2014, according to the latest figures released by industry association Euro Chlor (Brussels). Production...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Europes-chlorine-production-up-1-3-percent-in-December_67490.html
February 4, 2015
Syngenta today reported fourth-quarter integrated—but excluding lawn and garden—sales of $3.47 billion, 8.0% up on the year-earlier quarter and up 12% at constant exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-reports-virtually-unchanged-earnings-on-higher-sales-expects-unchanged-results-in-2015_67475.html
February 4, 2015
H.B. Fuller says that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Continental Products Ltd. (Nairobi), a provider of industrial adhesives to the East and Central Africa...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/H-B-Fuller-completes-acquisition-of-Kenya-based-adhesives-company_67474.html
February 4, 2015
Showa Denko says that it has completed constructing the previously announced joint venture facility near Seoul for the production of high-purity nitrous oxide (N2O), a specialty...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-opens-high-purity-nitrous-oxide-plant-in-South-Korea_67472.html
February 4, 2015
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, the parent of Mitsubishi Chemical, says net profits more than doubled in its fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsubishi-Chemical-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_67488.html
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