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October 29, 2014
PetroChina’s refining and chemicals business segment recorded an operating loss of 8.75 billion renminbi ($1.43 billion) in the first nine months of 2014 compared with an...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PetroChinas-chemicals-business-narrows-loss_64892.html
October 29, 2014
Kuraray reports an 8.1% increase in net profits for its fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥17.0 billion ($158 million). First-half sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kuraray-reports-profits-sales-rise_64875.html
October 29, 2014
BP included a $444-million impairment charge in its third-quarter accounts following a "strategic business review" of its petrochemicals business. BP's petrochemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Big-impairment-charge-aromatics-oversupply-weigh-on-BPs-petchem-earnings-plant-closures-planned_64850.html
October 29, 2014
Stolt-Nielsen plans to relocate its tankers' staff in Norwalk, CT to Houston. The move will consolidate the company's US-based staff in Houston, which is the port most frequently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Stolt-Nielsen-to-relocate-tanker-staff-from-Norwalk-to-Houston_64887.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical reports a 5.9% increase in net profits for the fiscal first half, ended 30 September, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥67.9 billion ($626 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shin-Etsu-reports-rises-in-profits-sales_64851.html
October 28, 2014
Shin-Etsu Chemical says that it will construct a new R&D facility that will focus on silicones at Annaka, Japan. Shin-Etsu will invest about ¥5 billion ($47 million) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Shin-Etsu-to-invest-$47-million-to-build-silicones-R-and-D-facility-in-Japan_64846.html
October 28, 2014
Synthomer (Harlow, UK) today warned in its interim management statement that its full-year earnings will be slightly below analysts' consensus because of weakening conditions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Synthomer-warns-on-profits-as-European-demand-falters_64845.html
October 28, 2014
SK Global Chemical, the petrochemical business of SK Innovation (Seoul), formerly SK Energy, reports a 40.4% fall in operating profits for the third quarter of 2014 compared with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/SK-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-operating-profits_64844.html
October 28, 2014
BASF's wholly owned tert-butylamine plant at Nanjing started production in June 2013. BASF says that it will expand the production capacity of its world-scale production plant for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-expand-tert-butylamine-capacity-at-Nanjing_64841.html
October 28, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) swung to profit, reporting net income of $52.8 million during the third quarter compared with a net loss of $62.8 million in the same period last...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mexichem-swings-to-profit_64857.html
October 28, 2014
Borealis is to restructure its operations in Brazil to optimize production, the company said today. Following a €45 million ($57.3 million) investment at its Itatiba plant near...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-to-consolidate-plastics-compounding-operations-in-Brazil_64859.html
October 28, 2014
Green chemistry company GlyEco (Phoenix) says that it has signed a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with catalysis and process technology firm Haldor Topsoe. The two...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GlyEco-and-Haldor-Topsoe-to-collaborate-in-developing-waste-glycol-recycling-facilities_64838.html
October 28, 2014
DuPont today reports a solid gain in third-quarter income as higher volumes and cost-cutting helped offset weaker prices and lower volumes in the ag sector. The company—currently...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-net-income-up-41-percent-stands-by-guidance-despite-sluggish-economy_64855.html
October 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, says that its board of directors has appointed Andreas Fibig...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IFF-board-elects-CEO-as-chairman_64835.html
October 28, 2014
Ecolab today announced third-quarter net income up 18% year-on-year (YOY), to $364.9 million, or $1.19/share, on net sales up 6%, to $3.69 billion. Adjusted net income rose 16% YOY, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ecolab-earnings-rise-on-strong-energy-results_64856.html
October 28, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB), posting a 0.1% decrease in activity over October, measured on a 3-month moving average (3MMA) basis. However, despite...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ACC-chemical-barometer-falls-in-October_64854.html
October 28, 2014
Innospec says that it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Independence Oilfield Chemicals (The Woodlands, TX), a portfolio company of private equity firm CSL Capital...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Innospec-completes-acquisition-of-Independence-Oilfield-Chemicals_64833.html
October 28, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) today announced that Ian Davis, CFO, will retire at the end of December. The board of Nuplex says that the company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nuplex-appoints-new-CFO_64831.html
October 28, 2014

Huntsman reports third-quarter net income of $188 million, up 194% year-over-year (YOY) from $64 million, on sales of $2.9 billion, up 1.5% YOY. A tax benefit from foreign tax credit elections boosted net income by $94 million. Adjusted earnings increased 11% YOY to 60 cents/share, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of 53 cents/share reported by Thomson Reuters.

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http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Huntsman-triples-quarterly-income-beats-estimates_64816.html
October 28, 2014
Sasol has made a final decision to proceed with an $8.1-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at its Lake Charles, LA, site. It will be the company’s largest-ever investment outside South Africa. The project will include units for the production of ethylene derivatives polyethylene, ethylene oxide, ethylene glycol, and a variety of specialty alcohols and ethoxylates, but plans to include an alpha olefins unit have been postponed....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sasol-gives-final-go-ahead-to-$8-1-billion-Louisiana-investment-Updated_64813.html
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