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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
February 4, 2015
Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of high-performance polymers, including polyether ether ketone, today announced its first-quarter interim management statement ahead of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Victrex-reports-strong-quarterly-growth-buoyed-by-consumer-electronics_67479.html
February 4, 2015
Aromatics spot prices have firmed in the United States heading into February—mixed xylene (MX) values are still higher than benzene and toluene—alongside stronger NYMEX...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Aromatics-open-February-higher-in-the-US-on-stronger-energy-futures_67467.html
February 4, 2015
Associated British Foods (ABF; London) said on Tuesday that it would write down its investment in the UK bioethanol joint venture Vivergo Fuels, and will book an exceptional...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ABF-writes-down-UK-bioethanol-venture-Vivergo-Fuels_67487.html
February 4, 2015
Invista, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, says it will establish a new manufacturing operation at McPherson, KS, in order to expand production of its Raptor nylon pipe product. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Invista-builds-nylon-pipe-production-facility-in-Kansas_67486.html
February 4, 2015
GTS Chemical (Liaocheng, China), a specialty chemicals producer and China’s largest producer of ammonium sulfite, reports a 45.9% rise in sales in 2014, compared with 2013, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GTS-Chemical-reports-rise-in-sales-moves-ahead-with-investments_67484.html
February 4, 2015
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding and Industries Qatar, which hold shares in most of Qatar’s petrochemical and fertilizer companies, have announced their respective planned shutdown...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-outlines-planned-outages-for-most-petchem-and-fertilizer-plants-in-first-quarter_67483.html
February 4, 2015
Nufarm's chairman Donald McGauchie, today announced that managing director and CEO Doug Rathbone had stepped down and that a global search for his , replacement had commenced...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Nufarm-appoints-acting-CEO-implements-cost-cutting-measures_67482.html
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