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October 16, 2015
PPG Industries today reported third-quarter net income up 14.9% year-on-year (YOY), to $433 million, or $1.59/share, on net sales down 1.8%, to $3.87 billion. Sales rose 6% in...
October 15, 2015
A fire broke out at Braskem's site at Santo Andre, Brazil at 16.30 local time on 14 October causing the site to be shut down, the company has announced. The incident occurred at one of...
October 15, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow), a major producer of nitrogen fertilizers, which owns 20% in Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the leading global producers of potash, has no plans to merge with...
October 15, 2015
Lotte Chemical (Seoul) has completed construction of the Surgil petrochemical complex in  Uzbekistan and said it is seeking to expand its petchems business. Speaking at a...
October 15, 2015
Syngenta (Basel) on Thursday reported flat third-quarter sales, citing challenging conditions in Latin America and adverse weather in Asia. Separately, Syngenta has announced a new 20-year licensing collaboration with seed companies KWS and Limagrain and their joint ventures AgReliant and Genective....
October 15, 2015
Dow has asked local authorities to provide a 10-year tax abatement for a $1 billion ethylene glycol (EG) plant that the company would build at its Freeport, TX, facility for MEGlobal, its EG joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait....
October 15, 2015
AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business has launched what it calls the first-ever consultancy tool that can accurately predict the impact of fouling-control coatings on ship...
October 15, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, on Thursday reported third-quarter net loss of 13.8 million Saudi riyals ($3.68 million) compared with a net profit of SR66.9 million in the...
October 16, 2015
Sojitz (Tokyo) said on Wednesday that it has agreed with NPCP Holdings, a state-owned oil company in Papua New Guinea, to establish a joint venture, which will develop a methanol...
October 14, 2015
Total and its partner Saudi Aramco are interested in expanding their Saudi Aramco Total Refining & Petrochemical (Satorp) joint venture at Al Jubail. “Total remains...
October 14, 2015
Mixed-xylene spot prices started to slide in Asia at the beginning of this week following a surge in prices last week. The spot price spiked by $47/m.t. following a deal concluded at...
October 14, 2015
A groundbreaking ceremony for an emulsion styrene butadiene rubber (ESBR) plant took place on Wednesday at Assaluyeh, Iran. This plant the country's first such facility and is being...
October 14, 2015
KazMunayGas’s (Almaty, Kazakhstan) aromatics complex at Atyrau, Kazakhstan, which started up last week and with a capacity of 496,000 m.t./year, is one of the biggest producers...
October 21, 2015
Solvay said on Tuesday that it has acquired EPIC Polymers’ (Kaiserslautern, Germany) long-fiber thermoplastics (LFT) technology to complement its offering of lightweighting...
October 15, 2015
While ag and crop nutrient markets may be distressed in 2015, investment management and research firm Bernstein Research predicts that the demand weakness for potash may be temporary...
October 13, 2015
Ineos said Tuesday that it expects ethylene unit #2 at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Alvin, TX, to be back online within the next couple of weeks, following an outage in mid-September....
October 13, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) on Tuesday said that its board has appointed Stefan Oschmann as the new chairman of the executive board and CEO. The appointment will take effect with...
October 13, 2015
Fluor announced on Tuesday that its joint venture team was selected by Kuwait National Petroleum Co. (KNPC) as the preferred bidder for two engineering, procurement, and construction...
October 13, 2015
Jubail Chemical Industries Co. (Jana), an affiliate of Nama Chemicals (Al Jubail), has signed a five-year agreement with Huntsman covering the marketing of epoxy resins from...
October 20, 2015
Following Sabic’s recent announcement that it will restructure its portfolio as of the beginning of next year, the company has announced the leadership of the individual...
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