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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
October 28, 2014
The National Titanium Dioxide Co. (Cristal; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) announced on 27 October that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the titanium dioxide (TiO2) assets of Jiangxi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tasnee-subsidiary-Cristal-to-acquire-titanium-dioxide-assets-in-China_64840.html
October 27, 2014
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), the world’s largest single site producer of ammonia and urea, has signed a contract with the engineering and technology company NIIK (Moscow)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafco-to-enter-niche-urea-market-with-novel-plant_64809.html
October 27, 2014
The board of executive directors of BASF has announced a number of personnel changes. Gabriel Tanbourgi, president/care chemicals, will retire on 31 December. He will be succeeded by...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-announces-several-personnel-changes_64807.html
October 27, 2014
Biopharmaceuticals group CSL (Parkville, Australia) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Novartis’s global influenza vaccine business for $275 million. The business will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CSL-to-buy-Novartiss-flu-vaccines-business-creating-a-global-leader_64806.html
October 27, 2014
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) and majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported third-quarter net and operating losses due to weak...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oil-swings-to-loss-on-weak-refining-margins-petchems-doing-well_64805.html
October 27, 2014
Borealis announced today the reappointment of Mark Garrett as Borealis’s CEO effective through June 2019. The new contract extension reflects Borealis's commitment to stability...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Borealis-extends-CEO-contract-for-another-five-years_64804.html
October 27, 2014
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that they have entered into an asset purchase agreement under...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japanese-firm-Kurita-to-acquire-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses-for-&euro250-million_64802.html
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