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February 17, 2015
Matheson (Basking Ridge, NJ), a subsidiary of industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo), says that its newly constructed air separation unit (ASU) at Mesa, AZ, is now fully...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Matheson-starts-up-ASU-in-Arizona_67806.html
February 17, 2015
Japan has extended the period of its antidumping investigation into toluene diisocyanate (TDI) originating from China by four months, until 13 June, Japan's ministries of economy...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Japan-extends-dumping-probe-on-TDI-from-China_67804.html
February 17, 2015
South Korea exported 512,852 m.t. of para-xylene (p-xylene) in January, surging 72% year-on-year from 298,185 m.t. and up 6.0% from 485,711 m.t. in December 2014, Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Koreas-p-xylene-exports-soared-72-percent-in-January_67799.html
February 17, 2015
DuPont today sent a letter to investors criticizing activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) and reiterating its argument in favor of management’s strategy. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-slams-Trian-in-investor-letter_67834.html
February 17, 2015
Methanol Chemicals Co. (Chemanol; Ad Dammām, Saudi Arabia), a producer of methanol-based chemicals, said today that it is re-thinking plans to invest in a sulfonated naphthalene...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Chemanol-rethinks-plans-for-sulfonated-naphthalene-formaldehyde-plant_67796.html
February 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) reports a 55% fall in net profits for full-year 2014 compared with 2013, to 15.0 billion baht ($460.1 million). Sales for 2014 increased 3.8%, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTT-Global-Chemical-reports-fall-in-profits_67832.html
February 17, 2015
Sibur announced today that the first foundations have been laid on ZapSibNeftekhim, the company’s biggest investment project being built at Tobolsk, Russia. The ceremony was...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sibur-starts-work-on-its-largest-project-completion-may-take-longer-than-expected_67831.html
February 17, 2015
Air Liquide's sales during the fourth quarter of 2014 totaled €4.05 billion ($4.62 billion), up 3.9% year-on-year (YOY), according to the company's results released today. The gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Air-Liquides-fourth-quarter-revenue-up-3-9-percent_67828.html
February 17, 2015
Ineos has reassured its employees at Grangemouth, UK, that it has secured at least 15 years' supplies of US ethane for the complex's petrochemicals operations. This move...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-reassures-Grangemouth-employees-has-secured-15-years-of-US-ethane_67826.html
February 17, 2015
Arkema and Jurong Chemical (Yancheng, China), the leading acrylic acid manufacturer in China, today announced that they have entered into an agreement, which extends until January...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Arkemas-call-option-to-increase-share-in-acrylic-acid-JV-in-China-extended-until-January-2016_67825.html
February 17, 2015
Clariant says that Dolf Stockhausen will step down from the company's board of directors at the annual general meeting on 31 March. The board will propose electing Susanne Wamsler as...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-board-member-to-step-down_67820.html
February 17, 2015
Wison Engineering Services (Hong Kong) has handed over a 300,000-m.t./year methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plant to Shandong Yangmei Hengtong Chemicals (Yangmei Hengtong; Tancheng, China)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Wison-hands-over-new-MTO-plant-to-Chinese-firm_67819.html
February 16, 2015
Uhde Inventa-Fischer, a member of ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, said today that it has been awarded a major contract from the chemical group Grupa Azoty (Tarnow, Poland) to build...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Uhde-Inventa-Fischer-signs-contract-to-build-nylon-6-plant-in-Poland_67814.html
February 16, 2015
Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma intermediates, and finished drugs, says that the US FDA, last week, revoked a warning...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FDA-revokes-warning-letter-issued-to-facility-acquired-by-Siegfried_67816.html
February 16, 2015
Sabic said on 15 February that Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan had been appointed acting CEO of the company. This follows the appointment by the new Saudi King Salman of Mohamed Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mohamed-Al-Mady-steps-down-as-CEO-of-Sabic-Al-Benyan-appointed-acting-CEO_67795.html
February 16, 2015
Plant Impact Plc today announced that it has signed an agreement with Bayer CropScience to develop yield-enhancing technologies for soy cultivation.  The agreement encompasses a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-and-Plant-Impact-sign-soy-deal-covering-the-Americas_67815.html
February 16, 2015
Egypt has agreed on deals with Kuwaiti companies for the establishment  of fertilizer and petrochemical projects worth $6.8 billion, according to a statement on 15 February by the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Egypt-signs-agreements-with-Kuwaiti-firms-for-petrochemical-fertilizer-projects_67798.html
February 16, 2015
Asahi Kasei reports a 34% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2014, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥88.4 billion ($752.5...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asahi-Kasei-reports-rise-in-profits_67514.html
February 16, 2015
The International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena; United Arab Emirates) says that renewable energy can fuel India’s economic growth, and that the country “boasts some of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Irena-renewable-energy-can-fuel-Indias-economic-growth_67812.html
February 16, 2015
DIC (Tokyo) has reported its financial results for the fiscal year ended 31 December 2014. DIC decided in 2013 to change its fiscal year-end from 31 March to 31 December, and, as a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DIC-reports-fall-in-profits_67813.html
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