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March 20, 2015
Although most styrene producers in North America are running normally now that Styrolution has brought up its Texas City facility this week, IHS Chemical analysts suggested that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/US-styrene-producers-may-lower-rates-amid-ethylene-issues_68784.html
March 20, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading phosphate fertilizers producer, says that an extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of its PhosAgro-Cherepovets subsidiary on 19 March approved the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-shareholders-approve-merging-subsidiaries_68779.html
March 20, 2015
BASF today officially launched Seltima, a fungicide designed to help farmers produce high-quality rice more efficiently. The special innovation aspect is its encapsulation technology...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-launches-Seltima-rice-fungicide-in-Indonesia-other-markets-to-follow_68778.html
March 20, 2015
Argex Titanium (Montreal), a company entering the titanium dioxide (TiO2) market, says it has signed a letter of intent with PVS Chemicals, a producer, distributor, and marketer...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Argex-signs-LOI-for-distribution-of-by-products-from-new-titanium-dioxide-plant_68776.html
March 19, 2015
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) says lower methanol prices, higher natural gas prices, and a lower methanol production rate pulled down fourth-quarter results versus the year-ago period. Net income for the fourth quarter totaled $31 million, down 37% year-over-year (YOY) from $49 million. Revenues fell 12% YOY, to $99 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/OCI-Partners-income-down-on-lower-methanol-prices-utilization_68721.html
March 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the equally owned lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors joint venture—Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device Co. (Shizuoka...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asahi-Kasei-to-exit-lithium-ion-capacitors-JV_68691.html
March 19, 2015
Syngenta today gave the first update on progress towards meeting the six ambitious commitments under The Good Growth Plan initiative, which was launched in 2013 to support the future...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-provides-update-on-growth-initiative_68687.html
March 19, 2015
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama), a joint venture among National Oil & Gas Authority of Bahrain, Sabic, and Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/GPIC-plans-maintenance-of-entire-manufacturing-complex-in-Bahrain_68686.html
March 19, 2015
The provincial government of Saskatchewan is implementing interim changes to potash taxation. The province is changing the way in which potash companies can claim capital expenditures...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saskatchewan-introduces-changes-to-potash-taxation-PotashCorp-disappointed_68701.html
March 19, 2015
BASF says that it has selected Freeport, TX, as the potential site of a 475,000-m.t./year, methane-to-propylene (MTP) complex that the company plans to build on the US Gulf Coast. The company has licensed Air Liquide’s proprietary Lurgi MegaMethanol and MTP technologies and contracted with Air Liquide to provide basic engineering services for the complex...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-chooses-Freeport-TX-for-methane-to-propylene-complex-licenses-Air-Liquide-technology_68704.html
March 19, 2015
DuPont says it has increased production of Zytel HTN polyphthalamide (PPA), a high-performance polyamide, manufactured at its Richmond, VA facility by 10% to meet growing demand in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-boosts-high-performance-polyamide-capacity-at-Richmond-by-10-percent_68705.html
March 19, 2015
DuPont and JinkoSolar (Shanghai), a global leader in the solar photovoltaic (PV) industry, have signed a strategic collaboration agreement to further the growth and adoption of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DuPont-and-JinkoSolar-sign-collaboration-agreement-for-photovoltaics_68685.html
March 19, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its risk assessment committee (RAC) is continuing to deliberate on a proposal from France to restrict the use of bisphenol A...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ECHA-considers-proposal-to-restrict-BPA-in-thermal-paper_68697.html
March 19, 2015
BASF and ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. (EMRE) have entered into an agreement on EMRE’s Flexsorb gas treatment technology, which provides BASF with the right to...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/BASF-to-grant-sublicenses-of-ExxonMobil-gas-treatment-technology_68699.html
March 19, 2015
Ineos and Solvay said today that they have reached an agreement with International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Luxembourg) to acquire the assets being divested by Ineos. This...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ineos-to-sell-assets-to-ICIG-as-part-of-EU-rule-on-the-proposed-formation-of-vinyls-jv-with-Solvay_68690.html
March 19, 2015
Lanxess today reported substantially improved operating result and net income in fiscal 2014. While sales declined 3.5% to €8.01 billion ($8.62 billion), Ebitda pre-exceptionals...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-improves-earnings-to-close-EPDM-plant-realign-butadiene-rubber-operations_68689.html
March 18, 2015
Sibur Holding, a leader in the Russian petrochemical industry, today published its operational and financial results for 2014. The company reports a 6.3% year-on-year (YOY) increase in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Siburs-sales-Ebitda-boosted-by-currency-devaluation-but-net-drops_68663.html
March 18, 2015
The three directors that PotashCorp nominated to the board of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) have resigned from SQM's board. The announcement follows the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PotashCorp-representatives-resign-from-SQM-board_68667.html
March 18, 2015
The State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar), following a bidding process, has awarded Fluor a contract to provide project management contractor services for Socar's new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Fluor-awarded-oil-and-gas-processing-and-petrochemical-contract-in-Azerbaijan_68659.html
March 18, 2015
Brenntag has reported a slight increase in 2014 profit after tax, to €340 million, on sales up 2.5%, to €10.0 billion. Operating Ebitda increased 4.1%, to €727 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Brenntags-earnings-ahead-of-guidance-sales-up_68657.html
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