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February 6, 2014
Versalis (Milan), the chemical subsidiary of Eni, and Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL), a producer of specialty chemicals from natural oils, today announced the signing of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Versalis-Elevance-partner-to-transform-Italian-site-into-biochemicals-complex_58594.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals reports a net loss of ¥18.5 billion ($182 million) for the company's fiscal first nine months ended 31 December 2013, compared with a net loss of ¥9.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-loss-widens_58595.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals today announced a major restructuring of its operations as a result of the volatility in the polyurethane and phenol markets. Mitsui's board of directors has approved...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-to-close-all-plants-at-Kashima-MDI-plant-at-Omuta-BPA-plant-at-Chiba-and-phenol-JV-with-Idemitsu_58596.html
February 6, 2014
Qatar Intermediate Industries Co. (Alwaseeta; Doha), a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum, has signed a joint venture agreement with the Qatar Korea LED Consortium (QKLC; Seoul) for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qatar-and-Korea-form-LED-joint-venture-in-Qatar_58593.html
February 6, 2014
Mitsui Chemicals says that it will construct the world's first large-scale production plant for xylylene diisocyanate (XDI) at the company’s site at Omuta in Fukuoka Prefecture...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-to-build-large-scale-xylylene-diisocyanate-plant-in-Japan_58592.html
February 6, 2014
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) today announced that as of 1 p.m. GMT on 5 February 2014 shareholders representing 56.48% of the share capital of AZ Electronic Materials (AZ) had...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Merck-KGaA-extends-offer-period-for-AZ-Electronic-Materials-receives-early-antitrust-clearance_58591.html
February 6, 2014
CB&I has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide pipe fabrication for Dow’s Gulf coast investment program. Dow's investment plan includes construction of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-awarded-pipe-fabrication-contract-for-Dows-Gulf-coast-investments_58589.html
February 6, 2014
Bechtel, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, and construction companies, has announced several leadership changes, effective immediately.  Bill Dudley, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bechtel-appoints-new-president-and-CEO-as-Riley-Bechtel-steps-down_58588.html
February 6, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest producer of fertilizers, on Wednesday reported a 67% decline in fourth-quarter net profit to 2.6 billion Russian ruble ($80 million) on 5%...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-reports-lower-earnings-on-higher-sales-continues-with-potash-projects_58587.html
February 6, 2014
Wacker Chemie today reported higher fourth-quarter sales and earnings but said that full-year results were down on those achieved in 2012. Strong demand and stable polysilicon prices...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Wacker-reports-higher-fourth-quarter-sales-and-earnings-full-year-results-are-down-on-low-polysilicon-prices_58586.html
February 6, 2014
AkzoNobel today reported an increase in profits in the fourth quarter and full-year 2013 on lower sales due to adverse currency effects and divestments. Fourth-quarter net income...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/AkzoNobel-reports-earnings-improvement-continues-with-restructuring-measures_58585.html
February 6, 2014
Toray Industries reports a 32.5% rise in net profits for the company’s fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the corresponding period of the previous...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Toray-reports-rise-in-profits-and-sales_58584.html
February 5, 2014
FMC today reported fourth-quarter earnings down 73.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $27.1 million, or 20 cts/share, on sales up 24%, to $1.1 billion. Earnings were hit by $114.3 million in...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FMC-earnings-beat-estimates-as-ag-results-jump_58582.html
February 5, 2014
Ube Industries reports a 23.2% fall in net profits for its fiscal nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥9.6 billion ($95 million). Nine-month...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Ube-reports-fall-in-profits_58555.html
February 5, 2014
Asahi Kasei reports an 85.5% rise in net profits for the fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013, compared with the year-ago period, to ¥66.07 billion ($652 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asahi-Kasei-reports-huge-rise-in-profits_58554.html
February 5, 2014
W.R. Grace swung to a profit in the fourth quarter as stronger sales of construction products helped offset weak catalyst results. The company, which announced on Monday that it had...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/W-R-Grace-swings-to-profit_58563.html
February 5, 2014
Syngenta, the world's largest producer of agricultural chemicals, today announced its fourth-quarter and full-year 2013 results and said it is embarking on a cost-savings plan that...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-embarks-on-cost-savings-plan-as-earnings-decline-ups-margin-target_58560.html
February 5, 2014
Taminco (Allentown, PA) and Balchem (New Hampton, NY) have signed an agreement to build and operate a choline chloride facility at St. Gabriel, LA—where both companies operate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Taminco-and-Balchem-form-choline-chloride-JV_58345.html
February 5, 2014
Clariant says that it will expand its ethoxylation plant in Daya Bay, near Huizhou, China. The 50,000-m.t./year Daya Bay plant, which was the first ethoxylation production site under...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Clariant-expands-ethoxylation-plant-in-China_58321.html
February 5, 2014
Showa Denko says that it has increased the production capacity for high-purity ammonia—a specialty gas for semiconductor production—at the company’s Zhejiang Quzhou...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Showa-Denko-expands-capacity-for-high-purity-ammonia-in-China_58455.html
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