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February 2, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow) today announced its production results for 2014, with total volumes up 3.7%, to 6.2 million m.t. Of this, phosphates accounted for 4.8 million m.t., up 3.2% compared...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-reports-higher-production-and-sales-optimistic-about-2015_67408.html
February 2, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), one of the world’s leading producers of fertilizers, says it remains on track with a fertilizer project it is planning in Louisiana. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-still-considering-Louisiana-project-but-Russia-could-become-attractive-alternative_67407.html
February 2, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Vertellus (Indianapolis) says that it today closed its previously announced acquisition of Dow Chemical’s sodium borohydride business. With a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Vertellus-completes-purchase-of-Dows-sodium-borohydride-business_67405.html
February 2, 2015
At 49.7, HSBC's China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) in January shrank for a second straight month but was fractionally higher versus 49.6 in December, the bank...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/HSBCs-China-PMI-shrinks-for-a-second-month-running-in-January_67389.html
February 2, 2015
IHS Chemical confirms the Asian para-xylene (p-xylene) contract price for February has been settled at $710/m.t. cfr, the first settlement since October 2014, when it was fixed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Asian-February-p-xylene-contract-settles-for-first-time-since-October_67402.html
February 2, 2015
Mesaieed Petrochemical Holding (Doha), a subsidiary of Qatar Petroleum and one of the region’s largest diversified petrochemical conglomerates, today announced its financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Drops-in-petchem-volumes-prices-and-shutdown-at-QVC-hurt-Mesaieeds-results_67401.html
February 2, 2015
Lubrizol says that it has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica (Paulínia, Brazil), a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lubrizol-acquires-Brazilian-firm-EcoQuimica_67400.html
February 2, 2015
Qatar Fertilizer Co. (Qafco; Doha), a major producer of fertilizers, has awarded a six-year services contract to the downstream technology solutions business of GE's oil and gas...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Qafco-awards-services-and-equipment-contract-to-GE_67399.html
February 2, 2015
France’s agriculture minister, Stéphane Le Foll, has launched an ambitious plan to cut the use of synthetic crop protection chemicals by 25% by 2020 and 50% by 2025. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/France-launches-plan-to-cut-use-of-crop-protection-chemicals_67396.html
February 2, 2015
Kuraray says that it has completed the previously announced sale of the European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business formerly owned by DuPont, including the production facility at...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kuraray-completes-sale-of-former-DuPont-European-PVB-film-business-to-Luxembourg-based-firm_67397.html
February 2, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners expects to restore full service to the Appalachia-to-Texas (Atex) ethane pipeline in about two weeks. The two suppliers affected by the outage say they are rejecting ethane and pursuing alternatives for delivery....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Enterprise-expects-to-restart-Atex-pipeline-in-two-weeks_67375.html
February 2, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and Kurita Water Industries (Tokyo), Japan's leading water treatment company, say that Kurita has completed the previously announced acquisition...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Kurita-completes-acquisition-of-ICLs-aluminum-paper-chemicals-and-water-treatment-businesses_67393.html
February 1, 2015
Industrialisation & Energy Services Co. (Taqa) says it has entered into a joint venture with Halliburton Multi-Chem to set up a chemicals manufacturing plant at Jubail, Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Taqa-Halliburton-sign-deal-to-build-chemicals-plant-at-Sadaras-PlasChem-Park_67388.html
February 1, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co. (Advanced, Jubail, Saudi Arabia), a producer of propylene and polypropylene (PP) announced on Sunday that it signed long-term offtake agreements on 29...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-PP-producer-appoints-Mitsubishi-Corp-and-Domo-as-offtakers_67387.html
February 1, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, said on Sunday that it plans to shut several units at its petrochemicals complex at Jubail for a scheduled maintenance in February and October. Kayan...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Saudi-Kayan-to-shut-several-units-for-maintenance_67386.html
February 1, 2015
The FTC on Friday cleared Sun Pharmaceutical’s $4 billion proposed acquisition of Ranbaxy Laboratories on condition that the companies divest Ranbaxy’s interests in generic...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/FTC-clears-Sun-Pharmas-acquisition-of-Ranbaxy-on-condition-that-they-divest-a-business_67385.html
January 30, 2015
Eastman Chemical reports fourth-quarter operating earnings down 95%, to $27.0 million. Included in the fourth-quarter earnings are transaction and integration costs related to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Eastman-beats-estimates-but-its-outlook-disappoints_67365.html
January 30, 2015
Le Joint Français, owned by Total’s Hutchinson Group (Paris) subsidiary, has been a long-term licensee of PPG’s aerospace sealant technology....
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PPG-to-acquire-majority-stake-in-aerospace-and-automotive-sealants-business-of-LJF_67364.html
January 30, 2015
Saudi Arabian Fertilizers Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, has announced that its board of directors has approved Ahmed bin Mohamed Al Gabr as president, effective 1 April. Al Gabr...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Safco-appoints-new-president_67358.html
January 30, 2015
S-Oil, South Korea's major oil refiner and producer of para-xylene (p-xylene) majority owned by Saudi Aramco, today reported a bigger net loss in the fourth quarter on the back of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/S-Oils-losses-widen-on-steep-fall-in-oil-prices_67357.html
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