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March 24, 2015
HSBC's flash China Manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) for March stood at an 11-month low of 49.2, down from 50.7 in February, the bank said today, citing slower...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/HSBCs-flash-China-PMI-for-March-hits-11-month-low-as-output-slows_68836.html
March 23, 2015
Fluor Corp. has been awarded a contract by Shaanxi Non-Ferrous Tian Hong REC Silicon Materials Co. (TianREC) to provide detailed design services and technical support for its new...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Fluor-awarded-large-polysilicon-plant-contract-in-China_68835.html
March 23, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading global off-patent provider of crop protection solutions, today reported its financial results for full-year 2014 and the fourth quarter, ended...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Adama-reports-increased-sales-earnings-growth-rates-among-highest-in-the-pesticides-sector_68796.html
March 23, 2015
Advanced Petrochemical Co. said today that it has completed the scheduled maintenance of its propylene and polypropylene plants, which began on 1 March, and resumed operations at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Advanced-completes-turnaround-at-Al-Jubail-plants_68817.html
March 23, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it is examining options to build a potassium nitrate production plant to increase its production of soluble fertilizers and food-grade...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ICL-exploring-construction-of-production-plant-for-potassium-nitrate_68814.html
March 23, 2015
Sika board of directors and management have notched up another victory in their battle to prevent control of the Swiss building chemical company falling into the hands of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Court-upholds-Sikas-power-to-restrict-family-voting-rights_68813.html
March 23, 2015
Sinopec’s chemicals segment reports an operating loss of 2.16 billion renminbi ($348 million) in 2014 compared with an operating profit of Rmb631 million in 2013. The segment has...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sinopecs-chemicals-segment-reports-loss-lower-sales_68812.html
March 23, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the purified terephthalic acid (PTA) facility at Montreal that belongs to energy company Cepsa's (Madrid)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-to-acquire-Cepsas-PTA-facility-in-Canada_68810.html
March 23, 2015
The president of Dangote Group (Lagos), Aliko Dangote, has announced that the company will increase its Lagos-based refinery project’s throughput to 650, 000 bbl/day, according...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Reports-Nigeria-raises-capacity-of-refinery-petchems-project_68809.html
March 23, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has awarded a three-year technical services agreement contract to Amec Foster Wheeler for the former’s Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orpic-award-3-year-services-contract-to-Amec-Foster-Wheeler_68807.html
March 23, 2015
Kemira says that its previously announced acquisition of AkzoNobel's global paper chemical business is now expected to be completed in the second quarter. Kemira announced last July...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Completion-of-Kemiras-acquisition-of-AkzoNobels-paper-chemical-business-delayed-until-second-quarter_68806.html
March 23, 2015
Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture is expected to become operational on 1 July. It had originally been...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Mitsui-Chemicals-SKC-PU-materials-JV-to-become-operational-in-July_68805.html
March 23, 2015
Evonik Industries said today that it is investing “a triple-digit-million euro” to increase production capacity for specialty silicones. The global investment initiative...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Evonik-Industries-expands-specialty-silicones-capacity-in-Germany-and-China_68804.html
March 23, 2015
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) has reached agreement to purchase Camfin's (CF) 26.2% stake in Italian tire maker Pirelli at €15/share ($16.40/share)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/ChemChina-to-acquire-controlling-stake-in-tire-maker-Pirelli_68802.html
March 23, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) today announced the appointment of Alberto Calderon as interim managing director and CEO, effective immediately. Orica’s managing director and CEO Ian Smith...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orica-appoints-interim-CEO_68803.html
March 23, 2015
South Korea’s benzene exports in March are expected to fall for a third straight month, data obtained by IHS Chemical shows. Over 1-19 March, benzene cargoes leaving the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/South-koreas-benzene-exports-seen-to-fall-for-a-third-straight-month_68774.html
March 23, 2015
Hengli Petrochemical (Dalian, China) has started up its third purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Dalian, Invista Performance Technologies (IPT) says. “The 2.2 million-m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Hengli-Petrochemical-starts-up-third-PTA-plant-at-Dalian_68770.html
March 22, 2015
3M (St. Paul, MN) says it will expand operations in the west region of China. Inge Thulin, 3M’s chairman, president and CEO, has announced plans for a new West Region Technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/3M-to-build-technical-center-at-Chengdu-China_68799.html
March 22, 2015
Egyptian Ethylene and Derivatives Co. (Ethydco) plans to commission its $1.9 billion petrochemical complex at Alexandria by the end of this year, according to Sherif Ismail...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Egypt-to-commission-petchem-complex-end-of-this-year_68798.html
March 22, 2015
Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC; Manama), a joint venture among National Oil & Gas Authority of Bahrain, Sabic, and Petrochemical Industries Co. (Kuwait City), today...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Gulf-Petrochemical-Industries-raises-profit-in-2014_68797.html
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