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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
March 18, 2015
UPM Group, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies, has recently commissioned the first wood-based biorefinery producing renewable diesel at Lappeenranta, Finland...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/UPM-commissions-biorefinery-in-Finland_68666.html
March 18, 2015
DSM today announced that it and managing board member Stefan Doboczky have agreed that his term as a board member will not be renewed at the upcoming annual general meeting (AGM) of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/DSM-board-member-to-leave-the-company_68655.html
March 18, 2015
Lanxess says that its supervisory board has appointed Michael Pontzen as a member of the board of management of the company effective 1 April. He will assume the role of CFO. Pontzen...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Lanxess-appoints-new-CFO-supervisory-board-members_68654.html
March 18, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired flavors company Taiga International (Puurs, Belgium) for about $2.9 million. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Frutarom-acquires-Belgium-based-flavors-company-Taiga_68652.html
March 18, 2015
Orica (Melbourne) chairman Russell Caplan today announced that the company’s board and Ian Smith have agreed on a timetable for Smith to step down from the position Ian Smith. of...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Orica-CEO-to-step-down_68651.html
March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indorama-to-acquire-PET-producer-Bangkok-Polyester_68650.html
March 17, 2015
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, said today that it has signed loan agreements totaling 19.38 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petro-Rabigh-signs-loan-agreement-to-finance-expansion-details-timeline_68649.html
March 17, 2015
Albemarle announced today that it has entered into discussions with its Mideast partner Ali & Sons Oilfield Supplies & Services Co. (ASOS) to construct a manufacturing facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Albemarle-in-talks-for-Abu-Dhabi-FCC-catalyst-plant_68524.html
March 17, 2015
Global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the energy sector stalled in 2014, marking the first time in 40 years in which there was a halt or reduction in emissions of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/IEA-Energy-related-carbon-dioxide-emissions-stalled-in-2014_68631.html
March 17, 2015
Russia’s energy major Rosneft (Moscow) has completed its acquisition of Novokuibyshevsk Petrochemical Co. (Sanors; Novokuibyshevsk, Russia). The deal aims to integrate...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Rosnefts-acquisition-of-Sanors-creates-major-petchems-player-in-Russia_68596.html
March 17, 2015
CB&I said today that it has been awarded contracts by Naftna industrija Srbije for the technology license and front-end engineering design of a delayed coker unit at Pancevo...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/CB-and-I-awarded-refinery-upgrade-contracts-in-Serbia_68589.html
March 17, 2015
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, announced today an amendment to its existing Water and Energy Conversion Agreement...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Petro-Rabigh-raises-supplies-from-utility-company-to-accommodate-expansion_68625.html
March 17, 2015
Wacker Chemie today confirmed that its sales and earnings in fiscal 2014 were considerably higher than in 2013. Group sales rose 8%, to €4.83 billion ($5.13 billion), mainly...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Wacker-confirms-higher-sales-and-earnings-forecasts-increases-in-2015-revenue-and-Ebitda_68624.html
March 17, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has agreed to acquire Axson Technologies (Saint-Ouen l'Aumône, France), a company involved in the business of epoxy and polyurethane...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Sika-confirms-decision-to-acquire-French-firm-Axson_68623.html
March 17, 2015
Syngenta announced today that the Vietnam's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has approved its Bt11 x GA21 double-stack corn seed for commercial cultivation in the country...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Syngenta-gains-approval-for-stacked-corn-seed-in-Vietnam_68622.html
March 17, 2015
RPM says that its Rust-Oleum (Vernon Hills, IL) paints and coatings business has acquired Spraymate Group (Randvaal, South Africa), the producer of South Africa's leading aerosol paint...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/RPM-acquires-South-African-spray-paint-manufacturer_68621.html
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