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August 17, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/North-Dakota-approves-one-fertilizer-project-another-is-cancelled_73029.html
August 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s leading petrochemical firms, on Monday signed two agreements to carry out engineering studies for...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PTTGC-signs-agreements-with-Japanese-firms-for-$1-billion-PU-project-in-Thailand_73027.html
August 17, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland), on Friday declared force majeure on products from its petrochemicals site at Litvínov, Czech Republic. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Unipetrol-declares-force-majeure-on-petrochemicals-from-Litvinov_73012.html
August 17, 2015
Tosoh has broken ground on a high-silica zeolites plant at the Teluk Kalong industrial estate in Terengganu State, Malaysia. The 325-million Malaysian ringgits ($79.6 million) facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tosoh-building-high-silica-zeolites-plant-in-Malaysia_73011.html
August 17, 2015
Camson Bio Technologies (Bangalore) has filed patents for the discovery of natural fertilizers produced using microbial fermentation technology. The company says this is a major...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Indian-firm-first-company-to-patent-natural-fertilizers_73010.html
August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/MBAC-reports-mounting-losses-enters-exclusive-talks-with-investment-fund_73009.html
August 17, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading off-patent crop protection company, on Sunday announced that its shareholders are exploring combining with Hubei Sanonda, a leading Chinese...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Adama-explores-merger-with-Chinas-Hubei-Sanonda_73008.html
August 17, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading phosphate fertilizer producer, recorded a 9.7% year-on-year increase in fertilizer production and sales in the first half of the year, to 3.4 million m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/PhosAgro-raises-fertilizer-output_73017.html
August 17, 2015
Fertilizer major EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) on Monday reported consolidated second-quarter revenues of $1.14 billion and Ebitda of $318 million, down 15% and 1% year-on-year (YOY)...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/EuroChem-reports-lower-second-quarter-revenues-and-profits_73016.html
August 17, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval for the design documentation for its Talitsky potash mine from Glavgosexpertiza...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Acron-gets-first-approval-for-potash-mine-advancing-entry-into-the-business_73013.html
August 17, 2015
Bayer CropScience said on Monday that it had received approval for its biological insecticide Requiem in Europe. The European Commission recently approved Requiem's active ingredient...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Bayer-CropScience-receives-EU-approval-for-biological-insecticide-Requiem_73014.html
August 17, 2015
Operations at the Tianjin Port in China have returned to normal following explosions on Wednesday night at a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals at the city, the official Xinhua...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Tianjin-Port-becomes-operational-sodium-cyanide-around-blast-area-to-be-cleared_73015.html
August 15, 2015
The death toll following the massive explosions on Wednesday night at a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals at Tianjin, China, has risen to 104 by Saturday night, the official Xinhua...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Death-toll-rises-to-104-following-Tianjin-explosions-China-plans-national-safety-inspection_73006.html
August 15, 2015
The death toll following the massive explosions on Wednesday night at a warehouse storing hazardous chemicals at Tianjin, China, has risen to 85, the official Xinhua press agency says...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Death-toll-rises-to-85-following-Tianjin-explosions-officials-confirm-sodium-cyanide-involvement_73005.html
August 14, 2015
Plastic additives producer Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) has posted huge increases in profits for the second quarter on higher selling prices and lower feedstock costs. Net...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Songwons-profits-surge-on-higher-prices-cheaper-raw-materials_72993.html
August 14, 2015
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) says that its net profit before amortization and nonrecurring items almost tripled year-on-year (YOY) in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Distributor-IMCD-posts-higher-earnings-sales_72990.html
August 14, 2015
The State Council, China's cabinet, on Friday issued an emergency notice asking governments at all levels in the country to strengthen the safety management of hazardous chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-to-examine-handling-of-hazardous-chemicals-following-Tianjin-explosions-death-toll-rises_72989.html
August 14, 2015
The impact of this week's surprise devaluation of the Chinese currency, the yuan, varies between companies selling to China or buying from China. For China's petrochemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Yuan-devaluation-Chinas-petchem-industry-faces-feedstock-cost-hike-overseas-exporters-braced-for-softer-demand_72995.html
August 14, 2015
Indo Rama Synthetics (Gurgaon, India) on Friday reported a major drop in first-quarter revenues and profits, citing the continuous fall in global crude oil prices with a knock-on...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/Low-prices-hurt-Indo-Rama-Synthetics-results_72987.html
August 14, 2015
China's Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) says that it began, on 10 August, a final review of antidumping measures on purified terephthalic acid (PTA) imported from South Korea...
http://www.chemweek.com/home/top_of_the_news/China-reviews-antidumping-measures-on-PTA-from-South-Korea-and-Thailand_72986.html
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