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November 5, 2013
Plant engineering and construction group ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions announced today that it has agreed with De Nora (Milan), an electrochemical technologies supplier, to form a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/ThyssenKrupp-and-De-Nora-form-chlor-alkali-engineering-joint-venture_56447.html
November 4, 2013
CF Industries today reported third-quarter net income down 41% year-over-year (YOY), to $234.1 million. Earnings per share of $4.07/share were higher than analyst estimates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/CF-Industries-reports-earnings-slump_56434.html
November 4, 2013
Celanese said today that its French and Spanish subsidiaries have informed their employee delegates at Roussillon, France, and the work council at Tarragona, Spain, about their intent...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/acetic_acid/Celanese-to-close-acetic-anhydride-and-VAM-plants-in-France-and-Spain_56414.html
November 1, 2013
PetroLogistics (Houston) has completed the first triennial turnaround of its propane dehydrogenation facility and restarted production of propylene, the company announced on 1 November. 
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http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/PetroLogistics-restarts-PDH-facility-after-turnaround_56388.html
October 31, 2013
Methanex (Vancouver) has reported net income for the third quarter of $87 million, up from a loss of $3 million in the year-ago quarter and a 61% increase over the second quarter’s $54 million. Earnings per share of $1.22 beat the analysts’ consensus of $1.04....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/Methanex-net-income-up-61-percent-over-second-quarter-on-rising-prices_56362.html
October 31, 2013
Agrium this afternoon announced that its nitrogen plant at Redwater, AB was shut down on 15 October due to a failed waste heat boiler and will undergo repairs until 20 November. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Agrium-shuts-down-nitrogen-plant-for-repairs_56368.html
October 31, 2013
Lanxess has extended a long-term agreement with Nova Chemicals to supply crude C4 as raw material for Lanxess’s North American production assets. Financial details have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/butadiene/Lanxess-extends-North-America-C4-supply-agreement-with-Nova-Chemicals_56345.html
October 31, 2013
Styrolution plans to add a production line for alpha-methyl styrene acrylonitrile (Amsan), a heat-resistance modifier, at its site in Altamira, Mexico, the company announced on 30 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/styrene/Styrolution-to-add-Amsan-line-in-Altamira_56314.html
October 30, 2013
Intrepid Potash (Denver) today reported results for its third quarter—showing lower sales volumes due to price uncertainty for potassium and delayed harvest in portions of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Intrepid-Potash-earnings-sales-drop_56330.html
October 30, 2013
Rextac (Odessa, TX), a manufacturer of polypropylene (PP)-based adhesives, plans to build an integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH)-PP facility adjacent to its petrochemical complex at Odessa, the company announced on 29 October....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Rextac-to-build-integrated-propane-dehydro-polypropylene-facility-in-Texas_56298.html
October 29, 2013
Honeywell announced today that it will establish a new manufacturing campus at Zhangjiagang, China, to support growing demand in Asia for energy technology and advanced materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/propylene/Honeywell-to-build-PDH-catalyst-plant-in-China_56277.html
October 29, 2013
Sirius Minerals, a potash development company, announced today that it has signed two new memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with customers in China for the offtake of a combined 1...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Sirius-Minerals-signs-more-potash-offtake-deals-with-Chinese-customers_56275.html
October 29, 2013
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited interested parties to comment on a new proposal for harmonized classification and labeling on methanol. The public...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/petrochemicals/methanol/ECHA-launches-consultation-on-proposed-revision-of-classification-and-labeling-of-methanol_56288.html
October 29, 2013
Olin on 28 October reported third-quarter net income of $69.7 million, more than twice the year-earlier figure. Sales for the quarter totaled $670.7, up 15%. Earnings increased 15% to 86 cts/diluted share, handily beating the consensus estimate of 67 cts....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-earnings-more-than-double-on-Winchester-gains_56267.html
October 29, 2013
Compass Minerals, on 28 October, reported results for the third quarter—showing strength in its salt segment, but weakness in its specialty fertilizer business. Net income grew...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Compass-Minerals-reports-higher-sales-on-strong-salt-business_56265.html
October 29, 2013
Rentech Nitrogen announced today that it is updating its outlook for the remainder of 2013 and 2014—which will be detailed further when it releases its earnings on 7 November...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Rentech-Nitrogen-updates-guidance-reflecting-lower-prices-and-volume_56248.html
October 28, 2013
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) announced today that it is selling its phosphates mining and manufacturing business to Mosaic for $1.4 billion in cash—which includes $200 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Mosaic-acquires-CF-Industries-phosphates-business-for-$1-4-billion_56246.html
October 28, 2013
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) has shut down its Pryor, OK, facility for unplanned maintenance. The Pryor facility manufactures ammonia, urea, nitric acid, and urea-ammonium nitrate solution (UAN)....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/LSB-Industries-shuts-Pryor-facility-for-mainentance_56219.html
October 27, 2013
DuPont announced today that it will divest its $7-billion performance chemicals segment through a tax-free spin-off to shareholders. DuPont announced in late July that it was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/titanium_dioxide/DuPont-to-spin-off-performance-chemicals_56183.html
October 25, 2013
Belarusian Potash Co. (BPC; Minsk) says it has signed a three-year agreement to supply "quite important volumes" of potash to fertilizer supplier and distributor Sinofert...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/fertilizers/Belarus-signs-potash-supply-deal-with-China_56233.html
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