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August 23, 2012
Olin says it has completed the acquisition of caustic soda distributor and bleach maker K.A. Steel Chemicals (Lemont, IL) for $328 million in cash. K.A. Steel is one of the largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Completes-Acquisition-of-K-A-Steel-Chemicals_45800.html
August 2, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported second-quarter net income of $115.5 million ($1.72/share), up 42% from the year-ago quarter, on a pre-tax gain of $16.0 million from the sale of Georgia Gulf...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlakes-Results-Boosted-by-Strong-Olefins-Business_45361.html
July 24, 2012
Olin reported a second-quarter net income of $47.6 million (59 cts/share), up 13% from the year-ago quarter, on stronger sales volumes from bleach and hydrochloric acid. Second quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Rise-on-Stronger-Bleach-Sales-and-Special-Charge_45144.html
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-20_45104.html
July 18, 2012
Olin says it will acquire caustic soda distributor and bleach maker K. A. Steel Chemicals (KA Steel; Lemont, IL) for $328 million in cash. KA Steel is one of the largest distributors...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olin-Acquires-KA-Steel-for-$328-Million_44962.html
July 17, 2012
Sibur (Moscow) announced today that it will shut down a chlorine manufacturing complex at its Sibur-Nefekhim subsidiary at Dzerzhinsk, Russia. The company says that the plant is old...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Sibur-to-Close-Outdated-Chlorine-Plant-at-Dzerzhinsk_44925.html
July 13, 2012
Solvay says it has commissioned North America’s first trona mine methane recovery facility at Green River, WY. The company’s patented methane recovery system captures...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Solvay-Commissions-First-Trona-Mine-Methane-Recovery-System-in-U-S-_44876.html
July 8, 2012
India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed a definitive five-year antidumping duty on imports of soda ash from China, the European Union (EU), Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, Ukraine, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/India-Imposes-Antidumping-Duty-on-Imports-of-Soda-Ash_44751.html
July 3, 2012
Arkema said today that it has finalized a previously announced divestment of its vinyl products activities to the Klesch Group (Geneva). The new vinyls company is called Kem One...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Arkema-Exits-PVC-New-Company-Kem-One-Plans-to-Invest-&euro400-Million_44613.html
June 4, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience says it has completed a global switch in chlorine production to electricity-saving membrane technology. In addition, Bayer is also at the halfway point of a test...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Bayer-Completes-Global-Switch-in-Chlorine-Production-to-Membrane-Technology-Advances-ODC-Process_43844.html
May 8, 2012
Westlake Chemical says it has abandoned its $1.3-billion unsolicited bid to acquire Georgia Gulf, and will liquidate its holdings of Georgia Gulf common stock as market conditions...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Westlake-Drops-Bid-for-Georgia-Gulf-UPDATED_43240.html
May 3, 2012
Georgia Gulf’s first-quarter net income nearly tripled from the year-ago quarter, to $35.3 million, on sales up 9%, to $859.9 million. First-quarter 2012 earnings includes a...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Profits-Rise-at-Georgia-Gulf_43199.html
May 2, 2012
AkzoNobel has selected ThyssenKrupp Uhde to design and supply the contractor’s energy-saving membrane cell technology for a previously announced conversion of AkzoNobel’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/AkzoNobel-Selects-Uhde-Technology-for-Chlor-Alkali-Conversion-Project_43165.html
April 27, 2012
Olin reported first-quarter adjusted Ebitda of $94.9 million, up 38% from the year-ago quarter, on sales up 16%, to $507 million. Including a $1.9-million pretax restructuring charge...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Olins-Earnings-Rise-on-Stronger-Chlor-Alkali-Sales_43083.html
March 30, 2012
Revolutionary changes for the North American petrochemical industry are occurring due to new shale gas resources, Skip Teel, v.p./olefins at Westlake Chemical, told attendees at IHS...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/IHS-WPC-2012-Ethane-Supply-Provides-Boost-to-U-S-Petrochemical-Producers-Westlake-Says_42378.html
March 8, 2012
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will exit its Okayama Chemical Co. (Tokyo) 50-50 joint venture with Daiso Co. (Osaka, Japan). Okayama Chemical, which...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Asahi-Kasei-Exits-Okayama-Chemical-JV_41877.html
February 21, 2012
Westlake Chemical reported fourth-quarter 2011 net income of $26.4 million, down 68% from the year-ago period, primarily due to higher feedstock costs. Sales were up 8%, to $859.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Higher-Feedstock-Costs-Drive-Down-Earnings-at-Westlake-Chemical_41504.html
February 16, 2012
Georgia Gulf reported a fourth-quarter loss of $3.3 million, compared to net income of $15.1 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down about 3%, to $673.8 million. The net loss in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Georgia-Gulf-Swings-to-Loss_41400.html
February 15, 2012
Jacobs Engineering says it has received a contract to perform basic engineering work to support the provision of Arkema's proprietary suspension and emulsion technology to four new...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/Jacobs-Provides-Engineering-Services-to-Arkema-Process-PVC-Plants-in-China_41367.html
February 8, 2012
FMC announced fourth-quarter 2011 net income up of $77.9 million ($1.10/share), compared to a net loss of $53.5 million (74 cts share) in the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/basic_chemicals/inorganic_chemicals/chloralkali/FMCs-Income-Rises-on-Strong-Sales-Across-All-Businesses_41184.html
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