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May 6, 2014

OxyChem, the chemical segment of Occidental Petroleum, has reported earnings for the first quarter of $136 million, down 14% year-on-year. The company attributes the decrease to lower caustic soda prices driven by new chlor-alkali capacity. However, the company says higher polyvinyl chloride and vinyl chloride margins, resulting from improvement in US construction markets, and higher volumes across all products offset most of the decline.

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May 6, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) reports a net loss for first-quarter 2014 of $11.6 million versus a loss of $3.5 million in the year-ago period. A 17-cts/share loss matched the analysts’ consensus estimate compiled by Thomson Reuters. Sales fell 10% year-on-year, to $994 million....
April 30, 2014
Arkema today inaugurated a new electrolysis plant at its Jarrie site, near Grenoble, France. The €100-million ($138 million) investment involved converting a mercury-cell plant to...
April 24, 2014
Olin (Clayton, MO) has reports year-over-year (YOY) declines in sales and income for the first quarter, but earnings of 37 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 33 cts/share. The company has also announced a three-year, eight million-share repurchase program....
April 2, 2014
Delegates to today’s sessions of the Euro Chlor Technology conference in Madrid were given a glimpse into what the chlor-alkali and vinyls industries may look like in the...
April 2, 2014
Kem One (Lyon, France) has launched a project to convert the electrolysis technology at the company's Lavéra, France, chlor-alkali plant from mercury-cell and diaphragm, to...
April 1, 2014
Euro Chlor's 9th Technology Conference and Exhibition, which kicked off in Madrid today, is reviewing numerous new processes and improvements in the chlor-alkali industry. The newest...
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale commercial production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity...
March 27, 2014
Industrial enterprises in Crimea, until recently part of Ukraine, are expected to improve their competitive advantage through lower natural gas prices, following the transfer of the...
March 26, 2014
The cyclicality and volatility of earnings in basic chemicals remains one of the greatest challenges facing the market, said Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insight at IHS Chemical...
March 14, 2014
Canexus (Calgary, AB) reports a loss of C$344,000 ($310,000) for the fourth quarter of 2013, down from a profit of C$14.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales declined 4% year-over-year (YOY) to $139.8 million. The company’s share price, which had tumbled after the resignation of president and CEO Gary Kubera on 6 March, sprang back the day after the earnings release, climbing 37 cents on 14 March to close at $5.04/share....
March 12, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul), a producer of chlor-alkalis, polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride, as well as a major player in the solar energy, is in early stages of assessing the...
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