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January 28, 2011
This Week on CW: At ACI 2010, held this week in Orlando, the cleaning industry expressed renewed optimism as demand continues to rise. Rising demand, of course, means higher volumes...
January 24, 2011
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it will construct a large new plant for the production of acrylonitrile (AN) at Ulsan, Korea. Construction of the plant...
September 23, 2010
DSM (Heerlen, the Netherlands), today announced major targets under the company's DSM In Motion strategy, which replaces the Vision 2010 program. The company has also announced the...
September 22, 2010
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that PTT Asahi Chemical (Bangkok), a joint venture between AKC, PTT (Bangkok), and Marubeni has resumed construction of its...
August 4, 2010
Ineos Group Holdings (Lausanne) reported historical cost Ebitda (HC Ebitda) for the second quarter of 2010 of €478 million ($616.5 million), compared to €352 million in the...
July 12, 2010
The private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) is seeking a buyer for PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany). TowerBrook has been the owner of PolymerLatex, Europe's second largest...
June 28, 2010
Speculation is mounting on which businesses BP will sell as part of its announced asset disposal program to strengthen financial liquidity following the oil spill in the Gulf of...
June 15, 2010
EPA has suspended work on four of its cancer risk assessments after a National Toxicology Program (NTP; Research Triangle Park, NC) report identified concerns about research conducted...
February 19, 2010
The global growth in the petrochemicals market is driven by Asia, especially by China and India, and new investments will also be mainly in Asia, say speakers at the final day of the...
February 11, 2010
Showa Denko recorded a net loss of ¥38 billion ($422 million) for the full year 2009, compared with a net profit of ¥2.5 billion in 2008. Sales decreased by 32%, to ¥678...
December 9, 2009
An explosion ripped through American Acryl’s 120,000-m.t./year acrylic acid plant at Bayport, TX, sending two people to the hospital. The blast involved toluene and shut local...
July 21, 2009
LG Chem says it will establish a 50-50 joint venture with China National Offshore Oil Corp. (CNOOC) to produce acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) at Huizhou, China. The two...
July 1, 2009
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with energy company PTT (Bangkok), Marubeni, and their joint venture company...
March 23, 2009
An acute shortage of acetonitrile, a solvent, is causing concern in the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector, which accounts for an estimated 70% of acetonitrile consumption...
March 18, 2009
A market shortage of acetonitrile, a solvent, is continuing to cause industry concern. The market conditions are of particular relevance among customers in the pharmaceuticals sector...
December 19, 2008
Prices U.S.: $1.08-$1.12/lb del, Nov. contracts EUROPE: €1,534-€1,625/m.t. del, Nov. ASIA: $1,300-$1,500/m.t., c&f, China Outlook Global acrylonitrile butadiene styrene...
June 16, 2008
Prices U.S.: 97 cts-100 cts/lb, freight equalized, June contracts EUROPE: €1,665-€1,705/m.t., second-quarter contracts ASIA: $1,990-$2,080/m.t., cfr Asia, May-June contracts...
May 2, 2008
Mitsubishi Rayon reported a 54% decline in net profits, to ¥14.3 billion ($137.5 million) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. Sales were up marginally, by 0.4% to ¥418.5...
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