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February 18, 2016
Fluor says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) contract from BASF for the revamp of an alcohol and plasticizers facility in Pasadena, TX. The company has also won a construction management contract from Sunoco Logistics for a portion of the Mariner East 2 pipeline project....
February 18, 2016
PPG announced on 18 February that it has completed a $7.8 million expansion and upgrade to its coatings research and development (R&D) facility at Allison Park, PA, outside...
February 18, 2016
Valspar today reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 50% YOY, to $52.4 million, on sales down 13%, to $885.8 million. Earnings totaled 65 cts/share, down 48% YOY, and matching...
February 18, 2016
Albemarle has reported fourth-quarter net income totaling $174.3 million, compared with a loss of $18.5 million in the year-ago quarter. The swing to profit was mostly due to...
February 17, 2016
AkzoNobel and BASF on Wednesday said that AkzoNobel has agreed to acquire BASF’s industrial coatings business for €475 million ($530.7 million). The companies said last week...
February 11, 2016
Over the next 25 years, demand and competition for water and energy resources will increase. The world’s population is projected to grow from 7 billion to 9 billion by 2040, according to the United Nations. That growth together with the megatrends of urbanization, increasing mobility, economic development, growth in trade, and climate change will drive increased competition for water, energy, agriculture, and other resources, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, cites in a white paper produced jointly by General Electric (GE) and the World Resources Institute (WRI; Washington)....
February 11, 2016
Specialty chemical makers report mixed results, with sales down because of the strong dollar and volumes and margins varying by end market. Some companies were able to maintain...
February 11, 2016
The American Cleaning Institute (ACI) turns 90 this year, but president and CEO Ernie Rosenberg says the group is not content to look to the past but instead will continue to “constantly work to ensure a successful future for our supply chain.”...
February 12, 2016
RPM says it has acquired Holton Food Products (LaGrange, IL), a maker of food stabilizers and egg white products for bakeries, desserts and prepared food makers. Holton has sales of $7...
February 11, 2016
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced sales of €600.2 million ($676.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2015, compared with €547.1 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014, an...
February 11, 2016
Clariant says that  construction has begun on a previously announced masterbatches plant at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The project is a joint venture between Clariant and Rowad National...
February 11, 2016
AkzoNobel, the leading global producer of paints and coatings, said on Thursday it is in discussions with BASF to acquire BASF’s industrial coatings business. “The...
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