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May 30, 2016
Fluorochemicals maker Halocarbon (Atlanta) has announced two appointments. Siddhartha Shenoy has been appointed as director of strategic marketing, and Matt Muller is joining...
May 26, 2016
The Singapore Lube Park—a previously announced joint venture project among Shell, Sinopec, and Total—on 26 May launched its shared lubricant facilities at Tuas, an...
May 20, 2016
Lukoil (Moscow) has held a ground-breaking ceremony for an $85-million lubricants-blending project in Kazakhstan. The plant is being built in the Almaty Region. The new facility will...
April 29, 2016
Chemtura has reported a net loss of $96 million, compared with a profit of $29 million in the year-ago quarter, due to a pension settlement charge. Sales were down 5% year-on-year...
April 7, 2016
Clariant says that it has started up additional capacity for phosphate esters (P-esters) at its Gendorf, Germany, plant. The new plant adds to existing capacity for P-esters at...
March 7, 2016
Total has inaugurated production at its $100 high-purity special fluids facility in Bayport, TX, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. The Bayport hydro-dearomatization plant, the second of its kind in the world, will produce a range of 40 different high-purity special fluids for use across a wide spectrum of industries including pharmaceuticals, crop protection, water treatment, printing inks, paints and coatings and cosmetics....
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 2, 2016
Biobased lubricants maker Biosynthetic Technologies (Irvine, CA) says the USDA has reserved over $100 million in loan guarantee funding under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and...
February 2, 2016
Nyco (Paris) says that it has commissioned a lubricant additives production unit at the company's Tournai, Belgium site. The new plant produces mainly antioxidants and coking...
January 26, 2016
Ashland has reported fiscal first-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $91 million, mostly because of a charge in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell 16% YOY, to...
January 21, 2016
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index was down 2.7% in December 2015 compared with the year-ago month but fell only 0.3% year-to-date (YTD) in 2015 versus one year ago, both figures on a three-month moving average (3MMA). The index slipped 0.1% in December versus the earlier month, following a fall of 0.7% in November (both 3MMA)....
January 20, 2016
An investment firm has proposed that Ashland sell its specialty ingredients business and restructure Valvoline to create a master limited partnership (MLP), according to a Reuters...
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