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October 22, 2014
Eastman Chemical today said it has completed its expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. The expansion will increase production...
October 22, 2014
Dow Chemical posted net income of $852 million, up 43% from the year-ago quarter, led by strong gains in performance materials, performance plastics, and electronic materials. Revenues...
October 22, 2014
Total today named Patrick Pouyanné CEO, following the death of Christophe de Margerie, chairman and CEO, in a plane crash at Moscow airport earlier this week. Pouyanné was until...
October 22, 2014
Polymer resins producer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) today announced that it has agreed to sell its agency & distribution business—Nuplex Specialties, and the...
October 22, 2014
W.R. Grace reports third-quarter net income of $74.5 million, down 3% year-over-year (YOY) on higher corporate and other expenses. Reported adjusted earnings of $1.07/share were down...
October 22, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) reports increases in third-quarter earnings and revenues. Net income, after minority interest, rose by 9% to 1.71 billion Norwegian Krone ($259.59 million) on...
October 22, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 131.31 131.57 Airgas (ARG) 113.15 113.54 Albemarle (ALB) 55.89 56.24 Ashland (ASH) 105.66 103.83 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 40.83 39.88 Cabot (CBT)...
October 22, 2014
Shenhua Ningxia Coal Industry Group (Yinchuan, China) has selected Novolen polypropylene (PP) technology for a world-scale plant to be built at Lingwu, China, near Yinchuan, CB&I...
October 22, 2014
Castleton Commodities International (CCI; Stamford, CT), a worldwide commodities merchant formerly known as Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy, plans to invest $1.2 billion to build a...
October 22, 2014
Bashkhirian Soda (BashKhim; Sterlitamak, Russia) plans to more than double polyvinyl chloride (PVC) capacity at its Sterlitamak manufacturing complex, according to director general...
October 22, 2014
Kemira is making a multimillion-euro investment to expand its process and functional chemicals lines at San Giorgio, Italy. Production is scheduled to start at the expanded plant at...
October 22, 2014
KBR has been awarded a contract by the Algerian fertilizer producer Fertial to provide licensing and engineering design services to revamp Fertial’s ammonia plants located at Annaba...
October 21, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 131.57 128.75 Airgas (ARG) 113.54 109.84 Albemarle (ALB) 56.24 54.50 Ashland (ASH) 103.83 101.37 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 39.88 38.49 Cabot (CBT)...
October 21, 2014
AkzoNobel today reported a 32% rise in third-quarter net income to €205.0 million ($262.9 million) on 2% lower sales of €3.69 billion. Ebitda was 7% higher at €487.0 million and...
October 21, 2014
Israel Chemicals (ICL, Tel Aviv) says that the final report of the Sheshinski Committee, presented to the Finance Ministry yesterday, will not cause it to reconsider its decision to...
October 21, 2014
Shire (Dublin) says that its board has agreed with AbbVie (Chicago) to terminate their previously announced agreement for the acquisition of Shire. AbbVie announced in July that it...
October 21, 2014
The European Commission says that it has issued a statement of objections to Honeywell and DuPont of its preliminary view that the cooperation the companies entered into in 2010, based...
October 21, 2014
Nilit (Migdal HaEmek, Israel), a manufacturer of nylon-6,6 for thermoplastics and apparel applications, has signed an agreement to acquire Invista’s Americana, Brazil, manufacturing...
October 21, 2014
Sumitomo Chemical announced today that it has revised its financial forecast for the half-year ending 30 September 2014, previously announced on 12 May 2014. The upward revision is due...
October 21, 2014
Christophe de Margerie, 63 and CEO of energy major Total, was killed at Moscow’s Vnukovo international airport last night when a business jet collided with a snow plow during...
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