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October 8, 2015
BASF says it will close its sterols production site at Pasadena, TX by the end of this year. Meanwhile, to serve global demand, BASF will increase the sterol extraction capacity at its...
October 8, 2015
OCI announced today that it has restarted ammonia production at a calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) plant at Geleen, Netherlands, after stopping production because of a fire in the...
October 8, 2015
Petrobras has adjusted projections for investment and manageable operating expenses in 2015 and 2016 "to maintain its deleveraging goals and value-creation targets given new Brent...
October 8, 2015
DuPont and Caribou Biosciences have teamed up to form a strategic alliance, where the two companies will cross-license their patent portfolios. As part of the agreement, DuPont will...
October 8, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 136.75 133.57 Airgas (ARG) 92.44 91.55 Albemarle (ALB) 50.18 48.73 Ashland (ASH) 106.71 104.92 Axalta (AXTA) 27.10 27.60 Axiall Corp. (AXLL)...
October 8, 2015
Sabic says it is undertaking a global transformation aimed at creating a more agile, cost-efficient, and customer-focused organization that meets their needs more effectively. The...
October 8, 2015
RPM says that net income for its fiscal first quarter ended 31 August rose 0.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $99.8 million, on sales up 3.2%, to $1.24 billion. Reported earnings totaled 74...
October 8, 2015
BASF announced that it will expand its emollients and waxes production capacity with a new plant at its site in the Jinshan district of Shanghai, China. The additional facility is...
October 7, 2015
Total has confirmed that it is discussing with the Iraqi government construction of a petrochemicals complex in that country. The confirmation follows a local report that says the...
October 7, 2015
Fertilizer firm Krishak Bharati Cooperative (Kribhco; New Delhi) is diversifying into phosphate and potash fertilizers from the company’s current urea-only portfolio. The company...
October 7, 2015
A ground-breaking ceremony took place recently in the presence of Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus, for a previously announced potash project launched by Slavkali, a company...
October 7, 2015
Faced with slumping agricultural markets, seed giant Monsanto announced a restructuring program that includes 2,600 layoffs—approximately 12% of its global workforce—in a quarterly...
October 7, 2015
Superior Plus (Toronto) has announced plans to acquire sodium chlorate and chlor-alkali maker Canexus (Calgary, AB) in a deal valued at C$932 million ($714 million) including debt...
October 7, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), a blank-check firm that has made several large chemicals acquisitions, says it will use a term-loan commitment help pay for its...
October 7, 2015
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for mapping out how cells repair damaged DNA and...
October 7, 2015
Trinseo has made several leadership changes “to add depth to the executive team” and support governance and succession planning,” says the company. The moves include the creation...
October 7, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 133.57 133.00 Airgas (ARG) 91.55 90.57 Albemarle (ALB) 48.73 47.96 Ashland (ASH) 104.92 103.21 Axalta (AXTA) 27.60 26.74 Axiall Corp. (AXLL)...
October 7, 2015
The previously announced acquisition by Sinopec, China’s largest petrochemicals company, of a stake in Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, is expected to be...
October 6, 2015
BASF plans to more than double its chlorine capacity based on membrane-cell technology. The company will add 250,000 m.t./year capacity to the existing membrane-cell process plant at...
October 6, 2015
Calgon Carbon said Tuesday that the US Department of Commerce has issued final antidumping tariffs on imports of steam activated carbon from China that entered the United States...
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