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March 19, 2015
The CW 75 index increased 0.3% for the week ended 18 March, lagging the S&P 500, which rose 1.5%, and the MSCI World Index, which increased 1.4%....
March 19, 2015
Lanxess today reported substantially improved operating result and net income in fiscal 2014. While sales declined 3.5% to €8.01 billion ($8.62 billion), Ebitda pre-exceptionals...
March 19, 2015
DuPont says it has increased production of Zytel HTN polyphthalamide (PPA), a high-performance polyamide, manufactured at its Richmond, VA facility by 10% to meet growing demand in...
March 19, 2015
BASF says that it has selected Freeport, TX, as the potential site of a 475,000-m.t./year, methane-to-propylene (MTP) complex that the company plans to build on the US Gulf Coast. The...
March 19, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it has agreed to transfer its shares in the equally owned lithium-ion (Li-ion) capacitors joint venture—Asahi Kasei FDK Energy Device Co. (Shizuoka, Japan)—to...
March 19, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says that its risk assessment committee (RAC) is continuing to deliberate on a proposal from France to restrict the use of bisphenol A...
March 19, 2015
Shaoxing Yuandong Petrochemical (Shaoxing, China) has stopped offering purified terephthalic acid (PTA) futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange (ZCE; Zhengzhou, China), effective...
March 19, 2015
PPG today completed a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot expansion of a coatings manufacturing plant at Sumare, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The plant makes resins for electrocoat products for...
March 19, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 151.66 150.57 Airgas (ARG) 112.85 113.72 Albemarle (ALB) 51.68 51.69 Ashland (ASH) 124.70 122.39 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 45.15 44.79 Cabot (CBT)...
March 18, 2015
Brenntag has reported a slight increase in 2014 profit after tax, to €340 million on sales up 2.5%, to €10.0 billion. Operating Ebitda increased 4.1%, to €727 million and gross...
March 18, 2015
SGL Carbon (Wiesbaden, Germany) has announced group sales of €1.34 billion ($1.42 billion) for the business year 2014, a decrease of 6% year-on-year (YOY).. Ebitda before...
March 18, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) says that its board of directors, in an extraordinary meeting on 16 March, decided to terminate the employment contract of Patricio...
March 18, 2015
Platform Specialty Products today reported a fourth-quarter net loss of $266.7 million, compared with a loss of $200.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales grew 47.7%...
March 18, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) said today that it would acquire a 94.91% stake in Bangkok Polyester via Indorama's subsidiary, Indorama Petrochem. Bangkok Polyester operates a...
March 18, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 150.57 151.73 Airgas (ARG) 113.72 114.08 Albemarle (ALB) 51.69 52.00 Ashland (ASH) 122.39 123.93 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 44.79 45.11 Cabot (CBT)...
March 18, 2015
India has revived plans to build an ammonia-urea complex in Iran. Hansraj Gangaram Ahir, junior chemicals and fertilizers minister, told Lok Sabha, India’s lower house of parliament...
March 18, 2015
Air Liquide and Sasol have signed a long-term agreement for the supply of large quantities of industrial gases to Sasol’s Secunda, South Africa, production site, about 140 kilometers...
March 18, 2015
Saudi Kayan, a Sabic affiliate, says that Saudi Arabia’s ministry of petroleum has allocated more ethane gas feedstock to the company. The ethane will be used to increase the...
March 18, 2015
Uralchem (Moscow) and Stamicarbon (Sittard, Netherlands) have announced that they have agreed to proceed with a project to modernize Uralchem’s urea production plant at Perm, Russia...
March 18, 2015
Kuraray has announced that it will expand capacity for ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) resin at the manufacturing site of the company’s wholly owned subsidiaries headquartered at...
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