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June 23, 2014
A. Schulman announced today that its board of directors has named Bernard Rzepka president and CEO, effective 1 January 2015. The board also nominated current chairman, president and...
June 23, 2014
EuroChem (Moscow), Russia’s largest fertilizer company and a top-10 fertilizer player globally, today announced that it has won the auction for the right to explore and produce...
June 23, 2014
AkzoNobel says it will invest more than €6.5 million ($8.8 million) in its research center at Songjiang, China, near Shanghai, to add a dedicated facility for the company's...
June 23, 2014
The recent overwhelming victory by Narendra Modi and his BJP party has fueled a massive rise in optimism in India and reawakened interest in its opportunities, none more so than in the...
June 23, 2014
IHS Chemical's 22nd Annual Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology & Business Forum kicks off at Zürich, Switzerland this Wednesday, while the Institute of Food...
June 20, 2014
Farms and Families of North America Fertilizer Limited Partnership (FNA FLP; Saskatoon, SK), an alliance of farmers designed to build a nitrogen fertilizer plant, announced the...
June 20, 2014
Engineering and construction firm KBR reports a net loss and lower revenues year-on-year in the first quarter. It reports a net loss of $43 million, down from a net income of $88...
June 20, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 130.30 130.24 Airgas (ARG) 108.99 108.74 Albemarle (ALB) 71.43 71.25 Ashland (ASH) 107.00 106.27 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 47.76 47.99 Cabot (CBT)...
June 20, 2014
Cefic says that Europe's output of chemicals will grow by 2.0% this year on the back of rising industrial demand, in particular from the automotive industry. Production is expected to...
June 20, 2014
ACC says that, following a 0.6% gain in April, the US Chemical Production Regional Index was 0.4% higher in May and chemical output was higher in all regions except the West Coast. On...
June 20, 2014
BP Chemicals Ltd. (BPCL), a BP subsidiary, confirms that it declared force majeure yesterday to customers of the company’s acetic anhydride plant at Saltend, near Hull, UK. “This...
June 20, 2014
The Chinese government says that its city of Chongqing launched a carbon trading market on 19 June, making the location the seventh in China to establish such a platform. With the...
June 20, 2014
The CW75 index fell 0.8% for the week ended 17 June, dipping below the MSCI World Index and the S&P 500, which both dropped 0.4%....
June 19, 2014
Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, today announced an increase in first-quarter revenues and production. The company has also agreed a...
June 19, 2014
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a major player in the seeds business, says it will increase R&D spending in fiscal 2014, when it plans to spend €160 million ($217.2 million) on research...
June 19, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 130.24 130.01 Airgas (ARG) 108.74 108.66 Albemarle (ALB) 71.25 70.81 Ashland (ASH) 106.27 105.87 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 47.99 46.90 Cabot (CBT)...
June 19, 2014
Asahi Kasei Chemicals (AKC), an Asahi Kasei subsidiary, says that it has developed AZP, a new optical polymer featuring zero birefringence. Birefringence, also known as double...
June 19, 2014
Huntsman announced today that an unplanned manufacturing disruption at its Port Neches, TX propylene oxide (PO) and methyl tert butyl ether (MTBE) facility will reduce its second...
June 19, 2014
Praxair announced yesterday that is has started up a 125-m.t./day noncryogenic vaccum-pressure-swing adsorption plant at the Montes del Plata pulp mill at Punta Pereira, Uruguay. Under...
June 19, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical says it has begun construction of second steam cracker at its Baytown, TX, facility and two downstream polyethylene (PE) lines at its Mont Belvieu plastics plant...
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