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March 19, 2014
Ineos Phenol and Sinopec Yangzi Petrochemical (Sinopec YPC) have signed a joint-venture agreement and articles of association to form a 50-50 jv company at Nanjing, China for the...
March 19, 2014
Kaneka (Osaka) says that it will build a manufacturing facility for the company’s Kanekalon-Kanecaron acrylic fibers at the site of its Kaneka Malaysia subsidiary. The new facility...
March 19, 2014
Octal Petrochemicals, a major producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin at Salalah, Oman, has announced plans for a $20-million project in Saudi Arabia to manufacture...
March 19, 2014
Linde says that it has signed a long-term contract with Nynas (Stockholm), one of the world leaders in naphthenic specialty oils (NSP) and the bitumen business, for the on-site supply...
March 19, 2014
Dow Chemical said today at an investor meeting in Saudi Arabia that it has increased its asset sales target by $1.5-$2 billion, lifting expected proceeds to $4.5-$6 billion. This...
March 19, 2014
The European Commission has welcomed Wacker Chemie's agreement with the Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) that has terminated an antidumping and antisubsidy investigation by...
March 19, 2014
Brenntag has posted a slight increase in 2013 profit after tax, to €339 million, on sales almost 1% higher, at €9.8 billion. Gross profit increased 1% last year, to €1.94...
March 19, 2014
Praxair says it has started up the first of two previously announced 1,250-m.t./day air separation units (ASUs) at Steel Authority of India Ltd.’s (SAIL; New Delhi) Bhilai, India...
March 19, 2014
PPG announced yesterday it is investing $27 million to expand its coatings manufacturing plant at San Juan del Rio, Querterano, Mexico. The expansion will involve four new buildings...
March 19, 2014
The risk assessment committee (RAC) of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has adopted an opinion to strengthen the existing classification of bisphenol A (BPA) under the...
March 19, 2014
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) have commenced technical cooperation activities, Allana says. The cooperation follows the...
March 19, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 122.19 121.53 Airgas (ARG) 108.34 107.22 Albemarle (ALB) 64.76 64.48 Ashland (ASH) 96.31 95.73 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 43.46 43.92 Cabot (CBT)...
March 19, 2014
Arkema, following a major restructuring of its portfolio, is allocating large funds to growth projects. Thierry Le Hénaff, CEO, said at a recent company presentation in Paris that...
March 18, 2014
Wacker Chemie has provided more details on its strategies following the recent announcement of the company’s preliminary results. Addressing a press briefing at Munich this morning...
March 18, 2014
FMC today announced an updated first quarter 2014 forecast for its agricultural solutions segment, citing negative effects from cold weather in North America. The pattern has dampened...
March 18, 2014
Agrochemical firm Nufarm (Melbourne) announced today that, as part of a reorganization of its Australian operations, the company will permanently close its plants located at Welshpool...
March 18, 2014
Sensient Technologies yesterday released a letter to shareholders outlining its opposition to hedge fund FrontFour Capital’s (New York) slate of director nominees. Sensient says that...
March 18, 2014
Honeywell announced today that refinery company Pakistan Refinery Limited (Karachi, Pakistan) will use Honeywell’s UOP process technology and modular equipment to meet growing demand...
March 18, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) says it will hold a follow-up meeting for stakeholders and interested parties to discuss comments received during the public...
March 18, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 121.53 120.59 Airgas (ARG) 107.22 107.00 Albemarle (ALB) 64.48 64.27 Ashland (ASH) 95.73 95.25 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 43.92 43.02 Cabot (CBT)...
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