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September 9, 2014
Braskem has joined Michelin and biobased farnesene maker Amyris (Emeryville, CA) in their efforts to develop a low-cost process to produce isoprene from renewable raw materials, Amyris...
September 9, 2014
Coca-Cola is making an additional investment in the development and commercialization of Virent's (Madison, WI) registered biobased para-xylene (p-xylene), BioFormPX, Virent announced...
September 9, 2014
Industrial action is disrupting production at AkzoNobel's chlor-alkali plant at Botlek, Netherlands, in the port of Rotterdam. The plant forms part of a large cluster of units operated...
September 9, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 130.71 132.53 Airgas (ARG) 109.4 111.00 Albemarle (ALB) 63.50 64.17 Ashland (ASH) 107.06 107.71 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 39.89 41.19 Cabot (CBT)...
September 9, 2014
Kemira has adjusted its medium-term sales target. The company says that its revenue will be €2.7 billion in 2017 after previously targeting 2016 revenue of €2.6-2.7 billion. The...
September 9, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience, a Bayer group company, says it plans to increase thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) production capacity at Cuddalore in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, to meet the...
September 9, 2014
Arkema has presented to staff a project for the closure of the fluorinated gas production facilities at the company's Zaramillo, Spain, site, by the end of 2014, with the loss of 59...
September 8, 2014
FMC says that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire crop protection company Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark), for about 10.5 billion Danish kroner ($1.82 billion). Cheminova is...
September 8, 2014
Dow Chemical has announced new executive leaders, including a new CFO, as well as realigned responsibilities for its senior leadership team. James Fitterling has been named vice...
September 8, 2014
EU regulations and increased M&A activity will likely close older plants and continue consolidation in Europe's chlorvinyls industry, according to a new analysis from IHS Chemical...
September 8, 2014
BASF has started up its second production line for hexamethylene di-isocyanate (HDI) based polyisocyanates at its Caojing site near Shanghai, the company said on Friday. BASF has been...
September 8, 2014
IHS Chemical's 4th Annual Latin American Petrochemicals & Polymers Conference & Industry Workshop kicks off Wednesday in São Paulo. Also on Wednesday, Evonik president John...
September 8, 2014
Company Today Friday Air Products (APD) 132.53 132.25 Airgas (ARG) 111.00 110.49 Albemarle (ALB) 64.17 63.49 Ashland (ASH) 107.71 107.87 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 41.19 41.44 Cabot (CBT)...
September 8, 2014
A rundown of the industry’s key events from IHS Chemical Week Business Daily: > German chemical output declines in second quarter, forecast cut. > Pembina buys Vantage...
September 5, 2014
Johnson Matthey says it has acquired Catacel (Ravenna, OH), a maker of high-heat transfer catalysts for gases production and reactors for fuel processing in fuel cells. The deal's...
September 5, 2014
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Oak Brook, IL) has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel near Freeport...
September 5, 2014
Specialty chemicals firm Alent (Woking, UK) says that Steve Corbett is today standing down as CEO. Rick Ertmann, Alent’s president/assembly materials, will be the interim CEO while...
September 5, 2014
Electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors has chosen Nevada as the site of its planned $5-billion battery manufacturing facility. The 'Gigafactory' is expected to be produce 50 GWh in annual...
September 5, 2014
Evonik Industries says it will expand specialty silica production capacity at Ako, Japan, through its DSL Japan joint venture with Shionogi & Co. (Osaka). Evonik holds a 51% stake...
September 5, 2014
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 132.25 132.91 Airgas (ARG) 110.49 110.49 Albemarle (ALB) 63.49 63.73 Ashland (ASH) 107.87 108.61 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 41.44 42.21 Cabot (CBT)...
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