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May 29, 2015
Arkema is planning to close its Bernouville, France site producing extruded polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet, CW has learned. The site is operated by Arkema’s Altuglas...
May 29, 2015
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) says that its wholly owned subsidiary Vestolit (Marl, Germany), a producer of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), will expand specialty paste PVC capacity at the...
May 29, 2015
Wacker Group (Munich), the current owner of Siltronic AG, and Siltronic in cooperation with Citi and Credit Suisse as the joint global coordinators and joint bookrunners, have set the...
May 29, 2015
Arkema has named Richard Rowe to the post of CEO/North America, effective 1 July. Rowe replaces Bernard Roche, CEO/North America since 2008, who is retiring after over four decades...
May 29, 2015
Lotte Chemical UK (Redcar), a subsidiary of Lotte (Seoul), has declared force majeure on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) from the company's Wilton, UK, plant, according to company...
May 29, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience says it is advancing with plans to use carbon dioxide (CO2) as feedstock in the production of polyols. The company says it has already installed a chemical...
May 29, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 147.70 147.28 Airgas (ARG) 102.20 104.51 Albemarle (ALB) 60.60 60.68 Ashland (ASH) 127.93 127.83 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 37.78 37.36 Cabot (CBT)...
May 29, 2015
The CW 75 index declined 1.7% for the week ended 26 May, a wider loss than both the S&P 500, which was down 1.1%, and the MSCI World Index, which declined 0.3%....
May 28, 2015
Novozymes and Adisseo (Antony, France) say they have entered into a partnership to develop and market a probiotic for poultry. Under the terms of the deal, Novozymes will be...
May 28, 2015
KBR announced on Thursday that it has signed an alliance agreement with Exelus (Fairfield, NJ), a leading developer of green chemical technologies, to allow KBR to exclusively license...
May 28, 2015
Dixie Chemical (Pasadena, TX) says that president and CEO Charles Bennett will retire from the company, effective 1 June. Bennett will remain an investor and consultant to Dixie as...
May 28, 2015
Airgas has launched a $500 million share buyback program, without a closing date. The company will buy back shares from time to time on the open market, it says. Airgas has about 75.5...
May 28, 2015
Tata Chemicals (Mumbai) reports a net loss of 741.7 million Indian rupees ($11.6 million) in the company's fiscal fourth quarter, ended 31 March 2015, compared with a net loss of...
May 28, 2015
Company Today Yesterday Air Products (APD) 147.28 147.38 Airgas (ARG) 104.51 103.98 Albemarle (ALB) 60.68 61.32 Ashland (ASH) 127.83 127.86 Axiall Corp. (AXLL) 37.36 37.11 Cabot (CBT)...
May 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei and Mitsubishi Chemical today announced that they have signed an agreement to establish an equally owned joint venture for their previously announced plan to combine their...
May 28, 2015
Output of chemicals in the European Union edged up 0.1% in the first two months of 2015, compared with the corresponding period of last year, and EU chemicals output increased 0.3%...
May 28, 2015
Sabic has declared force majeure on low-density polyethylene (LDPE) at the company's Wilton, UK plant. The unit has "encountered unexpected technical issues [...] in the form of a...
May 27, 2015
Neste Jacobs (Porvoo, Finland) and Socar, Azerbaijan’s state-owned oil company, have signed an agreement for Neste Jacobs to act as the project management consultant (PMC) and...
May 27, 2015
Valspar says that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals (Charleston, SC), which include automotive refinish...
May 27, 2015
Valspar has reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.3 million, on net sales down 7%, to $1.08 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.11/share...
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