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September 16, 2015
CP Kelco will expand its biogums manufacturing facility and production capabilities due to increased demand for specialty biogums products. CP Kelco says it will expand its capacity...
September 15, 2015
PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) has completed a $3.8-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility in Valladolid, Spain. The company says that the expansion, which will support...
September 15, 2015
FMC (Philadelphia) will increase prices for lithium products globally, effective 1 October. All products will increase by 15%, while specialty organics products will increase by...
September 16, 2015
Albemarle today announced plans to increase its mineral conversion capacity by up to 50,000 m.t./year in an effort to add capacity for battery-grade lithium, including lithium...
September 14, 2015
Air Products will increase its product pricing and monthly service charges for its customers in North America, effective 1 October 2015. The company says the price adjustments...
September 14, 2015
Quinpario Partners (St. Louis), the investment firm headed by former Solutia CEO Jeffry Quinn, has sold 275,000 shares in Ferro, valued at about $3.3 million. The proceeds from the...
September 10, 2015
PPG Industries has declared force majeure for its glass production in the western United States and Canada due to “unanticipated mechanical production issues” at its...
September 10, 2015
Arsenal Capital’s Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis) today announced the acquisition of Burtin Polymer Labs and Coating and Foam Solutions (Cartersville, GA), a maker of...
September 9, 2015
Shareholders of Alent plc (Woking, UK) have voted to approve a takeover by blank-check firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), which was announced in July. The deal...
September 9, 2015
Capital Southwest’s previously announced spinoff of its specialty chemicals assets will be effective from 30 September, the company says. Shares in the new entity, Capital...
September 9, 2015
Phillips 66 and Spectra Energy (Houston), 50-50 joint venture owners in natural gas company DCP Midstream (Denver), say they have entered into a nonbinding letter of intent for...
September 9, 2015
Celanese says its board has approved a new $1-billion share repurchase authorization that will be executed over the next two years. The company says that the authorized sum represents about 11% of its outstanding shares....
September 8, 2015
Praxair has signed a long-term helium purchase agreement with Nacogdoches Oil and Gas (NOG; Nacogoches, TX), under which NOG will supply Praxair with up to 100 million standard cubic...
September 3, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical (Taipei) says it is evaluating a $9.4-billion petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana that would include two new crackers. A final investment...
September 3, 2015
Clariant hosted an inaugural sustainability dialog on 2 September in Frankfurt to examine the company’s role within the specialty chemicals industry and its contribution to a...
September 3, 2015
Clariant, following a massive portfolio restructuring—which included divesting several businesses and acquiring catalysts producer Süd Chemie—has become a less...
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
September 3, 2015
Sinopec and Sibur (Moscow) have entered into a framework investment agreement under which Sinopec will acquire a stake in Sibur. The agreement was signed during Russian president...
September 3, 2015
LSB Industries has announced president and CEO Barry Golsen has stepped down, effective immediately, after 38 years with the company. Golsen will be replaced by Daniel Greenwell...
September 2, 2015
Senior executives and directors of FMC have recently purchased about $4.5 million worth of common stock in the company, FMC says. Chairman and CEO Pierre Brondeau purchased 49,909...
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