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April 2, 2014
BASF announced today that it has inaugurated the California Research Alliance (CARA)—a multidisciplinary research institute with emphasis on new inorganic materials and their...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/BASF-launches-California-research-hub_60027.html
April 2, 2014
The chemical industry is as strong, vital, and essential as ever, but it has retreated from the public eye, leaving the stage to newcomers and detractors, says Frank Popoff, former CEO and chairman of Dow Chemical. If it is not to lose control of its future, he says, the chemical industry must actively engage with the public to raise awareness of its place at the forefront of technology and its role as “the ultimate enabling industry.” Popoff spoke in Houston on 31 March at the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers Association’s International Petrochemical Conference, where he was awarded the 18th Petrochemical Heritage Award....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Frank-Popoff-receives-Petrochemical-Heritage-Award-counsels-higher-industry-profile_59956.html
April 2, 2014
Agrium announced today that it expects its first-quarter earnings per share, to be released on 6 May, to be “just above breakeven.” The company says the slow start to the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Agrium-first-quarter-earnings-to-be-flat-on-slow-spring-start_60010.html
April 2, 2014
Omnova Solutions today reported its first quarter results, with net income of $1.2 million up compared to a loss of $0.2 million year-over-year (YOY). Earnings per share of 3...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Omnova-earnings-up-sales-down-on-winter-weather-impacts_60011.html
April 2, 2014
Praxair announced today that it has acquired Lake Welding Supply Company (Lake; Muskegon, MI), an independent gas and welding products distributor in Western Michigan. Financial terms...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Praxair-acquires-Western-Michigan-gas-distributor_60009.html
April 2, 2014
ICL Corp. (Tel Aviv) announced that it has acquired over 30 million units of Allana Potash Corp. (Toronto) at a price of 47 cts/share—bringing ICL’s total stake to...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/ICL-acquires-over-30-million-Allana-Potash-shares_59955.html
April 1, 2014
PPG announced two new executive appointments today, effective immediately. Dave Cole has been named v.p./packaging coatings and Anup Jain has been appointed v.p./specialty coatings and...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/PPG-announces-executive-appointments_59978.html
April 1, 2014
Lanxess says that Matthias Zachert has assumed his role as chairman of the board of management of the company, on 1 April. Lanxess announced earlier this year that executive chairman...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Matthias-Zachert-takes-over-as-Lanxess-chairman_59963.html
March 31, 2014
BP today announced the appointment of David Campbell as president of BP Russia, reporting directly to Bob Dudley, BP group CEO. Campbell, who is currently head of the group CEO’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/BP-appoints-president-of-BP-Russia_59925.html
March 31, 2014
Dow Chemical announced today that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale commercial production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Dow-Mitsui-start-up-chlor-alkali-jv-plant_59934.html
March 31, 2014
Air Products announced today that it has been awarded a contract to supply liquid nitrogen to Singapore’s Jurong Rock Caverns (JRC) project, an underground storage facility for...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Air-Products-to-supply-liquid-nitrogen-to-underground-petchem-storage-in-Singapore_59937.html
March 28, 2014
Compared to one year ago, there are more reasons to be optimistic about the economic outlook in the developed nations, particularly the United States, says Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS. However, the outlook for the developing nations, notably China, has gotten worse. “China is an accident waiting to happen,” he says....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/IHS-WPC-2014-Advanced-economies-accelerate-as-growth-slows-in-developing-nations_59862.html
March 28, 2014
US exports of polyethylene, polypropylene, and para-xylene, three of the largest primary petrochemical products, could double by 2025 thanks to shale gas, ExxonMobil Chemical president Stephen Pryor told attendees in the keynote address at the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference at Houston on Wednesday....
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/IHS-WPC-2014-US-exports-of-key-petrochemicals-could-double-by-2025-ExxonMobil-says_59887.html
March 28, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) says it is realigning responsibilities under Nicolas Mirzayantz, president/fragrances, effective 1 April. The change includes creation of a...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/IFF-makes-organization-changes-in-fragrances-business-unit_59903.html
March 28, 2014
ExxonMobil Chemical announced today that it has opened a new manufacturing facility at its to produce up to 50,000 m.t./year of its SpectraSyn Elite–brand metallocene...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/ExxonMobil-opens-metallocene-polyalpha-olefin-facility-at-Baytown_59905.html
March 28, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says that Jack Boss will be joining the company as president/silicones and quartz, effective 31 March. Boss will be responsible for leading the...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Momentive-appoints-presidentsilicones-and-quartz_59895.html
March 27, 2014
Sinofert Holdings, China’s largest fertilizer producer and distributor, today reported lower figures on overcapacity problems of fertilizer industry and a sluggish market. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Sinofert-earnings-down-on-weak-fertilizer-market_59877.html
March 27, 2014
Airgas says that Andrew Cichocki president of Airgas’s USA distribution division, effective 1 April. Cichocki is currently a member of Airgas’s management committee, and he...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Airgas-US-distribution-names-new-president_59844.html
March 26, 2014
Invista announced today that it has broken ground on a new hexamethylenediamine (HMD) and nylon-6,6, polymer plants at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. These are a part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/people_and_business/people_executives/Invista-breaks-ground-on-Shanghai-nylon-66-expansion_59843.html
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