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March 26, 2015
H.B. Fuller has reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 34% year-on-year (YOY), to $9.7 million, or 19 cts/share, on net revenue down 3.2%, to $470.7 million. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/H-B-Fuller-earnings-fall-on-currency-full-year-guidance-reaffirmed_68936.html
March 26, 2015
A consortium comprising CB&I, Chiyoda International, and Zachry Group today announced the award of a contract valued in excess of $2 billion by FLNG Liquefaction 3 (Freeport LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CB-and-I-Chiyoda-and-Zachry-consortium-awarded-contract-for-LNG-liquefaction-and-export-facility_68947.html
March 26, 2015
AkzoNobel today announced plans to invest more than €20 million ($21.7 million) in its organic peroxides production facilities at Mons, Belgium; and Pasadena, TX. At Mons, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/AkzoNobel-to-invest-in-organic-peroxides-operations-in-Europe-and-the-US_68946.html
March 26, 2015
The European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) says that the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/TTIP-European-Parliament-committee-calls-for-support-of-SMEs-energy-intensive-sector-access-to-US-markets_68938.html
March 26, 2015
Although China accounts for the world's largest para-xylene (p-xylene) capacity, it will still need to import more than half of this capacity for the foreseeable future, according to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IHS-WPC-2015-China-to-keep-importing-p-xylene-as-production-and-demand-grows_68935.html
March 26, 2015
Solvay said on Wednesday that it plans to expand capacity at its hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) plant at Longview, WA, to meet growing demand from the pulp and paper industry in the Pacific...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-hikes-US-hydrogen-peroxide-capacity-to-meet-pulp-and-paper-electronics-demand_68923.html
March 26, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical’s wholly owned Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, IL) subsidiary and Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) have signed an exclusive agreement to codevelop and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evolva-and-Sumitomo-Chemical-subsidiary-to-co-develop-agricultural-bioactives_68922.html
March 25, 2015
“Changing oil prices have not changed the fact that shale production technologies have unlocked an abundant long-term supply of natural gas in the region,” says Matt Aguiar, senior v.p. at ExxonMobil Chemical. “US gas production has grown by 45% over the past six years. The nation has a nearly 100-year natural gas supply, and it’s still growing.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IHS-WPC-2015-ExxonMobil-sees-US-petrochemical-advantage-as-durable_68911.html
March 25, 2015
US crude and gasoline stocks moved in opposite directions for the third consecutive week as crude inventories firmed and gasoline inventories declined, according to data released by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-crude-stocks-up-11-weeks-in-a-row_68907.html
March 25, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian fund Management (New York) today filed a definitive proxy statement with SEC for its four director nominees to stand for election to DuPont’s board at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trian-files-new-DuPont-proxy-slams-Kullman-over-stock-options_68896.html
March 25, 2015
US propylene inventories were slightly up in the week ended 20 March, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. The increase represents...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-propylene-stocks-up-slightly-for-second-straight-week_68905.html
March 25, 2015
Low-cost oil, while a positive for some chemical companies and a negative for others, is unlikely to have a major impact on the industry’s credit quality, according to report by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/S-and-P-Cheap-oil-will-have-little-impact-on-chemical-industrys-credit_68904.html
March 25, 2015
Teressa Szelest, currently senior v.p./hygiene at Ludwigshafen, has been named president/market and business development, North America, effective 1 May. She will be located at Florham...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-names-new-presidentmarket-and-business-development-North-America_68886.html
March 25, 2015
IPCA Laboratories (Mumbai) said today that it received on 24 March import alerts for two formulation units after FDA inspected the units at Pithampur and Silvassa, situated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IPCA-Laboratories-issued-another-FDA-import-alert_68881.html
March 25, 2015
Praxair says that it has started up a 180-m.t./day, noncryogenic plant for Owens-Illinois (O-I; Perrysburg, OH), the world's largest glass container manufacturer. O-I has converted a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Praxair-to-supply-oxygen-to-Owens-Illinois-glass-facility-in-Oklahoma_68871.html
March 24, 2015
Chemicals production in the United States grew by 4.2% on a year-on-year (YOY) basis in February, the largest gain since 2010, according to ACC’s US chemical production regional...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-US-chemical-production-posts-4-2-percent-YOY-gain_68867.html
March 24, 2015
Polyethylene (PE) prices are likely to remain at healthy levels as a result of sustained demand according to Dow Chemical. Converters had refrained from restocking in the first months...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NPE2015-Dow-says-2015-PE-prices-will-be-supported-by-supply-constraints-demand-to-remain-healthy_68857.html
March 24, 2015
“There is a lot of value in plastic often found in landfills, a value that is not getting captured [in the right way], because the plastics are either not being sorted the right...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/NPE2015-The-untapped-value-of-plastic-waste-civil-society-and-industry-approaches_68866.html
March 24, 2015
ACC’s Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), a leading economic indicator and measure of industry activity, was flat sequentially in March after 0.3% and 0.1% upward revisions in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-CAB-flat-sequentially-in-March_68852.html
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Gevo-licenses-iosbutanol-technology-to-Praj-Industries_68849.html
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