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May 28, 2015
Iofina, the London-listed US-based producer of iodine and iodine derivatives, has reported an increased loss from operations as falling iodine prices overcame record sales and iodine...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Iofina-losses-grow-despite-record-iodine-production-and-sales-in-2014_70741.html
May 28, 2015
QuantumSphere, (QSI; Santa Ana, CA), a leading player in nanoscale catalysts for chemical processes, has entered into a multi-year joint development agreement with Casale (Lugano...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/QuantumSphere-and-Casale-to-collaborate-on-nanocatalysts-for-chemical-processes_70737.html
May 27, 2015
The June benzene contract in the United States is expected to settle lower this week on the back of weak demand and ample supply, according to market participants. A decline in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lower-US-June-benzene-contract-expected-on-weak-demand-ample-supply_70729.html
May 27, 2015
TPC Group said Tuesday that it does not expect any additional issues stemming from a fire at that took place its 545,000-m.t/year butadiene plant in Houston earlier this week. In...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/No-additional-issues-expected-after-TPCs-Houston-butadiene-plant-fire_70727.html
May 27, 2015

During the week ended 23 May, chemical railcar traffic in North America fell year-on-year (YOY) on declines throughout the region but remained ahead on a year-to-date basis. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 43,484 carloads, up 1.2% from the previous week but down 2.1% YOY, according to data released on 27 May by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-America-chemical-rail-traffic-remains-ahead-year-to-date_70726.html
May 27, 2015
Angus Chemical (Buffalo Grove, IL) says that it has appointed Scott Hinkle as CFO. Hinkle brings more than two decades of financial leadership experience in the chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Angus-Chemical-appoints-CFO_70710.html
May 27, 2015
Valspar says that it has definitively agreed to acquire the performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals (Charleston, SC), which include automotive refinish and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Valspar-to-acquire-performance-coatings-businesses-from-Quest-Specialty-Chemicals_70709.html
May 27, 2015
AbbVie (Chicago) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Pharmacyclics (Sunnyvale, CA), a pharmaceutical company that focuses on small-molecule drugs for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AbbVie-completes-$21-billion-acquisition-of-cancer-drugs-producer-Pharmacyclics_70704.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Valspar-beats-estimates-but-sales-fall-on-currency-loss-of-customer_70712.html
May 27, 2015
Linde Engineering, part of the Linde group, says that its board of directors has appointed Joerg Linsenmaier president and CEO of Linde Engineering North America (LENA; Blue Bell, PA)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Linde-Engineering-names-new-head-of-North-America-operations_70701.html
May 26, 2015
US Gulf Coast refinery and petrochemical production has not seen any major impact from widespread flooding across Texas and Oklahoma, according to market participants on Tuesday. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/No-major-impact-to-US-Gulf-Coast-petchem-production-from-heavy-flooding_70692.html
May 26, 2015
Specialty chemical company KMCO (Crosby, TX) says it appointed former Solvay executive John Foley as president and CEO. Foley will be responsible for leading the KMCO- and KMTEX (Port...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/KMCO-names-former-Solvay-exec-CEO_70678.html
May 26, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Tuesday that it has started basic engineering for a new production plant for precipitated silica plant in the United States with focus on the rubber and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evonik-to-build-world-scale-precipitated-silica-plant-in-US_70667.html
May 26, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals' producer, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project planned at Dilles Bottom, OH. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PTTGC-selects-technologies-for-US-project-could-raise-capacity-at-planned-Indonesia-refinery_70666.html
May 26, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products segment has agreed to sell the company's Germany-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and gypsum (PCG) businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ICL-to-sell-pharma-cosmetics-and-gypsum-businesses-to-One-Rock_70665.html
May 25, 2015
Ethylene production issues at Williams Partners' Geismar, LA, facility this week could put additional strain on an already tight US styrene market, according to IHS Chemical analysis...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-Geismar-production-issues-may-put-added-strain-on-US-styrene-supply_70653.html
May 22, 2015
ChevronPhillips Chemical (CPChem) began the startup process at an ethylene unit in Texas on Thursday, according to a filing with state regulators. CPChem said in a filling with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CPChem-begins-startup-process-at-Texas-ethylene-unit_70588.html
May 22, 2015
Eastman Chemical says it will increase prices on methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) in North America and Latin America by 5 cts/lb ($110/m.t.), effective 5 June or as contracts allow. The company cites elevated operating costs, especially in raw materials....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-to-increase-MIBK-prices_70638.html
May 22, 2015
During the week ended 16 May, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined year-over-year (YOY) on weaker results from the United States and Canada....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/North-America-weekly-chemical-rail-traffic-drops-3-6-percent-YOY_70571.html
May 22, 2015
US chemical production was flat in April, according to the ACC’s US Chemical Regional Production Index (CPRI). The index, a three-month moving average, was also flat in March after registering a 0.2% gain in February....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACC-US-chemical-production-flat-in-April_70637.html
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