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November 25, 2015
EPA says new information on herbicide's toxicity could lead to a different decision on restrictions for using Enlist Duo....
November 25, 2015
With Dow Chemical's propane dehydrogentation (PDH) unit in Freeport, TX now mechanically complete as of this week, the company reiterated Wednesday that it expects a commercial...
November 25, 2015
Utilization of selective toluene disproportionation (STDP) units in North America is likely to increase during December and the winter months as reduced interest in toluene for the...
November 24, 2015
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), an index of industry activity and economic indicator, rose 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in November...
November 24, 2015
KBR said on Tuesday that it has been awarded a contract by G2 LNG (Baton Rouge, LA) to provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) front-end engineering design (FEED)...
November 24, 2015
Pfizer and Allergan (Dublin, Ireland) announced on Monday that their boards of directors have  approved a merger agreement under which Pfizer, a global biopharmaceutical company...
November 24, 2015
Valspar today reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income down 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $102.4 million, on sales down 9%, to $1.15 billion. Volumes declined 2% YOY during the quarter...
November 23, 2015
Westlake Chemical says its board has authorized an expansion of the company’s share repurchase program by $150 million. The program does not have an expiration date. Buybacks...
November 23, 2015
Three senior executives at Platform Specialty Products, as well as a corporate director, today announced purchases of about 1 million shares of common stocks. The execs were chairman...
November 23, 2015
Genomatica (San Diego) and Braskem say they have been successfully producing biobased butadiene at lab scale since June 2015. "The program team has successfully developed a...
November 23, 2015
CF Industries Holdings and OCI said on Monday that they remain fully committed to pursuing the previously announced merger of CF with OCI’s European, North American manufacturing...
November 20, 2015
Air Products, on 19 November, opened its previously announced liquid nitrogen production facility at Odessa, TX. Plans to build the facility were announced in October 2013. The...
November 20, 2015
LyondellBasell announced on Thursday that it is advancing plans to build the world's largest propylene oxide (PO) and tert-butyl alcohol (TBA) plant in the Houston area. LyondellBasell...
November 20, 2015
ACC says that specialty chemicals market volumes in the United States slipped 0.1% in October (on a three-month moving average, 3MMA basis), following a gain of 0.3% in September...
November 19, 2015
Axiall’s board of directors has appointed Timothy Mann, Jr., president and CEO, positions he has held on an interim basis since 6 July. Mann has also been named to the board of directors....
November 19, 2015
Dow Chemical has reached agreement to acquire Chemours' aniline facility in Beaumont, TX for approximately $140 million in cash. The Beaumont, TX facility has aniline capacity of...
November 19, 2015
Air Liquide’s $13.4-billion acquisition of Airgas is easily among the largest chemicals M&A deals since the recession. The multiple Air Liquide paid, at 13.5 times (x)...
November 18, 2015
Fluor Corp. has announced that ICA Fluor, its industrial engineering and construction joint venture with Empresas ICA, has signed a contract with Pemex Transformacion Industrial to...
November 18, 2015
Siluria Technologies (San Francisco) has announced another major strategic investment by a Saudi company. Siluria's latest financing round was led by NatPet, a producer of propylene...
November 18, 2015
Chemtura chairman and CEO Craig Rogerson tells CW that the company expects to maintain improvements in margins and earnings into 2016, even as the company remains on the hunt for a...
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