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April 20, 2015
Aecon Group (Toronto) has been awarded a contract by K+S (Kassel, Germany) for additional work on K+S's Legacy potash mining project in Saskatchewan. Work will begin in the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/K+S-awards-additional-contract-for-potash-project-in-Canada_69605.html
April 20, 2015
Mylan on Friday dismissed a possible takeover by Teva Pharmaceuticals. “We note that there has been some media speculation with regard to a potential bid for Mylan by Teva and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mylan-dismisses-possible-takeover-by-Teva_69587.html
April 17, 2015
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Commerce-proposes-countervailing-duties-for-melamine-from-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_69581.html
April 17, 2015
Solvay has launched the previously announced expansion at its Augusta, GA, manufacturing facility to install the first world-scale polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Solvay-starts-constructing-PEEK-plant-in-US_69562.html
April 17, 2015
Honeywell reports that its performance materials and technologies segment turned in first-quarter profit of $503 million, up 6% year-over-year (YOY). Sales declined 5% YOY, to $2.34 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Honeywells-performance-materials-and-technologies-segment-increases-quarterly-profit_69566.html
April 17, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) says that it has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Freudenberg-NOK-develops-biobased-rubber-compound_69570.html
April 17, 2015
Cytec Industries says that its board of directors has elected Carmelo Lo Faro as v.p. and chief technology officer. In this capacity, Lo Faro will drive the company's technology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cytec-appoints-chief-technology-officer_69546.html
April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Investors-demand-action-on-risks-posed-by-climate-change_69567.html
April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 16, 2015
Celanese (Dallas) reports net income for the first quarter of $234 million, up 20% year-over-year (YOY) from $195 million. Sales totaled $343 million, up 4% YOY from $331 million. Earnings of $1.53/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.35/share, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Celanese also raised full-year 2015 estimates, by roughly 9.5%, citing strength in acetyls and materials as well as productivity gains....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Celanese-income-up-20-percent-YOY-beats-analyst-estimates_69524.html
April 16, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) said it will ask LyondellBasell to return to the bargaining table on Friday, after the USW Local 13-227 rejected the refiner's offer for a new labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/USW-to-ask-LyondellBasell-back-to-labor-contract-discussions_69523.html
April 16, 2015
Cytec today announced first-quarter net earnings down 31.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $42.5 million, or 58 cts/share, on sales up 5.3%, to $515 million. Excluding special items, mainly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cytec-beats-estimates-on-higher-sales-and-volumes_69542.html
April 16, 2015
Albemarle says a catalyst research collaboration with Utrecht University and Stanford University has yielded to an innovative, new method for observing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-university-researchers-report-FCC-catalyst-imaging-breakthrough_69525.html
April 16, 2015

Celanese and Mitsui & Co. today announced that they are planning a potential methanol joint venture to be located at Celanese’s facility at Bishop, TX. Celanese says it has filed for air permits, and that a final decision to build the plant, which would have a capacity of 1.3 million m.t./year, will consider prevailing methanol market conditions and construction costs, among other factors.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Celanese-Mitsui-explore-methanol-JV-at-Bishop-TX_69474.html
April 16, 2015
Sherwin-Williams (SW) today reported first-quarter net income up 13.8% year-on-year (YOY), to $131.4 million, on sales up 3.5%, to $2.45 billion. Earnings totaled $1.38/share, short of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sherwin-Williams-earnings-fall-short-of-estimates-due-to-currency-impacts_69479.html
April 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals today announced that Todd Karran has been appointed president and CEO. Karran has been the acting CEO while maintaining his previous roles of senior v.p. and CFO since May 2014. He will remain CFO while the board searches for a replacement....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-confirms-Karran-as-CEO_69475.html
April 16, 2015
PPG Industries today reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations totaling $321 million, or $2.33/share, up 15.9% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 1%, to $3.7 billion...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-beats-estimates-on-cost-cuts_69477.html
April 16, 2015
Galapagos (Mechelen, Belgium), a biotechnology firm engaged in developing new treatments for inflammatory diseases, filed on 15 April with the SEC to raise up to $150 million in an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Belgium-based-biotech-firm-files-for-an-IPO_69472.html
April 16, 2015
US crude and gasoline stocks were mixed for the week that ended on April 10th, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday. For US crude...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-crude-stocks-up-14-straight-weeks-as-gasoline-stocks-decline_69457.html
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