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March 3, 2014
Toray Industries says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the entire stake in Zoltek (St. Louis), a company that manufactures and sells large-tow carbon fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Toray-completes-acquisitions-of-US-carbon-fiber-firm-Zoltek-and-South-Korean-firm-Woongjin-Chemical_59257.html
March 2, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia), the former coatings operations of DuPont, says it is to invest $60 million to build a next-generation plant to expand its production capacity of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Axalta-Coating-Systems-to-invest-$60-million-in-waterborne-coatings-Germany_59250.html
February 28, 2014
House Energy and Commerce Environment and the Economy Subcommittee chairman John Shimkus (R., IL) unveiled draft legislation to update the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). Shimkus says in a statement that the bill is a discussion draft and “keys off a bipartisan bill [Chemical Safety Improvement Act (CSIA)] introduced in the Senate.”...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/House-introduces-draft-TSCA-reform-bill_59233.html
February 28, 2014
Calumet Specialty Products announced today that it has acquired United Petroleum Company (Gilbert, AZ), the producer of Quantum-brand lubricants. Calumet calls Quantum, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Calumet-Specialty-Products-buys-lubricants-maker_59246.html
February 28, 2014
Mexichem (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) reports a net loss of $27.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2013,compared with $14.4 million in the year-ago quarter. Although sales increased 17% year-over-year (YOY) to $1.27 billion, cost of sales increased 31% YOY, reducing gross profit by $35 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexichem-swings-to-fourth-quarter-loss-of-$28-million_59234.html
February 28, 2014
Evonik Industries says it plans to invest more than $15 million in a new business and innovation center at Richmond, VA, and create an estimated 50 jobs over the next five years...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evonik-to-build-research-center-at-Richmond-VA_59218.html
February 28, 2014
Henkel has signed an alliance with CMS Technology (Danbury, CT), a packaging technology developer, to create food-safe antimicrobial additives for packaging, the company says. CMS owns...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Henkel-signs-antimicrobial-packaging-alliance_59236.html
February 28, 2014
Tronox reports a net loss of $3 million, narrower than the $97 million loss reported in the same quarter last year. Earnings per share were at a loss of 6 cts/share—slightly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Tronox-reports-tighter-net-loss-stabilizing-pigment-market_59150.html
February 28, 2014
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) reports net income of $37.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, up more than three-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $11.6 million. Earnings per share totaled $1.58. Net sales fell 16% YOY, to $149 million, mainly the result of unplanned downtime at the company’s Pryor, OK, ammonia plant....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/LSB-sales-down-earnings-up-on-insurance-recovery_59177.html
February 27, 2014

Nova Chemicals reports profit for the fourth quarter of $152 million, up almost three-fold year-over-year (YOY) from $53 million on higher margins in the polyethylene segment. Sales totaled $1.4 billion, up 27% YOY from $1.1 billion.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Nova-earnings-almost-triple-on-stronger-polyethylene-margins_59149.html
February 27, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 3.6% year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 22 February, to 41,648 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-declines-3-6-percent_59207.html
February 27, 2014
Quaker Chemical today reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.1 million, up 8.5% year-on-year (YOY), on sales up 7%, to $184.3 million. Adjusted earnings totaled 98 cts/share, ahead...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Quaker-Chemical-earnings-rise-on-higher-volumes_59186.html
February 27, 2014
Cool Planet Energy Systems (Camarillo, CA) has broken ground on the company’s first commercial-scale production facility, at Alexandria, LA, dubbed Project Genesis, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cool-Planet-breaks-ground-on-biomass-to-gasoline-blendstock-facility_59148.html
February 27, 2014
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (Socma) this morning testified before Congress urging the passage of legislation to extend...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-Socma-testify-before-Congress-on-passage-of-updated-CFATS-program_59152.html
February 27, 2014
Imerys says it has raised its bid for bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.75/share from $41/share, beating Minerals Technologies’ (MTI) $42.50/share offer for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Imerys-raises-bid-for-Amcol_59139.html
February 27, 2014
Private equity firm H.I.G. Capital (Miami) says it has closed its $392-million acquisition of American Pacific (Ampac; Las Vegas) for $46.50/share, which was announced in January. Some...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/H-I-G-Capital-closes-Ampac-deal_59154.html
February 27, 2014
Octal Chemicals (Muscat) has selected West Chester, OH as the site of the company's first polyethylene terephthalate (PET) manufacturing plant in North America, says real estate...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Omans-Octal-selects-site-in-US-for-reusable-PET-plant_59144.html
February 27, 2014
Kraton reports net income for the fourth quarter 2013 of $4.9 million, up from a loss of $29.5 million in the year-ago period. Adjusted net income of 8 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of a 16 cts/share loss. Sales for the quarter totaled $290 million, down 2% year-over-year (YOY) from $296 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Kraton-swings-to-profit-of-$4-9-million-beats-analyst-estimates_59153.html
February 27, 2014
Codexis (Redwood City, CA), a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, says that it has appointed Patrick Yang, to its board of directors. Yang...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Codexis-appoints-Patrick-Yang-to-board-of-directors_59147.html
February 26, 2014

Williams Partners says it has acquired Williams’s currently in-service operations in Alberta, Canada, for $1.2 billion. The assets include an oil sands offgas processing plant near Fort McMurray, approximately 260 miles of natural gas liquid (NGL) and olefins pipelines, and an NGL/olefins fractionation facility and butylene/butane splitter facility at Redwater.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Williams-Partners-buys-Alberta-operations-from-Williams-for-$1-2-billion_59138.html
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