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November 4, 2014
KBR (Houston) says that it has signed an agreement with engineering and construction firm Chiyoda (Yokohama, Japan) to license its CT-Acetica technology. Chiyoda developed the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/KBR-signs-acetic-acid-technology-alliance-with-Chiyoda_65079.html
November 4, 2014
HJ Baker's (Westport, CT) subsidiary Tiger-Sul Products Canada (Irricana, AB) has started up a facility at Irricana, 46 miles north of the company's Calgary plant. The facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/HJ-Baker-starts-production-at-sulfur-based-fertilizer-facility-in-Canada_65105.html
November 4, 2014
Albemarle says it is expanding capacity for production of liquid curatives at its site in Pasadena, TX. The expansion will support liquid curatives used in polyureas, urethanes and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-to-expand-liquid-curative-production_65109.html
November 4, 2014
The Sierrita Pipeline in Arizona, which interconnects via a new border crossing with a new natural gas pipeline in Mexico, has begun service, Kinder Morgan announced. The pipeline...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Kinder-Morgan-partnership-completes-US-Mexico-border-gas-pipeline_65100.html
November 4, 2014
Agirum announced its third-quarter earnings, showing improved results year-over-year (YOY). YOY, net income of $91 million increased 13% YOY and includes pre-tax share-based payments...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Agrium-posts-improved-third-quarter-results_65103.html
November 4, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) is studying a 10,000-m.t./year expansion of low-viscosity polyalphaolefins (PAO) capacity at its Cedar Bayou plant at Baytown, TX, from 48,000 m.t./year. CPChem says it will seek final project approval in the second quarter of 2015, with project completion targeted for 2016....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CPChem-plans-expansion-of-PAO-capacity-at-Cedar-Bayou_65104.html
November 4, 2014
Income benefited primarily from improved olefins and vinyls integrated product margins, the result of higher sales prices for most major products and lower overall feedstock costs. However, unplanned outages at Westlake’s Calvert City and Geismar complexes cut into sales and lowered operating rates, and the acquisition of Vinnolit and the formation of Westlake Partners increased costs....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Westlake-income-down-1-percent-beats-analyst-estimate_65101.html
November 4, 2014
IFF today reported third-quarter net earnings up 8% year-on-year (YOY), to $107.4 million, on sales up 4%, to $773.8 million. Earnings totaled $1.32/share, matching analysts’...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IFF-earnings-rise-on-solid-fragrances-results_65107.html
November 4, 2014
CB&I said today that it has been awarded a contract renewal valued at more than $48 million by an undisclosed leading manufacturer of synthetic rubber for long-term maintenance...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CB-and-I-renews-maintenance-contract-with-synthetic-rubber-producer_65098.html
November 4, 2014
CRACKING US ETHANE: Grangemouth with Dragon shale gas carrier Ineos Olefins & Polymers Europe said today that it has reached an agreement with Evergas to order an additional two...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ineos-orders-two-more-vessels-to-ship-US-ethane-to-its-European-crackers_65089.html
November 3, 2014
Chemtura has closed the sale of its agricultural chemical business to Platform Specialty Products for $1 billion. The deal, announced in April, leaves Chemtura focused on its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemtura-closes-agchems-divestiture_65075.html
November 3, 2014
Praxair says it will further expand liquid and gaseous nitrogen supply and storage at the company’s Kirtland, NM industrial gases facilities over the next two years. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Praxair-plans-New-Mexico-nitrogen-expansion_65073.html
November 3, 2014
Executives at Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston), the new operator of the Evangeline ethylene pipeline—expected to be offstream through this month and possibly into...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Boardwalk-Pipeline-Revenue-impact-of-Evangeline-ethylene-pipe-leak-not-material_65059.html
November 3, 2014
Cabot says it has opened a new lignite coal mine that will supply the company's activated carbon production at Marshall, TX. The mine, which is operated by North American Coal (Dallas)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cabot-opens-new-mine-for-activated-carbon-production-in-Texas_65070.html
November 3, 2014
Several petrochemical plants and refineries in the United States will complete scheduled turnarounds over the next few weeks, and the additional production will enter an already...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/US-plant-turnarounds-end-amid-long-supplies-declining-prices_65057.html
November 3, 2014
Quaker Chemical announced today that it has acquired Binol, a leading biolubricants producer primarily serving the Nordic region, for 137 million Swedish kronor ($18.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Quaker-acquires-Nordic-biolubricants-firm_65056.html
November 3, 2014
Ethylene production in the United States totaled 13.7 billion lbs in the third quarter, up 3% from 13.3 billion lbs in the prior quarter, according to the latest production figures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/AFPM-US-production-of-ethylene-fell-YOY-in-third-quarter_65055.html
November 3, 2014
Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has acquired Pentagon Chemicals (Halebank, UK), a maker of fine and specialty chemicals for the life science market, in a deal that closed on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Vertellus-acquires-UKs-Pentagon-Chemicals_65053.html
November 3, 2014
Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (LabCorp; Burlington, NC) and Covance (Princeton, NJ) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for LabCorp to acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/LabCorp-to-acquire-contract-research-player-Covance-for-$5-6-billion_65051.html
October 31, 2014
Mexico’s Federal Economic Competition Commission (FECC) has approved PPG’s $2.3-billion acquisition of rival paint-maker Comex, clearing the way for the deal to close in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-gains-Mexican-regulatory-approval-for-Comex-acquisition_65040.html
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