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February 26, 2014
Taminco announced its fourth-quarter results today, citing strength in volumes and sales but still reporting a net loss. A net loss of $7 million improved over the net loss of $28...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Taminco-reports-narrower-net-loss-sales-up_59137.html
February 26, 2014
Aceto named Carlos Restrepo, formerly v.p./intermediates and solvents at Ashland, senior v.p./performance chemicals, effective 24 February. Restrepo will report to Aceto CEO Salvatore...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Aceto-names-former-Ashland-exec-performance-chemicals-head_59121.html
February 26, 2014
DSM has entered into a collaboration with SyntheZyme (New York) to develop products based on the latter's biobased surfactant platform. As part of the collaboration, DSM will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DSM-signs-collaboration-with-US-biobased-surfactants-developer_59120.html
February 26, 2014
DuPont announced today that it has named Patrick Lindner as president/performance polymers, effective 1 March. Lindner succeeds Diane Gulyas, who plans to retire in April after 36...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-names-new-performance-polymers-president_59118.html
February 26, 2014
Corvex Management and Saroban Capital Partners (New York) have reached an agreement with Williams Partners (Houston) that will place representatives of the two activist hedge funds onto Williams’s board of directors, the firms announced on 24 February....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Corvex-Saroban-gain-seats-on-Williams-board_59102.html
February 25, 2014
Albemarle announced today that it is raising its quarterly dividend by 15%, to 27.5 cts/share. The dividend will be paid on 1 April to shareholders of record as of 14 March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-raises-dividend_59101.html
February 25, 2014
Monsanto has added to its growing precision agriculture footprint by acquiring the soil analysis business of Solum (Ames, IA) for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes the Solum brand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Monsanto-acquires-soil-analysis-firm_59085.html
February 25, 2014
Ferro’s fourth-quarter net income totaled $61 million, or 69 cts/share, compared with a net loss of $64 million in the year-ago quarter, on sales down 6.5% year-on-year (YOY), to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ferro-swings-to-profit-on-further-cost-cuts_59083.html
February 25, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced today that it will debottleneck carboxylic acid plants at its Longview, TX, and Kingsport, TN, facilities to support  increasing internal and external...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-to-add-carboxylic-acids-capacity_59082.html
February 25, 2014
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) and Amyris (Emeryville, CA) announced today that they have completed the first phase of their collaboration to develop a specific set of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/IFF-and-Amyris-advance-biobased-fragrance-collaboration_59081.html
February 25, 2014
Chemtura reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $13 million, down 19% year-on-year (YOY) from $19 million, owing to weak results in industrial engineered products. Net sales increased 2% YOY, to $544 million. Earnings of 13 cts/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of 11 cts/share....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chemtura-fourth-quarter-earnings-down-at-$13-million-but-beat-estimates_59080.html
February 25, 2014
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel) announced today that it has acquired citrus specialty ingredients maker CitraSource (Winter Haven, FL) for $7.5 million plus an additional future payment...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Frutarom-acquires-Florida-citrus-ingredients-maker_59090.html
February 25, 2014
Styrolution, the equally owned styrenics joint venture of BASF and Ineos, announced today that it plans to rationalize polystyrene (PS) capacity in North America. Styrolution also...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Styrolution-to-mothball-PS-plant-in-the-US-strengthen-specialties_59077.html
February 25, 2014
Chromatin (Chicago) a developer of sorghum seeds for agriculture and renewable energy, announced today that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the platform...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Chromatin-unveils-sorghum-engineered-to-produce-farnesene_59088.html
February 25, 2014
Minerals Technologies (MTI) has raised its bid to acquire bentonite maker Amcol (Hoffman Estates, IL) to $42.50/share from $42/share. The revised bid values Amcol’s shares at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Minerals-Technologies-raises-Amcol-bid_59087.html
February 25, 2014
DuPont, the University of Missouri, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) have launched a collaboration aimed at pooling soil mapping...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-USDA-enter-into-soil-mapping-collaboration_59086.html
February 25, 2014
Elementis's (London) profit for full-year 2013 was up 6.4%, to $106.7 million, the company announced today. Pretax profit was $136 million, almost 2% higher than the $133.4 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Elementis-full-year-profit-up-more-than-6-percent_59072.html
February 24, 2014
Cabot announced today that it has signed a $6-million contract with an unspecified northern US power generator to provide its Darco Hg brand of activated carbon products to help the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cabot-wins-$6-million-activated-carbon-contract_59046.html
February 24, 2014
Ferro announced today that it is altering the structure of its board of directors, “declassifying,” or eliminating staggered terms, for directors, and eliminating...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ferro-changes-board-structure-appoints-president-to-chairman_59047.html
February 21, 2014
The American Chemistry Council (ACC) announced today that announced US chemical industry investment linked to shale gas now tops $100 billion. As of this month, 148 projects valued at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-US-chemical-investment-linked-to-shale-gas-reaches-$100-billion_58946.html
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