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April 22, 2014
Biobased isobutanol maker Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that Lufthansa has agreed to evaluate Gevo's renewable jet fuel with the goal of approving Gevo's alcohol-to-jet...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lufthansa-to-evaluate-Gevo-renewable-jet-fuel_60477.html
April 22, 2014
ACC today released its monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB)—noting that the CAB reached its highest level since March 2008. On a three-month moving average basis, the April...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACC-CAB-at-highest-level-since-2008_60464.html
April 22, 2014
CF Industries announced that its Woodward, OK, nitrogen complex is currently off-line due to a problem in one of the boilers. All of the plants in the complex have been safely shut...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CF-Industries-shuts-down-Woodward-OK-nitrogen-complex-because-of-boiler-problem_60462.html
April 22, 2014
The Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. (Sherwood Park, AB) has awarded a $500,000 grant to Oakbio (Sunnyvale, CA), a clean-technology company; and Ohio State University...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Cleantech-company-receives-grant-to-convert-CO2-into-butanol_60451.html
April 22, 2014

Celanese reports net earnings of $195 million for the first quarter, up 37% year-over-year (YOY). Adjusted earnings increased 16% YOY and 28% sequentially to $1.33/share, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.15 compiled by Thomson Reuters.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Celanese-earnings-up-on-strong-advanced-materials-acetyls_60439.html
April 21, 2014
Verdezyne (Carlsbad, CA), an industrial biotechnology company, announced today that it has completed production of over one m.t. of biobased dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) using its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Verdezyne-completes-biobased-monomer-production_60425.html
April 21, 2014
Honeywell today reported a fall in profit in its performance materials segment. Profit was down 3% year-on-year (YOY), to $374 million and driven by unfavorable petrochemical catalyst...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Honeywell-performance-material-unit-posts-lower-earnings_60365.html
April 21, 2014
DuPont reports first-quarter operating earnings of $1.5 billion, up 1% year-on-year (YOY), as weaker agriculture results offset gains in other segments. Operated earnings of $1.58/share were up 1% from the year-ago quarter. Reported results are in line with analyst estimates as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York), which had lowered its numbers in recent weeks, after DuPont said first-quarter results would be hurt because of winter storms in North America and business disruptions in Ukraine....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/DuPont-earnings-up-1-percent-despite-revenue-slip-on-weak-ag-results_60359.html
April 21, 2014
Platform Specialty Products (PSP; Waterbury, CT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chemtura's pesticides business for $1 billion. The price consists of $950...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Platform-acquires-Chemturas-pesticides-business-for-$1-billion_60358.html
April 21, 2014
Alpek (San Pedro Garza García, Mexico) reports $24 million in net income during the first quarter, 61% down year-on-year (YOY) but a significant improvement from the $9-million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Alpek-reports-61-percent-drop-in-first-quarter-net-income_60355.html
April 21, 2014
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI; Albany, NY) says that it will transition discovery and development services (DDS) activities at its Syracuse, NY, site to other sites within AMRI...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AMRI-to-shut-Syracuse-site_60351.html
April 17, 2014

Five members of the Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center (SEHSC) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the US EPA have agreed on the environmental monitoring of the siloxane D4, an intermediate in the production of silicone polymers, says ACC. The program will support EPA’s assessment of the environmental risk associated with D4, also known as octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Producers-EPA-agree-on-environmental-monitoring-for-siloxane-D4_60390.html
April 17, 2014
Sherwin-Williams (SW) has reported first-quarter net income down 0.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $115.5 million, on sales up 9.2%, to $2.37 billion. Earnings totaled $1.14/share, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sherwin-Williams-beats-estimates-on-sales-increase_60367.html
April 17, 2014
PPG today reported net income from continuing operations up 45% year-on-year (YOY), to $277 million, on sales from continuing operations up 17%, to $3.6 billion. Adjusted earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-earnings-beat-estimates-on-higher-volumes_60366.html
April 16, 2014
SI Group (Schenectady, NY) has agreed to acquire the antioxidant, ibuprofen and propofol businesses of Albemarle for an undisclosed amount of cash. The deal includes manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/SI-Group-to-acquire-Albemarles-antioxidants-and-ibuprofen-business_60349.html
April 16, 2014
Albemarle today reported net income down 32.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $56.6 million, or 71 cts/share, on net sales up 2.3%, to $656.7 million. Net income fell primarily due to charges...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Albemarle-earnings-fall-but-beat-estimates_60350.html
April 16, 2014
Lubrizol says it has formed an energy and water business unit to focus on its offerings oilfield, refinery process and industrial water treatment chemicals. The unit is a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Lubrizol-forms-energy-and-water-unit_60347.html
April 16, 2014
A. Schulman has announced that it is aiming to grow sales by 10-11%/year through 2018, to $3.6-$3.7 billion. The company is also aiming to grow adjusted earnings by an average of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Schulman-sets-double-digit-sales-and-earnings-growth-targets_60348.html
April 16, 2014
Dissident hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) today released a new letter to Sensient shareholders accusing the company of governance shortfalls and of a failure to disclose...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Sensient-FrontFour-trade-volleys-in-advance-of-shareholder-meeting_60333.html
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