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January 27, 2016
The US chemical industry is expected to feel the impact of slow global growth, low commodity prices and the strong dollar, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Moodys-Macro-trends-a-problem-for-parts-of-US-chemical-industry_76706.html
January 27, 2016
Univation Technologies, a Dow Chemical subsidiary; and Linde’s engineering division announced on Wednesday that they will cooperatively provide performance and cost efficiencies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Univation-and-Linde-to-cooperate-on-PE-and-cracker-integration_76700.html
January 27, 2016
The research and engineering arm of ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Renewable Energy Group's (REG; Ames, IA) life sciences subsidiary to study producing biodiesel by fermenting...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ExxonMobil-REG-to-research-biodiesel-from-cellulosic-sugars_76697.html
January 26, 2016
US January propylene contracts settled lower on Tuesday, coming on the back of bearish market sentiment and stable inventories. The decline, the first in three months, was in line with weaker spot prices this week....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-propylene-contracts-drop-for-the-first-time-in-three-months_76694.html
January 26, 2016
The US February benzene contract is expected to settle by Friday at a second consecutive monthly decline, mainly on continued weakness in energy futures, according to market participants. A decline would parallel the extended downward trend in benzene spot prices....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-benzene-contract-expected-to-decline-for-second-straight-month_76692.html
January 26, 2016
3M reports fiscal fourth-quarter 2015 net income down 14% year-on-year (YOY), to $1.03 billion, on sales down 5.7%, to $7.3 billion YOY. Adjusted earnings fell 9% YOY, to $1.66/share...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/3M-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales_76684.html
January 26, 2016
Ashland has reported fiscal first-quarter net income more than doubled year-on-year (YOY), to $91 million, mostly because of a charge in the year-ago quarter. Sales fell 16% YOY, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Ashland-beats-estimates-but-sales-down-on-energy-and-currency_76680.html
January 26, 2016
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, was up slightly at 0.1% sequentially on a three-month moving average (3MMA) during January and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/ACCs-CAB-up-slightly-in-January_76679.html
January 26, 2016
Rentech Nitrogen has filed a registration statement with SEC to prepare for a potential spin-out of its Pasadena, TX, facility in the event it is unable to sell the plant. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Rentech-Nitrogen-preparing-for-potential-spin-out-of-Texas-facility_76677.html
January 26, 2016
DuPont on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $253 million, or 26 cts/share, due mostly to restructuring charges as the company implements cost-cutting programs. Sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DuPont-beats-estimates-despite-lower-sales-raises-cost-cutting-targets_76676.html
January 26, 2016
Toho Tenax, the carbon fiber-unit of Teijin (Tokyo), announced on Tuesday that it has renewed a long-term contract to supply Pyromex oxidized polyacrylonitrile fiber to UTC Aerospace...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Toho-Tenax-extends-US-carbon-fiber-contract-recommissions-idled-plant_76673.html
January 26, 2016
Midwest Fertilizer Co. has agreed with Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions (USA) to design and build a previously announced nitrogen fertilizer manufacturing complex near Mt. Vernon in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Midwest-Fertilizer-awards-contract-to-Thyssenkrupp_76672.html
February 1, 2016
DKSH and Hampford Research Inc. (HRI; Stratford, CT), a specialty chemicals manufacturer, have signed an exclusive agreement for HRI’s photoactive technology products in North America, Europe, and Asia....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/DKSH-and-Hampford-Research-sign-exclusive-distribution-agreement_76642.html
January 25, 2016
Antioxidants maker Addivant (Danbury, CT) announced on Monday the expansion of the company’s Morgantown, WV manufacturing facility to meet increasing demands of its...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Addivant-expands-West-Virginia-facility-by-threefold_76652.html
January 25, 2016
Flint Hills Resources said in a filing with state regulators on Saturday, 23 January, that it was restarting a light olefins unit (LOU) at its Port Arthur, TX, facility following an upset on 22 January. The filing, published by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), said the upset caused the LOU to shut down....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Flint-Hills-restarting-olefins-unit-in-Port-Arthur-TX_76666.html
January 25, 2016
ExxonMobil confirmed on Monday that flaring at its Beaumont, TX, facility will continue as the company works toward normal operations over the coming days. The company did not say when it aims to complete the process.  A spokesperson said the company expects to continue meeting contractual commitments....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ExxonMobils-Beaumont-facility-still-working-toward-normal-operations_76664.html
January 25, 2016
US retail gasoline prices have spent 25 consecutive days below $2/gal, but they could head lower still as reduced seasonal demand and falling crude oil costs combine to send pump prices to the lowest mark in six years, according to US automotive organization AAA.  In its Daily Fuel Gauge Report, AAA said Monday's average price of $1.83/gal was the cheapest since January 2009, and retail averages have fallen for 69 of the past 80 days for a total savings of 40 cts/gal....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-retail-gasoline-prices-could-fall-further-says-AAA_76665.html
January 25, 2016
PPG Industries is reorganizing several of its executive positions, effective 1 March. Tim Knavish, the current v.p./protective and marine coatings, will replace Cindy Niekamp as senior...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-executive-changes_76650.html
January 25, 2016
Mossi Ghisolfi Group's (M&G; Tortona, Italy) chemicals arm, headquartered in Luxembourg, says it will increase the initial capacity of a previously announced, integrated...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/M-and-Gs-chemicals-arm-increases-capacity-of-planned-PTA-PET-plant-in-Texas_76648.html
January 22, 2016
US ethylene spot prices began Friday on the rise, following a power failure at ExxonMobil's Beaumont, TX, facility during the afternoon of Thursday, 21 January. The company says that the refinery and chemical plant operations at Beaumont are in a safe-park mode, and the company will work to restore normal operations over the coming days....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-spot-ethylene-rebounds-as-ExxonMobil-Beaumont-enters-safe-park-mode_76632.html
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