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July 13, 2015
Styrene production had been expected to improve in North America into the third quarter after a couple of producers brought their plants back online at the end of June, but with Shell...
July 9, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has announced a price increase in the Americas of 5 cts/wet lb. or 10 cts/dry lb. on all styrene-butadiene latex (SB latex) products, effective 1 August. BASF announced an equivalent increase on 8 July....
July 9, 2015
Arkema and Hydro-Québec, through its subsidiary SCE France, have signed a partnership to set up a joint R&D laboratory to work in the energy storage sector. The laboratory...
July 8, 2015
Canada Colors & Chemicals (CCC; Toronto) has made a binding offer to acquire the industrial solvents and chemicals business of APCO Industries (Leaside, ON), a supplier of solvents...
July 8, 2015
During the week ended 4 July, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 0.6% year-over-year (YOY) on fewer loadings in the United States...
July 8, 2015
An unplanned shutdown has forced Shell to declared a force majeure on styrene monomer at Scotford, AB, where the company operates a refinery. Problems at the site mean that Shell...
July 8, 2015
BASF says it will begin increasing the price for caprolactam and nylon-6 polymer by 10 cts/lb in North America, effective 15 July or as contracts allow. Effective 1 August or as...
July 6, 2015
Western Potash Corp (Vancouver) said on Monday that Beijing Tairui Innovation Capital Management has agreed to make a strategic equity investment of C$80 million ($63.2 million) in...
July 1, 2015
During the week ended 27 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased year-over-year (YOY) on a steep decline in Mexico....
June 26, 2015
Clariant says that it has appointed Allen Ferguson as its oil services manager for Canada. As the head, Ferguson will expand the division's market presence by developing specialty...
June 24, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the remaining shares of Allana Potash (Toronto), a mining company engaged in...
June 24, 2015
During the week ended 20 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 0.3% year-over-year (YOY) as gains in the United States were not enough to offset declines in Mexico....
June 18, 2015
CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) plans to debottleneck the urea plant at the Courtright nitrogen complex in Sarnia, ON, beginning later this year. The company expects to complete the project in the fourth quarter of 2017 for a cost of $85 million. CF says the investment will increase production capacity at Courtright for urea-based products such as diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), granular urea, and urea liquor by 130,000 m.t./year....
June 18, 2015
Canpotex (Saskatoon) says it has hired National Steel Car of Hamilton, ON, to manufacture 700 railcars designed to transport potash from Saskatchewan to coastal ports. The company puts the value of its investment in the railcars at C$70 million....
June 18, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has made a venture capital investment in Wiivv Wearables (Vancouver). The minority investment was made jointly with financial investor Formation 8 (Palo...
June 17, 2015
During the week ended 13 June, chemical railcar traffic in North America decreased 2.1% year-over-year (YOY) on declines in Canada and Mexico....
June 16, 2015
Deinove (Montpellier, France), a biotech company developing processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, on Tuesday announced...
June 16, 2015
Nova Chemicals has commissioned and begun operating a semi-commercial scale, nine-layer blown-film co-extrusion line at the company’s Centre for Performance Applications at Calgary, AB. Nova says the unit will be the cornerstone of additional investments at the facility....
June 16, 2015
Phosphate fertilizer producer MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) on Monday said it had received revised proposals from third parties active in the fertilizer and agriculture sector. MBAC...
June 16, 2015
Potash mining company Allana Potash (Toronto) says that, at a special meeting held on 15 June, shareholders and optionholders of the company approved the previously announced...
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