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November 5, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was up 0.6% last week, to 42,228 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic rose 3.6% to 28,032 cars...
October 29, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America fell 5.3%, to 40,434 cars, last week, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic was down 1.9%, to 26,851...
October 22, 2009
 PotashCorp reported third-quarter net income down 79%, to $249 million (82 cts/share), on sales down 64%, to $1.1 billion. "The quarter-over-quarter decline reflects the...
October 20, 2009
Lonza says it has withdrawn its previously announced non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding restricted voting shares of pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and...
October 16, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was down 7.6% last week, to 39,756 cars. U.S. traffic declined 5%, to 26,428 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads...
October 9, 2009
Nova has priced a private debt offering worth $700 million, the company announced today. Half of the total will be composed of 8.375%  notes due 2016, while the other half will be...
October 8, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was down 4.2% year-on-year last week, to 42,608 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic fell 2.7%...
October 5, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was down 9.3% year-on-year, to 40,953 cars, the Association of American Railroads (AAR) says. US traffic declined 6% in the same period...
October 2, 2009
Clariant says it will close its Milford, DE and Lachine, PQ masterbatches facilities and transfer production to more modernized sites at Albion, MI and Toronto, respectively...
September 28, 2009
Lonza says pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and development services company Patheon (Toronto), and Lonza have agreed to extend the exclusivity and due diligence period until...
September 24, 2009
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was up 7.6% for the week ended September 19, 2009, to 40,612 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic...
September 23, 2009
A federal court has ruled that the USDA did not properly assess the environmental impacts of Monsanto’s genetically modified (GM) sugar beet. The Center for Food Safety and...
September 21, 2009
PotashCorp says it has lowered its full-year 2009 earnings guidance from $4.00-$5.00/share, to $3.25-$3.75/share, due to lower than forecasted potash sales volumes due to continued...
September 17, 2009
Chemical rail traffic in North America was down 8.5% year-on-year last week, to 38,490 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR). U.S. traffic declined 9.1%...
September 17, 2009
Economic interests, not consumer attitudes, are primarily to blame for the regulatory divergence evident between the U.S. and Europe, according to a recent paper published in Nature Biotechnology. The authors argue that agrochemical manufacturers and farm and environmental groups have more means to affect the debate than the consumers and farmers that stand to benefit....
September 17, 2009
The adoption of the European Union’s (EU)) Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) program is failing to lead to the harmonization of chemicals safety legislation in the region, according to Alexandre Affre, adviser/environmental affairs for BusinessEurope (Brussels). Companies still face a situation where a substance may be allowed under Reach, but banned under another directive....
September 17, 2009
As legislative sessions in the U.S. and European Union (EU) reconvene this fall, industry executives face some of the most sweeping and complex regulatory issues to confront the sector in years. Global warming negotiations and mandates alone would be enough to keep a small army of regulatory affairs directors busy. Add to those a bill to reform the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA), the U.S. EPA’s plans to issue in coming weeks hundreds of endocrine test orders, and the work companies must complete in advance of the 2010 deadline for first registrations under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, and Authorisation of Chemicals (Reach) law....
September 17, 2009
The U.S. State Department has signed on to a proposal, along with Canada and Mexico, calling for the phasing down of the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), a greenhouse gas, under the...
September 10, 2009
Last week, North American chemicals sector rail traffic increased by 7.7% year-on-year, to 42,739 cars, according to figures from the Association of American Railroads (AAR...
September 10, 2009
Generic pharmaceutical company Apotex (Toronto) says the U.S. FDA has issued an import alert that applies to products manufactured at two of Apotex’s facilities in Canada. The...
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