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March 6, 2009
Schulman says it will cut 104 jobs and reduce capacity by 5% to reduce selling, general, and administrative costs. The restructuring, which will primarily take place across...
February 23, 2009
Celanese says it will permanently shut its 115,000-m.t./year vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production unit at Cangrejera, Mexico by the end of February. Celanese cites “the...
February 10, 2009
Innophos (Cranbury, NJ) today reported an increase in fourth-quarter net income to $52.3 million from a loss of $3.9 million last year. Annualized net income for 2008 was $200.5...
February 9, 2009
Brenntag says it has purchased chemical distributor Austro (Mexico City). Austro specializes in the coatings, food, pharmaceutical, and oil and gas sectors. “The food industry in...
February 4, 2009
Brenntag says it has purchased the Mexican chemical distribution firm Austro (Mexico City). Austro’s distribution expertise centers on the food, pharmaceuticals, coatings, and...
January 26, 2009
Celanese says it may close its Pardies, France acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) production units and its Cangrejera, Mexico VAM plant due to “the significant change in...
November 17, 2008
Latin American countries are bracing for a difficult 2009 as  regional GDP growth is expected to be far lower than earlier predictions, according to speakers at the Latin American...
October 20, 2008
Dwindling output from state-owned oil and petrochemical facilities has prompted the administration of Mexican president Felipe Calderón to propose widespread reform of the...
October 3, 2008
Mexican polyvinyl chloride producer Mexichem (Mexico City) has cancelled the stock offering it began in July, according the company’s filing with Mexican officials. The company...
August 18, 2008
LyondellBasell subsidiary Basell Canada has sold its assets and land at Sarnia, ON to Shell’s Canadian affiliates, LyondellBasell says. The sale includes LyondellBasell’s...
August 18, 2008
BASF says it has widened the scope of a previously announced divestment of the company's global styrenics business and has reorganized the activities in preparation for the sale...
July 22, 2008
Symrise says it has added laboratories to its development center at Mexico City to focus on savory and sweet flavorings, beverage compounds, and “culinary concepts.” The...
July 14, 2008
Mexican chemical executives met recently with Peru’s president Alan Garcia to discuss building chemical complexes that could attract $2 billion in investments, provided industry...
June 30, 2008
Rohm and Haas (R&H) says it has started operations at its previously announced $20-million emulsion polymer and polyacrylate plant at Querétaro, Mexico (CW, Nov. 29/Dec. 6...
June 23, 2008
Mexichem (Pajaritos, Mexico) says it has signed a multibillion-dollar vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) deal with OxyChem. Under the deal, Mexichem will supply its excess chlorine to...
March 17, 2008
Mexican state oil firm Pemex (Mexico City) says it will spend about $1.5 billion by 2010 to expand its Morelos and Cangrejera, Mexico petrochemical complexes. At Morelos it will invest...
March 3, 2008
Mexican polyvinyl chloride (PVC) maker Mexichem (Pajaritos, Mexico) says it has purchased Colombian caustic soda producer Prodesal (Cali), for an undisclosed amount. Prodesal generated...
February 4, 2008
Brenntag says it has acquired a distribution center at Querétaro, Mexico from BASF, which it will use as its main site in Mexico. Terms were not disclosed. The facility has...
December 14, 2007
Ferro says it will eliminate approximately 50 jobs in its inorganic specialties business unit, mostly from its Mexico facilities. The move will result in a pre-tax charge of about $1.6...
December 12, 2007
Grupo Alfa (Moneterrey, Mexico) says it has completed the previously announced acquisitions of Eastman Chemical’s Cosoleacaque, Mexico and Zarate, Argentina polyethylene...
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