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October 15, 2015
Praxair is increasing the price of carbon dioxide (CO2) by up to 15% to its customers in the United States and Mexico, effective 1 November or as individual contracts permit. The price...
October 15, 2015
Dow has asked local authorities to provide a 10-year tax abatement for a $1 billion ethylene glycol (EG) plant that the company would build at its Freeport, TX, facility for MEGlobal, its EG joint venture with Petrochemical Industries Company of Kuwait....
October 15, 2015
Pilot Chemical, a maker of surfactants and other specialty chemicals, says that CEO Paul Morrisroe is retiring, effective today. He will be replaced as CEO by Pilot Chemical president and COO Pamela R. Butcher....
October 15, 2015
Codexis (Redwood City, CA), a developer of biocatalysts for the pharmaceutical and fine chemical industries, today announced that it completed wave 1 of the transfer of its proprietary...
October 21, 2015
Air Liquide's advanced technologies subsidiary recently acquired PoroGen (Woburn, MA), strengthening the former's leadership position in the aerospace, refining, and petrochemical...
October 15, 2015
The boards of the Chemical Heritage Foundation (CHF) and Life Sciences Foundation (LSF) have approved a merger of the two organizations. The combined organization will cover the...
October 14, 2015
Chemtura has announced its exit from the manufacture and sale of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)-based flame retardant products. Increasing regulatory restrictions on the use of...
October 14, 2015
KMG Chemicals today reported a fiscal fourth-quarter profit of $3.33 million, compared with a loss of $822,000 in the year-ago quarter, on net sales down 16.7% year-on-year (YOY), to...
October 14, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it plans to offer $50 million of convertible senior notes due 2019 in a private placement to qualified institutional buyers and institutional accredited...
October 14, 2015
Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio have announced a three-year agreement, the Tri-State Regional Cooperation Agreement, under which they will work together on a regional strategy for developing shale resources in the Appalachian Basin....
October 14, 2015

During the week ended 10 October, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 3.0% year-on-year (YOY) on a steep decline in Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 41,599 carloads, down 2.9% from the previous week, according to data released on 14 October by the Association of American Railroads (AAR).


October 15, 2015
While ag and crop nutrient markets may be distressed in 2015, investment management and research firm Bernstein Research predicts that the demand weakness for potash may be temporary...
October 13, 2015
Ineos said Tuesday that it expects ethylene unit #2 at its Chocolate Bayou facility in Alvin, TX, to be back online within the next couple of weeks, following an outage in mid-September....
October 13, 2015
The US Department of Commerce, on 7 October, announced its preliminary determinations in the antidumping investigation into imports of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) resins from...
October 21, 2015
Invista (Wichita, KS) has added several new high-viscosity products to its Torzen line of nylon-6,6 resins. The company is launching the products this week at the Fakuma trade fair in Friedrichshafen, Germany....
October 16, 2015
Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW; Kalama, WA), a company owned by Chinese investors, has significantly scaled up its investment and planned methanol capacity in the US Pacific...
October 13, 2015
FMC today cut its fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 adjusted earnings guidance, to 38 cts/share and $2.35-$2.45/share, due to a “rapid devaluation the Brazilian real,” the...
October 12, 2015
Industrial bioscience firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has achieved a record low manufacturing cost of $1.75 per liter for renewable farnesene. The company expects several of...
October 9, 2015
WestRock Company (Norcross, GA) has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for the tax-free spin-off of Ingevity, formerly MeadWestvaco’s...
October 9, 2015
The United States has overtaken the Netherlands to become the German chemical industry's most important export destination, according to figures released by German chemical industry...
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