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April 21, 2015
The European Commission has published a report that presents the results of a survey of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) carried out in 2014 on challenges they face when...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/European-Commission-SMEs-stand-to-significantly-gain-from-TTIP_69640.html
April 21, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported net earnings of of $30.5 million the first quarter of 2015 compared with a loss of $2.08 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenue...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Sensient-Technologies-reports-solid-performance-in-first-quarter_69635.html
April 21, 2015
ExxonMobil Chemical says it is considering whether to build a new polyethylene (PE) line at its Beaumont, TX, facility. The project would be additional to two 650,000-m.t./year PE lines now under construction at Mont Belvieu, TX. “We’ll conduct an extensive evaluation before making any final investment decision,” ExxonMobil says....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ExxonMobil-considering-PE-project-at-Beaumont-TX_69643.html
April 21, 2015
Tate & Lyle (London) today announced it would restructure its Splenda sucralose operations and exit most of its European bulk food ingredients business to further focus on and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Tate-and-Lyle-to-close-Singapore-sucralose-plant-exit-European-bulk-ingredients-JV-with-ADM_69632.html
April 21, 2015
FMC today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of crop protection chemicals maker Cheminova (Harboøre, Denmark). Plans for the acquisition were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-completes-$1-8-billion-acquisition-of-Danish-crop-protection-chemicals-maker-Cheminova_69630.html
April 21, 2015
Cytec Industries says that it has opened a new kitting facility based at Toulouse, France, adjacent to its existing process materials site. The facility will manufacture large vacuum...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cytec-opens-facility-in-France-to-manufacture-process-materials-kits_69636.html
April 21, 2015
The national average price of gas has increased about 7 cents per gallon over the past week due to sharply rising crude oil costs, according to automotive organization AAA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-retail-gasoline-prices-up-on-stronger-crude-says-AAA_69619.html
April 20, 2015
Koda today announced it has acquired Unipex Solutions Canada (Boucherville, Quebec, Canada), a division of Unipex Group (Paris), for an undisclosed sum. Unipex Canada is a distributor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Koda-acquires-in-Canada_69620.html
April 20, 2015
US Gulf Coast chemical facilities in Texas have been recovering today following severe rain and flooding over the weekend. Shell Chemicals said today that its Deer Park facility was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/US-Gulf-Coast-facilities-returning-to-normal-operations-after-severe-weather_69616.html
April 20, 2015
ExxonMobil confirmed today that its Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex has been successfully restarted after a fire on a propylene line that shut down the entire facility on 30 March...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ExxonMobil-restarts-Beaumont-petchem-complex_69617.html
April 20, 2015
Mylan on Friday dismissed a possible takeover by Teva Pharmaceuticals. “We note that there has been some media speculation with regard to a potential bid for Mylan by Teva and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mylan-dismisses-possible-takeover-by-Teva_69587.html
April 17, 2015
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Commerce-proposes-countervailing-duties-for-melamine-from-China-Trinidad-and-Tobago_69581.html
April 17, 2015
Solvay has launched the previously announced expansion at its Augusta, GA, manufacturing facility to install the first world-scale polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin production...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Solvay-starts-constructing-PEEK-plant-in-US_69562.html
April 17, 2015
Honeywell reports that its performance materials and technologies segment turned in first-quarter profit of $503 million, up 6% year-over-year (YOY). Sales declined 5% YOY, to $2.34 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Honeywells-performance-materials-and-technologies-segment-increases-quarterly-profit_69566.html
April 17, 2015
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) says that it has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Freudenberg-NOK-develops-biobased-rubber-compound_69570.html
April 17, 2015
Cytec Industries says that its board of directors has elected Carmelo Lo Faro as v.p. and chief technology officer. In this capacity, Lo Faro will drive the company's technology and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Cytec-appoints-chief-technology-officer_69546.html
April 17, 2015
Measures being implemented around the world to address climate change by reducing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) could lead to falling demand for fossil fuels, thereby have a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Investors-demand-action-on-risks-posed-by-climate-change_69567.html
April 17, 2015
Huntsman says that its performance products division plans to expand capacity for specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities at Petfurdo, Hungary; and Conroe, TX. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Huntsman-expands-capacity-for-specialty-amines-in-Hungary-US_69559.html
April 16, 2015
Celanese (Dallas) reports net income for the first quarter of $234 million, up 20% year-over-year (YOY) from $195 million. Sales totaled $343 million, up 4% YOY from $331 million. Earnings of $1.53/share beat the analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.35/share, as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York). Celanese also raised full-year 2015 estimates, by roughly 9.5%, citing strength in acetyls and materials as well as productivity gains....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Celanese-income-up-20-percent-YOY-beats-analyst-estimates_69524.html
April 16, 2015
The United Steelworkers (USW) said it will ask LyondellBasell to return to the bargaining table on Friday, after the USW Local 13-227 rejected the refiner's offer for a new labor...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/USW-to-ask-LyondellBasell-back-to-labor-contract-discussions_69523.html
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