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September 30, 2015
Ocean Conservancy (Washington) on Wednesday released a report that outlines land-based solutions to reduce plastic waste in the ocean, starting with eliminating plastic waste leakage...
September 30, 2015
Last year’s collapse in the price of crude oil has dramatically improved naphtha’s competitiveness as a feedstock for ethylene, cutting deeply into the cost advantage of...
September 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Polyester Film is investing $100 million to expand capacity of its Greer, Greenville County, SC facility. Completion of the project is expected by the third quarter of 2017...
September 29, 2015
PPG Industries has completed a $27-million expansion of its San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion, which adds 115 new jobs...
September 29, 2015
The US EPA has announced revisions to its farmworker protection standards aimed at reducing occupational pesticide exposure and incidents of related illness among agricultural workers...
September 29, 2015
Praxair has signed a long-term agreement with Castleton Commodities International (Stamford, CT) to expand helium sourcing in the United States. Praxair will help Castleton...
September 28, 2015
Williams Companies (Williams; Tulsa) has canceled plans to merge with Williams Partners and instead will merge with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE; Dallas). Williams and ETE say the deal, valued at $37.7 billion, will create the third-largest energy franchise in North America and one of the five largest global energy companies....
September 28, 2015
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says its Pryor, OK, facility resumed production of ammonia on 23 September. LSB begun unplanned maintenance in early August after problems emerged during restart following an annual turnaround....
September 28, 2015
BASF on Monday opened a new technical laboratory dedicated to the coatings and plastics industries at its Southfield, MI, site. The newly refurbished; 32,000–square foot building...
September 28, 2015
Teijin on onday announced that Thomas Connelly, executive director and CEO of the American Chemical Society (Washington), will become a member of Teijin's advisory board, effective 1...
September 28, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics (Aurora, IL), a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and CMP pad to the semiconductor industry, says that it has agreed to...
September 28, 2015
Huntsman announced Friday that it expects several trends to negatively impact its third-quarter results. According to the company, lower titanium dioxide selling prices, particularly...
September 28, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that it expects to complete its previously announced acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) within the next two months...
September 25, 2015
A Total US petrochemicals and refining subsidiary has awarded CB&I a contract to provide its proprietary ethylene technology and front-end engineering and design (FEED)...
September 25, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
September 25, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has announced plans to invest $175 million to restart an ethane cracker near Lake Charles, LA that was idled by Equistar in 2001. Indorama Ventures expects...
September 24, 2015
Badlands NGL (Denver) says it has entered into a "precedent agreement" with Continental Resources (CLR; Oklahoma City), one of the oil and gas producers in the Williston...
September 24, 2015
BASF and Genomatica have expanded their license agreement for the production of 1,4-butanediol (BDO) based on renewable feedstock using Genomatica’s patented process to include...
September 23, 2015
H.B. Fuller reports net income for its fiscal third quarter ended 30 August increased more than six-fold, to $26.8 million. Special charges and non-recurring items were significantly...
September 23, 2015
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) reiterated this week that no date has been set for a hearing about the future restart of ExxonMobil's Torrance, CA, refinery. EPA...
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