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January 6, 2014
Construction materials maker Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has purchased L&M Construction Chemicals (Omaha, NE), a maker of coatings, sealants, grouts, mortars, and color hardeners for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Laticrete-buys-construction-chemicals-maker_57753.html
January 6, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen says that it has completed all repairs related to the fire that occurred at the company's East Dubuque, IL, nitrogen fertilizer facility on 29 November 2013. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Rentech-Nitrogen-completes-fire-damage-repairs-at-East-Dubuque_57752.html
January 3, 2014
RPM International, a specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services producer, today announced that its board of directors has declared a regular quarterly cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/RPM-declares-quarterly-dividend_57736.html
January 3, 2014
LyondellBasell Industries says it has completed the previously announced restart of the company's methanol plant at Channelview, TX. The plant was placed back into service in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LyondellBasell-restarts-methanol-plant-in-Texas_57716.html
January 3, 2014
Berkshire Hathaway (Omaha, NE) is acquiring Phillips Specialty Products Inc. (PSPI; Houston), a flow improver business, from Phillips 66 (Houston), Phillips 66 announced. In exchange...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Berkshire-Hathaway-to-acquire-specialty-polymers-business-from-Phillips-66_57699.html
January 3, 2014
Harold Simmons, chairman of the board of directors at NL Holdings—which comprises several titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturers, including NL Industries (Dallas) and Kronos...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/NL-Holdings-and-Kronos-chairman-dies_57686.html
January 2, 2014
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 28 December 2013, at 36,197 cars, according to the Association of American...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Chemicals-sector-rail-traffic-flat-YOY-for-last-week_57728.html
January 2, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals announced today that it will increase prices for epoxy resins, bisphenol A (BPA) and allylics in the Americas, effective 1 February. The company says the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Momentive-specialty-chemicals-increases-prices_57727.html
January 2, 2014
Initial reports indicated that a power outage resulted in a loss of cooling. The company will be required to submit a comprehensive list of necessary repairs and modifications to the court and to complete the work before the plant, which produces phenol, can return to production, according to Illinois District Attorney Lisa Madigan....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Blue-Island-Phenol-ordered-to-remain-offline-until-investigation-completed_57719.html
January 2, 2014
Ergon, Inc. (Jackson, MS) announced today that it has bought out Bunge North America in their Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC (Vicksburg, MS) ethanol joint venture. Financial terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Bunge-exits-Mississippi-biofuel-joint-venture_57718.html
January 2, 2014
Food safety firm Neogen Corporation (Lansing, MI) announced today that it has acquired Chem-Tech Ltd., a Pleasantville, IA-based manufacturer of insecticides for the animal and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Neogen-acquires-Chem-Tech_57717.html
January 2, 2014
Chemtura and KIK Custom Products (Toronto), a maker of branded consumer and industrial products, have closed the sale of Chemtura’s pool chemicals business to KIK, which was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Chemtura-closes-pool-chemicals-divestiture_57715.html
December 31, 2013
HydroChem (Deer Park, TX) owner Aquilex Holdings (Atlanta) has acquired Inland Industrial Services (Deer Park, TX), a 30-year-old institutional cleaning firm with operations in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/HydroChem-acquires-industrial-cleaning-firm-in-central-US_57704.html
December 31, 2013
Biopesticide firm Marrone Bio Innovations (Davis, CA) says it has initiated production of Grandevo, the company's flagship bioinsecticide, at its Bangor, MI plant. This is the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Marrone-begins-bioinsecticide-production-at-Michigan-plant_57701.html
December 30, 2013
LSB Industries announced today that it has resumed ammonia production at its Pryor, OK facility after being taken out of service to perform unplanned maintenance and to improve...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LSB-restarts-Pryor-facility_57696.html
December 30, 2013
KMG Chemicals has named Malinda Passmore as its new v.p. and CFO, effective 27 January 2014. Passmore was most recently CFO at Country Fresh, a wholesale food supplier. She also spent...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/KMG-Chemicals-names-new-CFO_57684.html
December 30, 2013
Airgas announced today that it is increasing prices for helium by about 20%, effective immediately. Specific price increases may differ depending on market conditions. The company says...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Airgas-increases-helium-prices_57683.html
December 30, 2013
Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' (Sioux Falls, SD) first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant—at  Emmetsburg, IA—is on schedule for start-up in early 2014, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Parts-of-Poet-DSM-cellulosic-ethanol-plant-to-be-commissioned-in-January_57680.html
December 30, 2013
Westlake Chemical says that it has started up its previously announced new chlor-alkali plant at its vinyls manufacturing complex at Geismar, LA. The new chlor-alkali plant has the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Westlake-starts-up-Geismar-chlor-alkali-plant_57679.html
December 27, 2013
Plastics Color Corp (PCC; Calumet City, IL) is expanding its black masterbatches manufacturing capabilities at Calumet City, IL, the company says. The capacity of the plant has not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Plastics-Color-Corp-expanding-in-Illinois_57669.html
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