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January 8, 2014
A judge in California has increased the fine to be paid by Sherwin-Williams (SW), NL Industries, and ConAgra in a lead paint case, from $1.1 billion to $1.15 billion. The decision, by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Judge-raises-fine-in-Sherwin-Williams-lead-paint-case_57801.html
January 8, 2014
RPM International today announced fiscal 2014 second-quarter earnings up 52.5% year-on-year (YOY), to $63.6 million, on sales up 5.3%, to $1.02 billion. Earnings rose 21.1% YOY on an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/RPM-earnings-rise-beat-estimates_57797.html
January 8, 2014
Evonik Industries says that, on 1 January, its Evonik Goldschmidt (Hopewell, VA) unit, a provider of specialty surfactants with a focus on the consumer goods market, has merged with...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evonik-Goldschmidt-merges-with-Evonik-Corp-_57793.html
January 7, 2014
A. Schulman announced today that it has acquired Prime Colorants (Franklin, TN), a maker of custom colors and additives concentrates, for $15.1 million. Prime, which has been involved...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Schulman-acquires-colors-business-in-US-for-$15-million_57779.html
January 7, 2014
A. Schulman has reported fiscal first-quarter net income up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $12.4 million, on net sales up 10%, to $585.4 million. Adjusted income, which excludes...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Schulman-earnings-rise-5-percent-YOY_57778.html
January 7, 2014
Enterprise Product Partners has announced a revised expansion of its Houston liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) export terminal at Oiltanking's (Hamburg) tank storage complex on the Houston Ship Channel. This project supersedes an expansion announced in October 2013, Enterprise said recently. The company also continues to evaluate the development of an ethane export terminal....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Enterprise-revises-expansion-of-Houston-LPG-terminal-continues-discussions-around-ethane-export-terminal_57776.html
January 7, 2014
PolyOne today announced that it is realigning its North American business “to better serve customers and to increase utilization of its manufacturing assets.” The actions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PolyOne-realigns-business-in-North-America-following-Spartech-acquisition_57777.html
January 7, 2014
Ultrapar (São Paulo) will invest about 1.5 billion reais ($629.8 million) during 2014, according to the company's investment plan, published on 6 January. The company has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Ultrapar-to-invest-244-million-reais-in-Oxiteno-ethoxylate-expansions-this-year_57772.html
January 7, 2014
PPG Industries announced on 6 January that it has named Shelley Bausch v.p./global industrial coatings, effective 16 January. Bausch will report to Viktor Sekmakas, PPG executive v.p...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/PPG-names-industrial-coatings-v-p-_57770.html
January 6, 2014
A. Schulman has named James Irwin to the newly created post of senior director/corporate business development, the company says. In the role, Irwin will be responsible for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Schulman-names-business-development-head_57760.html
January 6, 2014
MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Confidence up 6.1 points to 78.1 Personal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/ACCs-economic-outlook-for-the-week-ended-3-January-2014_57756.html
January 6, 2014
Air Products announced today that it has signed a long-term production agreement with Big River Resources Boyceville (Boyceville, WI), a grain ethanol producer, for liquid carbon...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Air-Products-builds-liquid-CO2-plant-at-Wisconsin-ethanol-facility_57751.html
January 6, 2014
USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) says that, based on preliminary findings, three genetically modified seeds developed by Dow Chemical "do not pose a plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/USDA-recommends-that-Dows-Enlist-seeds-be-deregulated_57745.html
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
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