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May 13, 2015
Mosaic announced on Wednesday that its board of directors has elected James (Joc) O'Rourke, currently executive v.p./operations and COO, to succeed James Prokopanko as president and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Mosaic-appoints-new-president-and-CEO_70392.html
May 13, 2015
New personal-care product textures and sensory experiences, as well as sustainability and product safety initiatives, took center stage at the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists'...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Suppliers-Day-2015-New-textures-drive-development-as-growth-prospects-are-strong_70391.html
May 13, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA)  reports a first-quarter net loss of $5.8 million, compared with a net loss of $8.2 million in the year-ago quarter. Sales increased...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Metabolix-narrows-loss_70390.html
May 13, 2015
CB&I said on Wednesday that it has been awarded a contract by NextDecade for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) and engineering, procurement and construction contract...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/CB-and-I-awarded-contract-for-LNG-export-project-in-Texas_70389.html
May 13, 2015
During the week ended 9 May, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased slightly year-over-year (YOY) despite sequential declines in the United States and Canada. For all of North America, chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 44,144 carloads, down 2.8% from the previous week, but up 0.4 % YOY, according to data released on 13 May by the Association of American Railroads....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Weekly-North-America-chemical-rail-loadings-up-year-on-year-amid-weakness-in-US-Canada_70388.html
May 13, 2015
Propylene stocks were flat in the United States during the week ended 8 May, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration today. Non-fuel use propylene stocks...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Propylene-inventories-stable-in-United-States_70378.html
May 13, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that, at a special meeting held on 12 May, shareholders of Polypore International (Charlotte, NC) have approved Asahi Kasei’s previously announced deal to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Polypore-shareholders-approve-acquisition-by-Asahi-Kasei_70373.html
May 12, 2015
The US subsidiary of Lanxess has announced the appointment of Antonis Papadourakis as president and CEO, as well as country speaker/Nafta region, effective 1 July. Papadourakis, who...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lanxess-taps-Arkema-for-top-US-executive-appointment_70327.html
May 12, 2015
Flint Hills Resources said in a maintenance filing with state regulators yesterday that a high-pressure leak had been discovered in the steam cracker at the company's Port Arthur, TX...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Flint-Hills-to-idle-Port-Arthur-cracker-due-to-leak_70356.html
May 12, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) said today that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline could be placed back into service as early as mid-June, should its recent tool runs and repairs...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Boardwalk-says-Evangeline-pipeline-may-be-back-in-service-by-mid-June_70341.html
May 12, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) reports first-quarter net income of $128.3 million, up 20% year-over-year (YOY) from $106.7 million. Net sales increased 1% YOY, to $774.9 million. Adjusted earnings per share of $1.45 beat analysts’ consensus estimate of $1.43/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/IFFs-net-profit-rises-earnings-beat-estimates_70339.html
May 12, 2015
Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) says that SAFC Commercial, its custom-manufacturing and services business unit, has completed expanding its St. Louis facility to support...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/SAFC-expands-ADC-manufacturing-capacity-at-St-Louis_70326.html
May 12, 2015
Rentech Nitrogen Partners reports net income for the first quarter of $9.0 million, an almost three-fold increase year-over-year (YOY). Revenue increased 23% YOY, to $69.2 million. Earnings per share of 23 cents beat analysts’ consensus estimate of 22 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Rentech-Nitrogen-almost-triples-earnings-on-strong-demand-low-gas-prices_70315.html
May 11, 2015
Specialty chemicals distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) announced today that it has agreed to acquire an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat (Cleveland), including 100% of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Distributor-IMCD-makes-first-acquisition-in-US-issues-new-shares_70304.html
May 11, 2015
OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) reports a steep year-over-year (YOY) decline in first-quarter income and sales, the result of a maintenance turnaround and upgrade that took the company’s integrated methanol and ammonia production facility offline from February through mid-April. Net income for the quarter totaled $900,000, down 97% YOY from $29 million. Revenue fell 62% YOY, to 32 million....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/OCI-Partners-first-quarter-income-down-on-turnaround-beats-estimates_70301.html
May 11, 2015
Evolva (Reinach, Switzerland) and Cargill announced today that they have agreed to begin engineering work to convert a Cargill manufacturing facility at Blair, NE, to produce steviol...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Evolva-Cargill-begin-engineering-work-on-novel-stevia-sweetener-plant_70280.html
May 11, 2015
FMC today reported a first-quarter net loss of $48.6 million, compared with a gain of $65.6 million in the year-ago quarter. Revenues declined 13% year-on-year (YOY), to $659.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/FMC-misses-estimates-on-ag-weakness-sets-2020-growth-targets_70302.html
May 11, 2015
IHS Chemical analysts said on Friday that although Asian mixed-xylenes (MX) prices are not high enough to open the arbitrage on paper, an import fixture of at least 5,000 m.t. was...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/AsiaUS-mixed-xylenes-arbitrage-closed-despite-recent-fixtures_70263.html
May 11, 2015
Kronos reports net income for the first quarter of $18.4 million, up 29% year-over-year (YOY) from $14.3 million. Net sales fell 13% YOY, to $365.1 million. Adjusted earnings per share of 17 cents met analysts’ consensus estimate as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York)....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Kronos-first-quarter-income-up_70265.html
May 11, 2015
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO; Washington) has announced that Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech (Chicago), is to be the recipient of the 2015 BIO Rosalind Franklin...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/LanzaTechs-Holgrem-to-receive-BIO-Rosalind-Franklin-Award_70296.html
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