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November 25, 2015
Solvay has announced that it will reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per added value euro by 40% by 2025. The company says that it will take a number of steps to achieve this...
November 25, 2015
The European Parliament has voted in a resolution against a proposal for recycling plastics containing diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP). The European Commission, the executive branch of...
November 20, 2015
The cyclical downturn in agriculture is making deals in agchems all but inevitable—a sentiment confirmed by nearly all senior executives at the big six agricultural chemical...
November 20, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that it has signed an agreement to purchase the polyethylene terephthalate (PET), purified terephthalic acid (PTA), and purified isophthalic acid (PIA)...
November 20, 2015
Cleveland Potash (Loftus, UK), a subsidiary of Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv), says it will cut the 1,100-strong workforce at its Boulby, UK, potash mine by 360 in the next few...
November 20, 2015
Ineos, ExxonMobil Chemical, and Shell Chemicals have announced a long-term sale and purchase agreement to secure ethane derived from US shale gas to supply the Fife ethylene plant (FEP) at Mossmorran, UK, from mid-2017....
November 20, 2015
Almost every leading chemical company based in Japan has reported improved earnings for their fiscal first half, ended 30 September. Only Asahi Kasei reports lower net profits for the...
November 20, 2015
Chemtura chairman and CEO Craig Rogerson says that the company expects to maintain improvements in margins and earnings into 2016 even as the company remains on the hunt for a transformational M&A deal....
November 20, 2015
Late-reporting Europe-based firms have posted a varied set of third-quarter results and confirmed that market conditions were challenging during the period. Companies cite slowdowns or...
November 20, 2015
Celanese has announced plans to expand acetic acid and vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) capacity at its Clear Lake, TX, site. The company has also announced plans to broaden its engineering polymers portfolio through marketing polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and says it is evaluating acquisitions that would add nylon resins and compounds to its portfolio....
November 20, 2015
Oxiteno (São Paolo) intends to build a $113-million; 170,000-m.t./year ethoxylation unit at its site in Pasadena, TX, more than doubling the original planned capacity. The...
November 20, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) has obtained additional contracts for exporting about 125 million bbl of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) over seven years from its terminal on the...
November 20, 2015
While the market is not completely closed, high-yield borrowers in the chemical industry have found a tough environment in recent months after a long period of wide-open markets. The...
November 20, 2015
DuPont says that it will acquire enzyme and technology assets from Dyadic International (Jupiter, FL) for $75 million. The deal includes “substantially all” of...
November 20, 2015
Regulatory issues topped the minds of attendees at this year’s National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Washington) meeting, held 9–12 November in Bonita Springs, FL....
November 20, 2015
The European Commission has unveiled a list of 195 key energy infrastructure projects that form building blocks of Europe's energy union and are aimed at helping deliver Europe's...
November 20, 2015
European chemical output grew during the first eight months of 2015 by 0.3% compared with the corresponding period in 2014, and producer prices fell by 4.5% year-on-year (YOY), Cefic...
November 20, 2015
ACC says that specialty chemicals market volumes in the United States slipped 0.1% in October (on a three-month moving average, 3MMA basis), following a gain of 0.3% in September...
November 12, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €1.46 billion ($1.57 billion) in the first nine months of 2015 compared with sales of...
November 6, 2015
Brazil's chemical sector had its worst third quarter in nine years, with negative trends in production volume, domestic sales, and national demand indices, according to Abiquim...
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