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May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
May 22, 2015
Cefic and the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union (AmCham EU; Brussels) recently hosted a joint event on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the...
May 22, 2015
Advanced Refining Technologies (ART), a 50-50 joint venture between W.R. Grace and Chevron, is planning to build a world-class hydroprocessing catalysts (HPCs) plant at Grace’s...
May 22, 2015
Speculation is growing that Monsanto could soon return with a sweetened offer to acquire Syngenta, following the Swiss company’s rejection earlier this month of an initial offer worth just over $45 billion....
May 22, 2015
Borealis, Europe’s second-largest polyolefins and fourth-largest fertilizers player, has reported solid first-quarter results and outlined to CW its aspirations in polyolefins and fertilizers. Speaking recently to CW, Mark Garrett, CEO of Borealis, said that the company is positively surprised with the results....
May 22, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) have announced that Siegfried will acquire BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts of its active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)...
May 22, 2015
A large majority of the leading chemical companies based in Japan have reported improved earnings for the full fiscal year, ended 31 March. Only Teijin and Tokuyama report losses for...
May 22, 2015
FMC has 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 million....
May 22, 2015
Producers of nitrogen fertilizers report mixed results for the first quarter, but they agree on a strong outlook for the second quarter. Producers of titanium dioxide (TiO2) say...
May 22, 2015
Celanese has announced the appointment of two senior executives. Pat Quarles, who joins the company from LyondellBasell Industries, will be executive v.p. and president/acetyl chain...
May 22, 2015
Williams (Tulsa, OK) is to acquire Williams Partners in an all-stock-for-unit transaction valued at $13.8 billion. The two companies expect the deal to close in the fall after...
May 22, 2015
Borealis has reached a preliminary agreement with Agrifos (Miami Beach, FL), a group of privately owned fertilizer development companies, to jointly develop a world-scale ammonia project on US Gulf Coast in Texas....
May 22, 2015
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (Houston) says that its Evangeline ethylene pipeline could be placed back into service as early as mid-June should its recent tool runs and repairs go as...
May 22, 2015
A push for improved and different personal-care product textures and sensory experiences, as well as sustainability, took center stage at the New York Society of Cosmetic...
May 22, 2015
Most of the late-reporting, Europe-based chemical multinationals posted big increases in first-quarter sales partly due to the weakness of the euro, which boosted overseas revenue...
May 22, 2015
India has approved the setting up of an ammonia-urea complex at Namrup, Assam with a production capacity of 864,000 m.t./year, the cabinet says, at an estimated investment of 45...
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
May 18, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue in the first three months of 2015 was €133.2 million ($148.5 million), down 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) compared with...
May 18, 2015
Fragrances and flavors firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its first-quarter 2015 financial results, with sales leaping by 42% year-on-year (YOY), to €668.0 million...
May 18, 2015
Brenntag has announced today that it achieved sales of €2.57 billion ($2.86 billion) in the first quarter of 2015 compared with €2.42 billion in the corresponding period in...
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