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February 21, 2014
Most of the leading Japanese chemical companies swung to profit or achieved higher earnings for their fiscal first nine months, ended 31 December 2013. Companies also report higher...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/asia_pacific/Japanese-companies-report-improved-earnings-sales_58919.html
February 21, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) and Lotte Chemical (Seoul) have signed a preliminary agreement to pursue a 50-50 joint venture for the construction of a 1-million m.t./year ethane cracker in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Axiall-and-Lotte-Chemical-to-partner-on-Louisiana-cracker_58990.html
February 21, 2014
Dow Chemical has rejected a proposal by hedge fund Third Point (New York) that the company spin off its petrochemical operations....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-rejects-proposed-breakup-and-defends-current-strategy_58991.html
February 21, 2014
Matheson Tri-Gas (Basking Ridge, NJ), a a subsidiary of Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Shinagawa, Japan), has completed the acquisition of Continental Carbonic Products (Decatur, IL), a...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Matheson-acquires-dry-ice-maker-Continental-Carbonic_58992.html
February 21, 2014
Fertilizer producers posted all-around weaker results this quarter mainly because of plummeting potash prices after the breakup of major potash exporter Belarusian Potash Corp. (BPC)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Fertilizer-earnings-plummet-on-collapsing-potash-prices_58993.html
February 21, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta), Huntsman (The Woodlands, TX), and Westlake Chemical (Houston) have turned in year-on-year (YOY) income gains for the fourth quarter on broad-based strength across most of their product lines....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Diversified-and-commodity-producers-post-income-gains_58994.html
February 20, 2014
Cefic has called for competitive energy and an affordable climate policy, on the eve of a European Council meeting on competitiveness. Gas and electricity costs in the United States...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-Europe-needs-competitive-energy-and-an-affordable-climate-policy_58945.html
February 20, 2014
The European Commission says that it welcomes measures adopted by the European Union's council of ministers today to better protect workers from risks linked to exposure to chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/European-Commission-welcomes-measures-to-protect-workers-against-exposure-to-hazardous-chemicals_58941.html
February 14, 2014
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Pisa, Italy) has opened a public consultation on a draft scientific opinion on dietary reference values for niacin (nicotinic acid, or...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EFSA-launches-public-consultation-on-dietary-reference-values-for-niacin_58835.html
February 13, 2014
The chemical sector in the European Union remains "fragile" despite output growth of 2.8% in November 2013, Cefic says. Output fell 0.2% for January–November 2013...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Cefic-EU-chemical-sector-faces-fragile-recovery_58798.html
February 13, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened public consultations on applications for authorization for the use of diarsenic trioxide, and the pigments lead chromate...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultations-on-authorization-of-diarsenic-trioxide-lead-chromate-pigments_58779.html
February 11, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced leadership changes in its business units in Eastern Europe. Simo Laitala has resigned as head/Russia, effective 11...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-makes-leadership-changes-in-Eastern-Europe_58743.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has invited comments on a proposal for harmonized classification and labeling (CLH) of chloralose (anhydroglucochloral). The hazard...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-invites-comments-for-harmonized-classification-and-labeling-of-chloralose_58733.html
February 11, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on potential candidates for substitution of six active substances. If the evaluating competent authority...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-opens-public-consultation-on-potential-candidates-for-substitution-of-six-active-substances_58729.html
February 10, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has proposed five substances of very high concern (SVHC) for authorization to the European Commission: N,N-dimethylformamide (DMF)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/ECHA-proposes-five-SVHCs-for-authorization_58699.html
February 10, 2014
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) reports an operating loss of €4.2 million ($5.73 million) in the fourth quarter 2014 compared with an operating loss of €3.2...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Tikkurila-reports-4-2-percent-operating-loss-sales-drop-4-percent-in-fourth-quarter-2013_58693.html
February 7, 2014
EMS Group (Domat/Ems, Switzerland) says earnings before interest and tax (Ebit) for full-year 2013 jumped 15.4% to reach 369 million Swiss Francs ($409 million), compared with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/EMS-Group-reports-record-2013-net-sales-Ebit_58675.html
February 7, 2014
W.R. Grace emerged from bankruptcy protection last week, ending nearly 13 years of operation under Chapter 11 protection to resolve nearly 130,000 asbestos personal injury and property damage claims....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/W-R-Grace-exits-bankruptcy-protection-after-13-years_58663.html
February 7, 2014
Specialty chemical companies mostly report solid fourth-quarter results, since key end markets have grown steadily. Sherwin-Williams (SW) rode the rebound in architectural paint sales...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Specialty-earnings-rise-along-with-end-markets_58640.html
February 7, 2014
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria) says it has appointed Robert van de Kerkhof to its management board, with effect 1 May. Van de Kerkhof will serve as chief commercial officer, with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/europe_mideast/Lenzing-appoints-van-de-Kerkhof-as-member-of-management-board_58670.html
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