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April 21, 2014
DuPont reports first-quarter operating earnings of $1.5 billion, up 1% year-on-year (YOY). Weak agricultural results offset gains across other segments. Operating earnings of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/DuPont-earnings-up-1-percent-despite-revenue-slip-on-weak-ag-results_60409.html
April 17, 2014
Platform Specialty Products (Miami) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Chemtura’s pesticides business for $1 billion. The price consists of $950 million in cash plus 2 million shares of Platform common stock....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Platform-acquires-Chemturas-agchems-business-for-$1-billion_60408.html
April 17, 2014
BioConsortia (Davis, CA), an agricultural biotechnology company that discovers and develops microbial consortia for crop improvement, has raised $15 million in its Series B funding round. Khosla Ventures (Menlo Park, CA), an existing investor; and new investor Otter Capital (Palo Alto, CA) participated equally....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Ag-biotech-firm-BioConsortia-raises-$15-million-in-funding_60388.html
April 17, 2014
PotashCorp says that its board has appointed Jochen Tilk as president and CEO, effective 1 July. He succeeds Bill Doyle, who will remain a senior adviser with the company through June...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/PotashCorp-names-next-CEO_60389.html
April 17, 2014
Linde has completed construction of a 575-m.t./day nitrogen liquefier at its Delta, OH, air separation plant to support increased demand in the Ohio and Midwestern markets, the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Linde-brings-nitrogen-liquefier-online-at-Ohio-plant_60412.html
April 17, 2014
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) shows that worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels despite a growing number of policies to reduce climate change....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Latest-IPCC-report-Rise-in-GHG-emissions-must-stop_60413.html
April 17, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta, GA) has restarted a Lake Charles, LA, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) plant, which had been shut down after a fire on 20 December 2013, the company says. Axiall has also...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Axiall-completes-VCM-repairs-estimates-sharp-drop-in-Q1-Ebitda_60406.html
April 17, 2014
Koppers has agreed to acquire the wood preservation and railroad services businesses of Osmose Holdings (Buffalo, NY) for $460 million. The acquired businesses had revenue of $390...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Koppers-acquires-wood-treatment-business_60407.html
April 17, 2014
The initial group of US first-quarter specialty chemical earning reports mostly beat analysts’ expectations on higher revenues and volumes. Albemarle and Sensient were both hit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Early-specialty-earnings-mostly-beat-estimates_60410.html
April 17, 2014
Air Products will build a 40-million standard cubic feet/day hydrogen production facility to process a hydrogen-rich off-gas stream from a new propane dehydrogenation (PDH) facility...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Air-Products-to-build-hydrogen-plant-at-Enterprise-PDH-unit_60411.html
April 4, 2014
Celanese is exploring plans to construct a 1.3-million m.t./year methanol production unit at its Bishop, TX, site. The company says it is preparing necessary environmental permits for the unit....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Celanese-eyes-second-US-methanol-plant_60096.html
April 4, 2014
Recent additions to ethylene glycol (EG) capacity may have kept the world market in rough balance, but serious production issues have limited actual availability, according to Tison...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Outages-will-push-EO-EG-operating-rates-into-the-red-drive-up-prices_60095.html
April 4, 2014
Conditions supporting shale gas production in the United States are unique, and other countries will not easily replicate them, say Kenneth Medlock III, senior director of the Center...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/AFPM-IPC-Market-legal-issues-slow-shale-outside-of-US_60090.html
April 4, 2014
The chemical industry is as strong, vital, and essential as ever, but it has retreated from the public eye, leaving the stage to newcomers and detractors, says Frank Popoff, former Dow Chemical CEO (1987–95) and company chairman (1992–2000)....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Former-Dow-CEO-Popoff-counsels-higher-industry-profile_60091.html
April 4, 2014
D ow Chemical announced on 31 March that its joint venture chlor-alkali facility with Mitsui & Co. has started full-scale production at Freeport, TX. The facility has capacity for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-Mitsui-start-up-Freeport-chlor-alkali-joint-venture_60097.html
April 4, 2014
Balchem says it has agreed to acquire SensoryEffects (St. Louis), a privately held maker of food and beverage ingredients, for $567 million. SensoryEffects’ 2014 revenues should...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Balchem-to-acquire-food-ingredients-maker_60098.html
April 4, 2014
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; Geneva) says, in a report published at the end of March, that the effects of climate change are already occurring on all continents and across the oceans....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/IPCC-climate-report-urges-a-stronger-focus-on-adaptation_60100.html
April 4, 2014
Soybean sales and margin expansion lifted Monsanto’s fiscal second-quarter results above expectations, and the company reaffirmed its fiscal 2014 guidance of mid-teens earnings...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Monsanto-beats-expectations-on-strong-soybean-sales_60101.html
April 4, 2014
US exports of polyethylene (PE), polypropylene, and para -xylene, three of the largest primary petrochemical products, could double by 2025 thanks to shale gas, ExxonMobil Chemical president Stephen Pryor told attendees in a keynote address at the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference at Houston on 26 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/US-exports-of-petrochemicals-could-double-by-2025-ExxonMobil-says_60102.html
April 4, 2014
While US producers have entered growth and investment mode thanks to the surge in unconventional energy production, producers in all regions must adapt in response to challenges in development of human resources; innovation and R&D; and cost and feedstock competitiveness, according to speakers on an executive panel at the IHS Chemical World Petrochemical Conference (WPC) in Houston on 26 March....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/IHS-WPC-Producers-adapt-to-rapidly-changing-landscape_60103.html
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