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September 28, 2015
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) has announced plans to invest $175 million to restart an ethane cracker near Lake Charles, LA, that was idled by Equistar in 2001. Indorama Ventures expects...
September 28, 2015
Albemarle has announced plans to increase its mineral conversion capacity by up to 50,000 m.t./year to add capacity for battery-grade lithium, including lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide. The move responds to growing demand for energy storage in the transportation industry and the energy infrastructure industry, according to Albemarle president and CEO Luke Kissam....
September 28, 2015
Olin says its shareholders have approved issuing the additional shares necessary to complete the company’s merger with Dow Chemical’s US chlor-alkali and vinyl, worldwide...
September 28, 2015
Trinseo (Berwyn, PA) says it will close its styrene butadiene latex plant in Gales Ferry, CT, at the end of 2015 as part of a program to reduce costs in the business by a $5-million...
September 28, 2015
Mosaic says it will reduce potash production by extending maintenance downtime at the company’s Colonsay, SK, mine and maintain planned slower production in its phosphates business. The decision responds to current crop nutrient market conditions primarily related to delayed fertilizer purchases in Brazil and North America....
September 28, 2015
FMC has signed a definitive agreement to sell Consagro Agroquimica, its Brazilian generic crop protection distribution and sales subsidiary, to Albaugh (Ankeny, IA). Financial terms...
September 28, 2015
California regulators have published a notice of intent to list glyphosate as a carcinogen under the state’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65) law. California’s Office of...
September 28, 2015
BP says it will permanently shut down an idle para -xylene ( p -xylene) unit at its Texas City, TX, facility. BP also plans to lay off up to 38 staff, according the United Steelworkers...
September 28, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says that it is acquiring Pinova Holdings (Brunswick, GA) for $397 million. The acquisition includes the operational companies Pinova and Renessenz....
September 28, 2015
Emery Oleochemicals has opened a $50-million polyols plant at Cincinnati designed to use renewable raw materials and recycled content as feedstock. The plant, where construction...
September 28, 2015
Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM; Santiago) is halting mining activities at its Pedro de Valdivia site, located in the second region of Chile, within two months. The facility...
September 28, 2015
Some $22 billion of chemical M&A deals over $25 million were completed in the first half of 2015, up 51% year-on-year (YOY), according to data compiled by Young & Partners...
September 25, 2015
On the eve of the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), scheduling to commence in Geneva on 28 September, the International Council of Chemical...
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
September 21, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says that it is acquiring Pinova Holdings (Brunswick, GA) for $397 million. The acquisition includes the operational...
September 14, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical (Taipei) is studying the feasibility of a $9.4-billion ethylene project in St. James Parish, LA, consisting of two ethane crackers and multiple derivative plants...
September 11, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has developed a yeast strain for producing a new fragrance molecule at commercial scale in less than 12 months from the start...
September 11, 2015
Chemours has slashed the dividend assigned by former parent DuPont as it takes steps to improve its capital structure....
September 11, 2015
Dow Chemical has initiated an exchange offer to enable splitting off most of its chlor-alkali and derivatives business. The split is the next step in merging Dow’s US Gulf Coast...
September 11, 2015
Ferro on 3 September agreed to acquire Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes (Cairo), a tile coatings maker in the Mideast and North Africa (MENA) market, on a cash-free and debt-free basis...
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