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April 28, 2016
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) has confirmed that 32 workers lost their lives in the 20 April explosion at Petroquímica Mexicana de Vinilo (PMV) site in the...
April 28, 2016
H.I.G. Capital (Miami), a private equity firm, has announced that its portfolio company Valtris Specialty Chemicals (Independence, OH) has acquired Akcros Holdings, a company owned by private-equity investment group Grove Industries (Stratford-upon-Avon, UK). Valtris, carved out of Ferro in December 2014, manufactures specialty chemicals primarily used as additives to produce and process polymers, sealants, and chemical intermediates. Valtris operates seven manufacturing facilities, five of which are in the United States, one in Mexico, and one in the United Kingdom....
April 28, 2016
Kuraray (Tokyo) has completed two major investments in the United States: a 40,000-m.t./year polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) plant at Pasadena, TX, worth $300-million and a $95-million PVOH-films plant in Portage, IN. The largest producer of PVOH, Kuraray is also considering constructing a plant on the US Gulf Coast to produce feedstock vinyl acetate monomer (VAM)....
April 28, 2016
Lanxess has announced that it is acquiring the cleaning and disinfects business of Chemours, a maker of active ingredients and specialty chemicals used in disinfectant and hygiene...
April 28, 2016
OxyChem has announced a $145-million expansion of its Geismar, LA, manufacturing plant. The project will include equipment for producing a new raw material for next-generation...
April 28, 2016
The US specialty chemicals market volume index declined 2.1% year-on-year (YOY) in March on a three-month moving average (3MMA), according to the latest report from ACC. Oilfield...
April 28, 2016
Air Products reports adjusted net income from continuing operations of $397 million for the second quarter, ended 31 March, up 18% year-on-year (YOY). Sales decreased 6% YOY, to $2.3...
April 28, 2016
PotashCorp reports first-quarter net earnings down 80% year-on-year (YOY), to $75 million, on sales down 28%, to $1.2 billion. Earnings totaled 9 cts/share, short of analysts’...
April 28, 2016
Praxair says it has acquired five packaged and medical gas businesses with combined revenues of more than $40 million. Praxair says the deals improve geographic density. Financial...
April 14, 2016
Toppan Printing (Tokyo) has completed constructing a $100-million transparent barrier films plant in Griffin, GA. The 10,555–square meter facility is Toppan’s first to...
April 14, 2016
Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Kuwait) and Pembina Pipeline (Calgary, AB) are evaluating the feasibility of a combined, world-scale propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) production facility in Alberta....
April 14, 2016
Bipartisan proposals to reinstate the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) were introduced in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, drawing support from industry groups who say...
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