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November 20, 2015ACC says that specialty chemicals market volumes in the United States slipped 0.1% in October (on a three-month moving average, 3MMA basis), following a gain of 0.3% in September...
November 6, 2015Brazil's chemical sector had its worst third quarter in nine years, with negative trends in production volume, domestic sales, and national demand indices, according to Abiquim...
November 6, 2015Braskem says that it has extended a contract for supplying naphtha from Petrobras for 45 days, until 15 December. Braskem and Petrobras have been attempting since 2013 to agree to a...
November 6, 2015TPG Capital Management (Fort Worth, TX) is mulling a sale or initial public offering of Nexeo Solutions (Woodlands, TX), according to media reports. The potential deal has been valued...
November 6, 2015DuPont plans to merge its packaging and industrial polymers business unit with performance polymers and combine protection technologies and building innovations. The consolidated...
November 6, 2015Renewable oils firm Solazyme (South San Francisco, CA) and Bunge (White Plains, NY) have expanded their joint venture to include food ingredients. The ingredients will be produced at a...
November 6, 2015Earnings reported by commodity producers last week suggest that profitability during the third quarter turned on a race lower between product prices and feedstock costs. Chemours...
November 6, 2015North American specialty chemical producers mostly beat analyst expectations last week, despite falling earnings and sales. The impact of the strong US dollar and weak energy markets...
November 6, 2015Fertilizer producers generally posted weaker results in the third quarter, as sluggish demand for potash has slashed volumes, leading to higher production costs. Fertilizer prices have...
November 6, 2015Celanese plans to close its vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) emulsions production units at Meredosia, IL, by 15 December. The company will supply North American emulsions customers through...