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October 9, 2015Industry groups are challenging a recent Endocrine Society report that links endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), like bisphenol-A (BPA), with obesity and diabetes. According to the...
October 9, 2015Faced with slumping agricultural markets, Monsanto has announced a restructuring that includes 2,600 layoffs—approximately 12% of the company’s workforce—in a...
September 28, 2015Indorama 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, 2015Albemarle 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, 2015Olin 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, 2015Trinseo (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, 2015Mosaic 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, 2015FMC 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, 2015California 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, 2015BP 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...