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April 17, 2015
Celanese and Mitsui & Co. say that they are exploring the possibility of a second US methanol joint venture, this one located at Celanese’s planned facility at Bishop, TX....
April 17, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), a manufacturer of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, on 13 April agreed to acquire Henry H. Ottens Manufacturing Co. (Ottens...
April 17, 2015
Total has filed environmental permit applications with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the US Army Corp. of Engineers to build an ethane cracker on the US Gulf Coast....
April 17, 2015
Chemical distributor Univar says that it has acquired Key Chemical (Waxhaw, NC), one of the largest suppliers of hydrofluosilicic acid in the United States. Key also supplies other...
April 14, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says it has today made a strategic investment in Synthonics (Blacksburg, VA), a specialty...
April 6, 2015
Private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington) has announced it is selling 35–40 million shares in Axalta in a secondary offering. The offering has been priced at $28/share...
April 6, 2015
Investment firm Fidelity (Boston) has stepped in to urge a solution to the proxy battle between DuPont and activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York), according to a Reuters report....
April 6, 2015
ExxonMobil shut down its entire Beaumont, TX, petrochemical complex after a fire broke out overnight on 30 March on a propylene line. The company says, however, that the restart...
April 6, 2015
Enterprise Products Partners (Houston) says that Michael Creel, CEO of Enterprise’s general partner, intends to retire at the end of 2015. A.J. Teague, the company’s COO, has been named to succeed him....
April 6, 2015
Soy story: Soybean sales grew almost 8% YOY. Weaker corn seed sales and declines in foreign currencies pushed Monsanto’s second-quarter earnings below analysts’ estimates...
April 6, 2015
H.B. Fuller on 25 March reported fiscal first-quarter net income down 34% year-on-year (YOY), to $9.7 million, or 19 cts/share, on net revenue down 3.2%, to $470.7 million. Adjusted...
April 6, 2015
Composites and coatings maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) announced on 2 April that its US operations have emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and that the company has...
April 6, 2015
John Bresland, the former chair of the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington) and current president for Process Safety Risk Assessment LLC, has urged the...
April 6, 2015
Ashland on 2 April announced that it is expanding capacity for cellulose ethers at a facility in Hopewell, VA. The $89-million expansion will up capacity by 40% for...
April 6, 2015
Airgas says that it is building an air separation unit (ASU) to produce tonnage oxygen, nitrogen, and argon for a Nucor plant at Tuscaloosa, AL....
April 6, 2015
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has begun a start-up event from its shut-down Ethylene Unit 33 at its Sweeny, TX, facility, according to a filing with state regulators on 26 March...
April 6, 2015
Ineos says that it has completed a previously announced 10% expansion of capacity at the company’s linear alpha-olefins plant at Joffre, AB. “Additional debottleneck...
March 26, 2015
The European Parliament's committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) says that the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the...
March 24, 2015
Biobased chemicals and fuels firm Gevo (Englewood, CO) announced today that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Praj Industries (Pune, India) for the latter to become a...
March 20, 2015
Mosaic says that, following its acquisition of Archer Daniels Midland’s distribution businesses in Brazil and Paraguay, it will change the reporting of its business segments....
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