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June 1, 2015
Members of the European Parliament’s international committee on trade (INTA) have approved a series of draft recommendations to the European Commission’s negotiators on the...
May 28, 2015
Evonik Industries says that it has started basic engineering for a precipitated silica production plant in the United States focusing on the rubber industry and especially the growing tire industry....
May 28, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest producer of petrochemicals, has selected technologies for its $5.7-billion project at Dilles Bottom, OH. The company plans to use the Technip-owned Stone & Webster process in the project’s 1-million m.t./year shale ethane–based ethylene plant. PTTGC, meanwhile, says that it will use Ineos technology in the planned complex’s 700,000-m.t./year high-density polyethylene (HDPE) plant because the process can make products that fit the US market....
May 28, 2015
Specialty chemical company KMCO (Crosby, TX) says it has appointed former Solvay executive John Foley as president and CEO. Foley will be responsible for leading the KMCO- and KMTEX...
May 28, 2015
First-quarter M&A activity in chemicals nearly doubled from year-ago levels, to $15 billion in equity value in 2015 from $7.6 billion in 2014, according to data compiled by Young and Partners (Y&P; New York), an investment bank....
May 28, 2015
US chemical production was flat in April, but gains in the Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) suggest increased business activity will continue into 2016, ACC says. According to...
May 28, 2015
US Gulf Coast refinery and petrochemical production has not been majorly impacted from widespread flooding across Texas and Oklahoma as of 28 May, according to market participants. The...
May 28, 2015
Williams Partners’ confirmed late on 21 May that ethylene production at its Geismar, LA, olefins plant has been temporarily affected and customers have been notified that their...
May 28, 2015
Biopolymers firm Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) has announced a one-for-six reverse stock split intended to increase price of its common stock and allow it to maintain the listing of its...
May 28, 2015
House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have formally introduced bipartisan legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to help improve chemical safety and management....
May 28, 2015
PotashCorp CEO Jochen Tilk says that the company will continue to review whether to retain its shareholdings in fellow potash producers SQM (Santiago) and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv). Speaking at the BMO investor conference, held recently in New York, Tilk said that PotashCorp considers its stakes in fertilizer companies Sinofert Holdings (Beijing) and Arab Potash Co. (Amman) to be “strategic” but that it continues to review the other two holdings....
May 21, 2015
Speculation is growing that Monsanto could soon return with a sweetened offer to acquire Syngenta, following the Swiss company’s rejection earlier this month of an initial offer worth just over $45 billion....
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