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May 8, 2015PQ has named George Biltz president and CEO, effective 1 May. Biltz succeeds Michael Boyce, who will continue to serve as PQ chairman. PQ is a leading producer of silicates, specialty...
May 8, 2015First-quarter specialty chemical results largely withstood negative currency impacts, with many companies reporting higher earnings despite lower sales. Solid results in Ecolab’s...
May 8, 2015Cargill has acquired the fermentation-based processes and systems of OPX Biotechnologies (OPXBio; Boulder, CO), an industrial biotechnology firm that had been working on a biobased...
May 8, 2015Westlake Chemical Partners (Westlake Partners; Houston) acquired approximately 2.7% of additional limited partner interest in Westlake Chemical OpCo (OpCo) for approximately $135 million. The...
May 8, 2015Market sources have said this week that competitive propane and butane steam cracking economics and high propylene inventory levels opposite strengthening crude oil prices were leading...
May 8, 2015Dow Chemical's Taft, LA, no. 1 ethylene unit is expected to come back online by next week, according to market participants. The no.1 ethylene unit went down in late March for planned...
April 30, 2015Quaker Chemical has announced net sales of $181.3 million in first-quarter 2015 compared with $181.7 million in first-quarter 2014. Year-on-year (YOY) volume growth, including...
April 30, 2015Trecora Resources (Sugar Land, TX) has announced revenue of $55.1 million in first-quarter 2015, compared with $64.1 million in the year-ago quarter, a decrease of 14% year-on-year...
April 30, 2015CO2 Solutions (Quebec City) has presented the results of pilot testing of its carbon capture process, completed in January 2015. The company says that the detailed results presented...
April 29, 2015Freeport LNG Expansion (Freeport LNG) today announced that its subsidiary FLNG Liquefaction 3 has successfully closed the financing required for constructing the third train of its...