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October 10, 2014
Rentech Nitrogen (Los Angeles), North America’s largest producer of synthetic granular ammonium sulfate (AS) fertilizer, has announced plans to restructure its unprofitable...
October 10, 2014
Huntsman plans to build a world-scale; 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at its site at Geismar, LA....
October 10, 2014
Potash Ridge (Toronto) has entered into a nonbinding memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a third-party marketer for the sulfuric acid production from its Blawn Mountain project...
October 10, 2014
Composites and coatings maker Reichhold Industries (Durham, NC) on 30 September filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in US Bankruptcy Court in the District of Delaware. As part...
October 10, 2014
Monsanto has narrowed its loss for its seasonally weak fourth quarter, but the results and its 2015 outlook trail estimates. The company reports a net loss of $156 million compared...
October 10, 2014
Disagreement over states’ authority to regulate chemicals and deadlines for EPA review of chemicals of concern continue to hold up the passage of the Chemical Safety Improvement...
October 10, 2014
German chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has criticized the call for a day of action in protest against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), currently...
October 6, 2014
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says it welcomes the recent announcement of a comprehensive economic and trade agreement (CETA) between the European Union...
October 22, 2014
Eastman Chemical has completed an expansion of non-phthalate plasticizers capacity at its Texas City, TX, manufacturing plant. Capacity for Eastman’s non-phthalate plasticizers...
September 26, 2014
Yara International (Oslo) and CF Industries (Deerfield, IL), the world’s largest and second-largest manufacturers of nitrogen fertilizers, respectively, have confirmed that they...
September 26, 2014
Ferro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83 million ($108 million) in cash from private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two...
September 26, 2014
Cargill has filed a lawsuit against Syngenta’s seeds business in Louisiana state court, seeking damages from Syngenta for commercializing its Agrisure Viptera (MIR 162)...
September 26, 2014
EPA announced new actions and recognized private-sector commitments aimed at curbing emissions of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in refrigeration and air conditioning ahead of the UN Climate Summit at New York on 23 September....
September 26, 2014
CCMP Capital Advisors (CCMP; New York) has reached a deal to acquire a 47% stake in silica and catalyst maker PQ from Carlyle Group (Washington). CCMP sold PQ to Carlyle for $1.5...
September 26, 2014
Chemical industry M&A values and volumes remain solid, with activity expected to rise in the second half, according to Young and Partners (New York). The total value of chemical M&A transactions above $25 million during first-half of 2014 stands at $15 billion, with 37 deals completed, says Peter Young, Young & Partners president....
September 26, 2014
Air Products will reorganize around seven segments and sharpen its focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced earlier this month by new chairman and CEO Seifi...
September 26, 2014
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has approved Dow Chemical’s Enlist corn and soybean traits in the United States after “one of the most thorough reviews of a biotech...
September 26, 2014
Linde says that it will expand hydrogen supply to Husky Energy’s Lima, OH, refinery. Linde will build, own, and operate an additional steam methane reforming hydrogen unit for...
September 17, 2014
Solvay has reached a deal to acquire the polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) business of Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) for $220 million. Solvay will acquire two Ryton PPS resin manufacturing units at Borger, TX; its pilot plant and PPS R&D assets at Bartlesville, OK; a compounding plant at Kallo-Beveren, Belgium; and certain intellectual property relating to the PPS business. CPChem’s compounding unit at La Porte, TX, will remain part of CPChem and will provide temporary tolling services to Solvay....
September 15, 2014
Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (Oak Brook, IL) has been awarded a contract worth over $30 million to widen the entrance and jetty channels of the Freeport Ship Channel, near Freeport...
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