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November 14, 2014Vertellus Specialties (Indianapolis) has acquired Pentagon Chemicals (Halebank, UK), a maker of fine and specialty chemicals for the life science market, Vertellus president and CEO...
November 14, 2014Commodity producers in the Americas have turned in a mixed bag of third-quarter results. Demand has strengthened, but some markets have presented special challenges. ExxonMobil’s...
November 14, 2014Later-reporting specialty chemical companies mostly beat estimates in the third quarter, as sales increased in many businesses. The volumes of Ashland’s specialty ingredients...
November 14, 2014Ballooning trade deficits and how Latin American can emulate North America’s investment boon with its own shale gas resources dominated discussion at the 34th annual meeting of...
November 14, 2014Eastman Chemical is forecasting 8–12% annual earnings growth for the next three years. Earnings in 2014 are expected to approach $7.00/share, up from $6.44 in 2013, with 2015...
November 14, 2014Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) plans to build two formaldehyde plants in Louisiana. Investment will total $66 million, with construction occurring through 2014 and 2015. Combined...
November 14, 2014Shell Chemical is exercising its option to buy a site in Monaca, PA, for a potential world-scale ethylene and derivatives project, according to Horsehead Holding, owner of the site...
November 10, 2014Virent (Madison, WI) and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative (PTC) have announced that they have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an...
October 31, 2014ACC’s monthly chemical activity barometer (CAB) decreased 0.1% over October measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. However, despite the decline, ACC says the CAB...
October 31, 2014Sasol has decided to proceed with an $8.1-billion ethane cracker and derivatives project at the company’s Lake Charles, LA, site....