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August 1, 2014
Two Chinese groups have announced separate plans to build large, export-oriented methanol manufacturing complexes in Texas and Louisiana....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Chinese-groups-plan-Texas-Louisiana-methanol-complexes_62862.html
August 1, 2014
in his first public comments since taking over the company on 1 July, Air Products chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi says that focusing on cash generation and improved capital allocation will drive Air Products’ strategy....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cash-and-capital-allocation-to-guide-Air-Products-strategy_62828.html
August 1, 2014
A rally in Dow Chemical’s share price, aided by its strong second-quarter earnings report on 23 July, has the conversion of $4 billion in preferred shares that carry an expensive...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Dow-share-gains-could-allow-it-to-retire-expensive-preferred-shares_62827.html
August 1, 2014
RPM’s Bondex subsidiary—which has been in bankruptcy as a separate entity since 2010 because of asbestos litigation—has announced an agreement settling its asbestos claims....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Bankrupt-RPM-subsidiary-reaches-asbestos-settlement_62898.html
August 1, 2014
Industrial gas producers in the United States have been reporting strong earnings results for the quarter ended 30 June thanks to growth in the country as well as electronics and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Industrial-gas-producers-post-higher-income-lower-forecasts_62910.html
August 1, 2014
Specialty chemical makers mostly report solid earnings gains on good volumes across a variety of product applications, including construction, personal care, and catalysts. Some...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Specialty-companies-mostly-report-rising-earnings_62911.html
July 18, 2014
Coating makers PPG Industries and Sherwin-Williams (SW) both report solid second-quarter results, since earnings increased year-on-year (YOY) and beat estimates on rising sales and volumes....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Coatings-makers-post-solid-second-quarter-earnings_62567.html
July 18, 2014
Alpek and BASF have signed agreements covering the expandable polystyrene (EPS) and polyurethane (PU) business activities of their Polioles joint venture in Mexico and BASF’s EPS business in North America and South America, excluding BASF’s Neopor grey EPS business....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Alpek-BASF-plan-EPS-and-polyols-swap-in-the-Americas_62563.html
July 18, 2014
Cytec and Dralon (Cologne) say they are exploring collaborating to develop and market large-tow carbon fiber for industrial applications. The collaboration would include products for...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Cytec-and-Dralon-to-collaborate-on-carbon-fibers_62568.html
July 18, 2014
Stepan says it has acquired a sulfonation production plant in Bahia, Brazil, from Procter & Gamble (P&G) for an undisclosed sum. The plant, in the country’s northeast...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Stepan-acquires-sulfonation-plant-in-Brazil-from-P-and-G_62569.html
July 18, 2014
Biocatalyst firm Codexis (Redwood City, CA) and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have announced a technology license agreement worth up to $25 million in initial payments and milestone and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/GSK-to-license-Codexis-technology_62570.html
July 18, 2014
Expectations for improved semiconductor demand, driven by the latest smartphones and tablets and the <i>internet of things</i> &mdash;the term used to describe the increasing use of chips in applications like thermostats and refrigerators&mdash;helped fuel optimistic sentiment at Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International&rsquo;s (SEMI; San Jose, CA) annual Semicon West conference, held 8&ndash;10 July at San Francisco....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Semicon-West-2014-Positive-outlook-for-chip-makers-suppliers_62571.html
July 18, 2014
Axiall (Atlanta) says that the extended ramp-up after restarting its vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) manufacturing facility at Lake Charles, LA, and weakness in building products and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Axiall-cuts-earnings-forecast-on-sluggish-VCM-restart-aromatics_62564.html
July 18, 2014
Flint Hills Resources (Wichita, KS), a subsidiary of Koch Industries, has completed its acquisition of propylene-maker Petro Logistics (Houston). Flint Hills has merged a propylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Koch-completes-acquisition-of-PetroLogistics_62565.html
July 18, 2014
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and Genting Plantations (Kuala Lumpur) have announced plans to build a 240,000-m.t./year biorefinery based on Elevance’s metathesis...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Elevance-Genting-Plantations-ink-biorefinery-collaboration_62572.html
July 10, 2014
The German chemical industry is in favor of the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP), currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States, says...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/VCIs-Kley-Germanys-chemical-industry-in-favor-of-TTIP_62395.html
July 7, 2014
After three years of flat to negative growth, US basic chemicals production, powered by rising domestic demand and increasing export opportunities, will ramp up this year and remain...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/ACC-US-basics-production-to-snap-back-this-year_62294.html
July 7, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) plans to begin a 100,000-m.t./year expansion of its Cedar Bayou normal alpha-olefins (NAO), also called linear alpha-olefins...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/CPChem-gets-greenlight-for-Cedar-Bayou-alpha-olefins_62291.html
July 7, 2014
Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), a producer of fertilizers; and the Rio Tinto group have formed a joint venture to evaluate developing their jointly held potash properties in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Acron-Rio-Tinto-form-JV-to-develop-Saskatchewan-potash-deposit_62292.html
July 7, 2014
Univar, the largest US chemical distributor, filed 26 July with SEC for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/business_finance/usa_americas/Distributor-Univar-files-for-initial-public-offering_62293.html
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