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August 25, 2015
DSM has announced adjustments to its organizational and operating model, which it says have the objective of “creating a more agile, focused, and cost-efficient organization with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/DSM-reorganizes-cutting-up-to-1100-jobs_73157.html
August 25, 2015
Lenzing (Lenzing, Austria), a producer of man-made cellulosic fibers, has announced sales of €955.4 million ($1.10 billion) in the first half of 2015 compared with sales of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Lenzing-reports-higher-sales-profit-profitability-in-first-half_73152.html
August 24, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) on Monday reported sales of 178 million Swiss francs ($187.9 million) in the first half of this year compared with SF167 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Gurit-increases-sales-profits-leaps-by-62-percent_73129.html
August 18, 2015
Former president Lázaro Cárdenas announced the nationalization of Mexico’s oil industry on 18 March 1938 after a long period of conflicts involving foreign oil producers, the relatively young oil workers union Sindicato Unico de Trabajadores Petroleros, and the Mexican government. President Cárdenas would go on to promote changes to Mexico’s constitution—which, since its proclamation in 1917, has asserted the nation’s control over its natural resources—that would close the door to third-party concessions for exploring and producing hydrocarbons....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Mexicos-necessary-energy-reform-Why-it-is-good-for-petrochemicals_68718.html
August 14, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm BioAmber (Minneapolis) achieved a significant milestone in early August when it opened its first commercial-scale production facility—a $141.5-million; 30,000 m.t./year biobased succinic acid plant at Sarnia, ON....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/BioAmber-opens-first-commercial-scale-unit-Company-celebrates-milestone-looks-ahead-to-future-investments_72983.html
August 6, 2015
EMS Chemie (Herrliberg, Switzerland) has today reported sales of 969 million Swiss francs ($990.0 million) in the first half of this year compared with SF999 million in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/EMS-Chemie-sales-fall-on-currency-effects-but-profit-rises_72791.html
August 5, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Altana (Wesel, Germany) says it has successfully adjusted and extended a syndicated line of credit for €250 million ($271.7 million). The credit...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Altana-extends-$274-million-credit-facility_72755.html
August 5, 2015
Swan Chemical, a wholly owned subsidiary of specialty chemicals firm Thomas Swan (Consett, UK) says it has acquired Production Systems Inc. (PSI; Akron, OH), a distributor of a range...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Swan-Chemical-acquires-Production-Systems-Inc-_72758.html
August 4, 2015
Sun Chemical (Parsippany, NJ), a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC (Tokyo), has announced that it has acquired Kingfisher Colours (Reading, UK), a privately owned cosmetics color...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Sun-Chemical-acquires-UK-cosmetics-color-firm_72723.html
August 4, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has reported that sales fell 7% year-on-year in second-quarter 2015, to €179.5 million ($196.9 million), compared with €192.9...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Tikkurila-sales-fall-in-second-quarter-and-first-half-but-profitability-improves_72721.html
August 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has posted sales of €3.52 billion ($3.86 billion) in the second quarter, up 8% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted net income leaped by 70% YOY, to €307 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Evonik-sales-increase-Ebitda-rockets-raises-full-year-outlook-again_72717.html
July 30, 2015
Evonik Industries is globalizing its R&D activities for the global cosmetics industry, and at the same time using local R&D to strengthen its position in important growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Evonik-expands-global-R-and-D-for-cosmetics-personal-care_72560.html
July 24, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported lower sales and operating income in the second quarter of this year compared with the corresponding period a year ago. Revenue in...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Sensient-reports-leap-in-adjusted-income-on-lower-sales-in-second-quarter_72415.html
July 24, 2015
Synthetic rubber maker Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) and Poland’s National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) say they have signed a joint venture agreement under which they...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Synthos-and-Polands-national-R-and-D-center-sign-JV-for-innovation_72418.html
July 23, 2015
Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden), a contract development and manufacturing organization, says that its net sales in second-quarter 2015 were 868 million Swedish kroner ($101.2 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Recipahrm-sales-profit-increase-by-double-digits-in-second-quarter-and-first-half_72388.html
July 22, 2015
Evonik Industries has inaugurated a business and innovation center in the area of Richmond, VA. The center will combine R&D, marketing, sales, customer service, and various support...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Evonik-opens-$15-4-million-business-and-innovation-center-in-Virginia_72351.html
July 20, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Genomatica (San Diego) has announced that has entered into a collaboration agreement with Cargill to “accelerate the production of renewable chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Genomatica-signs-collaboration-agreement-with-Cargill_72311.html
July 20, 2015
GFBiochemicals (Milan) announced at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, at Montreal that it has started commercially producing levulinic acid (4-oxopentanoic acid) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/GFBiochemicals-starts-commercially-producing-levulinic-acid-from-biomass_72307.html
July 17, 2015
After ethylene, propylene is the petrochemical’s industry’s second-largest building block with 2014 global demand estimated at 89 million m.t....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Understanding-the-Global-Petrochemical-Industry-Propylene_70586.html
July 13, 2015
Henkel has announced that it has made an additional investment in Vitriflex (San Jose, CA), a developer of high-performance barrier films. Henkel made its first equity investment and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/companies/Henkel-invests-further-in-Vitriflex_72102.html
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