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September 25, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
May 22, 2015
US chemical production was flat in April, according to the ACC’s US Chemical Regional Production Index (CPRI). The index, a three-month moving average, was also flat in March after registering a 0.2% gain in February....
September 6, 2013
Our cover story focuses on China, which remains the primary engine driving industry growth despite a slowdown (p. 17)....
May 23, 2013
 Stolt-Nielsen posted a fall in unaudited net profits for the first quarter of 2013 to $1.5 million, from $8 million in the corresponding quarter of 2012, on sales of $519.4...
May 23, 2013
Vopak reports a 1% decrease in first-quarter operating profit excluding exceptional items, to €138.4 million ($180 million), compared with the first quarter of last year....
May 23, 2013
Odfjell Tankers and National Chemical Carriers (NCC; Riyadh) have agreed to dissolve their pool of 40,000–45,000 deadweight (dwt) m.t. coated chemical tankers, effective 1 June....
August 20, 2012
Canada Colors (Toronto) has named Patrick Haineault v.p./chemical distribution. Haineault will be responsible for leading the company’s five chemical business units: industrial...
July 20, 2012
0perating earnings of U.S. corporations fell 0.3% in the first quarter of 2012—the first drop since the recovery in earnings that began in early 2009. Profits have more than...
July 20, 2012
NewMarket (Richmond, VA) announced that Warren Huang, president of its Afton Chemical unit, is retiring from the company, effective April 1, 2013. Robert Shama will replace Huang...
July 6, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry has declined for two consecutive months, another sign that the economy may be heading for slower growth. However, there caution should...
July 6, 2012
BASF has appointed N. Janakiram Raju managing director of BASF Bangladesh (Dhaka). He succeeds Saria Sadique, who takes the role of business director/automotive at BASF Engineering...
June 18, 2012
Real GDP rose at a 1.9% annual rate in the first quarter of 2012, down from 3% in the final three months of last year. The original estimate for the first quarter was 2.2%. Consumer...
June 15, 2012
DuPont has named Shelley Stewart v.p./sourcing and logistics, and chief procurement officer. Stewart most recently served as senior v.p./operational excellence and chief procurement...
June 1, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry was unchanged in May after six consecutive monthly increases. In the last two months, production in several chemical segments has...
June 1, 2012
Metabolix has named Max Senechal v.p./biobased chemicals as a part of the executive management team. Senechal will be responsible for the commercialization of Metabolix’s...
May 18, 2012
Air Products has announced three executive changes. Kevin Michaelis has been named v.p. of global operations, Joseph Pietrantonio has been named v.p. of environment, health, safety...
May 11, 2012
U.S. GDP grew at a 2.2% annual rate in the first quarter of 2012, well below the 3% rate recorded in the final quarter of 2011. On the positive side, consumer spending rose at a 2.9%...
April 27, 2012
Chemtura has named Anne Noonan v.p./strategic business development. Noonan will continue as president/Great Lakes Solutions, Chemtura’s flame retardants, bromine and brominated...
April 27, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry has risen for the sixth consecutive month. The index is now at its highest level since early 2008. Production of chemicals and allied...
April 20, 2012
corporate operating earnings rose 0.9% in the fourth quarter, after increasing 1.7% in the third. The slowdown was the result of a sharp drop in earnings from overseas. Domestic...
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