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July 23, 2007
Arkema says it plans to cut 28 jobs as part of a restructuring at the company’s Chantonnay, France production site. Soveplast, a subsidiary of Arkema’s Alphacan pipes and...
July 23, 2007
Ashland has named Jeong Hyun Park general manager of Ashland Korea Foundry Products. Separately, Tom Oliver has been named manager/casting manufacturing services, and Jim Archibald has...
July 23, 2007
 Borealis has named Mark Garrett as its next chairman and CEO. He will succeed John Taylor, who is due to retire at the end of this year. Garrett was until recently executive...
July 23, 2007
EPA says it has denied an industry petition seeking approval of wood preservative acid copper chromate for residential uses, due to concerns about human exposure to the known...
July 23, 2007
Future trades for linear low density polyethylene (PE) more than doubled in 2006 from the previous year, to 16,700 lots, says the London Metal Exchange (LME). Polypropylene (PP) trade...
July 23, 2007
Ethylene production for the first nine months of 2006 in North and South America rose 9% from the year-ago period, to 3.2 million m.t., says the National Petrochemical & Refiners...
July 23, 2007
Arkema has brought onstream its 20,000-m.t./year hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) expansion at Becancour, PQ, upping capacity at the plant to 93,000 m.t./year (CW, Aug. 3, 2005, p. 13). The...
July 23, 2007
World demand for cement and concrete additives is forecast to rise 5.1%/year through 2010, to $11.2 billion, says market research firm The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). That compares to...
July 23, 2007
Diversa says it has entered into a 10-year R&D agreement with Syngenta to develop enzymes to convert bagasse, a cellulosic biomass, into mixed sugars—a key step in the...
July 23, 2007
Researchers at Imperial College, part of the University of London, say they have identified a novel synthetic route to produce pegylated interferon, a drug currently produced by Roche...
July 23, 2007
Tosoh Finechem (Tokyo) says it plans to double capacity at it’s contract fine chemicals manufacturing plant at Nanyo, Japan with installation next April of a 4,000-liter, ultra...
July 30, 2007
The leading indicator for the chemical industry gained 0.3% in December, after falling 3.2% in November. Chemical output peaked in mid-2006 and has been on a downward slide for the...
July 30, 2007
Ashland has named Stephanie Carter industry manager/North America for Ashland Composite Polymers, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials. Stephanie Carter Edward Shimkus...
July 18, 2007
Delta and Pine Land (D&PL; Scott, MS) reported a net loss of $9.3 million (26 cts/share) for its fiscal first quarter ended November 30, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million in...
July 18, 2007
Sullivan: International markets are strong. RPM International reported earnings for its fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2006 up 185.5%, to $52.9 million, excluding...
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