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July 31, 2015
Westlake Chemical Partners (WLKP) has filed comments arguing against proposed IRS regulations barring master limited partnerships (MLPs) based on the steam cracking of natural gas...
July 31, 2015
The European Commission has given the green light to the French government to release €125 million ($136.6 million) in state aid to chlor-alkali and polyvinyl chloride (PVC)...
July 31, 2015
Industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso (Tokyo) has agreed to acquire Renegade Gas Pty (RGP; Ingleburn, Australia), a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and industrial gases company...
July 31, 2015
CVC Capital Partners, continuing its gradual withdrawal from Evonik Industries, has sold 15 million shares in Evonik for about €520.0 million ($566.8 million), reducing its stake...
July 31, 2015
ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, increased 0.1% in July on a three-month moving average, following consecutive monthly gains during...
July 31, 2015
Univar posted a second-quarter net loss of $12.4 million due mainly to expenses related to the company’s initial public offering and debt repayment. The stronger US dollar and...
July 31, 2015
DuPont has named Marc Doyle senior v.p./safety and protection. He will report to Ellen Kullman, chair and CEO....
July 31, 2015
Liquid Light (Monmouth Junction, NJ) and Coca-Cola have signed an agreement to accelerate developing Liquid Light’s carbon dioxide–to–monoethylene glycol technology. The details...
July 31, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it will cut 6,500 jobs this year, almost 7% of its workforce, to help offset the impact of low oil prices. Shell also plans to reduce capital expenditure...
July 31, 2015
Chevron says it will cut 1,500 positions across multiple operating units and its corporate center to reduce costs amid current market conditions. Approximately 270 of the cuts are...
July 31, 2015
International Flavors & Fragrances says Lucas Meyer Cosmetics has accepted IFF’s acquisition offer and entered into a binding purchase agreement. The deal is expected to close in...
July 31, 2015
Celanese has named Chris Jenson, currently interim CFO, to its permanent CFO position. Jensen has served as interim CFO since May 2014. He has served in various finance roles...
July 31, 2015
Airgas has acquired Weldinghouse and Priority Energy Services, bringing to nine the number of acquisitions the company has announced since its fiscal year began on 1 April. Financial...
July 31, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry output rose 1% in the first half, and sales edged up by 0.5%, to €96.5 billion ($105.2 billion), but prices declined by a further 3%, industry...
July 31, 2015
Yara International has reported second-quarter net income after noncontrolling interests of 2.92 billion Norwegian kroner ($357.2 million) compared with NK2.29 billion in the year-earlier quarter....
July 31, 2015
Distributor DKSH (Zurich) has announced the acquisition of Andreas Jennow (Birkerød, Denmark), a distributor of specialty chemicals in northern Europe. The deal strengthens the...
July 31, 2015
Stolt-Nielsen’s net profits increased to $42.5 million in the second quarter from $30.8 million in the year-earlier period on revenue of $500.7 million, down from $543.4 million...
July 24, 2015
ACC reports that US specialty chemical market volumes decreased 0.3% sequentially in June following a sequential fall of 0.4% in May. Volumes are up only 0.1% year-on-year (YOY) on a...
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...
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...
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