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February 27, 2015
Koppers reports a fourth-quarter net loss of $33.5 million, or $1.67/share, compared with a loss of $4.1 million in the year-ago quarter. Net sales grew by 25% YOY, to $426.7 million...
February 27, 2015
Albemarle says the Chemetall surface treatment business unit has acquired all shares of its Shanghai Chemetall joint venture and is now the sole owner. Shanghai Chemetall, which was...
February 27, 2015
Matheson, a subsidiary of industrial gases company Taiyo Nippon Sanso, has acquired Sims Welding Supply (Long Beach, CA), a supplier of industrial, specialty, and bulk gases; and...
February 27, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry had its ups and downs in 2014 and finished the year with a weak quarter, chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says. Chemical production was 0.3%...
February 27, 2015
Private equity company Apax Partners has signed a binding agreement to acquire specialty chemicals distributor Azelis (Antwerp) from another private equity firm 3i Group. Apax and 3i...
February 27, 2015
Peru’s ministry of energy and mining has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to develop a petrochemical complex in the southern part of the country. A technical study by IHS has...
February 27, 2015
Agrium reports fourth-quarter net earnings of $51 million, down 49% year-on-year (YOY), on sales down 5.6% to $2.7 billion....
February 27, 2015
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) has production back up at its Cedar Bayou, TX, steam cracker, market sources reported the week of 23 February. The company does not discuss...
February 27, 2015
Ferro has acquired privately held TherMark Holdings (Irvine, CA) for $5.5 million in cash. TherMark is Ferro’s largest partner in the marketing of laser marking materials, and it...
February 27, 2015
3M has invested an undisclosed amount in Nanoscale Components, a Hudson, NH-based start-up that has developed a low-cost process enabling the use of high-specific capacity anode...
February 27, 2015
Deinove has been granted a patent in the United States covering the production of biofuel from cellulosic biomass using the Deinol process of degradation and fermentation based on...
February 27, 2015
Donald Misheff has been elected to Trinseo’s board of directors. He has also joined the audit committee and the environmental, health, safety, and public policy committee of the...
February 27, 2015
Sika (Baar, Switzerland), today reported that its sales rose to 5.57 billion Swiss francs ($5.9 billion) in full-year 2014, an increase of 13% in local currencies, or 8.3% in reporting...
February 25, 2015
The German chemical marked a year of ups and downs in 2014 with a weak quarter, chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says in its latest summary. Sales for the full year...
February 25, 2015
The national salary negotiations for workers in Germany’s chemical industry have been adjourned without agreement. The negotiations between the employers association BAVC...
February 24, 2015
LyondellBasell said today that it has reached an agreement with Karyn Ovelmen, executive v.p. and CFO, for her “separation from the company.” Ovelmen will continue as CFO for up to three months under the agreement while the company conducts a search for her successor....
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
February 23, 2015
On the eve of national tariff negotiations in Germany, the employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden) has called on the trade union IG BCE (Hanover), which represents workers in the...
February 20, 2015
Biological chemistry firm METabolic EXplorer (Metex; Clermont-Ferrand, France) has announced sales of €875,000 ($997,000) in fourth-quarter 2014, compared €375,000 in the...
February 20, 2015
Huntsman has announced that it will reduce its titanium dioxide (TiO2) production capacity by about 100,000 m.t./year in Europe, representing 13% of Huntsman’s TiO2 capacity in the...
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