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April 4, 2014
H.B. Fuller on 27 March reported net income down 29.4% year-on-year (YOY), to $24.6 million, or 28 cts/share, on revenues up 1.3%, to $486 million for the fiscal quarter ended 1 March...
April 4, 2014
Antero Resources (Denver), an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the production of unconventional oil and liquids-rich natural gas in the Appalachian Basin in West...
April 4, 2014
Although winter weather continued to undermine the economy, ACC says equity prices in the chemical industry drove the monthly chemical activity barometer up—showing a 0.3% gain over...
April 4, 2014
PPG says it has closed the sale of its 51% stake in the Transitions Optical joint venture, along with PPG’s wholly-owned sun lens business, to Essilor International (Paris), a maker...
April 4, 2014
BASF Total Petrochemicals, a 60–40 joint venture between BASF and Total, on 27 March announced the start-up of its 10th furnace at its steam cracker facility at Port Arthur, TX. The...
April 4, 2014
Eastman Chemical announced that it plans to increase capacity for the production of 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) at its Longview, TX, site by 20,000 m.t./year. Separately, Oxea announced it...
April 4, 2014
Brenntag says it will acquire Gafor Distribuidora, a distributor of specialty solvents in Latin America. Gafor Distribuidora is part of Grupo Gafor (São Paulo). Financial terms of the...
April 4, 2014
Synthos (Oswiecim, Poland) has announced plans to invest about $170 million in a new synthetic rubber plant at Triunfo, Brazil. The plant will produce neodymium catalyzed polybutadiene...
April 4, 2014
Praxair announced on 2 April that it has acquired Lake Welding Supply Company (Lake Muskegon, MI), an independent gas and welding products distributor in western Michigan. Financial...
April 4, 2014
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem; The Woodlands, TX) has broken ground on its US Gulf Coast (USGC) Petrochemicals Project at the Cedar Bayou plant in Baytown, TX. The USGC project, slated for completion in 2017, will comprise a 1.5-million m.t./year ethane cracker at the Cedar Bayou facility and two 500,000-m.t./year polyethylene facilities at Old Ocean, TX....
April 4, 2014
Samsung General Chemicals and Samsung Petrochemical say their boards have agreed on a merger between the two companies....
April 4, 2014
Axens has announced the launch of Atol bioethylene technology, developed in partnership with Total and IFP Energies nouvelles (Ifpen; Paris). Axens is an Ifpen affiliate. The launch is...
April 4, 2014
Cristian Lay (Jerez de los Caballeros, Spain) has acquired La Seda de Barcelona’s (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain) assets at El Prat and Tarragona, Spain, Cristian Lay announced. The...
April 4, 2014
BASF has agreed to divest its liquid masterbatch business at Clermont de l’Oise, France, to Audia International, a large supplier of polyolefin and color masterbatches. The...
April 4, 2014
The Ministry of Commerce (Mofcom; Beijing) has made a preliminary ruling on a previously announced antidumping probe into imports by China of perchloroethylene from the European Union...
April 4, 2014
Trinseo has acquired JSR’s (Tokyo) production capacity rights for solution-polymerized styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) at Trinseo’s Schkopau, Germany, site. S-SBR is used to make...
April 4, 2014
Lanxess has announced several leadership changes, following the arrival of Matthias Zachert as chairman of the board this week. Jorge Nogueira will assume responsibility for the...
April 3, 2014
Croatian companies manufacturing substances in or importing substances into the European Union in amounts exceeding 100 m.t./year, or that are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to...
April 3, 2014
Lanxess says it is collaborating with EconCore (Leuven, Belgium) to develop new thermoplastic sandwich materials for lightweight construction. The objective of the collaboration is to...
April 3, 2014
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has published decisions on evaluations by European member states of 14 substances under the European Union’s Registration...
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