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October 9, 2015CCM Fertilizers (Kuala Lumpur) will close its production plant for ammonium nitrate (AN)–based fertilizers at Shah Alam, Malaysia. The company cites prolonged, negative market...
October 1, 2015The European Union’s competitiveness council, made up of Europe’s ministers of economic affairs, has held an informal debate, with the participation of representatives from...
September 29, 2015Germany’s federal state secretary, Jochen Flasbarth, has called for a strengthening of international efforts better protect people and the environment from the effects of...
September 28, 2015The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) has released a set of 11 recommendations related to endocrine disruptors. The organization’s “Principles for...
September 28, 2015Altivia Petrochemicals (Houston) has finalized an agreement to acquire all of Haverhill Chemicals’ (Houston) phenol, acetone, alpha-methylstyrene (AMS), and bisphenol A (BPA) assets...
September 28, 2015ACC’s chemical activity barometer (CAB), a leading indicator of economic activity, fell 0.4% in September, following a revised 0.2% decline in August. “Business activity cooled off in September,” says ACC chief economist Kevin Swift...
September 28, 2015DuPont has named Timothy Glenn as president of its crop protection unit, effective 1 October. Glenn, who will work under executive v.p James Borel, is replacing Rik Miller, who is...
September 28, 2015Calumet Specialty Products Partners (Indianapolis) has selected industry veteran Timothy Go as its next CEO, effective 1 January 2016. Go was most recently the v.p./operations at Flint...
September 28, 2015The US September propylene contract fell 3 cts/lb on the back of ample supply and weak crude futures, putting the polymer-grade propylene contract at 30.0 cts/lb and the chemical-grade...
September 28, 2015Syngenta has received EPA approval for Orondis, a new fungicide. First sales are expected in 2016. Orondis has a peak sales potential of more than $150 million. Launches in several...