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April 8, 2016IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, says that it has opened an office at Tokyo to expand its presence in Asia/Pacific. IMCD has also announced...
April 8, 2016Wanhua Chemical Group (Yantai, China), a leader in polyurethanes (PUs) and chemicals, has started up an isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI) plant. The new facility, which uses the latest...
April 8, 2016Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has announced that the company to be created by a previously announced merger of three consolidated subsidiaries—Mitsubishi Chemical Corp., Mitsubishi...
April 8, 2016Braskem Idesa, a 75-25 joint venture between Braskem and Grupo Idesa, started producing polyethylene (PE) at its Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, complex on 6 April. The jv started injecting...
April 8, 2016Honeywell has appointed Darius Adamczyk to the newly created role of president and COO, effective immediately. In the role, Adamczyk will manage all Honeywell businesses and will work alongside chairman and CEO Dave Cote to drive company growth, the company says....
April 8, 2016Honeywell is considering selling its nylon chemicals business, a maker of caprolactam and related products, according to a Bloomberg report. The report says that the business could...
April 8, 2016DRT (Dax, France), a producer of pine-based resins, terpenes, and natural extracts, held a groundbreaking ceremony on 5 April for a 60-acre turpentine distillation plant in Effingham...
April 8, 2016Dow has settled with the “opt-out” plaintiffs in a urethanes price-fixing case, agreeing to pay $400 million. The settlement is expected to result in a net cash payment of about...
April 8, 2016During the week ended 2 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 9.5% year-on-year (YOY), to 47,650 carloads, surging back after the 1.9% YOY decline the previous...
April 8, 2016CVR Partners has completed the $533-million acquisition of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, announced in August 2015. The transaction excludes Rentech Nitrogen’s Pasadena, TX, facility...