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March 13, 2015
Tronox’s $1.64-billion acquisition of FMC’s soda ash business has received approval under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Act in the United States, FMC says. The deal, expected to...
March 13, 2015
The strengthening US dollar will be a mild negative for the credit of major US chemical companies, according to a new report by Moody’s Investors Service (New York), a ratings...
March 13, 2015
Ineos plans to integrate the business activities of Ineos ABS into Styrolution by the end of 2015. The marketing, sales, customer service, supply chain, procurement, R&D, human...
March 13, 2015
Olin says normal production of chlorine and chemically pure salt at its McIntosh, AL, facility has resumed. Olin is lifting a force majeure declaration made on 10 February, but...
March 13, 2015
Shell Chemicals has upgraded mixed xylene production at its Deer Park, TX, facility from an 843 grade to an ASTM 5211 grade, the most widely traded grade of mixed xylene. The upgrade...
March 13, 2015
Sumitomo Chemical’s wholly owned Valent BioSciences subsidiary has acquired Mycorrhizal Applications, the world’s largest producer of mycorrhizal fungal inoculum. Mycorrhizal...
March 13, 2015
Mosaic will invest an additional C$1.7 billion ($1.34 billion) to further develop its K3 potash mine project at Esterhazy, SK. The K3 site is expected to begin mining potash ore by...
March 13, 2015
Kimberly-Clark and Eastman Chemical have agreed to collaborate on task-critical products and services to aviation customers. Kimberly-Clark will develop personal protective equipment...
March 13, 2015
ExxonMobil expects to reduce capital spending over the next three years while starting up 16 major oil and natural gas projects, says Rex Tillerson, chairman and CEO....
March 13, 2015
Chemical output in the European Union rose by just 0.3% in 2014, according to Cefic’s latest Chemicals Trends Report. Sales by the EU chemical industry clawed back to levels achieved...
March 13, 2015
Guido Ghisolfi, v.p. and a managing director of the Mossi & Ghisolfi Group and CEO of Beta Renewables, has passed away. He...
March 13, 2015
Clariant has reported fourth-quarter sales of 1.59 billion Swiss francs ($1.59 billion), up 2.0% in local currencies. The increase was driven by higher prices. Despite some portfolio...
March 13, 2015
Composite materials producer Gurit (Zurich) has announced that it plans to cut 80–90 jobs at its facility at Newport/Isle of Wight, UK. The jobs will be eliminated during March and...
March 13, 2015
Albany Molecular (AMRI) says it will close its facility at Holywell, UK. The plant makes active pharmaceutical ingredients and is involved in chemical development services in the...
March 13, 2015
Dow Chemical and RSA-Talke have signed a contract for the storage of petrochemical products that will be marketed by Dow from Sadara Chemical, a joint venture with Saudi Aramco in...
March 6, 2015
Trecora Resources (Sugar Land, TX) has announced record fourth-quarter sales of $74.1 million in 2014, an increase of 11.2% year-on-year (YOY) and net income of $2.2 million in the...
March 5, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Copenhagen) has just published The European Environment—State and Outlook 2015; synthesis report, which synthesizes the information...
March 5, 2015
Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) has announced the successful start-up of its oxo plant at Stenugsund, Sweden. The new plant is Perstorp’s largest ever plant investment, boosting its...
March 4, 2015
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has opened a public consultation on proposals to identify two new substances of very high concern (SVHC), part of the European...
March 4, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt), employers association BAVC (Wiesbaden), trade union IG BCE, and the federal ministry for economic affairs have concluded...
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