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August 28, 2015Chemical output in the European Union edged up by 0.2% in the first six months of this year compared with the year-ago period, Cefic says....
August 28, 2015The chemical businesses of Sinopec and PetroChina each report improved financial results for the first half. Sinopec’s chemicals business swung to a profit, and PetroChina’s...
August 28, 2015An explosion and fire in a chemical plant at Zibo, China, on 22 August killed one worker and injured nine, China’s official Xinhua press agency says. Shandong Runxing Chemical...
August 28, 2015Ajinomoto (Tokyo) has agreed to sell Ajinomoto Sweeteners Europe (ASE; Gravelines, France), a wholly owned subsidiary producing the low-calorie sweetener aspartame, to HYET Holding...
August 28, 2015Sabic reports a 4.5% drop in second-quarter profit, to 6.17 billion Saudi riyals ($1.65 billion), citing lower prices. Operating profit was down 7.3%, to SR9.33 billion. Net income for...
August 28, 2015Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo) is buying a one-third stake in refinery and petrochemicals firm Showa Shell Sekiyu (Tokyo) from Royal Dutch Shell for ¥169.0 billion ($1.40 billion). The...
August 28, 2015Solvay will stop producing sodium percarbonate at Rosignano, Italy, by the end of the first quarter of 2016. The company cites the lower use of powder detergent in Western Europe, the...
August 28, 2015Lubrizol and Daelim Industrial (Seoul) have signed a technology license agreement granting Lubrizol the right to use Daelim technology for manufacturing polyisobutylenes (PIBs), the...
August 28, 2015During the week ended 22 August, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.9% year-on-year (YOY) on gains in Canada. Chemical railcar traffic during the week totaled 42,574...
August 28, 2015Myriant, an affiliate of PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), says that Cenan Ozmeral will retire as Myriant’s president and CEO. Dennis McCullough, currently v.p./international...