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October 23, 2015
Chemtura has announced its exit from the manufacture and sale of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD)-based flame-retardant products, with production to cease by year-end. Increasing...
October 23, 2015
Wacker Chemie has started up a new; 85,000 m.t./year reactor for vinyl acetate ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Calvert City, KY, site. The company invested €50 million...
October 23, 2015
WestRock has filed with SEC for the tax-free spin-off of Ingevity, formerly MeadWestvaco’s specialty chemicals business. When the spin-off is complete, expected in the first-quarter...
October 23, 2015
FMC has cut its fourth-quarter and full-year 2015 adjusted earnings guidance to 38 cts/share and $2.35–2.45/share, respectively, citing a “rapid devaluation the Brazilian real.”...
October 26, 2015
Kemira (Helsinki) has announced sales of €625.1 million ($704.2 million) in the third quarter of 2015 compared with sales of €541.5 million in third-quarter 2014, an increase...
October 22, 2015
Sensient Technologies (Milwaukee) has reported sales of $344.5 million in the third quarter compared with sales of $364.5 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014, a decline of...
October 20, 2015
Composite materials supplier Gurit (Zurich) has reported sales of 269.2 million Swiss francs ($281.9 million) in the first nine months of 2014 compared with sales of SF250.7 million in...
October 20, 2015
The European Environment Agency (EEA; Brussels) says in its Trends and projections in Europe in 2015 report that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Europe fell by 23% in 1990–2014...
October 20, 2015
Contract development and manufacturing organization Recipharm (Jordbro, Sweden) has announced that it is to acquire a majority stake in Nitin Lifesciences (Karnal, India). Nitin...
October 20, 2015
The US specialty chemicals market contracted 1.0% year-on-year (YOY) in September on a three-month moving average (3MMA), according to the latest issue of ACC's specialty market volume...
October 16, 2015
The trade association energy-intensive industries in Germany (EID; Berlin) has described the recently announced increase in the renewable energy law (EEG) levy for 2016 as “bad...
October 9, 2015
Production at Total’s Carling, France, naphtha cracker ended on 5 October—the culmination of a previously announced program to close the plant, says Philippe Sauquet, Total...
October 9, 2015
Olin (Clayton, MO) has completed its merger with Dow’s chlorine products businesses....
October 9, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics (Aurora, IL) will acquire NexPlanar (Hillsboro, OR), a privately held company that specializes in developing, manufacturing, and selling advanced chemical...
October 9, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), a blank-check firm that has made several large chemicals acquisitions, says it will use a term-loan commitment to help pay for its...
October 9, 2015
Williams Companies (Williams; Tulsa, OK) has canceled plans to merge with Williams Partners and instead will merge with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE; Dallas). Williams and ETE say the...
October 9, 2015
Invista plans to shut down a 215,000-m.t./year adipic acid plant and lay off 75 workers to improve the competitiveness of its Orange, TX, site. Plants for producing nitric acid...
October 9, 2015
RPM says net income for its fiscal first quarter, ended 31 August, rose 0.7% year-on-year (YOY), to $99.8 million, on sales up 3.2%, to $1.24 billion. Reported earnings totaled 74...
October 9, 2015
Oxea expects to bring its new propanol plant at Bay City, TX, onstream in late 2017, one year later than planned when the project was first announced in March 2014. A 2-ethylhexanol...
October 9, 2015
Trinseo has made several leadership changes “to add depth to the executive team and support governance and succession planning,” the company says. The moves include creating a new...
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