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February 5, 2015
Diversified and commodity producers report positive results for the fourth quarter as year-on-year (YOY) growth in volumes and advantaged feedstocks boosted reported earnings above...
February 5, 2015
Tronox has reached a deal to acquire FMC’s alkali chemicals, or soda ash, business for $1.64 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter. FMC, in September...
January 22, 2015
Chemical industry financial analysts expect North American chemical companies to report solid fourth-quarter earnings, driven by lower raw material costs and solid demand, but the...
January 22, 2015
BASF has said that it will raise global capacity for 1,4-butanediol (BDO) to 670,000 m.t./year from the current 650,000 m.t./year....
January 19, 2015
European chemical output grew by 0.7% year-on-year (YOY) during the first 10 months of 2014, while prices fell by 1.6%, Cefic says. Output in October fell by 1.2% compared with the...
January 15, 2015
Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on 9 January continued its campaign against DuPont management, nominating four directors to the company’s board....
January 15, 2015
Hedge fund FrontFour Capital (Greenwich, CT) on 9 January released a letter criticizing management of OM Group, accusing the company of generating a poor return on capital and on...
January 8, 2015
DuPont in late December 2014 filed with SEC to launch a spin-off of its mostly commodity performance chemicals business—over a year after the company announced the planned spin-off. The entity will be called The Chemours Co. and will consist of three segments—chemical solutions, fluoroproducts, and titanium technologies....
January 8, 2015
A group of 12 minority shareholders launched in late December 2014 a last-ditch attempt to prevent Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) from buying family-controlled construction...
December 18, 2014
Dow Corning is shuttering its never-operated Hemlock Semiconductor polysilicon facility in Clarksville, TN, saying the plant would not be economically viable. The $1-billion-plus project was completed last year but has never produced product because of oversupply in polysilicon markets and the impact of tariffs on polysilicon imported into China....
December 18, 2014
The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) has informed the Saudi Stock Exchange that its board has accepted the resignation of Salih bin Fahd Al Nazha, Tasnee’s CEO, due to personal reasons....
December 17, 2014
Six substances have been added to the candidate list of substances of very high concern (SVHC), under the European Union’s Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and...
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