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February 11, 2011
Chemical earnings at most major oil firms increased in the fourth-quarter of 2010 due to improved margins. Oil companies do not disclose their quarterly revenues for chemicals...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Most-Oil-Firms-Post-Gain-in-Chemical-Profits_32783.html
February 11, 2011
Strong volumes lifted fourth-quarter 2010 earnings at most commodity and basic chemical companies. Dow Chemical’s net income before special items more than doubled, to $625 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Higher-Selling-Prices-and-Volumes-Lift-Commodity-Profits_32784.html
January 28, 2011
Chemical firms posted strong gains in the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as most beat expectations. Volumes were strong, but in some cases selling prices failed to keep pace with...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Higher-Volumes-Drive-Year-End-Earnings-Growth_32503.html
January 21, 2011
DuPont has agreed to acquire Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading maker of enzymes and specialty food ingredients, for $6.3 billion. The deal puts industrial biotechnology at the center of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/DuPont-to-Acquire-Danisco-for-$6-3-Billion_32323.html
January 7, 2011
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) has reached a deal to acquire a 60% stake in agchems maker Makhteshim Agan Industries (MA Industries; Tel Aviv). The deal values MA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ChemChina-to-Take-60-percent-Stake-in-MA-Industries_31988.html
January 7, 2011
Bayer says is considering leasing or selling land in West Virginia to attract investors interested in building an ethane cracker in order to take advantage of natural gas liquids...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bayer-Mulls-Ethane-Cracker-in-WV-Players-Eye-NGL-Market_31989.html
December 20, 2010
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by industry groups and the state of Texas that sought to delay implementation of EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. The lawsuit asked the court to delay the rules’ implementation, slated to take effect next month, until after resolution of a separate lawsuit by the plaintiffs that challenges EPA’s determination that GHG emissions endanger human health....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/U-S-Court-Rejects-Bid-to-Delay-EPAs-GHG-Rules_31686.html
December 16, 2010
Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) says it has agreed to acquire PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany) from private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) for €443 million ($585.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Yule-Catto-to-Acquire-PolymerLatex-for-443-Million_31685.html
December 10, 2010
Arkema plans to acquire Total’s coating resins and photocure resins activities for a €550- million ($736-million) enterprise value. The deal would bolster Arkema’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Arkema-to-Buy-Totals-Coating-and-Photocure-Resins-Units_31480.html
December 10, 2010
BASF and Ineos have agreed to combine their styrenics operations into a 50-50 joint venture, Styrolution. The new company’s sales will be in excess of €5 billion/year ($6.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-and-Ineos-Combine-Styrenics-Businesses_31481.html
November 30, 2010
BASF has reached an agreement with employee representatives at its Ludwigshafen complex that pledges investments of €9 billion-€10 billion ($12.1 billion-$13.5 billion) and no...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-Pledges-$12-Billion-Investment-at-Ludwigshafen_31258.html
November 30, 2010
India has imposed definitive antidumping duties on imports of polypropylene (PP) from Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. The Department of Revenue at the Ministry of Finance (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/India-Firms-Up-Antidumping-Duties-on-PP-Imports_31285.html
November 19, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley said last week that industry will not back away from efforts to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) despite changes in control of Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/TSCA-Boiler-Regulations-Top-ACCs-2011-Policy-Agenda_31095.html
November 19, 2010
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) says it raised RM12.8 billion ($4.1 billion) after pricing its shares at the top end of the projected range for its previously announced initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Petronas-Chemicals-Raises-$4-1-Billion-in-IPO_31094.html
November 12, 2010
Chemtura exited from bankruptcy protection last week, some 20 months after sharp demand declines and debt burdens drained liquidity and forced a Chapter 11 filing. The company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Chemtura-Exits-Bankruptcy_30924.html
November 12, 2010
Ashland has agreed to sell its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX) for $930 million. “The sale completes a major step in our multi-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sale-of-Distribution-Takes-Ashland-to-Its-Specialties-Core_30925.html
October 29, 2010
Basic and diversified chemical companies posted big profit gains in the quarter ended September 30, and most beat the consensus of analysts’ estimates as reported by Thomson One (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Margin-Growth-Helps-Diversified-Firms-Beat-Estimates_30587.html
October 15, 2010
LyondellBasell says shares of its common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 14. Class A ordinary shares will trade under the symbol LYB and Class B...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-Lists-on-New-York-Stock-Exchange_30229.html
October 15, 2010
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a 200,000-m.t./year linear alpha olefins (LAO) plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. The 1-hexene plant is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/CPChem-to-Build-U-S-LAO-Unit-CEO-Departs-to-ConocoPhillips_30230.html
October 11, 2010
AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) is planning an initial public offering (IPO) worth at least $400 million on the London Stock Exchange, the company announced earlier this month...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/AZ-Electronic-Materials-Plans-IPO_30036.html
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