IHS Chemical Week

Bayer beats estimates, maintains guidance, details regulatory timeline for Monsanto acquisition

5:11 AM MDT | October 26, 2016 | Ian Young

Bayer intends to submit Monsanto acquisition by year-end for approval in the Unted States and in the first quarter of 2017 for approval in the European Union....

Novozymes profit rises on lower sales in first nine months

5:22 AM MDT | October 26, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Novozymes (Bagsværd, Denmark) says its net profit in the first nine months of 2016 was 2,245 million Danish kroner ($328.3 million), compared with DKK 2,132 million in the year-ago period, an increase of 5% year over year (YOY), primarily driven by...


Clariant provides technology for nitric acid plants to minimize laughing gas emissions

October 26, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Clariant’s EnviCat® N2O-S catalyst. Photo: Clariant. The recent ratification of the Paris climate change agreement by the United States, China, India and the European Union, four of the largest producers of greenhouse gases (GHGs), represents a...


Siam Cement’s chemicals business reports higher profits on improved margins

October 26, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

SCG Chemicals, the chemical subsidiary of Siam Cement Group (SCG; Bangkok, Thailand), says that net profits increased 74% in the third quarter of 2016 compared with the year-ago quarter, to 11.91 billion baht ($340 million) as a result of better margins with...


Closure of ChemChina's $43-billion acquisition of Syngenta delayed to first quarter 2017

October 25, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Syngenta (Basel, Switzerland) said Tuesday the closure of its $43-billion acquisition by ChemChina will extend to the first quarter of next year....


Showa Denko appoints new CEO

October 25, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Hideo Ichikawa will resign as president and CEO and Kohei Morikawa will succeed him in January 2017....


Emerald Kalama to complete benzoic acid expansion in early 2017

October 25, 2016 | Clay Boswell

Emerald Kalama Chemical (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) says it has completed a 50,000 metric ton/year debottlenecking of a reactor used to produce benzoic acid at its Rotterdam, The Netherlands, facility. Emerald Kalama also says it has begun the final stage of a $40 million expansion of purification and finishing facilities that will increase capacity to produce high-purity benzoic acid by 100,000 metric tons/year....


European Union and member states contribute up to $19 billion for climate change in 2015

October 25, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Union and its member states contributed €17.6 billion ($19.1 billion) in 2015 to help developing countries reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and cope with the impacts of climate change, the European Council, the institution of the heads...


K 2016: Braskem launches high-melt-strength PP

October 20, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez in Düsseldorf

Braskem has launched a high-melt-strength polypropylene (HMS-PP) resin under the Amppleo brand at the K 2016 trade fair being held in Düsseldorf, Germany. The R&D for Amppleo was carried out at the Braskem innovation and technology center at the...

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