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Air Products details $1.4-billion bid for Yingde

9:56 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Jing Chen

Air Products on Friday released some terms of its proposal to acquire Yingde Gases Group, after initially confirming its interest in an acquisition on 9 January. In the proposal letter—which does not constitute a definitive offer...

SABIC buys Shell out of Sadaf petrochemical JV in Saudi Arabia for $820 million

2:16 AM MST | January 22, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Shell and Sabic have announced that they have signed an agreement for SABIC to acquire Shell's 50% stake in Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf), a petrochemical joint venture located at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia....

Sahara swings to profit on record PP production, Sipchem more than doubles earnings, Satorp profits decline

3:34 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Several Saudi companies this week reported their fourth-quarter and full-year results....

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Formulators are looking to innovation and new functionalities to help lift growth in a maturing category. Further up the supply chain, suppliers are seeing requests for more environmentally friendly chemistries. Low crude oil prices, meanwhile, have improved the competitiveness of commodity surfactant linear alkylbenzene sulfonate (LAS) relative to fatty alcohol ... read more »

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Momentive Performance Materials Goes with the Flow and Achieves Best in Class Performance in their Plant

Momentive Performance Materials, a global leader in silicones, quartz and ceramics, underwent a supply chain transformation as it went through its recent decoupling from Hexion and corporate restructuring. In successfully driving costs out of its supply chain, it had to address a number of challenges: a very large number of different customers served by the company, a wide variety of products sold into a range of industries, and an increasing complexity arising from frequent new product introductions.

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LATEST NEWS

Americas

LyondellBasell completes ethylene expansion at Corpus Christi

5:16 AM MST | January 19, 2017 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

LyondellBasell Industries has completed an 800-million lbs/year ethylene expansion at the company's Corpus Christi, Texas, site. The project has increased ethylene capacity at the facility by 50%, from 1.7 billion lbs/year, to 2.5 billion lbs/year, and...

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Europe

Germany moves to recover phosphorus from sewage sludge

4:08 AM MST | January 20, 2017 | Michael Ravenscroft

Germany’s federal government is to take steps to improve recycling of valuable components from communal wastewater and sewage sludge, in particular for recovering phosphorus to use as fertilizer. The cabinet will change the sewage sludge regulation...

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Same-Day Analysis

SABIC buys Shell out of Sadaf petrochemical JV

12:46 PM MST | January 23, 2017

Royal Dutch Shell and SABIC have announced that they have signed an agreement for SABIC to acquire Shell’s 50% stake in Saudi Petrochemical Co. (Sadaf)—a petrochemicals joint venture (JV) located at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia—for $820 million. The Sadaf JV...

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Asia

Fire breaks out at SK Global Chemical's Ulsan reformer

2:34 AM MST | January 23, 2017 | Sok Peng Chua

A fire broke out at SK Global Chemical's (Seoul, South Korea) reformer unit at Ulsan, South Korea, this morning. The fire was put out in 30 minutes, and the unit is expected to be shut for one week, the company tells IHS Chemical. SK Global Chemical has three...

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Mid East

Lower sales hurt Ma'aden full-year results, production ramping up

5:33 AM MST | January 23, 2017 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ma'aden reports a return to profit in the fourth quarter of 2016, but the full-year results were hurt by lower sales and a drop in fertilizer prices....

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March 20 - 24, 2017 | Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston, TX, USA

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June 13 - 14, 2017, Dusseldorf, Germany

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