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Borealis reports lower profit, US ethane shipments delayed by nine months

5:01 AM MDT | August 24, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Borealis AG, a producer of polyolefins, base chemicals, and fertilizers, on Wednesday announced 12% lower second-quarter net profit and 10% lower consolidated sales of €309 million ($348.5 million) and €2.2 billion, respectively, still the ...

Orica and Yara open technical ammonium nitrate plant in Western Australia

12:01 AM MDT | August 25, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

The plant will have capacity to produce 330,000 metric tons per year of technical ammonium nitrate...

Mitsui Chemicals JV starts up metallocene polymer plant in Singapore

1:26 AM MDT | August 25, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says that its Prime Evolue Singapore affiliate has started full-scale production at its plant in Jurong Island, Singapore, for the production of Evolue metallocene-based polymer....

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FEATURES

ChemChina: The meteoric rise of a major Chinese chemicals player

China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing), China’s fastest-growing chemicals firm, has embarked on a massive expansion and restructuring plan, dubbed 3+1, which will shift the company’s focus to material science, life science, and advanced manufacturing
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LATEST NEWS

Americas

Solvay doubles carbon fiber capacity with new production line in South Carolina

3:22 AM MDT | August 24, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Solvay is on Wednesday inaugurating a carbon fiber production line at its Pedmont, South Carolina, facility, doubling production capacity of a key raw material to make carbon fiber–reinforced composite materials and meeting increasing demand for lightweighting composite materials in the aerospace industry....

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Europe

K+S appoints new chairman

10:00 AM MDT | August 24, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

The supervisory board of K+S AG (Kassel, Germany) on Wednesday appointed Burkhard Lohr as the company's new executive chairman....

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Same-Day Analysis

Borealis reports lower profit, delays to US ethane shipments

1:07 PM MDT | August 24, 2016

Borealis AG on Wednesday announced 12% lower second-quarter net profit and 10% lower consolidated sales of €309 million ($348.5 million) and €2.2 billion, respectively. The second-quarter results were supported by strong margins in the polyolefins...

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Asia

Henkel opens global supply chain hub in Singapore

12:28 AM MDT | August 25, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA says that it has opened its global supply chain hub in Singapore. This follows the set-up of the company’s global supply chain headquarters in Amsterdam and the two units in Amsterdam and Singapore will work closely together...

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Mid East

Sipchem's carbon monoxide plant resumes production

7:02 AM MDT | August 22, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. said Monday technical issues involving its carbon monoxide plant at Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia, have been resolved and production is back to normal....

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