IHS Chemical Week


DuPont beats estimates on stronger results in all operating segments

12:31 PM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Robert Westervelt

DuPont also said today that extended regulatory reviews would likely push the expected close of its pending merger with Dow Chemical into first-quarter 2017 if regulators use the full allotted time. Both companies had previously expected to close the...

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

12:50 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Syngenta (Basel), the global leading agricultural chemicals producer, said today that closure of the $43 billion acquisition of the company by ChemChina will extend to the first quarter of next year....

Air Liquide's third-quarter sales boosted by Airgas acquisition

5:38 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Airgas's revenue has been included in Air Liquide's figures for the first time....

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Digital transformation: Bringing chemicals into the internet era

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Sherwin-Williams income, sales up but miss estimates

9:54 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Jing Chen

Sherwin also announced today that senior v.p. and corporate controller Allen Mistysyn will become senior v.p./finance and CFO, effective 1 January 2017....

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Kemira's sales slip, profitability improves on margins and fixed costs

2:42 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Kemira (Helsinki) has reported revenue of €596.3 million ($648.7 million) for the third quarter of 2016, compared with revenue of €625.1 million in the corresponding period of 2015, a decrease of 5% year over year (YOY), or 4% in local currencies...

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Same-Day Analysis

Reliance to start up p-xylene plant as part of massive investment

1:12 PM MDT | October 24, 2016

Reliance Industries is poised to start up the first phase of a massive 2.3-million metric tons/year (MMt/y) para-xylene (p-xylene) plant at Jamnagar, India, in early November. Vipul Shah, chief operating officer/petrochemicals tells CW the start-up of the...

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Yisheng Petrochemical shuts PTA line at Ningbo due to mechanical glitch

2:22 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Zhejiang Yisheng Petrochemical (Ningbo, China) on Tuesday shut down a 650,000-metric tons/year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) production line at Ningbo due to a mechanical glitch, a company source told IHS Chemical. Yisheng has four PTA production lines at...

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Mid East

Kuwait's TKSC lifts force majeure on styrene

3:46 AM MDT | October 25, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

The Kuwait Styrene Co. (TKSC) has lifted its force majeure on styrene over the weekend, a company source told IHS Chemical on Tuesday. The 520,000-metric tons/year plant located at Shuaiba hd experienced technical difficulties and the company declared force...

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