IHS Chemical Week


Dow Chemical beats results on higher profit, volume gains

9:19 AM MDT | October 27, 2016 | Robert Westervelt

Dow Chemical beat earnings expectations as strong volume gains and margin expansion improved operating profits. Dow reports net income available to common shareholders of $719 million in the third quarter, down 44% year-on-year (YOY) due mainly to th...

BASF reports lower sales and earnings, gives update on Ludwigshafen explosion

2:08 AM MDT | October 27, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

BASF today reported a 27% drop in third-quarter net income, to €888 million ($968.3 million) on 20% lower sales of €14.0 billion....

Clariant sales, profit flat in third quarter, earnings up in first nine months on flat sales

5:05 AM MDT | October 27, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Results were challenged by currency effects....

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Digital transformation: Bringing chemicals into the internet era

Digitization, or Industry 4.0, is set to transform the chemical industry and how it operates. Chemical makers are assessing digitization and exploring the interconnection of manufacturing, product development, marketing and sales, supply chain, procurement..read more»

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Mexichem's net income up, boosted by one-off items; sales slip

6:32 AM MDT | October 27, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Mexichem's (Tlalnepantla, Mexico) net majority income for the third quarter totaled $155 million, a big increase from $54 million during the same period last year. Adjusted net majority income was $68 million, a 25% year-over-year (YOY) increase. The...

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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...

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Same-Day Analysis

Bayer beats estimates, details regulatory timeline for Monsanto acquisition

1:44 PM MDT | October 26, 2016

Bayer reports third-quarter net profit, including discontinued operations, up almost 19% compared with the corresponding period of last year, to almost €1.2 billion, on sales up 2.3%, to €11.3 billion. Core earnings per share (EPS) increased 2.4%...

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Brenntag to acquire Singapore-based distribution business

4:49 AM MDT | October 27, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire the distribution business of EPChem Group (Singapore). EPChem is a distribution company for performance chemicals, dedicated to waxes and wax related products for various industries and applications...

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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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