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Borealis reports lower profit, delay to US ethane shipments; may join Nova in PE plan in Canada

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 ...

Formosa Plastics challenges findings that one of its naphtha crackers exposes students to toxic chemicals

1:24 AM MDT | August 24, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Higher traces of TdGA could also be caused by second-hand smoke, vehicle emissions....

PetroChina’s chemical business swings to profit on improved margins

3:54 AM MDT | August 24, 2016 | Deepti Ramesh

PetroChina Co. Ltd.’s refining and chemicals business reports an operating profit of 27.4 billion renminbi ($4.1 billion) in the first half of 2016 compared with an operating profit of 4.7 billion renminbi in the first half of 2015. PetroChina&...

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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

Albemarle to acquire lithium salts assets in China

5:32 AM MDT | August 23, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz with Jing Chen

Albemarle Corp. announced Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire the lithium hydroxide and lithium carbonate conversion assets and supporting business functions currently operated by Jiangxi Jiangli New Materials and Technology Co. Ltd....

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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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