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Dow confirms plans to sell Angus, sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh...

2:44 PM MDT | October 3, 2014

Dow Chemical expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Company, sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year, confirming earlier reports that it would divest those businesses. Dow says it is on track to meet its goal of divesting...


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Honeywell performance materials profit up 8%

Honeywell says that third-quarter performance materials and technologies segment profit was $444 million, up 8% year-on-year....

CF and Yara end merger talks

“Although we identified very significant operational and structural synergies, we were ultimately unable to agree on terms of a transaction that met the requirements of all our respective shareholders,” says Tony Will, CF president and CEO....

Cytec net income jumps 22%

The company cut full-year guidance, citing weakness in aerospace and additives....

PPG reports adjusted earnings up 17%

PPG Industries today reported stronger third-quarter net income, with growth across most business segments and regions. Net income of $377 million grew 84% year-on-year (YOY) on sales up 4% YOY, to $3.9 billion. Adjusted earnings per share of $2.82/share were above analyst estimates of $2.75/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Adjusted net income, excluding nonrecurring items, was $394 million, up 17% YOY....

Private equity firm plans world-scale North Dakota polyethylene complex

Badlands NGL, a private equity firm, plans to build a $4-billion, 1.5-million m.t./year polyethylene complex in North Dakota....

EPCA 2014: Europe may adapt to increased petchem imports from US

The emerging energy framework driven by shale oil and gas in North America is changing the competitive dynamics of the worldwide petrochemical industry, leaving regions such as Europe at a disadvantage. However, Europe may have fewer reasons to fear low-cost...

EPCA 2014: Healthy outlook for petchem demand growth and industry profitability

Worldwide demand growth for key petrochemical building blocks is expected to be healthy in the coming years, says Mark Eramo, v.p./chemical industry insights at IHS Chemical. Presenting a global petrochemical market outlook at a seminar held today by ...

EPCA 2014: How Europe's petchem industry can stay competitive

The huge buildup of shale-based petrochemical capacity in the United States later this decade will trigger substantial exports of cost-advantaged ethylene derivatives to Europe and inevitably rationalize some capacity in Europe's petrochemical industry, but...

EPCA breaks attendance record, Europe 'at a crossroads'

The 48th European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) annual meeting, taking place in Vienna, has attracted a record number of delegates. EPCA president and Ineos group director Tom Crotty announced today in his opening remarks to the EPCA meeting that the event...

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