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Cabot, Westmoreland Coal to double capacity at Canada activated carbon site

Cabot and Westmoreland Coal (Englewood, CO) say they are doubling capacity of activated carbon, to 70 million pounds, at their jointly owned site at Bienfait, SK. The new capacity will be online in 2016. The facility, which is operated by Westmoreland, is...

DSM inaugurates solar technologies demonstration center in India

DSM today inaugurated its solar technologies demonstration center at its engineering plastics facility at Pune, India. The center was built to demonstrate and showcase the performance of DSM's innovations in solar technology and will also reduce the...


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People/Executives

Uralkali to appoint new CFO

Uralkali (Berezniki, Russia), one of the world’s largest potash producers, has announced that Viktor Belyakov has resigned from his position as CFO. Anton Vishanenko will act as the interim CFO until the next board meeting, scheduled for the end of...

Companies

Sipchem Misses Earnings Estimates on Lower Revenues

The Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) reported third quarter net profit of SR84.1 million ($22.4 million), a 54% increase on the third quarter of 2009. The result was lower than consensus estimate of SR128 million and that of Sico Research...

Emerging Companies

Velocys' commercial GTL plant in Oklahoma to go ahead

Velocys (Oxford, UK), a technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), has made the final investment decision and will proceed with construction of a commercial GTL plant using its technology at the East Oak landfill site in Oklahoma, the...

Earnings/Finance

Sabic Reports Big Rise in Net Profit on Increased Sales and Higher Prices

Saudi Basic Industries (Sabic) reported a 46% rise in third quarter net profit to SR5.33 billion ($1.42 billion) compared with the same period in 2009. The net result was 6% higher than in the second quarter of this year. The company's gross income in the...

M&A

Brenntag acquires food ingredients distributor in Italy

Brenntag has agreed to acquire Chimab (Padua, Italy), a supplier of food ingredients and semifinished products for several food subsectors, including beverages, ice cream and desserts, meat, and prepared foods, Brenntag announced today. Chimab is expected to...

Reach

ECHA consults on recommendation that 22 substances be added to Reach authorization list

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) says it has launched a public consultation on its earlier recommendation that 22 substances be added to the list of substances subject to authorization under the European Union's Regulation, Evaluation...











 
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