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U.S.

VCI calls for more "factual discussion" over TTIP
Germany’s chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has called for more objectivity and “an open discussion of the content” in the continuing discussions over the free trade agreement being negotiated between the European Union and...

Commerce proposes countervailing duties for melamine from China, Trinidad and Tobago
The US Dept. of Commerce on 14 April issued a preliminary determination that China and the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago have been subsidizing melamine imported to the United States, and that the imports can therefore be subjected to countervailing duties. Commerce says it will announce a final determination in late August....

Solvay starts constructing PEEK plant in US
Solvay has launched the previously announced expansion at its Augusta, GA, manufacturing facility to install the first world-scale polyetheretherketone (PEEK) resin production unit in the United States, the company has announced. Solvay’s...

Honeywell's performance materials and technologies segment increases quarterly profit
Honeywell reports that its performance materials and technologies segment turned in first-quarter profit of $503 million, up 6% year-over-year (YOY). Sales declined 5% YOY, to $2.34 billion....

Freudenberg-NOK develops biobased rubber compound
Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies (Plymouth, MI) says that it has developed an ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) rubber compound from a polymer produced from sugarcane-based feedstock. The sugarcane base allows the material to be 45% bio-renewable...

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CANADA

Nova confirms Karran as CEO
Nova Chemicals today announced that Todd Karran has been appointed president and CEO. Karran has been the acting CEO while maintaining his previous roles of senior v.p. and CFO since May 2014. He will remain CFO while the board searches for a replacement....

Weekly gains for US, Canada chemical railcar traffic
During the week ended 11 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.4% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the United States and Canada....

Canadian firm to build biorefinery to extract hemicellulose from wood chips
Cascades (Quebec City) plans to build a biorefinery at its Norampac-Cabano facility at Témiscouata-sur-le-Lac, PQ, to extract hemicellulose from wood chips, it says. The biorefinery, costing about $26 million, will replace the company’s current...

Weekly chemical railcar traffic in North America down 2.6% YOY
During the week ended 4 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 2.6% year-on-year mainly on a decline in the United States....

Weekly North American railcar traffic down on declines in Canada
During the week ended 28 March, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 3.2% year-over-year (YOY), led by a 4.2% YOY decline in Canada....

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MEXICO

Weekly gains for US, Canada chemical railcar traffic
During the week ended 11 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America increased 1.4% year-over-year (YOY) on gains in the United States and Canada....

Hi-Tech Pharma acquires Mexico's Advanced Pharmaceuticals and Nutritionals
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals (Norcross, GA), a leading global provider of dietary supplements, contract manufacturing, raw material sales, and OTC pharmaceuticals, and advanced pharmaceuticals and nutritionals, has announced that it has entered into a definitive...

Weekly chemical railcar traffic in North America down 2.6% YOY
During the week ended 4 April, chemical railcar traffic in North America dropped 2.6% year-on-year mainly on a decline in the United States....

Weekly North American railcar traffic down on declines in Canada
During the week ended 28 March, chemical railcar traffic in North America declined 3.2% year-over-year (YOY), led by a 4.2% YOY decline in Canada....

Asahi Kasei to set up plastics compounding subsidiary in Mexico
Asahi Kasei Chemicals said today that, through its Asahi Kasei Plastics North America subsidiary, it will establish a plastics compounding subsidiary in Mexico. The company, as part of its engineering plastics growth plan, has already established compounding...

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