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U.S.

Shintech seeks permit for Louisiana ethylene plant
Shintech, the US subsidiary of Shin-Etsu Chemical (Tokyo), has applied to the Louisiana Department of Environment Quality for a permit to build a 500,000-m.t./year ethylene plant. The company says it has not chosen a site, but a leading candidate will be land already owned by Shintech....

IC Potash receives BLM approval of New Mexico potash project
IC Potash (ICP; Toronto) announced today that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has authorized ICP to construct and operated a sulphate of potash project, called Ochoa, at Lea County, NM.  “We are pleased with the favorable [decision] from the...

ACC, CI sue to stop railroad from imposing new shipping restrictions
The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....

Sensient swings to loss on restructuring charges, raises guidance
Sensient Technologies has reported a first-quarter net loss of $2.08 million, or 4 cts/share, compared with a profit of $21.4 million, or 43 cts/share, in the year-ago quarter, due mostly to restructuring charges. Excluding restructuring costs, which totaled...

Canadian, US firms establish JV to develop on-demand ammonia technology
Jourdan (Mississauga, ON), Autris (Los Angeles), and Process Research Ortech (PRO; Mississauga) have signed a term-sheet agreement covering the formation of a joint venture to investigate, develop, and commercialize a patentable technology for the production...

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CANADA

ACC, CI sue to stop railroad from imposing new shipping restrictions
The Chlorine Institute and ACC have asked the US District Court for the District of Minnesota to prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from imposing a restrictive new requirement on shippers of chlorine and other toxic inhalation hazard materials. The Fertilizer Institute has joined the complaint....

Canadian, US firms establish JV to develop on-demand ammonia technology
Jourdan (Mississauga, ON), Autris (Los Angeles), and Process Research Ortech (PRO; Mississauga) have signed a term-sheet agreement covering the formation of a joint venture to investigate, develop, and commercialize a patentable technology for the production...

K+S signs long-term handling, storage agreement for potash project in Canada
K+S Potash Canada (Saskatoon, SK), a subsidiary of K+S Group (Kassel, Germany); and Pacific Coast Terminals (PCT; Port Moody, BC) have signed an exclusive, long-term contract for the handling and storage of potash produced at K+S Potash Canada’s planned...

PotashCorp appoints next CEO
PotashCorp says that its board of directors has appointed Jochen Tilk as president and CEO, effective 1 July. Bill Doyle, after 27 years of service, during which PotashCorp grew to become the world’s largest crop nutrient company, will step down as...

Canpotex signs potash supply agreement with Indian customers
Canpotex (Saskatoon, SK), the potash export cartel owned by Agrium, Mosaic, and PotashCorp, says that it has agreed to an annual contract with its government and private sector partners in India, to supply about 1 million m.t. of potash for shipment through...

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MEXICO

Ube’s machinery business establishes subsidiary in Mexico
Ube Industries says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ube Machinery (Ube, Japan), has established a new subsidiary at Irapuato, Mexico. The new subsidiary is called Ube Machinery Mexico, and it became operational earlier this month. The new subsidiary will be...

Sherwin-Williams terminates Comex Mexico acquisition
Sherwin-Williams (SW) announced today that it is terminating its agreement to acquire Mexican paint supplier Comex, which has run into antitrust issues in Mexico. SW has already completed the acquisition of Comex’s operations in the US and Canada. The...

Chemicals sector rail traffic flat YOY
Chemicals sector rail traffic in North America was roughly flat year-on-year (YOY) during the week ended 15 March, at 43,306 cars, according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR; Washington). US traffic was up 0.9%, to 30,368 cars. Canadian traffic...

PPG launches $27-million expansion of Mexico coatings plant
PPG announced today it is investing $27 million to expand its coatings manufacturing plant at San Juan del Rio, Querterano, Mexico. The expansion will involve four new buildings with 100,000 square feet of new production and laboratory space. The expanded...

PPG’s protective and marine coatings business terminates licensee agreement with Comex
PPG Industries says that its protective and marine coatings (PMC) business has terminated its licensee agreement with Comex Group (Mexico City) and that customers in Mexico can now order Amercoat brand coating products directly from PPG. “We view Mexico...

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