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2D Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Accreditation and Quality Assurance: Journal for Quality, Comparability and Reliability in Chemical Measurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
ACS Catalysis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
ACS Chemical Neuroscience     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
ACS Combinatorial Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
ACS Macro Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 39)
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ACS Synthetic Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Acta Chemica Iasi     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Acta Chimica Sinica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Acta Chromatographica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
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Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Acta Scientifica Naturalis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
adhäsion KLEBEN & DICHTEN     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Adhesion Adhesives & Sealants     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Adsorption Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advanced Functional Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Advanced Science Focus     Free   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Chemical Engineering and Science     Open Access   (Followers: 56)
Advances in Chemical Science     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Advances in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
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Advances in Drug Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Advances in Enzyme Research     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Fluorine Science     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
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Advances in Heterocyclic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Advances in Materials Physics and Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 21)
Advances in Nanoparticles     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Organometallic Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Advances in Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
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Advances in Quantum Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Advances in Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
African Journal of Bacteriology Research     Open Access  
African Journal of Chemical Education     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
African Journal of Pure and Applied Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Agrokémia és Talajtan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Alkaloids: Chemical and Biological Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
AMB Express     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ambix     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology     Open Access   (Followers: 67)
American Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Journal of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
American Journal of Plant Physiology     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
American Mineralogist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Analyst     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 40)
Angewandte Chemie     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 192)
Angewandte Chemie International Edition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 218)
Annales UMCS, Chemia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Annals of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annual Reports in Computational Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Annual Reports Section A (Inorganic Chemistry)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Annual Reports Section B (Organic Chemistry)     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Annual Review of Food Science and Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Anti-Infective Agents     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Antiviral Chemistry and Chemotherapy     Hybrid Journal  
Applied Organometallic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Applied Spectroscopy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Applied Surface Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Arabian Journal of Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ARKIVOC     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Asian Journal of Biochemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atomization and Sprays     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Australian Journal of Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Autophagy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Avances en Quimica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biochemical Pharmacology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 309)
Biochemistry Insights     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Biochemistry Research International     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
BioChip Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Bioinorganic Chemistry and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Bioinspired Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Biointerface Research in Applied Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biointerphases     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biology, Medicine, & Natural Product Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Biomacromolecules     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 19)
Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery     Partially Free   (Followers: 10)
Biomedical Chromatography     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Biomolecular NMR Assignments     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
BioNanoScience     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 117)
Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 91)
Bioorganic Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Biopolymers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Biosensors     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Biotechnic and Histochemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Bitácora Digital     Open Access  
Boletin de la Sociedad Chilena de Quimica     Open Access  
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 24)
Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
C - Journal of Carbon Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Cakra Kimia (Indonesian E-Journal of Applied Chemistry)     Open Access  
Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Journal of Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Mineralogist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Carbohydrate Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Carbon     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 66)
Catalysis for Sustainable Energy     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Catalysis Reviews: Science and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Catalysis Science and Technology     Free   (Followers: 7)
Catalysis Surveys from Asia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Catalysts     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Cellulose     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Cereal Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ChemBioEng Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ChemCatChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chemical and Engineering News     Free   (Followers: 14)
Chemical Bulletin of Kazakh National University     Open Access  
Chemical Communications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 72)
Chemical Engineering Research and Design     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Chemical Research in Chinese Universities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Chemical Research in Toxicology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Chemical Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 181)
Chemical Science     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Chemical Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Chemical Vapor Deposition     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chemical Week     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Chemie in Unserer Zeit     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 58)
Chemie-Ingenieur-Technik (Cit)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
ChemInform     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Chemistry & Biodiversity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chemistry & Biology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 30)
Chemistry & Industry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry - A European Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 147)
Chemistry - An Asian Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Chemistry and Materials Research     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Chemistry Central Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Chemistry Education Research and Practice     Free   (Followers: 5)
Chemistry in Education     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Chemistry International     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Chemistry Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 44)
Chemistry of Materials     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 250)
Chemistry of Natural Compounds     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Chemistry World     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Chemistry-Didactics-Ecology-Metrology     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ChemistryOpen     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chemkon - Chemie Konkret, Forum Fuer Unterricht Und Didaktik     Hybrid Journal  
Chemoecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Chemometrics and Intelligent Laboratory Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Chemosensors     Open Access  
ChemPhysChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
ChemPlusChem     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
ChemTexts     Hybrid Journal  
CHIMIA International Journal for Chemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Chinese Journal of Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Journal of Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Chromatographia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Clay Minerals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Cogent Chemistry     Open Access  
Colloid and Interface Science Communications     Open Access  
Colloid and Polymer Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Combinatorial Chemistry & High Throughput Screening     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Combustion Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Comments on Inorganic Chemistry: A Journal of Critical Discussion of the Current Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Composite Interfaces     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Comprehensive Chemical Kinetics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Comptes Rendus Chimie     Full-text available via subscription  
Comptes Rendus Physique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Computational and Theoretical Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Computational Biology and Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Computational Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Computers & Chemical Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Coordination Chemistry Reviews     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Copernican Letters     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Critical Reviews in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Crystal Structure Theory and Applications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
CrystEngComm     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Current Catalysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Current Metabolomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Current Opinion in Colloid & Interface Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Current Opinion in Molecular Therapeutics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Current Research in Chemistry     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Current Science     Open Access   (Followers: 61)
Dalton Transactions     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
Detection     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Developments in Geochemistry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Diamond and Related Materials     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Dislocations in Solids     Full-text available via subscription  
Doklady Chemistry     Hybrid Journal  
Drying Technology: An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Eclética Química     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Ecological Chemistry and Engineering S     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Ecotoxicology and Environmental Contamination     Open Access  
Educación Química     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Education for Chemical Engineers     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
EJNMMI Radiopharmacy and Chemistry     Open Access  
Elements     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Environmental Chemistry     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Environmental Chemistry Letters     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Environmental Science & Technology Letters     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)

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  • Praxair, Celanese sign contract
    • Authors: Jing Chen
      Abstract: Praxair has signed a 15-year agreement with Celanese to supply the company with carbon monoxide, oxygen, and nitrogen in the US Gulf Coast (USGC). As part of the agreement, Praxair will invest more than $300 million to build a plant to supply the gases and build an air separation unit on its nitrogen and oxygen pipeline network. Together with the previously announced Geismar, Louisiana, project that will start up in the second half of 2018, Praxair’s carbon monoxide capacity along USGC will more than double.
      PubDate: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:59:00 +000
       
  • Huntsman beats estimates, strong growth in MDI
    • Authors: Clay Boswell
      Abstract: Huntsman reports income of $137 million for the fourth quarter, up from $9 million in the year-ago period. Sales increased 2.7% year-over-year (YOY) to $2.395 billion. Adjusted earnings of $0.30/share, down 41% YOY, beat the average analyst estimate of $0.25 as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York).The most significant adjustment to earnings was a $0.34/share gain from the $225 million sale of Huntsman’s European surfactants business, which was completed on 30 December 2016.“MDI [methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate] urethanes continues to show steady and impressive growth, with differentiated MDI sales volumes growing 6% compared to last year and representing 85% of MDI urethanes EBITDA,” says Peter R. Huntsman, president and CEO. “Advanced materials and textile effects have become solid performers with steady and modestly improving earnings. Our performance products business is poised for recovery in 2017. As TiO2 prices have rebounded, our pigments and additives division saw earnings double from 2015 and we expect earnings to improve meaningfully in 2017, due largely to price increases in TiO2 and the cumulative benefits of restructuring."Adjusted EBITDA in the polyurethanes segment declined 7.8% YOY to $130 million on sales of $964 million, up 6.1% YOY. Sales volume increased 3% YOY on growing demand for MDI in North America. The adjusted EBITDA margin came to 13%, down from 16% in the year-ago period. MTBE margins were low, says the company.The performance products segment turned in adjusted EBITDA of $68 million, down 10.5% YOY, while sales declined 6.7% YOY to $515 million. Volume increased 1%, but prices declined 5%. The adjusted EBITDA margin came to 13%, down from 14% in the year-ago period. Demand was soft in wind, agrochemicals and oilfield applications, says Huntsman.Adjusted EBITDA in the advanced materials segment increased 4.2% YOY to $50 million. Sales dropped 3.9% YOY to $246 million on a 2% decline in pricing and a 3% decline in volume. Huntsman reports strong volume growth in electronic and electricals markets, but soft demand in low-value wind, coatings and construction markets. The adjusted EBITDA margin came to 20%, up from 19% in the year-ago period.Adjusted EBITDA in the textile effects segment increased 7.7% YOY to $14 million on sales of $184 million, down 1.1% YOY. Sales volume grew 8% YOY, but prices dropped 8%. The adjusted EBITDA margin came to 8%, up from 7% in the year-ago period.The pigments and additives segment turned in adjusted EBITDA of $46 million, up from zero in the year-ago period. Segment sales increased 8.4% to $491 million. The seasonal demand slowdown was less than typical, says Huntsman, and volume increased 7% YOY. Titanium dioxide prices also improved, and the segment’s average selling price increased 7% YOY. The adjusted EBITDA margin was 9%, up from 0%.The company is still working toward the spinoff of its TiO2 business as Venator. “We continue to make steady progress with the IRS to allow Huntsman to retain a 40% economic interest in Venator," says Peter Huntsman.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:00:06 +000
       
  • Perstorp's EBITDA, sales up despite widening net loss
    • Authors: Francinia Protti-Alvarez
      Abstract: Perstorp's net loss widened to 428 million Swedish krona ($47.95 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016, from a SKr227-million loss one year earlier, according to the company. The company's EBITDA, excluding non-recurring items, nevertheless rose to SKr 477 million in the fourth quarter from SKr238 million in the year-earlier period. The increase in earnings was primarily attributable to higher volumes, due to a scheduled shutdown at Stenungsund, Sweden, in 2015, as well as higher unit margins and positive currency effects. The Swedish currency depreciated against the US dollar and the euro during the fourth quarter, compared with the corresponding quarter of 2015.“We continue to see healthy demand for our main product lines. We expect the first quarter 2017 to remain strong, despite several uncertainties and lack of predictability in the world economy,” says Jan Secher, president and CEO of Perstorp.Fourth-quarter net sales rose 29% year-on-year (YOY), to SKr 3.13 billion. Margins improved slightly and have been on a healthy level for most of Perstorp’s businesses, the company says. Selling prices were 1% lower than in the same period of the previous year.Average prices for raw materials such as ethylene, benzene, and methanol were in line with the third quarter, but propylene increased 9%, Perstorp says. Sales volume grew 24% YOY, improving across most businesses and the increase was to some extent helped by the maintenance shutdown at Stenungsund."We have seen a more solid improvement for the advanced chemicals and derivatives [business area] during the fourth quarter. [Neopentyl glycol] shows a favorable trend with a new sales record. [Di-pentaerythritol and trimethylolpropane] businesses continue to perform, both with regards to sales and marginal contribution. Market conditions for plasticizers have improved slightly while the market sentiments for alcohols are still tough. Biofuels showed a strong volume growth with increased prices, however the political landscape remains uncertain," Secher adds.Perstorp closed a refinancing on 17 November, and says it has secured a renewed long-term capital structure.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:28:00 +000
       
  • Gail India's petchem business swings to profit
    • Authors: Natasha Alperowicz
      Abstract: Gail India (New Delhi) has posted a 46% rise in profit for its fiscal third quarter, ended 31 December 2016, boosted by its petrochemicals business, which swung to profit. Group profit rose to 9.83 billion Indian rupees ($146.7 million) in the October-December 2016 quarter. Sales fell 9%, to Rs122.94 billion reflecting a decline in natural gas sales. Revenue from natural gas marketing dropped 20%, to Rs94.14 billion and profit was 38% lower at Rs3.0 billion. Revenue from the petrochemical business jumped 75%, to Rs14.1 billion. The segment returned to profit in the third quarter, reporting Rs1.34 billion compared with a loss of Rs1.63 billion one year earlier. Petchem sales volume was up 8%, liquid hydrocarbon was 4% higher, and natural gas marketing and transmission volume were up by 3% and 2%, respectively. In the first nine months of the fiscal year, petchem sales advanced to Rs38.8 billion from Rs22.6 billion in the year-earlier period. The segment reports income from operations of Rs3.82 billion compared with a loss of Rs7.0 billion in the first nine months of the previous fiscal year.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:57:18 +000
       
  • Japanese firms to build pilot plant to produce algae-based jet and diesel
           fuels
    • Authors: Natasha Alperowicz
      Abstract: Research group Euglena (Tokyo, Japan) and Chiyoda (Yokohama, Japan) have signed an engineering, procurement, and construction contract for Japan’s first pilot plant to produce renewable jet and diesel fuels based on microalgae. The partners say that the ¥5.8-billion ($51.2 million) facility at Yokohama, with completion planned for the end of October 2018, will pave the way to commercial production of the fuels, which are targeted for use in aviation and public road transportation, in the first half of 2019. Euglena announced a project in September to construct one of Japan's largest artificial cultivation systems, known as raceways, to produce fuel-use microalgae. The raceway and the pilot plant form part of the country's Made in Japan Biofuels Project. Other project promoters include the City of Yokohama, Chiyoda, Itochu Enex, Isuzu Motors, and All Nippon Airways. Euglena has secured land from Asahi Glass for the construction site and is in discussions with Itochu Enex to procure the feedstock. Euglena has been producing and marketing food and beverage products based on the single-celled organism euglena, since 2005. It was the first company to develop a technique to cultivate and farm the microorganism in large enough quantities to be commercially viable. Its main production facility is located on Ishigaki Island, near Okinawa.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 12:42:57 +000
       
  • Sensient income down, beats estimates on currency translation
    • Authors: Jing Chen
      Abstract: Sensient Technologies reported fourth-quarter income down 2.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $330.2 million, on operating income up 37% YOY, to $43.3 million. Adjusted earnings of 80 cts/share beat the average analyst estimate of 78 cts/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York).The results were impacted by currency translations which reduced income by 2%, operating income by 3%, and earnings per share by 5% in the quarter.Income in the flavors & fragrances segment fell 7% YOY, to $187 million, impacted by a negative currency translation. Income in the colors segment rose 1.3% YOY, to $119 million, driven by strong results in the cosmetics business. Income in the Asia-Pacific segment increased 9.3% YOY, to $$32.5 million, impacted by a positive currency translation.Sensient chairman, president and CEO Paul Manning says that he is “pleased with the company’s performance,” while “optimistic about the future.” For full-year 2017, Sensient expects to earnings per share from continuing operations to be between $2.76-$2.86.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 19:48:09 +000
       
  • Agrium earnings plummet on lower fertilizer prices
    • Authors: Vincent Valk
      Abstract: Agrium today reported net earnings down 66.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $67 million, on sales down 5%, to $2.28 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $94 million, or 68 cts/share, slightly ahead of analysts’ consensus estimate of 67 cts/share, as reported by Thomson Reuters (New York). Strong sales in crop protection drove the increases, with international results also up, mainly due to higher profits in Australia.Retail segment sales grew 3.6% YOY, to $1.82 billion, while segment EBITDA was up 1.5%, to $202 million. Strong demand for crop protection products and services in the US and Australia drove the increases, which were offset by lower sales for crop nutrients.Wholesale segment sales declined 26% YOY, to $657 million, while segment EBITDA was down 38.6%, to $216 million. Lower fertilizer prices drove the declines, which were partly offset by lower fixed costs.Agrium expects full-year 2017 adjusted earnings to total $4.50-$6.00/share, compared with $4.29/share adjusted earnings in 2016.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 18:12:00 +000
       
  • Elementis to acquire US personal care chemicals maker SummitReheis for
           $360 million
    • Authors: Natasha Alperowicz
      Abstract: Elementis has entered into an agreement to acquire SummitReheis (Hugenot, New York) from an affiliate of One Rock Capital Partners for $360 million. SummitReheis produces a range of active ingredients and materials use in personal care, pharmaceutical and dental products. Its anti-perspirant actives business, which accounts for more than 60% of sales, is the global leader in this field and has long standing relationships with key consumer product companies across the Americas, Europe and Asia.  SummitReheis 2016 revenue is estimated at $134 million with EBITDA of approximately $28 million. The company’s primary manufacturing operations are in North America and Europe with approximately 70% of revenue derived from these markets. Elementis says the deal will expand its personal care business to approximately $200 million. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter following receipt of antitrust clearances in the US and Germany. SummitReheis’ primary focus is the manufacture and sale of aluminum and zirconium based active ingredients for anti-perspirant products. In the pharma field, it produces active ingredients for indigestion and heartburn remedies and in the dental area it makes plasters, alloys, discs and molding materials that are used to make dental crowns, bridges, replacement teeth and in other applications.
      PubDate: Fri, 10 Feb 2017 16:28:03 +000
       
  • OxyChem earnings up 30% on price and volume, cracker startup expected this
           quarter
    • Authors: Clay Boswell
      Abstract: Occidental Petroleum (Oxy; Houston) reports fourth-quarter pre-tax earnings in its chemical segment, OxyChem, of $152 million, up 30% year-over-year (YOY). Oxy attributes the result to higher prices for caustic soda and vinyls and higher sales volumes for chlorine and vinyls, partially offset by higher ethylene and energy prices. Earnings in the year-ago quarter, excluding a one-time impairment charge of $121 million, totaled $117 million.Pre-tax earnings in Oxy’s oil and gas segment totaled $17 million, while the midstream and marketing segment turned in a loss of $48 million. Oxy officials said on the company’s 9 February investor call today that its ethylene joint venture cracker with Mexichem at Ingleside, TX would start operations this quarter. “Construction of the Ingleside ethylene cracker is nearly complete and we anticipate startup this quarter,” said Oxy executive v.p. and CFO Chris Stavros.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 23:18:30 +000
       
  • Compass Minerals earnings up 67% on salt volumes
    • Authors: Clay Boswell
      Abstract: Compass Minerals (Overland Park, Kansas) reports fourth-quarter net income of $98 million, up 67% year-over-year (YOY), on sales of $443 million, up 53%.  Adjusted earnings of $1.35/share beat the average analyst estimate of $1.11/share as compiled by Thomson Reuters (New York).“Each of our key businesses ended the year with positive momentum based on improving market conditions. We’ve experienced more typical winter weather, which is driving salt sales volumes above prior year, and demand for our portfolio of specialty plant nutrients was robust in South America and improved in North America,” says Fran Malecha, president and CEO.The salt segment turned in operating earnings of $65 million, down 10% YOY, on sales of $265 million, up 12%. Increased snow drove a 27% improvement in highway deicing sales volumes and a 7% increase in consumer and industrial sales volume, says Compass. The average selling price for highway deicing products declined 8%, while consumer and industrial average selling price dropped 1%.The plant nutrition North America segment turned in operating earnings of $8 million, down 30% YOY. Excluding the partial write-down of the Wolf Trax trade name, operating earnings totaled $11.1 million, down 3% YOY on a lower average selling price and higher shipping and handling costs, offset by a 53% increase in sales volume. Sales increased 24% YOY to $63 million.The plant nutrition South America segment, which consists of the Produquimica business acquired in October 2016, turned in operating earnings of $8 million, on sales of $114 million. Excluding a purchase accounting adjustment and other acquisition-related costs, operating earnings totaled $16.4 million.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:34:00 +000
       
  • Nexeo reports loss, sales down on lower selling prices
    • Authors: Jing Chen
      Abstract: Nexeo reported first-quarter net loss of $8.3 million, compared to a net income of $4.3 million in the year-ago quarter mostly due to an $11 million non-cash charge. Sales and operating revenues fell nearly 4% year-on-year (YOY), to $794.8 million driven by lower selling prices. Adjusted Ebitda fell 12.8% YOY, to $343 million, but in line with guidance expectations.Sales and operating income for the chemicals segment fell 6.9% YOY, to $352.4 million primarily due to lower selling prices, as well as lower sales volumes in North America and Asia. Sales and operating income for the plastics segment decreased 1.4% YOY, to $6 million, also due to lower selling prices. Sales and operating income for the other segment dropped 2% YOY, to $600,000 driven by a shift in service mix toward on-site services."We continued to make progress on our strategic objectives, including expansion of our specialty line-card with recent supplier authorizations," said  David Bradley, Nexeo president and CEO . "We are well positioned to deliver on our forecasted earnings growth for the year."
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 17:22:57 +000
       
  • Hyosung invests $1.2 billion to build PDH, PP facilities in Vietnam
    • Authors: Natasha Alperowicz
      Abstract: Hyosung (Seoul, South Korea), a producer of polypropylene (PP), will invest $1.2 billion to build a a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and PP complex, and LPG storage facilities in Vietnam, the company says in a regulatory filing. The project will be in the Tan Thanh district of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province near Ho Chi Minh City. Hyosung says it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Vietnam to go ahead with the plan, which aims to increase the company's market share for PP in high-growth markets, such as Vietnam, China, and the rest of Southeast Asia.The project will be implemented in two phases. Starting this year, Hyosung plans to invest $133 million for the LPG tank and $335 million for the first, 300,000-metric tons/year PP line. The second phase will involve an expenditure of $500 million and $225 million for a PDH unit and a second PP line, respectively. The second phase will double PP capacity at the site.Hyosung has a manufacturing presence in Vietnam, producing spandex fiber and automotive tire cord in the Nhon Trach industrial zone of Dong Nai Province. The company operates PP plants at Ulsan, South Korea, based on the Hypol and Unipol processes. The company says it is also planning to add 200,000 metric tons/year of PP capacity in South Korea.   
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 15:01:00 +000
       
  • Yara swings to a loss on lower fertilizer prices
    • Authors: Natasha Alperowicz
      Abstract: Yara International, a leading producer of fertilizers, reports a 333 million Norwegian Krone ($40.06 million) net loss in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with a net income of NK434 million in the year-earlier quarter. EBITDA, excluding special items, was down 29.5% to NK2.47 billion on 13.2% lower revenue of NK22.33 billion. The company cites lower fertilizer prices."Yara reports a weaker result than a year earlier, reflecting lower fertilizer prices as the global nitrogen price floor was tested during the quarter. But our operational performance improved significantly, with fertilizer sales and production up 15% and 11% respectively," says Svein Tore Holsether, president and CEO of Yara. Yara’s fertilizer production in the fourth quarter reached 6.93 million metric tons (MMt) and sales were 9.14 MMt."The whole Yara organization is working hard to further improve operations, to deliver on the Yara improvement program which we have announced earlier. The program has already delivered approximately $25 million of EBITDA improvement in 2016, and will deliver at least $500 million of annual EBITDA improvement within 2020," Holsether says.Yara's margins were significantly lower compared with a year earlier for both commodity and nitrate premiums. Yara's average realized urea and nitrate prices decreased 25% and 28% respectively, while realized NPK prices decreased by around 10%. Yara's average global gas costs were 17% lower than a year ago.In Europe, higher nitrogen prices have contributed to a positive price and volume momentum for nitrates, and Yara first-quarter European nitrate deliveries are ahead of the same period last year, the company says.   
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 13:26:00 +000
       
  • US styrene outages drawing shipments from Asia
    • Authors: Clay Boswell
      Abstract: IHS understands that multiple traders are considering shipments of styrene from Asia and the Middle East to the US Gulf Coast (USGC), and at least one ship has already been fixed. The move is extremely unusual, but prices on the US Gulf have soared since news of production issues at Cosmar and Americas Styrenics reached the market on 31 January.“The current tight USGC styrene market is driving many players to look for innovative ways to supply the market,” says David Byrne, senior director/C3 derivatives and styrene at IHS Chemical. “Movements from both Europe and Asia have been considered, but Asia has higher inventories at this time. It will be interesting if multiple traders book product into the USGC as, if all arrives at the same time, one could anticipate a price slump.”The arbitrage window is wide open. When news of the outages reached the market on 31 January, the price of styrene in the USGC jumped to $1,500/metric ton, and on 3 February, a barge was traded at $1,650/metric ton. IHS also understands that a railcar quantity was traded at $2,000/metric ton. Meanwhile, the price of styrene in Asia is about $1,480/metric ton CFR China, and in Europe, $1,570/metric ton FOB Rotterdam.Rules for the Certificate of Origin for derivatives sold in the NAFTA region present a hurdle to imports, but it is not insurmountable, says Byrne.Except for product from Canada, styrene imports to the United States are practically unheard of. Of the 5.8 million metric tons imported over the last 10 years, only 19,300 metric tons originated outside Canada, divided almost equally between Mexico, the United States’ other NAFTA partner, and the Netherlands, according to data compiled by IHS. Barely 1,000 metric tons originated in Asia, and almost all of that in South Korea and Thailand.             On 2 February, Total confirmed  that Cosmar, its styrene joint venture with Sabic, will not be able to restart Carville line as soon as planned because of an equipment failure late last month. A new startup date has not been finalized. On 31 January, Americas Styrenics announced that it is extending the scheduled maintenance turnaround of the St. James unit “through mid-March” to complete repairs to critical equipment.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:39:00 +000
       
  • Huntsman returns to American Chemistry Council
    • Authors: Rob Westervelt
      Abstract: Huntsman has joined the American Chemistry Council (ACC), returning after a several-year absence from the US industry advocacy group. Huntsman president and CEO Peter Huntsman has been appointed to ACC’s executive committee and board.“We are enthusiastic about joining the ACC and look forward to working with them to address many of the challenges facing our industry,” Huntsman says. “Under the leadership of ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley, the organization has a proven track record of success and has been an effective industry advocate.”
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Feb 2017 18:38:00 +000
       
 
 
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