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US plastic resin production up 7.1% in May

NewsJuly 19, 2018

US plastic resin production up 7.1% in May

Year-to-date production was 35.4 billion pounds, a 6.6 percent increase

AkzoNobel Q2 net profit dips 10%

NewsJuly 19, 2018

AkzoNobel Q2 net profit dips 10%

Revenue for the second quarter grew 3 percent to 2.533 billion euros

Birla Carbon plans expansion

NewsJuly 18, 2018

Birla Carbon plans expansion

Two new production lines are expected to come on stream by the end of the fourth quarter in 2019 in India.

Evonik exceeds half-year expectations

NewsJuly 18, 2018

Evonik exceeds half-year expectations

Sales increased to €3.9 billion in the second quarter (prior-year: €3.6 billion), largely due to higher sales volumes and higher selling prices.

German chemical industry needs better policy framework and fiscal incentives, VCI

NewsJuly 17, 2018

German chemical industry needs better policy framework and fiscal incentives, VCI

The trade body calls upon the German federal government to submit in autumn a concrete bill for fiscal R&D incentives

LTHE wins EPC contract from HPCL-Mittal Energy

NewsJuly 17, 2018

LTHE wins EPC contract from HPCL-Mittal Energy

L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering (LTHE) has won a significant onshore EPC contract from HPCL-Mittal Energy for setting up 07 (Seven) Cracker Furnaces of 1200 KTPA Dual Feed Cracker Unit (DFCU) at their Bathinda Refinery in Punjab.

German chemical industry less optimistic about growth in second half of 2018

NewsJuly 16, 2018

German chemical industry less optimistic about growth in second half of 2018

Global political and economic uncertainty, particularly the looming trade war and Brexit key roadblocks

Linde to Sell Americas Assets to Messer and CVC for $3.3 Billion

NewsJuly 16, 2018

Linde to Sell Americas Assets to Messer and CVC for $3.3 Billion

Joint venture named MG Industries and will operate under the Messer brand

Randall S. Dearth appointed as President & COO of GCP Applied Technologies

NewsJuly 16, 2018

Randall S. Dearth appointed as President & COO of GCP Applied Technologies

Dearth is expected to join GCP from September 1, later this year

Ramkumar Dhruva gets bigger responsibility at BASF

NewsJuly 16, 2018

Ramkumar Dhruva gets bigger responsibility at BASF

Appointed as President, South & East Asia, ASEAN, and Australia/New Zealand