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Air Products & Chemicals Earns "A-" Credit Rating from Morningstar

Air Products & Chemicals has received an "A-" credit rating from analysts at Morningstar .


Related Topix: Air Products and Chemicals

Mon Sep 01, 2014


Akzo Nobel CEO solicited for Axalta bid worth more than $7 bln -Bloomberg

Akzo Nobel NV Chief Executive Ton Buechner has been solicited for a deal to buy car paint coatings company Axalta Coating Systems for more than $7 billion, Bloomberg reported citing people familiar with the matter.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, Sherwin Williams, Retail

The Advocate

Ascensiona s midyear sales tax collections soar amid growth

Beneath a forest of cranes set against the backdrop of an already sprawling chemical plant, more than 2,000 construction workers are building a $2.1 billion expansion of CF Industries nitrogen complex on the west bank of Ascension Parish.


Related Topix: CF Industries, Donaldsonville, LA, Leblanc, LA, Amite, LA


NanoH2O changes name to LG NanoH2O in new acquisition

EL SEGUNDO, CA, Sept. 1, 2014 -- NanoH2O, a manufacturer of efficient and cost-effective reverse osmosis membranes for seawater desalination, has completed the legal filing to officially change its operating name to "LG NanoH2O Inc." The filing follows the company's recent acquisition by Korean chemical giant, LG Chem, Ltd. Founded in 2005, NanoH2O ... (more)


Related Topix: NanoH2O, El Segundo, CA, LG Chem

Coatings World

Dow Names Jack Broodo Vice President, Investor Relations

The Dow Chemical Company has appointed Jack Broodo, currently president of Dow Chemical Canada ULC and director of feedstocks for the company's North and Latin America regions to vice president of Investor Relations for the company.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Dow Chemical, The Dow Company, Dow AgroSciences

Barclays Reiterates "Underweight" Rating for Computacenter plc

's stock had its "underweight" rating reissued by equities researchers at Barclays in a research report issued on Monday.


Related Topix: Environmental, Calgon Carbon, CCC Information Services

Sys-Con Media

3M, via Sumitomo 3M Ltd., Completes Acquisition of Sumitomo Electric...

3M is now the sole owner and the business will be known as 3M Japan Ltd. Sumitomo 3M Ltd. was established in 1961 as a joint venture between 3M, Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd. and NEC Corp. In 2003, 3M acquired NEC's 25 percent stake, which increased 3M's interest to 75 percent.


Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M

Sun Aug 31, 2014

The Washington Post

Samsung to Merge Shipbuilding, Engineering Units Amid Revamp

Samsung Group, whose billionaire chairman has been hospitalized since May, will merge its shipbuilding and engineering units as South Korea's largest conglomerate prepares for possible succession.


Related Topix: Semiconductors, Samsung Group, Electronics, South Korea, World News, Samsung Electronics Co, Business News


Companies seek to boost agricultural productivity

Orlan Love/The Gazette The untreated soybean plant on the left is smaller and less vigorous than the one on the right, which has been treated with TagTeam LCO, a seed inoculant that helps plants make better use of phosphate fertilizer.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Monsanto, Marketing, Entomology, Mitchell County, IA

Toledo Blade

Farms blamed for water pollution

Perhaps former President Theodore Roosevelt said it best when he addressed a Buffalo audience in 1910, most likely in his trademark fist-pounding, cantankerous style.


Related Topix: Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Agriculture, Science

Sigma-Aldrich Given Consensus Rating of "Hold" by Brokerages

Shares of Sigma-Aldrich have earned an average recommendation of "Hold" from the ten analysts that are presently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports .


Related Topix: SigmaAldrich

Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Ltd. - Strategic SWOT Analysis...

The company is involved in the development, manufacturing and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Pharmaceuticals, Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories, Healthcare Industry, Sun Chemical


Pretty amazing journey'

At first glance, watching Jen Gugino walk around the gym, one would assume she has spent most of her life working out.


Related Topix: Fredonia, NY, Great Lakes Chemical Corporation, Weight Training, Fitness, Dunkirk, NY, Buffalo, NY

Sat Aug 30, 2014

PPG transformation 'not a revolution'

As U.S. automakers began shifting production to outposts such as China and South America, leaders in PPG Industries' executive suite knew they had to follow their top automotive customers - Ford, General Motors and Chrysler - on the road to globalization.


Related Topix: PPG Industries, Manufacturing

Sys-Con Media

In-Depth Abrasives Market Analysis for North America, Europe, APAC and ROW adds Global Abrasives Market 2014 -2018 report that analyzes market by Products , End-users and Key Leading Countries Exhibit 8: Global Abrasives Market by Volume 2013-2018 Exhibit 9: Global Abrasives Market Segmentation by Product Exhibit 10: Global Bonded Abrasives Market 2013-2018 Exhibit 11: Global Coated Abrasives Market ... (more)


Related Topix: Manufacturing, 3M, World News, China,

Insider Selling: Thomas M. Smyth Unloads 9,000 Shares of Airgas Stock

Airgas VP Thomas M. Smyth sold 9,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 27th.


Related Topix: Airgas Online

Albemarle, Israeli venture to produce eco-friendly flame retardant

Albemarle Corp., a Baton Rouge-based specialty chemicals maker, and ICL, an Israeli manufacturer, have formed a joint venture to produce polymeric flame retardants that will replace hexabromocyclododecane, now found worldwide in the environment, animals and people.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Albemarle, Environment, Science

Sasol clears permitting hurdle to begin construction of $16B to $21B...

A rendering of the proposed gas-to-liquid facility, part of a $16 billion to $21 billion complex in Westlake being developed by South African energy and chemical company Sasol Ltd. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers this week approved the company's wetland modification permit to build gas-to-liquids and ethane cracker facilities in Calcasieu Parish.


Related Topix: Sasol, Westlake, LA

Computacenter plc's "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Investec

's stock had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Investec in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday.


Related Topix: Environmental, Calgon Carbon, CCC Information Services

Plastics News

Tighter resin prices leading to price hike for PE film

One of North America's largest film makers is pushing through a polyethylene price increase due, in part, to the tight resin market.


Related Topix: Rubber-Plastics, Manufacturing, Industrial Machines, AEP Industries, Dow Chemical


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