Commodity Chemicals

Sidley Chemical Announces Availability of a Ready Stock of Hydroxyethyl Cellulose for Various Industrial Applications

China based Sidley Chemical is a specialized company, producing and supplying cellulose ether to various industries. The company now announces the availability of a ready stock to meet the industry demand of hydroxyethyl cellulose. [...]


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Top Industrial Market News Stories for Second Week of December 2013, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/13/13 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Here are Industrial Info's most-read stories from the past week. Browse other breaking industrial news stories at .In a stunning turn of events, (NYSE:RDS.A) has decided not to proceed with its planned, 140,000-barrel-per-day plant in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. View the entire article by subscribing to Industrial Info's Premium Industry News at .The past week has been a big one for (NYSE:LNG) in regards to the company's planned facility in Corpus Christi, Texas. View the entire [...]


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Agrium Declares Dividend

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN U.S.$The Board of Directors of Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today that it has approved a dividend of $0.75 U.S. per common share to be paid on January 16, 2014 to shareholders of record on December 31, 2013.All dividends paid by Agrium Inc. are, pursuant to subsection 89(14) of the Income Tax Act, designated as eligible dividends. An eligible dividend paid to a Canadian resident is entitled to an enhanced gross-up and dividend tax credit.About AgriumAgrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural [...]


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Agrium Adopts Advance Notice By-Law

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) ("Agrium" or the "Corporation") today announced the adoption by its Board of Directors of By-law No. 2 of the Corporation (the "Advance Notice By-law"), a by-law establishing a framework for advance notice of nominations of directors by shareholders of Agrium. Among other things, the Advance Notice By-law fixes a deadline by which shareholders must submit a notice of director nominations to Agrium prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders where directors are to be el [...]


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Agrium Adopts Advance Notice By-Law

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) ("Agrium" or the "Corporation") today announced the adoption by its Board of Directors of By-law No. 2 of the Corporation (the "Advance Notice By-law"), a by-law establishing a framework for advance notice of nominations of directors by shareholders of Agrium. Among other things, the Advance Notice By-law fixes a deadline by which shareholders must submit a notice of director nominations to Agrium prior to any annual or special meeting of shareholders where directors are to be el [...]


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Kuwait Sees Fastest Growth of GCC Countries in Obtaining U.S. Patents

WASHINGTON, DC -- (Marketwired) -- 12/12/13 -- A new Global Academic Innovation Network (GAIN) report shows that so far in 2013 Kuwaiti inventors achieved the country's best-ever rate of annual growth in U.S. patents, obtaining more than double the number of patents in 2013 than in 2012. Kuwait far surpasses Saudi Arabia, U.A.E., Qatar, Bahrain and Oman in its speed in implementing programs which foster innovation resulting in U.S. patent rights.The dramatic increase is a result of the Sabah Al-Ahmad Center for Giftedness and Creativity (SACGC) recognizing and supporting Kuwait's most inventi [...]


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The Clorox Company Earns 100 Percent Rating on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index

OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/11/13 -- The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has earned a top rating of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The CEI is a nationally recognized measure of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) equality in the workplace.Since 2006, Clorox has earned a perfect rating on the CEI and has been named one of the "Best Places to Work for GLBT Equality."The CEI rates companies on 40 specific policies and practices. To achieve a 100 percent score, Clorox has fully-inclusive equal employment opportunity policies, [...]


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Miller Energy Resources Reports Second Quarter Results

Reports 74% Increase in Revenues to $18.8 Million and 147% Increase in Production [...]


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BASF Earns Top Score in 2014 Corporate Equality Index

Human Rights Campaign Names BASF One of "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" [...]


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PCI Launches Innovative Product Line: Phosphonic Acids, Used in a Wide Variety of Commercial Applications

NEWBURYPORT, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- PCI (), a Boston-based Contract Manufacturing Organization (CMO) that manufacturers new chemical entities (NCEs), generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and complex specialty chemicals, today announced the general availability of phosphonic acids, widely used by researchers and developers of nano-particle technology applications around the world, and the launch of its new web page .Ed Price, president of PCI, said, "More than 200 of our worldwide customers and academic partners use PCI's phosphonic acids today. Innovation and qua [...]


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Canexus Corporation Announces Signing of Long-Term, Take-or-Pay Unit Train Contract

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Canexus Corporation (TSX: CUS) (the "Corporation" or "Canexus") today announced that it has entered into a long-term, take-or-pay agreement with a midstream logistics and marketing company and leader in transporting crude oil by rail. The agreement for pipeline receipt of bitumen blend to Canexus' Bruderheim Terminal provides for a minimum volume commitment of two unit trains per week commencing mid-2014 with a short-term option to increase to three unit trains per week."We are very pleased to be working with a leader [...]


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Amazonica Corp. Announces R-D Facility Is Setup at The Institute of Plasma Physics of The National Science Centre of The National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Amazonica Corp. (OTCQB: AMZZ) (OTCBB: AMZZ) ("Amazonica Corp." or the "Company"), is pleased to announce that it's project manager, Dr. Gennadiy Glazunov, has established a research and development facility at the Institute of Plasma Physics of the National Science Center of the National Academy of Science, Ukraine. The existing facility in Kharkov will become the company's center for developing its low cost, ultra pure hydrogen producing technology.The Kharkov Institute of Physics and Technology, home to the Institute of Plasm [...]


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Guar Global Ltd. Announces Initiation of Coverage by SeeThruEquity

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Guar Global Ltd. (OTCQB: GGBL) ("Guar Global" or the "Company"), a company aiming to implement innovative strategies and methods to increase crop yields of guar, an organic gelling agent used extensively in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas sector, today announced that SeeThruEquity, an investment research firm, has initiated coverage of the Company.SeeThruEquity provides research on U.S. companies with market capitalizations below $1 billion. The report is freely available on SeeThruEquity's website at and can be directly [...]


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Applied Minerals, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement With Mitsui Plastics, Inc.

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/05/13 -- Applied Minerals, Inc. ("Applied Minerals" or the "Company") (OTCQB: AMNL) (OTCBB: AMNL), a leading global producer of halloysite clay and producer of technical grade iron oxide, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Mitsui Plastics, Inc. ("Mitsui Plastics") that grants Mitsui Plastics the right to distribute the Company's Dragonite™ Halloysite Clay on a non-exclusive basis. This agreement follows the Memorandum of Understanding that had been signed by the Company and Mitsui in June 2013.Mitsui Pl [...]


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Guar Global Leadership Team to Participate at Inaugural Guar International Conference December 6-7, 2013 in Jaipur, India

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/13 -- Guar Global Ltd. (OTCQB: GGBL) ("Guar Global" or the "Company"), a company aiming to implement innovative strategies and methods to increase crop yields of guar, an organic gelling agent used extensively in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas sector, announced today that its Chief Technologist, Dr. Subodh K. Singh, will be presenting at the first ever Guar International Conference 2013 held under the auspices of the National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) at the Marriot Hotel, Jaipur, India, December 6-7th, 2013. [...]


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Applied Minerals, Inc. Announces Launch of AMIRON(TM) Advanced Natural Iron Oxides Product Line

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 12/02/13 -- Applied Minerals, Inc. (the "Company", "Applied Minerals") (OTCQB: AMNL) (OTCBB: AMNL), a leading global producer of halloysite clay and technical grade iron oxides, today announced the commercial launch of its AMIRON™ advanced natural iron oxide family of products produced from its domestic wholly-owned Dragon Mine. As part of the initial launch, four Amiron products are now commercially available on a global basis.Vertically integrated from mine to market, Applied Minerals' Dragon Mine property, located in Utah, USA, has been [...]


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Methanex Corporation-Notice of Cash Dividend

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/27/13 -- Methanex Corporation (TSX: MX)(NASDAQ: MEOH)(SANTIAGO: Methanex) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of US$0.20 per share that will be payable on December 31, 2013 to holders of common shares of record on December 17, 2013.Methanex is a Vancouver-based, publicly traded company and is the world's largest supplier of methanol to major international markets. Methanex shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada under the trading symbol "MX" and on the NASDAQ G [...]


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Guar Global Info Now Available via S-P Capital IQ’s Market Access Program

DALLAS, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/26/13 -- Guar Global Ltd. (OTCQB: GGBL) ("Guar Global" or the "Company"), a company aiming to implement innovative technologies and methods to increase crop yields of guar, an organic gelling agent used extensively in hydraulic fracturing by the oil and gas sector, is pleased to announce today that its company information will be made available via S&P Capital IQ's Market Access Program, an information distribution service that enables subscribing publicly traded companies to have their company information disseminated to users of S&am [...]


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Clorox Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend of 71 Cents per Share

OAKLAND, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/19/13 -- The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of 71 cents per share on the company's common stock, payable Feb. 14, 2014, to stockholders of record as of Jan. 29, 2014.The Clorox Company is a leading multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products with approximately 8,400 employees and fiscal year 2013 revenues of $5.6 billion. Clorox markets some of the most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Clorox Healthca [...]


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Miller Energy to Attend LD Micro Conference in December

Presentation at 9:30 am PT on December 5th [...]


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Koppers Netherlands Requests Advice of Dutch Works Council Regarding Future of Tar Distillation Plant

PITTSBURGH, PA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/18/13 -- Koppers Netherlands B.V., a subsidiary of Koppers Holdings Inc. (NYSE: KOP), has requested the advice of the Works Council at its Uithoorn, Netherlands plant with respect to an intended decision to discontinue the manufacturing of coal tar and petroleum products at the Uithoorn facility by July 1, 2014. The intended decision would unfortunately result in a collective dismissal of many plant employees. The Company intends to handle the entire reorganization process in compliance with applicable law, including full respect for the advisory powers o [...]


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BASF ‘Team Chemistry Challenge’ Announced at University of Texas

FLORHAM PARK, NJ and AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/13 --During Saturday's University of Texas football game, BASF Corporation will be announcing its to promote collaboration among university students to find innovative new ways to make athletics more sustainable. A total of $25,000 will be awarded to the top submissions as judged by a panel of BASF and University of Texas personnel."The Team Chemistry Challenge is designed to facilitate discussion in a fun and engaging way about finding innovative ways to make athletics more sustainable," said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President [...]


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Emerging Markets Information Service Releases Complimentary Poland Chemical Sector Report

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/13 -- Emerging Markets Information Service has released its . This , takes an in-depth look into an industry that is a major trigger of growth in the economy that was the only one in the EU member-state to escape the 2009 recession and is one of the leaders of growth this year.This Focuses on the Following Key Areas:A sector overviewMass volume productsLow tonnage productsMajor players within the industryThis will give you access to the very latest, trends, data and analysis, showing:What are the major trends in the industry's segments that will inf [...]


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JBI, Inc. Announces Highest Recorded Quarterly Fuel Production, Q3 Financial Results, and Fourth Quarter Operations Update

NIAGARA FALLS, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 11/12/13 -- JBI, Inc. (the "Company" or "JBI") (OTCQB: JBII), a clean energy company that recycles waste plastic into liquid fuels, today filed its third quarter 2013 results on Form 10-Q and announced quarterly fuel production of 170,725 gallons, the highest recorded quarterly production to date.For the three months ending September 30th, JBI, Inc. reported a total of 170,725 gallons of fuel produced with approximately 134,632 gallons produced as in-spec diesel, and 36,093 gallons produced as naphtha. This represents a 42.37% increase [...]


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Favorable Feedstock Costs Can Drop Cellulosic Sugar Prices as Low as $0.26/kg

Improved Enzyme Technology Will Also Be Critical to Making Bio-Based Fuels and Chemicals From Cellulose Competitive With Those From Corn and Sugarcane, Lux Research Says [...]


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Flame Seal Products, Inc. Releases Third Quarter Progress Report

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/11/13 -- FLAME SEAL PRODUCTS, INC. (OTC Pink: FLMP), a leading provider of Specialty Chemicals for the Passive Fire Protection Market, today issues the following update to its Stockholders.From: The Board of Directors Subject: Third Quarter Progress ReportFlame Seal Products, Inc. has completed the first vital stage of its restructuring process. The Board has appointed two sub-committees to focus on improving Corporate Governance and establishing policies to provide oversight and improve the management of the Company. The primary focus is now on improving op [...]


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Canexus Corporation Announces Third Quarter Results

Initial Phase of Unit Train Expansion Nearing Start-up [...]


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SEACOR Announces Pricing of Private Offering of $200 Million Principal Amount of Convertible Senior Notes

FT LAUDERDALE, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 11/06/13 -- SEACOR Holdings Inc. (NYSE: CKH) ("SEACOR" or the "Company") today announced that it has agreed to sell $200 million aggregate principal amount of its 3.00% convertible senior notes due 2028 (the "convertible notes") to qualified institutional buyers pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). SEACOR has granted the initial purchasers an option to purchase up to an additional $30 million aggregate principal amount of its convertible notes. The offering is ex [...]


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AMCOL International Corporation Awarded Major Lining Supply Contract

Construction Technologies Segment to Provide Materials for Processing Facilities in Saudi Arabia [...]


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Agrium Reports Third Quarter Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/05/13 -- ALL AMOUNTS ARE STATED IN U.S.$Agrium Inc. (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU) announced today consolidated net earnings ("net earnings") of $76-million ($0.52 diluted earnings per share) for the third quarter of 2013, compared with net earnings of $129-million in the third quarter of 2012 ($0.80 diluted earnings per share).The 2013 third quarter results included a pre-tax share based payments recovery of $21-million ($0.11 diluted earnings per share), a write-down on our Hanfeng Evergreen Inc. investment of $12-million ($0.08 diluted earnings per [...]


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