PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES, RAW MATERIALS
The Chemours Company | January 27, 2023
The Chemours Company, a chemistry company with market-leading positions in Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Titanium Technologies, and Advanced Performance Materials, announced the introduction of Ti-PureTM TS-1510, a highly efficient rutile titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment designed to improve processing performance in various plastics applications, including polyolefin masterbatch.
The increased processing performance of this grade offers up to a 6%* reduction in the net carbon footprint of the advanced pigment manufacturing process through masterbatch production, compared to conventional TiO2 pigments, while simultaneously increasing profits. Ti-PureTM TS-1510 is the most recent pigment launch under the company's Ti-PureTM Sustainability (TS) line, a new product family highlighting Chemours' dedication to furthering societal, consumer, and business segment sustainability goals.
Ti-PureTM TS-1510 was created to overcome customer difficulties and enhance their production rate and processing capabilities. Chemours developed a revolutionary technology to create this pigment with increased material bulk density in order to address these difficulties while simultaneously increasing profits and masterbatch processability.
The higher level of processing efficiency provided by Ti-PureTM TS-1510 will enable Chemours' direct and downstream customers to decrease their individual environmental footprints and enhance the plastics industry's sustainability. Ti-PureTM TS-1510 offers energy and labor efficiencies for masterbatch producers, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint than conventional TiO2 pigment. In addition, Chemours delivers Ti-PureTM TS-1510 in recyclable or reusable packaging to further increase the product's sustainability.
Cherie Stancik, Product Development Manager, Plastics Segment – Titanium Technologies at Chemours, said, “At Chemours, our customers’ needs drive our approach to innovation. The introduction of Ti-Pure™ TS-1510 reflects our commitment to developing new products that advance the state of the industries we serve.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About The Chemours Company
Located in Wilmington, Delaware, The Chemours Company is a world leader in Thermal & Specialized Solutions, Titanium Technologies, and Advanced Performance Materials, offering its customers solutions for a diverse range of industries through market-defining products, application experience, and chemistry-based innovations.
The company provides tailored solutions with a broad selection of industrial and specialty chemicals for applications such as plastics, coatings, refrigeration and air conditioning, semiconductor, transportation, consumer electronics, general industrial, and others. Its main products are marketed under well-known brand names, including NafionTM, OpteonTM, FreonTM, Ti-PureTM, TeflonTM, VitonTM, and KrytoxTM. The company has over 6,400 employees and 29 manufacturing locations, which serve approximately 3,200 clients in approximately 120 countries.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
Quaker Houghton | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, Quaker Houghton announced that it has signed a contract with Constellation to acquire Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) to meet roughly half of its entire U.S. based electricity requirements.
Constellation's RECs are Green-e® Energy Certified and sourced from wind and solar energy facilities in the contiguous United States. Throughout the contract's life, 100% of the electricity purchased by specific Quaker Houghton U.S. sites will be acquired from a renewable source or matched with RECs, which are subsequently retired. Each Renewable Energy Certificate that has been retired represents the environmental benefits of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of electricity produced by a renewable generator.
Through the acquisition of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs), Quaker Houghton supports the operation and development of facilities that generate clean, renewable energy in regions where on-site production is not viable.
Quaker Houghton's Chief Executive Officer and President, Andy Tometich, commented, "Sustainability is core to our business and is a critical, driving force in our long-term plan. We are pleased to accelerate the achievement of our greenhouse gas emissions targets through the use of renewable energy certificates and remain committed to delivering on our ambitious 2030 sustainability goals."
(Source – PR Newswire)
Constellation's Senior Vice President, Retail, Daniel J. Verbanac, stated, "Constellation is pleased to support the sustainability goals of our customers." He added, "As America's leading clean energy producer, Constellation lauds Quaker Houghton's choice of renewable energy which helps reduce pollution and demonstrates a commitment to the environment."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About Quaker Houghton
Headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Quaker Houghton is a global leader in industrial process fluids. Its high-performance, innovative, and sustainable solutions are supported by best-in-class technology, deep process expertise, and personalized services. The company has over 4,000 personnel and operates in more than 25 countries. Its clients include the world's renowned advanced steel, aluminum, offshore, automotive, aerospace, mining, can, and metalworking firms. Its chemists, engineers, and industry experts work with businesses to continuously enhance their operations so that they can function even more efficiently and successfully in the future.
CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY, CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT
Permian Resources | January 24, 2023
Permian Resources Corporation has announced a series of portfolio management transactions, including a bolt-on acquisition, the divestiture of non-operated production and land, and the sale of a part of its water infrastructure assets in Reeves County, Texas.
Permian Resources has signed a definitive agreement to purchase 3,300 net royalty acres, 4,000 net leasehold acres, and 1,100 Boe/d (73% oil) of net production, primarily located in Lea County, New Mexico, from an unnamed third party for a total purchase price of $98 million.
This purchase price reflects an acquired value of roughly $8,000 per net leasehold acre and approximately $7,000 per net royalty acre. The operating location of the assets includes primarily undeveloped land and is next to one of the company's current core blocks in Lea County.
Non-Operated Divestitures Summary
Permian Resources also confirmed the divestiture of producing, non-operated assets in Reeves County consisting of roughly 1,800 Boe/d (44% oil) and 3,500 net leasehold acres for $60 million to an unknown third party, showing a valuation multiple of more than 5x 2023 anticipated EBITDA. The divested acreage covers the vast bulk of the company's non-operated position in Texas and includes a negligible residual inventory.
Midstream Infrastructure Transactions Summary The company signed formal agreements with an unnamed third party to sell a portion of its saltwater disposal wells and related produced water infrastructure in Reeves County for $125 million. The total consideration will be paid at closing, with $60 million subject to repayment if specific requirements tied to Permian Resources' future drilling activities in the service region are not satisfied over the next several years.
About Permian Resources
Permian Resources is a prominent independent oil and natural gas firm committed to generating outsized returns for its shareholders via acquiring, optimizing, and developing oil and liquids-rich natural gas properties. Headquartered in Midland, Texas, it is the most prominent pure-play E&P firm in the Delaware Basin. Leveraging its technical knowledge and operational flexibility to create the best and add to its portfolio of high-return, long-life inventory, which allows the firm to offer industry-leading returns to its shareholders. The company is committed to improving its high-quality, diversified asset base, implementing a capital-efficient development program, optimizing a conservative balance sheet and financial policy, and enhancing shareholder returns via a disciplined investment strategy.