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LBB SPECIALTIES LLC ACQUIRES CUSTOM CHEMICAL SERVICES, INC

LBB | January 11, 2021

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LBB Specialties LLC ("LBB Specialties") announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in Custom Chemical Services, Inc. ("CCS"), a strong regional specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Medley, FL. CCS's President, Chad Hicks, will continue to manage the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LBB Specialties, through its subsidiary companies, American International Chemical ("AIC"), Charkit Chemical Comp...

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CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

SUMMIT CARBON SOLUTIONS ADVANCES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Summit Carbon Solutions | February 10, 2022

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On the heels of submitting its pipeline permit application in Iowa in late January, Summit Carbon Solutions announced that it filed its pipeline permit application with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Monday. Summit's carbon capture and storage project will connect ethanol biorefineries across five states in the upper Midwest – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Seven ethanol biorefineries in South Dakota have partnered with Summit al...

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WESTLAKE TO ACQUIRE HEXION’S GLOBAL EPOXY BUSINESS

Westlake | November 25, 2021

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Westlake Chemical Corporation, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Hexion Inc. to acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business for approximately $1.2 billion. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hexion’s epoxy business is an industry leader in the manufacture and development of specialty resins, coatings and composites for a variety of industries, including high-growth and sustainability-oriented end-uses such as wind turbine blades and light-weight automotive s...

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CORONAVIRUS AFFECTS AMERICAS PETROCHEMICALS MARKETS

S&P Global | March 25, 2020

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While chemical manufacturing is among sectors deemed critical to combat the spread of the coronavirus, markets continue to face serious challenges as end-users step back and cancel or postpone orders, unable to gauge demand in the coming weeks and months amid increasing stay-at-home orders throughout the Americas. Some polymer markets are showing the strain, as export markets want less US polyvinyl chloride, a construction staple and key economic indicator, and US prices for polyethylene terepht...

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CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

LBB SPECIALTIES LLC ACQUIRES CUSTOM CHEMICAL SERVICES, INC

LBB | January 11, 2021

LBB Specialties LLC ("LBB Specialties") announced today that it has acquired a majority interest in Custom Chemical Services, Inc. ("CCS"), a strong regional specialty chemical and ingredients distributor based in Medley, FL. CCS's President, Chad Hicks, will continue to manage the business. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. LBB Specialties, through its subsidiary companies, American International Chemical ("AIC"), Charkit Chemical Comp...

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CHEMICAL MANAGEMENT

SUMMIT CARBON SOLUTIONS ADVANCES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Summit Carbon Solutions | February 10, 2022

On the heels of submitting its pipeline permit application in Iowa in late January, Summit Carbon Solutions announced that it filed its pipeline permit application with the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission Monday. Summit's carbon capture and storage project will connect ethanol biorefineries across five states in the upper Midwest – Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Seven ethanol biorefineries in South Dakota have partnered with Summit al...

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PRODUCTS AND TECHNOLOGIES

WESTLAKE TO ACQUIRE HEXION’S GLOBAL EPOXY BUSINESS

Westlake | November 25, 2021

Westlake Chemical Corporation, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Hexion Inc. to acquire Hexion’s global epoxy business for approximately $1.2 billion. Based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Hexion’s epoxy business is an industry leader in the manufacture and development of specialty resins, coatings and composites for a variety of industries, including high-growth and sustainability-oriented end-uses such as wind turbine blades and light-weight automotive s...

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CORONAVIRUS AFFECTS AMERICAS PETROCHEMICALS MARKETS

S&P Global | March 25, 2020

While chemical manufacturing is among sectors deemed critical to combat the spread of the coronavirus, markets continue to face serious challenges as end-users step back and cancel or postpone orders, unable to gauge demand in the coming weeks and months amid increasing stay-at-home orders throughout the Americas. Some polymer markets are showing the strain, as export markets want less US polyvinyl chloride, a construction staple and key economic indicator, and US prices for polyethylene terepht...

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