Materials Chemicals

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 16- Texas environment regulators should coordinate shutdowns of oil refineries and other petrochemical plants during major storms to avoid big releases of air pollution like during last year's Hurricane Harvey, a report said on Thursday. Texas industry, including refineries and petrochemical plants, released an extra 8.3 million pounds of...

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 14- Buyout group Carlyle is starting preparations for a stock market listing of German speciality chemicals group Atotech, a former part of oil group Total which could be valued at around $5 billion, people close to the matter said. Atotech, a Berlin- based maker of speciality chemicals and equipment for printed circuit boards and semiconductors,...

  • SYDNEY, Aug 13- A Californian court finding that a Monsanto weedkiller caused cancer in a school groundskeeper sent shares in an Australian maker of a similar product, Nufarm Ltd, tumbling almost 17 percent to a more than two-year low on Monday. A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's...

  • Aug 10- A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company's glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused him cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar...

  • SHOUGUANG, China _ Gulf Resources Inc. on Friday reported a second-quarter loss of $4.8 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The Shouguang, China- based company said it had a loss of 10 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then- EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos, which is widely sprayed on citrus fruit, apples and other crops. The attorneys general for several states including California, New York and Massachusetts joined the case against EPA. EPA could potentially...

  • CLAYTON, Mo. _ FutureFuel Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter profit of $6.1 million. The Clayton, Missouri- based company said it had net income of 14 cents per share. FutureFuel shares have declined slightly more than 5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aug 9- A divided federal appeals court on Thursday ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban a widely-used pesticide that critics say can harm children and farmers. The 2-1 decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle overturned former EPA administrator Scott Pruitt's March 2017 denial of a petition by environmental groups to ban...

  • A coalition of farmworkers and environmental groups sued last year after then- EPA chief Scott Pruitt reversed an Obama-era effort to ban chlorpyrifos, which is widely sprayed on citrus fruit, apples and other crops. The attorneys general for several states joined the case against EPA, including California, New York and Massachusetts. EPA could potentially...

  • PHILADELPHIA _ AgroFresh Solutions Inc. on Thursday reported a second-quarter loss of $21.9 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Philadelphia- based company said it had a loss of 44 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • PITTSBURGH _ Koppers Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings of $600,000. The Pittsburgh- based company said it had profit of 3 cents per share. Koppers expects full-year earnings in the range of $4.05 to $4.25 per share.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 8- Brazil- based agrochemical companies plan to appeal a ruling suspending the use of best-selling weed killer glyphosate in one of the world's largest grain producing nations, an industry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. Glyphosate, an herbicide widely sprayed on soybeans, corn and other crops that have been genetically modified to tolerate it,...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 8- A Brazilian association of pesticide companies said on Wednesday it expects to appeal, by next week, a court ruling suspending the use in Brazil of products containing glyphosate, an herbicide widely employed for soybeans and other crops in the South American nation. Silvia Fagnani, executive director of Sindiveg, said the Agriculture Ministry...

  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates— Oil giant Saudi Aramco says it will buy out the other 50- percent stake in a joint chemical venture in the Netherlands in a deal valued at 1.5 billion euros, or $1.7 billion. Aramco made the announcement on Wednesday, saying it would purchase the entire interest in Arlanxeo, a joint venture it set up in 2016 with Lanxess AG.

  • ENGLEWOOD, Colo. _ Innospec Inc. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $21.8 million. On a per-share basis, the Englewood, Colorado- based company said it had net income of 89 cents. Innospec shares have risen 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. _ Albemarle Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter profit of $302.5 million. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.28 per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $799.5 million.

  • Aug 7- Albemarle Corp, the world's largest producer of lithium, said on Tuesday that its quarterly profit nearly tripled as sales and selling prices surged for the mineral used to make electric car batteries. The chemicals company posted second-quarter net income of $302.5 million, or $2.73 per share, compared to $103.3 million, or 92 cents per share, in the...

  • MOSCOW, Aug 7- Russian petrochemicals producer Sibur is examining various options on capital markets, its chief executive told Reuters on Tuesday, while declining to confirm concrete plans for an initial public offering. Businessman Leonid Mikhelson, the head of and a major shareholder in Russia's largest gas producer Novatek, owns 48.5 percent of Sibur,...

  • RICHMOND, Va. _ Synalloy Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter earnings of $3.7 million. On a per-share basis, the Richmond, Virginia- based company said it had profit of 41 cents. Synalloy shares have increased 65 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 6- A Brazilian judge has suspended the use of products containing the agrochemical glyphosate, a herbicide widely employed for soybeans and other crops in the country. The ruling particularly affects Monsanto Co, which markets a glyphosate-resistant, genetically modified type of soybean that is planted on a large scale in Brazil.