Specialty Chemicals Deliver Operational Updates, Sustainability Reports, New Licenses, and Joint Ventures - Research Report on LyondellBasell, PPG, Grace, Williams Partners, and IFF PR Newswire NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom. Today, Wall Street Reports announced new research reports highlighting LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (NYSE: LYB), PPG Industries, Inc. (NYSE: PPG), W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE: GRA), Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE: WPZ), and International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below. LyondellBasell Industries N.V. Research Report On June 24, 2013, LyondellBasell Industries N.V. (LyondellBasell) announced that CNOOC Oil and Petrochemicals Co. (CNOOC) has selected the Company's Spherizone technology for a 400 KT per year polypropylene (PP) plant planned to be built in Huizhou, China. "LyondellBasell Spherizone technology can deliver a wide range of high-quality PP products with low resource and energy consumption and we are pleased that CNOOC has again selected our technology for their new facility," said Bob Patel, Senior Vice President of Olefins and Polyolefins for Europe, Asia, International, and Technology at LyondellBasell. "This is the fourth polyolefins process technology we have licensed to CNOOC and its joint venture, building on a relationship that spans more than 10 years." The Company reported that since the launch of this technology in 2004, 3.5 million tons of Spherizone process capacities have been licensed. The Full Research Report on LyondellBasell Industries N.V. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/d278_LYB] -- PPG Industries, Inc. Research Report On June 25, 2013, the automotive refinish business of PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) announced the addition of DITZLER Hot Rod Black topcoat to its VIBRANCE COLLECTION product line. According to PPG, the new topcoat provides a uniform, low gloss, and deep-looking black finish, designed to replicate the glory days of street rods and muscle cars. "Ditzler Hot Rod Black [topcoat] delivers a streetwise appearance in a product that's easy to spray and is compliant for all regions," said Jennifer Boros, Segment Manager of Solvent Borne Brands at PPG. The Company further noted that the Ditzler Hot Rod Black topcoat is volatile organic compound (VOC) compliant for all regions based on reducer selection. The Company also stated that the new topcoat can be both air-or force-dried. The Full Research Report on PPG Industries, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/7d48_PPG] -- W.R. Grace & Co. Research Report On June 26, 2013, W.R Grace & Co. (Grace) and Al Dahra Agriculture announced a joint venture agreement to build the first fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts manufacturing facility in the Middle East. The planned facility, representing a $200 million capital investment, will be built to serve refineries throughout the Middle East and potentially into South East Asia. The Companies expect a logistics hub to be completed by Q1 2014. Detailed engineering work for the full manufacturing facility is underway and construction is expected to begin in Q4 2013. The facility is expected to create around 200 new jobs and is scheduled to begin operations in Q4 2015. "This project, Grace's most significant capital investment in several years, will help us extend our global leadership in catalysts," said Fred Festa, Chairman and CEO of Grace. The Full Research Report on W.R. Grace & Co. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/010d_GRA] -- Williams Partners L.P. Research Report On June 24, 2013, Williams Partners L.P. (Williams Partners) announced that the initial damage assessment of the Geismar, La. Olefins plant is underway. This is with respect to an explosion and fire that occurred at the facility on June 13, 2013. The Company noted that its key personnel are onsite to begin developing plans to make repairs, undertake a previously planned plant maintenance turnaround, and complete a 600 million pound-per-year expansion of the olefins operation. Williams Partners is cooperating with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), who are conducting investigations into the cause of the incident. The Full Research Report on Williams Partners L.P. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/8c8a_WPZ] -- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. Research Report On June 27, 2013, International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) announced the publication of its latest annual sustainability report, titled Moving Forward. The report describes the Company's accomplishments in the area of sustainability for its global operations for the calendar year 2012. "By working on a global level, we consistently focus on our goals to reduce carbon emissions, waste, energy, and water use by 20+% by 2020," said Doug Tough, Chairman and CEO of IFF. The sustainability report describes the progress that the Company has made in each of its four sustainability pillars - Products, Impact, Sources, and People - all of which are closely aligned with its long-term business strategy. The Full Research Report on International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.wsreports.com/r/full_research_report/85b1_IFF] ---- EDITOR NOTES: 1.This is not company news. 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