Specialty Chemicals Deliver Operational Updates, Sustainability Reports, New
Licenses, and Joint Ventures - Research Report on LyondellBasell, PPG, Grace,
Williams Partners, and IFF
NEW YORK, July 2, 2013
NEW YORK, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
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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:
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:
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:
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