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July 11, 2014
This Week on CW: German personal care chemicals maker Hansa Group has filed for insolvency after reviewing a variety of restructuring options. The company reported €398.9 million...
January 25, 2013
This Week on CW:   Fourth-quarter results are coming in and the verdict is, well, inconclusive. DuPont’s earnings fell on weak TiO2 pricing, while Air Products’...
November 16, 2012
This week on CW:   Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
September 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
August 10, 2012
This Week on CW:   Huntsman announced plans to expand its MDI manufacturing facility in Louisiana, to keep pace with growth in demand and take advantage of cheap domestic...
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
July 23, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, PPG is merging its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal will spin off PPG’s commodities business...
July 20, 2012
This Week on CW: PPG is planning to merge its commodity chemicals business with Georgia Gulf, in a deal worth $2.1 billion. The deal involves $900 million in cash to be paid to PPG...
July 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   ACC’s mid-year industry outlook forecasts slow economic and chemicals output growth.   DuPont says the TiO2 market should be strong through the...
July 9, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Linde will acquire Lincare, a U.S. homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare, which grew out of Linde’s homecare...
July 6, 2012
This Week on CW:   Linde has acquired Lincare Holdings, a U.S. based homecare health company, for $4.6 billion, or $41.50/share. Lincare had $1.84 billion in revenue during 2011...
June 22, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cabot has agreed to buy Norit, a Dutch activated carbon maker, for $1.1 billion. Norit, which is owned by private equity firms Doughty Hanson and Euroland...
June 15, 2012
This Week on CW:   Cefic has, once again, downgraded its European chemicals output forecast, with the trade group predicting zero growth for the year.   Sachtleben, the TiO2...
June 8, 2012
This Week on CW:   At ACC’s 2012 annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO, industry leaders expressed growing concern about declining energy and chemical prices and inventory...
June 5, 2012
Topping the headlines, the European Commission has cleared Eastman’s $4.7 billion acquisition of Solutia, as Solutia has scheduled a shareholders’ meeting on June 29 to...
June 1, 2012
This Week on CW:   ExxonMobil Chemical has filed permits to build a 1.5 million m.t./year ethane cracker and two 650,000 m.t./year polyethylene plants in Texas.   H.B. Fuller...
May 22, 2012
Topping the headlines last week, Cytec’s transformation strategy continues apace. The company has launched a formal sale process for its coatings resins business, which could...
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