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December 9, 2016
Ferro announced Friday it has completed the acquisition of Cappelle Pigments (Menen, Belgium), which the company announced it bought for approximately $54 million in October on...
December 9, 2016
As talks take place again between Praxair and Linde about a possible merger, representatives of the works council and unions on Linde’s supervisory board have agreed on...
December 9, 2016
Borregaard (Sarpsborg, Norway) and Rayonier Advanced Materials (Jacksonville, Florida) have agreed to construct a $135-million lignin facility at Rayonier’s site in Fernandina Beach, Florida. The directors of both companies have approved the investment, and the project, LignoTech Florida, has received the necessary permits....
December 8, 2016
Asahi Glass (Tokyo, Japan) is working on acquiring Solvay's 58.8% stake in Vinythai (Bangkok, Thailand), a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer, according to a report from Japanese daily...
December 8, 2016
The ongoing surge in Asian benzene prices has prompted benzene to reach yearly highs in Europe, with current-month spot prices hitting $795-820/metric ton today. Mid-August was the...
December 8, 2016
German chemical production rose by 0.5% year over year (YOY) in 2016, but the growth was lower than had been anticipated, according to chemicals trade association VCI (Frankfurt). Excluding pharmaceuticals, production volume was stagnating, VCI says...
December 8, 2016
Glencore, the world's leading commodity trading and mining company, has confirmed that it is in final-stage negotiations with the Russian state to acquire a 19.5% interest in Rosneft, Russia's leading energy group, which has extensive chemical interests, for €10.2 billion....
December 8, 2016
Plymouth Minerals (Subiaco, Australia) is readying to start drilling for lithium, as well as tin, at the company's site in San José, central Spain, the company announced...
December 7, 2016
The executive board of Linde, after consulting with the supervisory board, has decided to resume talks about the “essential conditions” of a potential merger of equals with Praxair...
December 7, 2016
The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki, Finland) and the European Commission have signed an agreement on nanomaterials. The agreement marks the formal kickoff for ECHA to start...
December 7, 2016
Lonza has agreed to sell its peptides business, based at Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium, to PolyPeptide (Malmo, Sweden). The facility, with approximately 280 employees, is Lonza's...
December 7, 2016
State-owned chemical and synthetic rubber maker Nairit (Yerevan, Armenia) has been declared bankrupt by a court in Yerevan’s Shengavit district, following a request from the...
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