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September 11, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) says that it has received antitrust clearance from the Federal Cartel Office in Germany for its previously announced acquisition of...
September 10, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland), has awarded Technip an "important" contract–on lumpsum turnkey basis–covering the...
September 10, 2015
Europe's September ortho-xylene (o-xylene) contract has settled at €700/m.t., a decrease of $100/m.t. from the August settlement. September’s decrease is much sharper than...
September 10, 2015
PotashCorp may be preparing to launch a hostile takeover bid for rival K+S, according to the German business daily Handelsblatt. The newspaper reported on Tuesday that PotashCorp had...
September 10, 2015
At least 5,000 m.t. of European benzene has been discussed for movement to the United States amid the open transatlantic arbitrage window this week, possibly more, according to market...
September 10, 2015
IOI Corp. (Kuala Lumpur), the Malaysian plantation group, is acquiring Cremer Oleo GmbH (Hamburg), the oleochemicals business of the privately-owned Cremer group, for €89.4...
September 9, 2015
Shareholders of Alent plc (Woking, UK) have voted to approve a takeover by blank-check firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL), which was announced in July. The deal...
September 9, 2015
Emma (BC) Holding, an entiry indirectly controlled by private equity firm Bain Capital, has placed 4 million shares in specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor IMCD (Rotterdam)...
September 9, 2015
Styrene spot prices have fallen in Europe by $150/m.t. in three days and by more than $350/m.t. in just more than two weeks—a dramatic correction that has dragged Europe back in...
September 9, 2015
Germany’s chemical-pharmaceutical industry continues to show moderate growth, with the positive developments seen in the first quarter of 2015 continuing into the second...
September 9, 2015
Henkel and DropWise Technologies (Cambridge, MA), a company that provides technical coatings for industrial processes, have announced a joint-development agreement. DropWise was...
September 8, 2015
Celtic Renewables (Edinburgh) has won an £10.9-million ($16.8 million) UK government grant to help it build the world’s first plant for the production of advanced biofuels...
September 8, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), a leading fertilizer company, on Tuesday announced the signing of a $750-million pre-export finance facility with a club of leading international banks...
September 8, 2015
Neste (Espoo, Finland) broke ground on world's first biobased liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) facility at Rotterdam, the company announced. The €60 million ($66.9 million) facility...
September 8, 2015
Slovnaft (Bratislava, Slovakia), a member of the MOL (Budapest) group, on Tuesday held an inauguration ceremony for a new low-density polyethylene (LDPE) plant at Bratislava. The unit...
September 8, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Tuesday that on 3 September is signed a definitive agreement to acquire PeroxyChem Netherlands (Delfzijl), a producer of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), from...
September 8, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
September 8, 2015
Yara has acquired Evodor (Stockholm), a technology company specializing in the vapor-phase control of the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Since the early 1990s, Yara has been...
September 8, 2015
Refiner and petchems producer Bashneft (Moscow) has commissioned an elemental sulfur production pilot plant at its Ufaneftekhim complex at Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. The unit, based...
September 8, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland) says its Litvinov, Czech Republic based steam cracker is unlikely to restart for several months. The plant was taken off...
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