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August 17, 2015
Fertilizer major EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland) on Monday reported consolidated second-quarter revenues of $1.14 billion and Ebitda of $318 million, down 15% and 1% year-on-year (YOY)...
August 17, 2015
Verkhnekamsk Potash, a member of the Acron Group (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia), has received approval for the design documentation for its Talitsky potash mine from Glavgosexpertiza...
August 17, 2015
Bayer CropScience said on Monday that it had received approval for its biological insecticide Requiem in Europe. The European Commission recently approved Requiem's active ingredient...
August 14, 2015
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD (Rotterdam) says that its net profit before amortization and nonrecurring items almost tripled year-on-year (YOY) in the...
August 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) and the Federal Environment Ministry (BMUB) are collaborating in the development of new methods to measure the level of...
August 13, 2015
Talke (Hürth, Germany) says it has completed construction of a logistics complex to store and handle polyethylene (PE) granules at the manufacturing site of Slovnaft (Bratislava...
August 13, 2015
Marco Polo Industrial Holding (Milan), established by China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) and Camfin (Milan), has launched a mandatory tender offer to acquire the...
August 13, 2015
Haldor Topsoe (Lyngby, Denmark) on Thursday reported group sales of 2.83 billion Danish krone ($422.0 million), in the first six months of the year, an increase of 5% but a decline of...
August 13, 2015
A fire broke out today at Unipetrol's (Prague) steam cracker at Livitnov, Czech Republic, the company says in a statement. Unipetrol did not offer details explaining the cause of the...
August 13, 2015
Borealis (Vienna), Europe’s second-largest polyolefins producer and a growing player in fertilizers, on Thursday announced a more than doubling in second-quarter net profits, on...
August 13, 2015
K+S Group's (Kassel, Germany) quarter-two net income was up more than 44%% year-on-year (YOY), to €153.3 million ($170.4 million), the improvement in earnings due primarily to...
August 13, 2015
The supervisory board of Bayer MaterialScience, soon-to-be-known as Covestro, has named the members of the future Covestro board of management effective 1 September 2015. Patrick...
August 13, 2015
The UK government is taking powers to bypass local councils on fracking applications, in an effort to kick-start the country’s shale gas industry. Under controversial plans...
August 12, 2015
International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG; Frankfurt) has announced the completion of its acquisition of certain chlorvinyls assets from Inovyn, the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) joint...
August 12, 2015
BASF said on Tuesday that it is investing in expanding chelating agents production facilities at Ludwigshafen in response to rapidly growing demand, particularly for biodegradable...
August 12, 2015
Henkel on Wednesday reported double-digit second-quarter growth in both sales and earnings. “The main drivers were solid organic sales growth, last year’s acquisitions...
August 11, 2015
Synthomer, in its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2015, reports sales, including its share of joint ventures, of £468.7 million ($731.4 million) compared with...
August 11, 2015
Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says that all relevant jurisdictions have secured the company's acquisition of life science company Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis). Merck, in September 2014...
August 11, 2015
Brenntag says that it has expanded its distribution agreements with Dow Chemical's coatings materials segment focused on the coatings and construction business in Europe. The expansion...
August 11, 2015
Cargill says that it has signed an agreement with FMC to acquire its pectin operations, including a production site at Milazzo, Italy. Pectin is a key component of Cargill’s...
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