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December 8, 2015Evergas (Copenhagen) has contracted with JHW Engineering & Contracting (Shanghai) for the construction of four more ships to transport ethane from the United States to Ineos facilities in Europe. The delivery of the Ineos Max 32,000–cubic meter liquefied ethane carriers is scheduled to begin in early 2018, Evergas says....
December 8, 2015Victrex (Thornton Cleveleys, UK), a producer of polyetheretherketone (PEEK), on Tuesday reported its preliminary results for the financial year, ended 30 September. Profit before tax...
December 9, 2015BASF said on Monday that it plans to expand alpha blue pigments capacity at its Ludwigshafen site by fall 2016. The reddish copper phthalocyanine pigments are sold under the Heliogen...
December 7, 2015Fluor announced on Monday that it has signed an agreement with UK-based private equity firm Arle Capital Partners to acquire 100% of Stork Holding (Utrecht, Netherlands) for $755...
December 7, 2015The European Commission has announced a formal antitrust investigation to evaluate whether three ethanol producers have manipulated ethanol benchmarks published by price reporting...
December 7, 2015The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has concluded that the socio-economic benefits of restricting the use of bisphenol A (BPA) in thermal paper are unlikely to be higher...
December 7, 2015Covestro says it intends to close its 170,000 m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at Tarragona, Spain by the end of 2017. The facility accounts for 30%...
December 6, 2015Covestro says it will be among the 80 most important listed companies in Germany following a decision by the Deutsche Bõrse for the company to be included in the MDAX stock...
December 4, 2015Yara International (Oslo) says that it has signed an agreement to acquire Greenbelt Fertilisers, a distributor of fertilizers in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia, for $51 million...
December 4, 2015Celanese says that it has sold its atmospheric—vinyl and acrylics—emulsions unit at La Canonja, Tarragona Province, Spain, to petrochemical company Industrias...