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June 26, 2015
Artlant PTA (Sines, Portugal) is expected to restart production in September. The company's 700,000-m.t./year purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant was mothballed in April 2014...
June 26, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has started a project with goal of establishing a framework for the risk assessment of the various factors that cause stress in...
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam), a major producer of nitrogen fertilizers and industrial chemicals, has reached agreement to acquire BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol...
June 26, 2015
OCI NV (Amsterdam) on Tuesday announced it has closed the acquisition of BioMCN, a methanol producer and pioneer in biomethanol production based at Delfzijl, Netherlands for €15...
June 25, 2015
In what has become a fight for global share of the potash market, PotashCorp, the world’s largest producer of fertilizers by capacity, is in the process of making a bid for K+S...
June 25, 2015
Evonik Industries has confirmed that its supervisory board, at a meeting held today, resolved unanimously to end the term of office of executive board member and COO Patrik...
June 25, 2015
Greenergy (London), Shell, and Vopak have put 403 acres of land up for sale at Coryton, UK., beside the river Thames. The land formed part of the former Coryton refinery site, which...
June 25, 2015
Air Liquide is expanding its home health-care business in Europe with the acquisition of Baywater Healthcare Ireland (Dublin). The acquired company specializes in treating and...
June 25, 2015
Production of phenol and acetone at Borealis’s Porvoo, Finland site is not expected to return to normal levels until the second week of July, a company statement said Thursday...
June 25, 2015
Polystyrene (PS) imports into Europe have been on the rise and inflated regional styrene values have dented profitability. Trade data released by Eurostat (Brussels) for the 28 EU...
June 25, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Johnson Matthey’s research chemicals business, Alfa Aesar (Heysham...
June 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, says that it has commissioned its previously announced new water-based coatings manufacturing facility at Wuppertal...
June 25, 2015
Novasep (Pompey, France), a supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences and chemical industries, today announced that it will build a fully integrated antibody drug...
June 24, 2015
Elementis said Wednesday that earnings would fall below market forecasts, citing sharply lower sales of additives to the US oilfield drilling market and weakness in certain segments in China and Latin America. The company’s shares fell 17% on 24 June, closing at 257.60p...
June 24, 2015
Lubrizol says that its performance coatings business has expanded its European formulations and applications centers of excellence at Blackley, UK. “Essentially, we have...
June 24, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow) and Orica (Melbourne) today signed a 10-year contract covering drilling and blasting work at the open-pit sites of PhosAgro’s major phosphate production...
June 24, 2015
Arkema says that it plans to divest its Sunclear subsidiary—its plastic and aluminum sheet distribution business—to BF Invest, a commercial partner of Sunclear. Sunclear is...
June 24, 2015
Total says that it has signed an agreement for the previously announced sale of the company's 16.67% interest in the Schwedt, Germany, refinery to Rosneft (Moscow). Rosneft already has...
June 24, 2015
Wacker Chemie said on Wednesday that Joachim Rauhut, 61, CFO will leave the company as planned when his contract expires on 31 October 2015. Tobias Ohler, 44, a Wacker executive board...
June 24, 2015
IMCD (Rotterdam), a distributor of specialty chemicals, says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of an 80% stake in specialties distributor M.F. Cachat...
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