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July 31, 2013
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business said today that it has closed the acquisition of a majority stake in Greytown, South Africa, Africa's largest seed firm. The closing comes nearly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-closes-Pannar-acquisition_54107.html
July 30, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) and Sahara Petrochemicals (Riyadh) say that they have today entered into a non-binding framework agreement, which sets out...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-and-Sahara-sign-framework-agreement-to-progress-merger-talks_54083.html
July 30, 2013
Industries Qatar (IQ; Doha), one of the Mideast’s industrial giants, reported a 4.6-billion Qatari riyal ($1.26 billion) net profit in the first six months of this year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Industries-Qatar-reports-higher-profits-QP-raises-gas-prices_54052.html
July 28, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia) announces today that International Methanol Co. (IMC), one of Sipchem’s affiliates, signed an Islamic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/International-Methanol-Co-signs-loan-agreement_53996.html
July 26, 2013
Taminco (Ghent, Belgium), and Temix (Milan, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement whereby Temix becomes Taminco’s exclusive distributor for its line of fatty tertiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Taminco-signs-exclusive-distribution-agreement-with-Temix-for-fatty-tertiary-amines_53962.html
July 25, 2013
Lonza and Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (PetaŠł• Tiqwa, Israel) today said that, following a strategic review, they have decided to discontinue the previously announced collaboration...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Lonza-and-Teva-discontinue-biosimilars-joint-venture_53882.html
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/African-countries-pledge-to-increase-efforts-for-sound-management-of-chemicals_53858.html
July 24, 2013
ICL has announced a global price increase for hydrobromic acid and derived products, sodium bromide and calcium bromide—effective 1 August. Hydrobromic acid will increase by 20%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-Industrial-Products-increases-prices_53816.html
July 23, 2013
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem; Al Khubar) has agreed to form a joint venture with Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) that will build two plastics-conversion plants in Saudi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-Hanwha-to-form-plastics-conversion-JV_53847.html
July 22, 2013
Petro Rabigh (Rabigh, Saudi Arabia), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, reports a net loss of 236.7 million Saudi riyals ($63.1 million) in the second quarter...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-reports-major-second-quarter-loss-due-to-cracker-outage-transport-bottlenecks_53798.html
July 22, 2013
Sabic today reported net profits of 6.04 billion Saudi riyals ($1.6 billion) for the second quarter, a 14% increase year-on-year (YOY) but an 8% decline compared with the first...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-reports-higher-second-quarter-profits-but-a-decline-sequentially_53797.html
July 22, 2013
Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (JPMC; Amman) has signed memoranda of understanding with two Indonesian firms to build two separate phosphoric acid projects, each designed to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Jordan-and-Indonesia-agree-to-phosphoric-acid-projects_53811.html
July 18, 2013
Sahara Petrochemical Co. (Riyadh) reports a more than doubling in its second-quarter net profit, to 126.7 million Saudi riyals ($33.8 million), compared with SR54.3 million the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sahara-Alujain-and-Saudi-Industrial-report-more-than-doubled-second-quarter-net-profits_53734.html
July 17, 2013
Avantor Performance Materials (Center Valley, PA), a global manufacturer of performance materials and chemicals, today announced it has expanded its arrangement with VWR International...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Avantor-and-VWR-International-expand-pharmaceutical-chemicals-distribution-arrangement_53700.html
July 17, 2013
More Saudi chemical firms reported their second-quarter results today. The National Industrialization Co. (Tasnee; Riyadh) says its second-quarter net profit was down 48%, to 303.1...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-firms-Tasnee-Petrochem-and-Sipchem-report-mixed-second-quarter-performances_53695.html
July 16, 2013
Saudi Kayan (Al Jubail) has reported a decline in losses for the second quarter. The company says it lost a net 238.24 million Saudi riyals ($63.5 million) in the second...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sabic-affiliates-Saudi-Kayan-Yansab-and-Safco-report-mixed-second-quarter-results_53662.html
July 16, 2013
National Petrochemical Co. (Petrochem; Riyadh) says it is completing the final phase of maintenance work at the Saudi Polymers’ complex at Al Jubail following an unscheduled...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Saudi-Polymers-complex-to-restart-next-week-following-unscheduled-outage_53660.html
July 15, 2013
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL; Lausanne, Switzerland) and Technion (Kesalsaba, Israel) researchers have identified nanostructures able to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Researchers-identify-nanostructures-for-producing-hydrogen-via-solar-power_53638.html
July 15, 2013
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) has reported a major drop in profits in the second quarter of this year, citing the shutdown of an ammonia plant for technical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Maaden-reports-major-drop-in-profits_53626.html
July 15, 2013
NewPort Tank Containers has entered into a joint venture with Talke Group's Saudi Arabian subsidiary to provide logistics services in the Mideast. Talke has been an established player...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/NewPort-Tank-Containers-and-S-A-Talke-form-logistics-JV-in-Saudi-Arabia_53642.html
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