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June 2, 2015
Sasol said on Tuesday that phase I of its Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP) at Sasolburg, South Africa, has been commissioned. “It marks another step towards...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-commissions-phase-I-of-wax-expansion-project_70942.html
June 2, 2015
SK Global Chemical (SKGC; Seoul) is to sell Nexlene, its premium polyethylene PE business to its joint venture with Sabic. Sabic SK Nexlene Co. (Singapore), an equally owned jv between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/SK-Global-Chemical-sells-Nexlene-PE-business-to-JV-with-Sabic_70928.html
June 1, 2015
A strike that disrupted production of bromine and potash at Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) for more than three months has ended with agreement on an efficiency program that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Strike-at-ICL-ends-with-deal-on-job-cuts-efficiency-measures_70869.html
June 1, 2015
Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) on Monday announced the start of commercial operations at its cable insulation polymers plant owned by its affiliate Gulf Advanced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Sipchem-commissions-cable-insulation-polymers-plant_70864.html
May 31, 2015
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, says that it has now restarted its ethylene glycol (EG) facility at Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, following...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/YanSab-restarts-ethylene-glycol-plant-at-Yanbu_70859.html
May 31, 2015
Petro Rabigh, a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has announced the stoppage of a hydrogen manufacturing plant at the Rabigh, Saudi Arabia complex because it...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Petro-Rabigh-halts-hydrogen-production-for-technical-reasons_70858.html
May 31, 2015
Sadara Basic Services Co., wholly owned by Sadara, a joint venture of Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical, has subleased approximately 43,000 square meters of land on the Sadara site at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Dow-Specialties-to-build-reverse-osmosis-membrane-plant-at-Sadara-site_70857.html
May 27, 2015
Borealis and Borouge have announced the opening of a sales office in Casablanca, Morocco. Borealis owns the new legal entity, which is registered in Morocco. The office reflects the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Borealis-and-Borouge-open-sales-office-in-Casablanca_70700.html
May 26, 2015
Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Co. (Orpic; Muscat) has closed a 350-million Omani rial ($905.3 million) syndicated corporate loan facility for the company's Mina Al...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Orpic-closes-$905-million-loan-facility_70672.html
May 26, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products segment has agreed to sell the company's Germany-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and gypsum (PCG) businesses...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/ICL-to-sell-pharma-cosmetics-and-gypsum-businesses-to-One-Rock_70665.html
May 26, 2015
Johnson Matthey says that, on 18 May, it acquired the StePac (Tefen Industrial Park, Israel) modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) business from DS Smith (London) for £18.0 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Johnson-Matthey-acquires-StePac-modified-atmosphere-packaging-business_70663.html
May 25, 2015
Gulf Capital (Abu Dhabi) and Carbon Holdings (Cairo), on Monday announced the signing of a debt financing agreement to support three of Carbon Holdings’ previously announced...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Abu-Dhabi-extends-loan-for-Egyptian-projects-Tahrir-funding-expected-by-yearend_70660.html
May 25, 2015
Yanbu National Petrochemical Co. (Yansab; Yanbu, Saudi Arabia), a Sabic affiliate, said on Sunday that it has restarted most of the manufacturing units at its Yanbu complex, following...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/YanSab-restarts-manufacturing-complex-following-maintenance_70659.html
May 22, 2015
PotashCorp’s CEO Jochen Tilk on Thursday said that the company will continue to review whether to retain its  shareholdings in fellow potash producers, SQM (Santiago, Chile)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/PotashCorp-reviewing-shareholdings-in-SQM-and-ICL_70628.html
May 20, 2015
OCI (Amsterdam), a global producer of fertilizers and methanol, in its trading update on Wednesday said that first quarter 2015 revenue was lower than in the same period last year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/OCI-reports-lower-sales-and-production-volumes-due-to-plant-upgrades-gas-shortages_70512.html
May 20, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients firm Frutarom (Herzliya, Israel) on Wednesday reported a substantial rise in first-quarter sales and earnings, following a spree of acquisitions, including...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Frutarom-reports-record-first-quarter-results-confirms-targets_70510.html
May 18, 2015
Anadarko Petroleum Corp., on behalf of coventurers in Mozambique Offshore Area 1, has selected CCS JV—a joint venture among CB&I, Chiyoda, and Saipem—has been selected...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Contractors-selected-for-Mozambique-LNG-development_70457.html
May 17, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, a leading global provider of off-patent crop protection chemicals, on Sunday reported a 4.4% drop in first-quarter net income to $94.4 million on 4.7%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Adama-reports-strong-results-despite-market-headwinds-considers-new-fund-raising-options_70453.html
May 14, 2015
Celanese will raise offers for vinyl acetate monomer (VAM) in China, Europe, and the Mideast on 1 June, the company says. Asian prices will go up $30/m.t., and European and Mideast...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Celanese-to-raise-VAM-prices-in-China-Europe-Mideast_70394.html
May 14, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients company Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says that it has acquired a 60% stake in flavors and fragrances company Sonarome (Bangalore, India) for a cash...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/middle_east/Frutarom-acquires-majority-stake-in-flavors-and-fragrances-company-in-India_70407.html
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