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September 8, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
September 8, 2015
Kemira said on Wednesday that it has acquired certain assets of Soto Industries (Charlotte, NC), a privately held company specializing in the application of scale control products...
September 8, 2015
Yara has acquired Evodor (Stockholm), a technology company specializing in the vapor-phase control of the foul-smelling gas hydrogen sulfide (H2S). Since the early 1990s, Yara has been...
September 8, 2015
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) says that its subsidiary Ma’aden Phosphate Company (MPC) is discussing with local, regional and international banks the possibility of...
September 8, 2015
Refiner and petchems producer Bashneft (Moscow) has commissioned an elemental sulfur production pilot plant at its Ufaneftekhim complex at Ufa, Bashkortostan, Russia. The unit, based...
September 8, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland) says its Litvinov, Czech Republic based steam cracker is unlikely to restart for several months. The plant was taken off...
September 8, 2015
Hanwha Chemical, South Korea's leading petchems company, and BASF Korea have signed a contract worth 1.89 trillion South Korean won ($1.57 billion) covering the supply by...
September 7, 2015
The September customer reference price (CRP) for styrene has settled in Europe at €1,200/m.t. cfr, down €100/m.t. from the CRP for August and flat against the fob Rotterdam...
September 7, 2015
Indian Oil (New Delhi) has clarified previous reports that the company is planning a $3-billion petrochemical project in Iran. Speaking to CW on Monday, S. Mitra, executive...
September 7, 2015
Sasol (Johannesburg) on Monday reported flat earnings on lower sales in the full-year ended 30 June 2015. Earnings rose to 29.7 billion South African rand ($2.1 billion) from R29.6...
September 7, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the National Research and Development Agency (Riken; Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon...
September 6, 2015
Saudi Arabian Mining Co. (Ma’aden) on Sunday announced the reopening of its Ras Al Khair ammonia plant, following completion of repairs of the heat exchangers. The plant is owned...
September 6, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), one of the world's 10 largest flavors and specialty fine ingredients firms, announced on Sunday that it has acquired a 79% share in the Spanish...
September 5, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has selected two engineering consortia to carry out separate front-end engineering design (FEED) work and provide cost estimates for its...
September 4, 2015
Bayer announced on Friday that it will proceed with an initial public offering (IPO) of Covestro AG (Leverkusen), a leading polymers company formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience...
September 4, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok) has selected a Fluor-led team to perform front-end engineering and design work for its proposed petrochemical complex in Belmont County, Ohio. The...
September 4, 2015
KWS (Einbeck, Germany), a leading agricultural seeds company, has raised its Ebit guidance for the fiscal year, ending 30 June, from the previously anticipated €127 million...
September 4, 2015
Rosneft (Moscow) and China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), under which ChemChina will acquire a majority stake in...
September 4, 2015
Naphtachimie's steam cracker at Lavéra, France, is operating at full rates. The cracker was off stream following a fire, which occurred on 17 May. Naphtachimie is a 50-50 joint...
September 4, 2015
Veolia (Paris) says it has acquired AKG Kunststof Groep (Vroomshoop, Netherlands), a leading European recycling and polypropylene (PP) producer, as part of its ambition to further...
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