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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...
September 4, 2015
BASF and Gazprom (Moscow) have agreed to complete the previously abandoned swap of assets with equivalent value, BASF says. Through the swap, Wintershall (Kassel, Germany), a wholly...
September 4, 2015
W. R. Grace says that it will provide its Unipol polypropylene (PP) technology and services to Hyosung Corp. (Seoul) for its new facility at Ulsan, South Korea, which is expected to...
September 3, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical (Taipei) says it is evaluating a $9.4-billion petrochemical complex in St. James Parish, Louisiana that would include two new crackers. A final investment...
September 3, 2015
Clariant hosted an inaugural sustainability dialog on 2 September in Frankfurt to examine the company’s role within the specialty chemicals industry and its contribution to a...
September 3, 2015
Clariant, following a massive portfolio restructuring—which included divesting several businesses and acquiring catalysts producer Süd Chemie—has become a less...
September 3, 2015
Ferro says that it has agreed with the shareholders of tile coatings manufacturer Al Salomi for Frit and Glazes (Cairo) to acquire Al Salomi on a cash-free and debt-free basis for...
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
September 3, 2015
Sinopec and Sibur (Moscow) have entered into a framework investment agreement under which Sinopec will acquire a stake in Sibur. The agreement was signed during Russian president...
September 3, 2015
LSB Industries has announced president and CEO Barry Golsen has stepped down, effective immediately, after 38 years with the company. Golsen will be replaced by Daniel Greenwell...
September 3, 2015
Sadara, a joint venture company between Saudi Aramco and Dow Chemical currently constructing a $20-billion petrochemical complex at Al Jubail, has signed a second supply deal with EA...
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