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October 7, 2015
BASF says it is resuming sales of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS). The company divested most of its styrenics operations to Ineos but kept the GPPS plant at Ludwigshafen, which...
October 7, 2015
Hyundai Paint (Incheon, South Korea) says it will spend 13.6 billion South Korean won ($11.5 million) to build a new paints factory at its Incheon site in South Korea. The plant is...
October 2, 2015
Oxea (Dallas) says detailed engineering continues on a world-scale propanol plant that is to be built at Bay City, TX. The company expects to bring the plant on stream in late 2017, one year later than planned when the project was first announced in March 2014. A 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) plant announced at the same time has also been postponed....
October 2, 2015
Shares of Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, will be offered on the stock market for €24.00, valuing the company at €4.9 billion. Bayer says it wants to...
October 2, 2015
The US economy will take a massive hit if Congress does not extend the deadline for implementation of positive train control (PTC), according to a report released Thursday by ACC. A one-month disruption would reduce GDP by $30 billion and cost 700,000 jobs, says the report....
October 2, 2015
Univar has acquired Future Transfer and BlueStar Distribution (Future/BlueStar; Tillsonburg, ON), two associated businesses that provides logistics, warehousing, packaging, and formulation services to the agricultural industry in Canada. Terms of the deal were not disclosed....
October 2, 2015
Four workers were injured in by an explosion and fire Friday morning at a SunEdison manufacturing facility in Pasadena, TX, according to news reports. The fire has been extinguished....
October 2, 2015
BioAmber (Montreal) says its Sarnia joint venture with Mitsui has begun shipping bio-based succinic acid to customers and producing at commercial scale....
October 2, 2015
Henkel, the world’s largest adhesives producer, is cutting 1,200 jobs, 4.4% of the total employed by this division. An internal memo to employees said that the company will...
October 2, 2015
Fujifilm has agreed to acquire the solvent manufacturer Ultra Pure Solutions (Castroville, CA) for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is subject to the satisfaction of customary...
October 2, 2015
AkzoNobel has opened a new production line for coil coatings at its Garcia, Mexico facility. The new line doubled capacity. It will serve local coated steel manufacturers, including...
October 2, 2015
The petrochemical industry of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states, including Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, last year achieved sales...
October 2, 2015
Haydale Graphene Industries (Ammanford, UK) says its composites division Haydale Composite Solutions (HCS) has entered into a joint development and commercialization agreement with...
October 1, 2015
Thermo Fisher Scientific (Waltham, MA) announced on 30 September that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Johnson Matthey’s research chemicals business, Alfa...
October 1, 2015
Evonik Industries said on Thursday that it plans to build an additional world-scale methionine plant in Singapore. The plant will produce the amino acid DL-methionine and be fully...
October 1, 2015
EuroChem Group (Zug, Switzerland), a leading global fertilizer and fertilizer raw materials company, on Thursday announced that it has completed its first intragroup shipment of ground...
October 1, 2015
Merck KGaA on Thursday opened its innovation center at Darmstadt, Germany. It will promote both the innovation potential of Merck employees and give external innovators the opportunity...
October 1, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries on Thursday announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of SJS Plastiblends (Aurangabad, India), a manufacturer...
October 1, 2015
BASF and Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland) on Thursday announced that Siegfried has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF’s custom synthesis business and parts...
October 1, 2015
Bayer and Covestro, formerly Bayer MaterialScience, said on Thursday that in light of the current deterioration and volatility in the capital market environment, they have adjusted the...
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