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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...
October 1, 2015
Clariant on Thursday officially opened its new biotechnology research center at Planegg, near Munich. The ceremony was attended by Ilse Aigner, the Bavarian Minister for Economic...
October 1, 2015
Europe's styrene barge contract for October has settled at €990/m.t. fob Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp, a decrease of €210/m.t. from the September settlement. The big October...
October 1, 2015
Huntsman says its board has authorized the repurchase of up to $150 million of the company’s common stock....
October 1, 2015
Ineos announced on Thursday that it has acquired the aromatics business of Axiall for $52.4 million at closing with an additional $10.5 million payable upon satisfaction of certain...
October 1, 2015
Europe's benzene contract price for October has settled at $583/€520/m.t.–close to rollover–an agreement that goes some way to reflect the weakness in spot pricing...
October 1, 2015
BASF and Gazprom said on Thursday that they have completed swapping assets with equivalent value effective 30 September 2015 and financially retroactive to 1 April 2013. With the swap...
October 1, 2015
Kuraray on Thursday announced that it will expand production facilities at its plant at Saijo, Japan, for optical-use Poval film, which serves as a base film for polarized film, an...
October 7, 2015
Sahara Petrochemicals has announced that the startup of Saudi Butanol Co.’s butanol plant under construction at Al Jubail, has been delayed until the fourth quarter. The plant...
October 7, 2015
Toray Industries said on Wednesday that it will acquire the 55% it does not already own in the prepreg manufacturer Delta Tech (Lucca, Italy), making Delta Tech and its wholly owned...
October 1, 2015
Saudi Industrial Investment Group (SIIG; Riyadh) has announced that two of its joint venture complexes at Al Jubail will be undergoing a scheduled maintenance period starting 1...
September 30, 2015
The Methanol Corp. (Aliso Viejo, CA) has acquired key assets of the bankrupt Nafta Petrochem (Lendava, Slovenia) for €5.6 million ($6.3 million) in an auction. The deal includes...
September 30, 2015
A draft interim report released by the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB) blames flawed safety procedures, design problems, and inadequate planning for a methyl mercaptan leak that killed four workers at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility on 15 November 2014. The CSB will vote on the report’s findings and recommendations at a meeting near the plant on 30 September....
September 30, 2015
BASF has lifted the force majeure it had declared on hexamethylenediamine (HMD), AH salt, and nylon-6,6 polymer and the resulting force majeure declaration for nylon-6,6...
September 30, 2015
Sabic has announced strategic marketing relationships with 40 manufacturing companies to promote the introduction of industry-leading technology into Saudi Arabia and the Mideast...
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