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September 30, 2015
Jurong Aromatics is in receivership after debt-restructuring talks stalled. The news was revealed in a filing with Singapore's Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority on Monday...
September 29, 2015
Grupa Azoty, one of Poland’s leading chemicals players, says it has signed contracts for the supply of natural gas for its fertilizer subsidiary Grupa Azoty Puławy, as part of a...
September 29, 2015
Mitsubishi Polyester Film is investing $100 million to expand capacity of its Greer, Greenville County, SC facility. Completion of the project is expected by the third quarter of 2017...
September 29, 2015
Europe's styrene contract price for October is expected to settle substantially lower later this week despite the stable direction of raw material costs. However, even with a...
September 29, 2015
PPG Industries has completed a $27-million expansion of its San Juan del Rio, Querétaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion, which adds 115 new jobs...
September 29, 2015
The volume of benzene imports into China have dropped massively in the last couple of months, with August's import volumes the lowest this year, data obtained by IHS Chemical...
September 29, 2015
Styrene imports into China rebounded during July and August, IHS Chemical data show. Total August import volumes amounted to 306,014 m.t., a marginal increase over July. However...
September 29, 2015
Clariant says that it has today entered into an agreement to acquire a part of the personal care portfolio of Vivimed Labs (Hyderabad, India), subject to necessary regulatory and other...
September 29, 2015
Praxair has signed a long-term agreement with Castleton Commodities International (Stamford, CT) to expand helium sourcing in the United States. Praxair will help Castleton...
September 29, 2015
Bayer CropScience on Tuesday inaugurated its European oilseed processing center at Monheim, Germany. With this facility, the company has substantially expanded its platform to offer...
October 7, 2015
Sibur (Moscow), an integrated gas processing and petrochemicals producer, on Monday reported a 5.6% rise in net revenues in the first half, to 181.4 billion Russian rubles ($2.74...
October 2, 2015
Kraton Performance Polymers (Houston), a leading producer of styrene block copolymers, has agreed to acquire pine-chemicals maker Arizona Chemical (Jacksonville, FL) from private equity firm American Securities (New York) for a cash price of $1.37 billion....
September 28, 2015
Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding’s (MES) board has approved the acquisition of 99.36% share in TGE Marine AG (Bonn, Germany) from Caledonia Investments, Gasfin Investment and...
September 28, 2015
Williams Companies (Williams; Tulsa) has canceled plans to merge with Williams Partners and instead will merge with Energy Transfer Equity (ETE; Dallas). Williams and ETE say the deal, valued at $37.7 billion, will create the third-largest energy franchise in North America and one of the five largest global energy companies....
September 28, 2015
Brazil has pledged to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 37% by 2025 and 43% by 2030. Dilma Rousseff, president of Brazil, made the announcement in a speech Sunday at the plenary...
September 28, 2015
LSB Industries (Oklahoma City) says its Pryor, OK, facility resumed production of ammonia on 23 September. LSB begun unplanned maintenance in early August after problems emerged during restart following an annual turnaround....
September 28, 2015
Asahi Kasei says that it will build a  production line for manufacturing its Hipore brand lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separator at the company’s production complex at...
September 28, 2015
Cabot Microelectronics (Aurora, IL), a supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and CMP pad to the semiconductor industry, says that it has agreed to...
September 28, 2015
BASF said at the company’s investor day at Ludwigshafen on Monday that it expects chemical production to continue growing well above global GDP until 2020. However, the business...
September 28, 2015
Fluor Corp. announced on Monday that it has signed a three-year agreement with Sasol Group Technology to perform a range of projects as an integrated team at Sasol’s facilities...
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