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August 19, 2015
Syngenta announced on Wednesday that it intends to divest its premium flowers seeds business from its lawn and garden operating unit. The divestment would enable the entity to play a...
August 19, 2015
Pharma group Mylan says it received a warning letter from the US FDA on 6 August relating to the company's Agila specialty formulation facility, sterile product division, and Onco...
August 19, 2015
Chinese authorities have detained 10 senior executives of the company that owned the hazardous chemicals warehouse at Tianjin where massive explosions occurred last week, killing at...
August 18, 2015
LyondellBasell Industries says it has accepted Yacimientos Petrolíferos Fiscales (YPF; Buenos Aires) and Grupo Inversor Petroquímica's (GIP; Madrid) joint offer to...
August 18, 2015
PQ (Malvern, PA) and Eco Services Operations (Cranbury, NJ) say they are combining in an equity-for-equity transaction expected to close in the fourth quarter. George Biltz, president and CEO of PQ, will lead the combined company. Mike Boyce, currently chairman of PQ and Eco Services, will be chairman of the combined company....
August 18, 2015
PolyOne says it has begun the closure of its Granby, PQ, facility—part of a restructuring process aimed at streamlining production and increasing efficiency following the $393-million acquisition of Spartech in 2013....
August 18, 2015
Ineos announced on Tuesday that it has been awarded three new petroleum exploration and development licenses by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as part of the...
August 18, 2015
Koch Fertilizer Trading, an affiliate of Koch Fertilizer (Wichita, KS); and the North American subsidiary of K+S (Kassel, Germany) have signed an exclusive supply agreement for potash...
August 18, 2015
South Korea’s export volumes for July significantly increased for styrene and para-xylene (p-xylene), the highest figures to date for 2015, according to data obtained by IHS...
August 18, 2015
Potash West (Belmont, Australia), an exploration company, has agreed to sell its East Exploration subsidiary, which hold 55% in the South Harz project in Thuringia, Germany, to Arunta...
August 18, 2015
Yara has added a liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) tanker vessel to its fleet of marine tankers dedicated to shipping CO2. The Yara Gerda, which is starting service this month, has replaced...
August 17, 2015
Specialty chemicals company Hallstar (Chicago) on Tuesday announced the opening of an R&D and technical support center at Suzhou, China. The Hallstar New Material Science &...
August 17, 2015
Northern Plains Nitrogen (NPN; Valley City, ND) says it has received a construction permit for a previously announced $2-billion fertilizer complex at Grand Forks, ND. The company...
August 17, 2015
PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest and one of Asia’s leading petrochemical firms, on Monday signed two agreements to carry out engineering studies for...
August 17, 2015
Unipetrol (Prague), a subsidiary of PKN Orlen (PÅ‚ock, Poland), on Friday declared force majeure on products from its petrochemicals site at Litvínov, Czech Republic. The...
August 17, 2015
Tosoh has broken ground on a high-silica zeolites plant at the Teluk Kalong industrial estate in Terengganu State, Malaysia. The 325-million Malaysian ringgits ($79.6 million) facility...
August 17, 2015
Camson Bio Technologies (Bangalore) has filed patents for the discovery of natural fertilizers produced using microbial fermentation technology. The company says this is a major...
August 17, 2015
MBAC Fertilizer (Toronto) has released its financial results and said it is in exclusive negotiations with an investment fund active in the fertilizer industry and that has submitted...
August 17, 2015
Adama Agricultural Solutions, the leading off-patent crop protection company, on Sunday announced that its shareholders are exploring combining with Hubei Sanonda, a leading Chinese...
August 17, 2015
PhosAgro (Moscow), a leading phosphate fertilizer producer, recorded a 9.7% year-on-year increase in fertilizer production and sales in the first half of the year, to 3.4 million m.t...
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