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September 2, 2015
A Swiss court has confirmed that Saint-Gobain (Courbevoie, France) is not required to make a mandatory public takeover bid for all of the shares in Sika (Baar, Switzerland)...
September 2, 2015
Invista and Aurizon Ultrasonics (Kimberly, WI), a leading supplier of ultrasonic processing equipment to the hygiene industry, will cooperate on a new development project, Invista...
September 2, 2015
PPG Industries says that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of IVC Industrial Coatings (Brazil, IN), a specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer. The...
September 2, 2015
Local authorities at Dongying, Shandong Province, China, on Wednesday confirmed that at least five people have been killed following the explosion and fire late on 31 August at a...
September 2, 2015
In a notice issued on 1 September, Braskem (São Paulo) says it is “finalizing the execution of a new short-term contractual amendment” securing a supply of naphtha from Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro). “The company’s management does not foresee any interruption in its operations,” says Braskem. The company did not release details of the agreement....
September 1, 2015
Clariant is hosting an inaugural sustainability dialog in Frankfurt on Wednesday to examine the role of sustainability within the specialty chemicals industry and the company’s...
September 1, 2015
EuroChem (Zug, Switzerland), a leading global fertilizer company, says that its subsidiary Phosphorit has commenced construction of a new ammonia plant at Kingisepp, Russia. The plant...
September 1, 2015
Chemours has set a fourth-quarter dividend of 3 cts/share, roughly 95% below the 55-ct/share third-quarter dividend assigned by DuPont. This is the first dividend declared by Chemours...
September 1, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience has been renamed Covestro as of 1 September. Bayer plans to float Covestro on the stock market by mid-2016 at the latest in order to focus on its life sciences...
September 1, 2015
The benzene contract price for September has settled in Europe at $585/m.t. or €519/m.t., a triple-digit decrease of $268 or €260/m.t. from the August level. The decrease...
September 1, 2015
Syngenta announced on Tuesday that its breakthrough succinate-dehydrogenase-inhibiting (SDHI) fungicide Solatenol has received registration from EPA. The first significant sales in the...
September 1, 2015
CCM Fertilizers (CCMF; Kuala Lumpur) said on Tuesday that it will cease operations of its Shah Alam manufacturing plant in view of the prolonged negative market conditions, reduced...
September 1, 2015
AkzoNobel says that it will invest about €1.3 million ($1.46 million) to build a pilot plant for coating resins at its performance coatings site at Felling, UK. The facility...
September 1, 2015
UOP, a Honeywell company announced on Tuesday that Egypt's Alexandria National Refining & Petrochemicals Co. (ANRPC) will use UOP technology and equipment as part of a...
September 1, 2015
Danakali (West Perth, Australia) says it has completed its annual exploration licence extension for the Colluli potash project in Eritrea on behalf of the Colluli Mining Share Co...
September 1, 2015
Fertilizer producer Acron (Velikiy Novgorod, Russia) reports an 84% increase in net profit for the first half of 2015, compard with the corresponding period of last year, to 12.1...
September 1, 2015
An explosion and fire occurred late on 31 August at a chemical plant at Dongying in Shandong province, China, say local press reports. According to some reports, one person has been...
September 1, 2015
African Potash, the AIM listed exploration company focused on sub-Saharan potash assets, on Tuesday announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with a Malawian...
September 8, 2015
Flavors and fragrances manufacturer Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Induchem Holding (Volketswil, Switzerland) and its subsidiaries...
September 1, 2015
RSA-Talke, a chemical logistics joint venture between RSA Logistics (Dubai) and Talke Group (Hürth, Germany), has broken ground for an integrated chemicals facility in Jebel Ali...
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