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January 20, 2017
Air Products on Friday released some terms of its proposal to acquire Yingde Gases Group, after initially confirming its interest in an acquisition on 9 January. In the proposal letter—which does not constitute a definitive offer...
January 19, 2017
Operating income declines in the performance and industrial coatings business due to negative currency impacts tempered PPG Industries’ fourth-quarter results but the company managed to slightly beat analyst estimates on volume gains and lower costs....
January 12, 2017
A drive for greater efficiency among industrial customers is driving demand for water treatment chemicals and services. Water reuse remains a prime example of this trend as water users look to cut costs and run plants harder. Market growth, meanwhile, is expected to be stable....
January 12, 2017
Styrene spot prices have quickly recovered from a late–December 2016 slump. Feedstock benzene prices are strong, and styrene supply is tightening as the plant maintenance season...
January 5, 2017
IHS Chemical says that despite a continued economic slowdown and various other challenges, including overcapacity, China will still drive growth in the worldwide chemical industry in...
January 9, 2017
Air Products has confirmed it has submitted a proposal letter to Yingde Gases Group outlining its interest in acquiring the Chinese industrial gas company. Yingde’s board will meet on 10 January to discuss the offer....
January 5, 2017
The company reports net income of $29 million for its fiscal first quarter ended 30 November 2015, compared with a net loss of $253 million in the year-ago quarter....
January 3, 2017
Lubrizol says that Eric Schnur has taken on the role of chairman and CEO, effective 2 January. Schnur succeeds James Hambrick, who had been CEO since 2004. The transition was announced in June 2016. 
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December 30, 2016
Innospec has completed the acquisition of Huntsman’s European surfactants business at the purchase price of $200 million and enterprise value of $225 million. The business has...
December 23, 2016
Following feasibility studies into projects that would be built downstream from Kuwait's 620,000 barrels/day Al Zour refinery, now under construction, the country decided to build propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) production facilities as well as its second aromatics complex, aromatics 2, CW has learned....
December 21, 2016
Transaction follows a 3-4 year program focused on efficiency, operational excellence, and profitability improvement at AkzoNobel's performance coatings business....
December 21, 2016
The European Commission has amended the annex to the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation, and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulation relating to bisphenol A (BPA). According...
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