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September 22, 2016
While refrigerants have been hard at work keeping our food fresh and living spaces cool, their composition has been evolving over the last 150 years....
September 22, 2016
Private equity firm New Mountain Capital (New York, New York) has announced plans to merge two portfolio companies, Avantor Performance Materials (Center Valley, Pennsylvania) and NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, California) as it sharpens focus on the bioprocessing and biomaterials space....
September 25, 2016
Lanxess announced on Sunday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Chemtura Corporation, for an enterprise value of €2.40 billion ($2.70 billion)...
September 23, 2016
India’s polyethylene (PE) capacity is increasing rapidly and the country will soon be self-sufficient in commodity grades of PE, IHS Chemical says. The latest PE plant start-ups...
September 23, 2016
BASF today outlined plans for growth in Asia and confirmed that targets set a few years ago to achieve €25 billion in sales there, including €12 billion in China, by 2020 will not be met....
September 23, 2016
Kurt Bock has been elected president of Germany's chemical industry association VCI....
September 22, 2016
Borealis said today that it plans to study the feasibility of a new, world-scale propane dehydrogenation plant at its production site at Kallo, Belgium....
September 14, 2016
Monsanto has accepted an increased takeover bid of $128/share from Bayer, paving the way for Bayer to acquire Monsanto in an all-cash transaction valued at $66 billion....
September 13, 2016
China accounted for about 30% of the worldwide demand for basic chemicals in 2015 and drove worldwide consumption growth with a demand-growth rate of about 10%, despite an overall...
September 13, 2016
CFO Georg Denoke exits Linde effective immediately and CEO Wolfgang Büchele has said he will not renew his contract when it expires in April 2017....
September 8, 2016
Announced mega deals continue to dominate discussions, but the volume and value of deals closed in the first half reveals an uneven M&A market, according to one industry banker. Specialty chemical markets and values remain extremely strong in contrast with commodity transactions, and activity continues to shift toward Asia, says Peter Young, president of Young & Partners (Y&P; New York, New York)....
September 9, 2016
The European Commission has stopped the clock on its review of the pending merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, saying the companies have not provided an important piece of information the Commission has requested....
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