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October 3, 2014Dow Chemical expects to have buyers for the Angus Chemical Company, sodium borohydride, and AgroFresh businesses by the end of the year, confirming earlier reports that it would divest...
October 1, 2014Platform says it $1-billion purchase of Chemtura AgroSolutions is 'on schedule to close next month.'...
October 3, 2014Huntsman plans to build a world-scale, 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant at the company’s site at Geismar, LA. The company has commenced...
September 29, 2014LyondellBasell’s supervisory board has formed a committee to choose Gallogly’s successor...
September 26, 2014Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris)....
September 26, 2014LyondellBasell Industries is evaluating a further expansion project at Channelview, TX, to add up to 550 million lbs/year of ethylene. Preliminary engineering work is under way and, if...
September 26, 2014Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) has reached an agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. The agreed price of $140/share represents a 37% premium to...
September 26, 2014Bayer has announced plans to separate Bayer MaterialScience (BMS), the company’s polyurethanes (PUs) and polycarbonates (PCs) operations, and float it on the stock exchange within 12–18 months. “Our intention is to create two top global corporations: Bayer as a world-class innovation company in the life sciences businesses and MaterialScience as a leading player in polymers,” says Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers....
September 18, 2014Air Products will reorganize into seven segments and sharpen focus on its core industrial gas operations under a plan announced today by new chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi....
September 17, 2014Hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) calls on DuPont to split off its higher-growth agriculture, nutrition, and industrial biotech operations....