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February 12, 2016
Specialty chemical makers report mixed results, with sales down because of the strong dollar and volumes and margins varying by end market. Some companies were able to maintain...
February 12, 2016
Big M&A deal: Ren Xianxin(l.), chairman of ChemChina; and Michel Demaré addressing the media. The consolidation of the agricultural chemicals industry may be entering its...
February 12, 2016
Saltigo (Leverkusen, Germany) has announced that Torsten Derr will take over as head of the company from April 1. Currently head of the Lanxess board of management’s commercial...
February 9, 2016
Agrium reports its second highest fourth-quarter net income ended 31 December 2015 at $200 million, up nearly 75% year-on-year (YOY), while sales was down 11%, to $2.4 million YOY...
February 5, 2016
In the wake of ChemChina's $43.3 billion recommended bid for Syngenta, announced on Wednesday, speculation is growing as to the next, and possibly final, move in the agricultural chemicals consolidation process....
February 5, 2016
Syngenta on Wednesday confirmed that it has received a formal takeover bid from state-owned China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing), ending months of speculation over the future of the world’s largest agricultural chemicals company....
February 1, 2016
Mitsui Chemicals says that its Mitsui Chemicals Agro (Tokyo) subsidiary has acquired additional shares in pesticides company Sotus International (Nonthaburi, Thailand). Mitsui...
January 28, 2016
The Environmental Protection Agency has recently registered BASF’s Systiva XS seed treatment fungicide, which helps US sugar beet growers prevent certain soilborne diseases. The...
January 26, 2016
DuPont on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter 2015 net loss of $253 million, or 26 cts/share, due mostly to restructuring charges as the company implements cost-cutting programs. Sales...
January 20, 2016
Altivia (Houston) has added capacity for the production of chloroacetyl chloride at its La Porte, TX, site by continuous phosgenation. Chloroacetyl chloride, a feedstock for the production of pharmaceuticals and agrochemicals, is now available in bulk from the La Porte facility, the company says....
January 18, 2016
A group of Syngenta shareholders says it opposes a sale of the company to China's state-owned ChemChina and calls for the ousting of Syngenta's leadership, according to Reuters. In a...
January 12, 2016
LG Chem's board has given final approval for the company's acquisition of Dongbu Farm Hannong (Seoul), South Korea's biggest producer of agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, from...
January 8, 2016
The outlook for agricultural inputs, including seeds, crop protection chemicals, and fertilizers, remains weak for 2016. High inventories and low commodity prices do not support...
January 6, 2016
Monsanto and Novozymes say they are planning to launch a jointly developed corn inoculant in 2017 after US field trials showed the seed coating increased yields by an average of 4...
December 22, 2015
In the latest twist in a long-running saga, ChemChina is proposing a two-stage acquisition of Syngenta, according to a Bloomberg report. The news agency said on Friday that the...
December 18, 2015
A survey released today by the Alliance of critical Syngenta shareholders found that 79% of respondents support an auction to sell the company, and 98% support change at...
December 10, 2015
The flurry of year-end deal-making in the chemical industry continues. Reports on Wednesday claimed that China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina) will announce a 43.5-billion Swiss...
December 1, 2015
Croda International on Tuesday announced that it has agreed to acquire Incotec Group (Enkhuizen, Netherlands), an independent seed-enhancement business, for a total consideration...
December 1, 2015
Family-owned Gowan (Yuma, AZ) announced on Monday that it has agreed to acquire the dinitroaniline (DNA) herbicide portfolio from Dow Chemical's agriculture segment. The deal comes...
November 23, 2015
Three senior executives at Platform Specialty Products, as well as a corporate director, today announced purchases of about 1 million shares of common stocks. The execs were chairman...
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