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December 18, 2013
The two remaining takeover bids for debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride producer (PVC) Kem One (Lyon, France) have been merged into one, the company announced today. The Commercial Court of...
December 18, 2013
The Bank of England announced today that its next £5 and £10 banknotes will be printed on a thin, flexible plastic film rather than on the cotton paper used for notes...
December 18, 2013
Sahara Petrochemicals Co. has announced that its subsidiary Al Waha Petrochemicals will undergo a 15-day scheduled maintenance on its plants starting 24 December. Al Waha, in which...
December 17, 2013
Private equity firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says it  has signed an exclusivity agreement to acquire Benvic, a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounder, from Solvay. Benvic has...
December 16, 2013
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha), an 80-20 joint venture between Industries Qatar and Total, is planning to expand capacity of its Mesaieed, Qatar–based cracker complex by...
December 13, 2013
Tecnimont (Milan) has won the front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the $5.5 billion Al Sejeel petrochemical complex at Ras Laffan. Al Sejeel, which in Arabic means hard...
December 12, 2013
Two bids have been confirmed for the possible acquisition of debt-ridden polyvinyl chloride (PVC) manufacturer Kem One (Lyon, France), the company announced today. The Commercial Court...
December 11, 2013
Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zeon Corp. (Tokyo) and Mitsui & Co. for the development of an integrated world-scale butadiene...
December 10, 2013
Michelin and sugar producer Tereos (Lille, France) have signed an agreement to pool their respective skills and capabilities with the goal of jointly developing innovative...
December 10, 2013
Huntsman,  throughits wholly owned subsidiary, Huntsman International, will privately offer €200 million ($274.3 million) in aggregate principal amount of senior...
December 10, 2013
Uhde Inventa-Fischer announced today that it has commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin and packaging...
December 9, 2013
Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Singapore) have made a nanomedicine breakthrough, converting common plastic materials such as polyethylene...
December 9, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) has postponed its listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the company announced today. "In light of volatile market conditions, M&G...
December 9, 2013
Styrolution (Frankfurt), the styrenics joint venture between BASF and Ineos, today announced changes to its styrenics specialties production network in Europe, the Mideast and Africa...
December 5, 2013
BASF announced today that it signed a contract with Kaneka Belgium (Westerlo-Oevel), a subsidiary of Kaneka Corp., to sell its Vinuran polyvinyl chloride (PVC) modifier business. BASF...
December 5, 2013
Repsol said today that it is restarting production at its high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene plants at Tarragona, Spain, following a turnaround at the ethylene and...
December 5, 2013
Lion Copolymer (Baton Rouge, LA) will temporarily shut down its synthetic rubber plant at Baton Rouge, according to local media reports. The length of the closure is still to be...
December 4, 2013
Lotte Chemical UK, a subsidiary of Lotte Chemical (Seoul), says it intends to close its purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant at Wilton, UK, with the potential loss of 70 jobs. The...
December 2, 2013
W.R.Grace announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Dow’s polypropylene (PP) licensing and catalysts business for $500 million. The...
December 2, 2013
M&G Chemicals (Tortona, Italy) has debuted on the Hong Kong stock exchange, offering 2.35 billion shares at HK$1.65–1.95/share. The initial public offering comprises an...
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