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December 18, 2013Sahara 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 20, 2013Solvay has announced an agreement to sell its 70.59% stake in Solvay Indupa (Buenos Aires) to Braskem for $290 million. The deal, which is subject to antitrust approval, will give Braskem a commanding position in South America’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) market....
December 17, 2013Private 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, 2013Qatar 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, 2013Tecnimont (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, 2013Two 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, 2013Qatar 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, 2013Michelin 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, 2013Huntsman, throughits wholly owned subsidiary, Huntsman International, will privately offer €200 million ($274.3 million) in aggregate principal amount of senior...
December 10, 2013Uhde Inventa-Fischer announced today that it has commissioned a polycondensation plant for the production of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle resin and packaging...