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April 8, 2011
The technology, dubbed High Severity Fluidized Catalytic Cracking (HS-FCC), will help refiners producer higher yields of propylene and other light valuable products....
March 29, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has completed basic engineering for a 60,000-m.t./year biodiesel catalysts plant, which it plans to build at Puerto General San Martin, Argentina...
February 16, 2011
Clariant has agreed to acquire almost all of Süd-Chemie (Munich) in a deal valued at €2 billion. Clariant expects to complete the transaction in the first half of 2011. The...
February 10, 2011
The fine and specialty chemicals sectors are experiencing a steady rise in business, a trend which is expected to continue through this year, attendees, exhibitors and organizers at...
February 10, 2011
W.R. Grace’s net income fell 3%, to $44.9 million (60 cts/share) in fourth-quarter 2010 because of a net benefit from income taxes in the prior year quarter. Adjusted earnings...
February 3, 2011
Comar Chemicals (Atlantis, South Africa) will establish a plant at Clariant's Muttenz, Switzerland site for the production of Comar's organo metallic catalysts and nanoparticle...
February 2, 2011
Johnson Matthey today reported improved sales and profits results for its fiscal third quarter ended December 31. Johnson Matthey announced in an interim management statement that...
January 21, 2011
One Equity Partners (OEP; New York) is lining up a number of potential bidders for its 50.41% controlling stake in Süd-Chemie (Munich), reports say. Potential bidders include...
January 7, 2011
Axens North America says it has signed an agreement with Shell's Criterion Catalysts & Technology unit and with Shell to buy Criterion's catalytic reforming catalyst business...
December 10, 2010
Bayer Material Science (BMS) earlier today said it plans to begin commercial sale of polyols derived from CO2 within the next five years. Speaking in Leverkusen at Bayer’s annual...
December 6, 2010
The plant will be built at the site of Fabrica Carioca de Catalisadores SA (FCC SA), a fluid catalytic cracking catalyst  and additives joint venture operated by Albemarle and Petrobras....
November 29, 2010
BASF says the CRI/Criterion business has a strong position in the fast-growing Mideast and Chinese markets....
November 29, 2010
Süd-Chemie says it has formed an alliance with the Technical University of Munich (TUM; Munich) to cooperate on research in the field of catalysis. Süd-Chemie will invest...
November 18, 2010
Private equity firm One Equity Partners has attracted preliminary bids to acquire its controlling stake in Süd-Chemie (Munich), reports say. One Equity Partners, which holds a 50%...
November 1, 2010
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech; Atlanta), say they have developed a novel organic solvent system that significantly enhances the recyclability of...
October 21, 2010
W.R. Grace’s third-quarter net income rose 24%, to $54.9 million (74 cts/share), on pro forma sales of $682 million—flat compared to the year-ago period. Sales volumes...
October 20, 2010
Siluria, a San Francico-based start-up that recently gained recognition for demonstrating technology to convert methane directly to ethylene at low temperatures, says it has raised over $13 million in Series A funding. The investment allows the company to optimize its platform to meet the performance levels required for commercialization....
September 23, 2010
Researchers from Rice University (Houston, TX) say they have developed a catalyst that is up to five times more efficient than existing technologies at cracking heavy oil byproducts...
September 13, 2010
W.R. Grace says it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with fine chemicals company Synthetech (Albany, OR) under which Grace will purchase Synthetech for a price of about...
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