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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...
August 31, 2010
Rhodia says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS; Paris), the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENSL; Lyon, France)...
August 25, 2010
W.R. Grace says it will add a rare earth surcharge to its prices for fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalysts and additives for the refining industry, citing recently imposed export tariffs and quota restrictions....
August 10, 2010
 Sud-Chemie reported first-half Ebit up 4%, to €43 million, on sales up 6%, to €576 million. "The marked worldwide recovery on the chemical markets had a positive...
July 22, 2010
The MIT spin-off says its process could save the industry tens of billions of dollars per year in raw material and operations costs....
July 22, 2010
W.R. Grace’s second-quarter net income more than doubled, to $51 million (69 cts/share), on sales up 4%, to $685 million excluding a refining catalyst joint venture...
July 21, 2010
The U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board, a U.K. government agency, has awarded £718,000 ($920,000) to a consortium led by catalyst firm Reaxa (Manchester, U.K.) to...
July 20, 2010
BASF has introduced Aegis, a fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) catalyst designed for maximizing fuel yields from FCC units that use heavy resid feedstocks.   The catalyst is...
June 1, 2010
The report says that, among the larger market size applications, specialty films, printed circuit boards, IC process chemicals, engineering thermoplastics, and construction chemicals will grow fastest....
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