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March 27, 2013
The European Commission has launched an in-depth investigation into the planned acquisition by Nynas (Stockholm) of refinery assets at Harburg from Shell Deutschland Oil. The...
March 19, 2013
Lubrizol says that its CPI Engineering Services subsidiary, a maker of synthetic lubricants for the compressor original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, will partner with Oxea to...
March 18, 2013
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy), a producer of phosphorus derivatives and specialty additives for plastics, lubricants, and water management, has acquired the Dequest phosphonates...
March 12, 2013
Brenntag has agreed to acquire Lubrication Services (Oklahoma City) for $42 million. The company serves the oil and gas sector through a network of facilities in six states that cover...
February 26, 2013
Croda reports an increase of 5.1% in operating profit during the fourth quarter of 2012, to £61.9 million ($81.75 million). Sales rose by 2.2%, to £240.1 million, over the...
February 7, 2013
Algal oils firm Solazyme (San Francisco) and Mitsui & Co. today announced a $20-million, multi-year partnership aimed at developing triglyceride oils for use in the oleochemical...
January 22, 2013
Blumenthal Holdings (Charlotte, NC) says it has acquired a majority stake in Terresolve Technologies (Mentor, OH), a leading manufacturer of biobased hydraulic and functional fluids...
January 14, 2013
O’Rourke Petroleum (Houston), a distributor of lubricants, fuels, and environmental services, announced that it is acquiring Penco Oil (Tyler, TX), a family-owned distributor of...
November 8, 2012
MWV Specialty Chemicals, the pine chemicals unit of MeadWestvaco,  has agreed to acquire full ownership of Brazilian oleochemicals JV Resitec from partner AECI....
November 7, 2012
Gulf Oil Corporation (Hyderabad, India) has agreed to buy specialty chemical manufacturer Houghton International (Valley Forge, PA) from private equity firm AEA Investors (New York)...
November 1, 2012
Innospec recorded adjusted earnings of 65 cts/share during the third-quarter, down 30% from the year-ago period. Unadjusted net income totaled $15.5 million for the quarter. The third...
October 17, 2012
Ecolab has agreed to sell its vehicle care division to Zep (Atlanta), a maker of cleaning and sanitizing products, for $120 million. The business, which makes cleaning and maintenance...
September 27, 2012
ExxonMobil Chemical says it will invest $215 million to increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks and lubricants blending and packaging operations at its Baton Rogue...
July 13, 2012
Elevance Renewable Sciences (Woodbridge, IL) and hte AG (Heidelberg, Germany) say they will collaborate to develop biobased lubricant base oils and polymers using hte's high-throughput...
June 7, 2012
Calumet Specialty Products (Indianapolis) has acquired lubricants maker Royal Purple (Porter, TX) for $335 million, the company says. Royal Purple makes lubricants aimed at the...
May 15, 2012
Rockwood Lithium, a division of Rockwood Holdings (Princeton, NJ), is increasing prices of its lithium salts to $1,000/m.t., effective July 1. The increase will help fund investment...
February 15, 2012
Infineum (Abingdon, U.K.) says it will build a new salicylate manufacturing facility at its site in Jurong Island, Singapore. The investment amount was not disclosed, but it is the...
December 23, 2011
The light vehicle industry is a customer of growing importance for the chemical industry in North America, according to ACC's latest Chemistry and Light Vehicles report, released this...
December 19, 2011
Afton Chemical (Richmond, VA), part of NewMarket Corp. (Richmond), says it has opened a new research and development (R&D) laboratory at Suzhou, China. The new fuel and lubricant...
December 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it has completed the acquisition of a polyalphaolefin (PAO) plant at Beringen, Belgium from Neste Oil. “The addition of this plant to our...
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