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March 19, 2013Nexeo Solutions (The Woodlands, TX) has signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema, to distribute acrylic and styrene acrylic...
March 15, 2013Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) has broken ground on a color concentrates expansion at its Konstantynów Łódźki, Poland facility, the company announced today. The...
March 14, 2013Dow Chemical says it plans to divest up to $1.5 billion worth of businesses over the next 18 months, including its polypropylene licensing and catalysts business and its plastic...
February 26, 2013Croda 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 11, 2013The European Commission says it approved, on 7 February, the acquisition of the coating resins business (CRB) of Cytec Industries by private equity firm Advent International (New...
February 6, 2013Wacker Chemie has launched production at an additional plant for vinyl acetate-ethylene (VAE) copolymer dispersions at its Ulsan facility, in South Korea, the company...
February 6, 2013PMC Group (Mount Laurel, NJ) has completed the acquisition of Dow Chemical's global methyl tin stabilizers and solid lubricants business, PMC announced today. The stabilizers business...
January 28, 2013NewMarket's fourth-quarter net income rose 57.6% year-on-year (YOY), to $53.1 million, or $3.94/share, the company says. Excluding the impact of a $25/share special dividend paid...
January 28, 2013Chemtura (Philadephia) has entered into an amended and restated asset-purchase and contribution agreement with SK Capital Partners regarding the sale of Chemtura's antioxidant and...
January 24, 2013Clariant Mining, a Clariant subsidiary, will increase its production of polyisobutylene succinic anhydride (PIBSA) emulsifiers with the expansion of its plant at Lara, Australia, a...