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May 29, 2009
Venezuela’s state-owned petrochemical company Pequiven (Caracas) and Brazil’s largest petrochemical firm Braskem (São Paulo) are considering a joint venture to build...
May 29, 2009
Cognis says it has opened Cognis Specialty Chemicals (Mumbai), which will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary. Cognis says its sales in India grew by 30% in 2008, but it did not...
May 29, 2009
Speculation is mounting over which potential partners could replace Petrochemical Industries Co. (PIC; Safat, Kuwait) in K-Dow, a proposed 50-50 joint venture with Dow Chemical that...
May 11, 2009
Praxair says it has formed an industrial gases joint venture with Sinopec at Guangzhou, China. The jv, Praxair-GPC Industrial Gases, will produce, sell, and distribute industrial gases...
May 8, 2009
DIC’s Sun Chemical says it has partnered with the University of Cincinnati’s Novel Device Laboratory (Cincinnati) to develop a technology that improves the color range of...
May 5, 2009
SDCmaterials (Tempe, AZ), a catalyst and additives maker, has closed a series B funding round that raised $14 million. Invus Financial Advisors (New York) led the round, and previous...
April 20, 2009
Microbia (Lexington, MA), a specialty chemicals company developing two carotenoid products, expects to commercialize its first two products by the end of 2010. The company recently...
April 17, 2009
Catalyst technologies company Reaxa (Manchester, U.K.), whose customers mainly include pharmaceutical and fine chemicals manufacturers, says that it expects India to become a major...
April 10, 2009
Linde says its Linde Gas (Hong Kong) subsidiary will establish a joint venture by June with Sinopec Sichuan Vinylon Works (SVW; Chongqing, China), a Sinopec subsidiary, to build and...
April 10, 2009
Merck KGaA says it has launched a venture capital fund, called Merck Serono Ventures, to invest in emerging biotechnology companies. The fund aims to support biotech startup companies...
April 7, 2009
AgriTecSorbents (Stuttgart, AR), a business started up by farmers cooperative group Producer’s Rice Mill (Stuttgart, AR), has begun manufacturing quality sodium silicate...
April 3, 2009
DSM has signed a contract with North China Pharmaceutical Group Corp. (NCPC; Shijiazhuang) to establish three separate joint ventures with NCPC involving nutritional products and...
April 3, 2009
Honeywell’s UOP says it has launched a bio-based transportation fuel joint venture with bio-oil producer Ensyn (Wilmington, DE). The jv, Envergent Technologies, will offer...
March 23, 2009
Merck KGaA says it has launched a venture capital fund dubbed Merck Serono Ventures, to invest in emerging biotechnology companies. The fund will support biotech start-up companies...
March 9, 2009
Christophe H. Schilling, President Genomatica Sustainable Chemicals (San Diego, CA)   Schilling, 35, along with Bernhard Palsson,, is the co-founder of Genomatica and co-designer...
March 6, 2009
PTT Poly Canada, a joint venture between Shell Chemicals Canada and Société Générale de Financement du Québec (SGF; Montreal), says it will...
February 25, 2009
Genomatica (San Diego, CA), a biotech start up, says it has developed the first bio-process for manufacturing the solvent methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) from renewable raw materials. The...
February 23, 2009
Yara International, National Oil Corp. (NOC; Tripoli), and Libyan Investment Authority (LIA; Tripoli) have signed final agreements to create a previously announced joint venture...
February 9, 2009
BASF has announced a reorganization of its performance products business segment, in anticipation of closing the company’s acquisition of Ciba Specialty Chemicals toward the end...
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