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June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
May 31, 2013
Brenntag says it will establish a legal entity including warehouse facilities at Accra, Ghana. The office will be the centre for Brenntag in West Africa and will strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brenntag-opens-office-in-Ghana_52454.html
May 28, 2013
Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo), joint owners of Sorfert Algérie, a major fertilizer complex recently completed at Arzew, Algeria, say they have reached an agreement on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Sonatrach-and-OCI-reach-commercial-agreement-on-Sorfert-Algerie_52321.html
May 25, 2013
Striking workers at a chrome ore mine in Rustenburg, South Africa, owned by Lanxess, have agreed to end a strike and to return to work on Monday, following a deal with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Workers-end-strike-at-Lanxesss-chrome-mine-in-South-Africa_52302.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 21, 2013
Miners at the Rustenburg, South Africa, chrome mine owned by Lanxess went on an strike on Thursday and are still striking today. A spokesperson for Lanxess told CW that the miners...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxesss-chrome-mine-in-South-Africa-hit-by-strike_52198.html
May 20, 2013
Iran, Egypt, and Turkey have agreed to form the core of a new industry association, the International Petrochemical Association, an OPEC-like body that will enable cooperation among...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Iran-Egypt-Turkey-agree-to-form-petrochemical-industry-association-for-developing-countries_52164.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 13, 2013
Generic pesticide producer Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) says its first-quarter net income rose 1%, to $90.2 million from $89.3 million, during the same quarter last year. Ebitda went up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Makhteshims-first-quarter-net-profit-up-1-percent_51941.html
May 2, 2013
Frutarom Industries (Haifa, Israel) says it has signed an agreement to acquire South African flavor company JannDeRee (Johannesburg) for $5.2 million. The transaction was completed at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Frutarom-acquires-South-African-flavor-company_51660.html
April 25, 2013
Linde Electronics and the fluorochemicals producer Pelchem (Pretoria) have formed a strategic partnership to distribute xenon difluoride (XeF2), which is used in microelectromechanical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Linde-Electronics-and-Pelchem-form-xenon-difluoride-distribution-alliance_51437.html
April 23, 2013
Ethiopian Potash Corp. (EPC; Toronto) and AIM-listed Premier African Minerals (London) have signed a definitive contract for the sale of Premier's G&B African Resources Mali...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Ethiopian-Potash-acquires-exploration-authorization-rights-in-Mali_51356.html
April 16, 2013
Songwon Industrial (Ulsan, South Korea) says it has appointed Sun Ace South Africa (Johannesburg) as its new exclusive distributor for the Sub-Saharan Africa region for antioxidants...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Songwon-appoints-Sun-Ace-as-distributor-for-sub-Saharan-Africa_51195.html
April 12, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia) has commenced Phase 3A drilling at the Kola deposit on the company’s Sintoukola Potash Project in the Republic of the Congo, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Elemental-Minerals-begins-drilling-at-Republic-of-the-Congo-potash-mine_49532.html
April 10, 2013
Biobased plastics production requires only 0.006% of the 5-billion hectare global agricultural area, according to data recently published by industry body European Bioplastics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Industry-association-Biobased-plastics-land-use-does-not-pose-threat-to-food-crops_51042.html
April 5, 2013
Brazil has launched two investigations into the possible dumping in the Brazilian market of polypropylene (PP) originating from South Africa, India, and Korea. The probes cover the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brazil-investigates-alleged-dumping-of-PP-from-South-Africa-India-Korea_50971.html
April 3, 2013
Sasol Olefins & Surfactants (Sasol O&S; Hamburg), a subsidiary of Sasol, has sold its entire share of Sasol Gulf (Dubai) to Anichem (Dubai), Sasol announced today. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Olefins-and-Surfactants-sells-Dubai-unit-to-Anichem_50917.html
April 2, 2013
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan) says it has been jointly awarded with the Engineering for the Petroleum & Process Industries (Enppi; Cairo), a contract to build a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Toyo-Engineering-awarded-contract-for-polyethylene-plant-in-Egypt_50880.html
March 25, 2013
Myriant (Quincy, MA) and Bayegan Group (Istanbul) have signed a broad collaboration agreement to commercialize Myriant’s biobased succinic acid in markets across the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/AFPM-IPC-Myriant-and-Bayegan-sign-broad-distribution-agreement-for-biobased-succinic-acid_50717.html
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