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January 4, 2013
Oxea announced several global price increases, all effective 1 January. I/n-butanol, i/n-butyl acetate, and i/n-butyraldehyde will all increase by €100 ($131)/m.t. in Europe, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Oxea-announces-several-price-increases_48701.html
January 2, 2013
Unilever says it will phase out the use of microplastics as a “scrub” in all personal care products by 2015, according to the Associated Press. The move is in response to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Unilever-to-phase-out-microplastics-by-2015_48663.html
December 14, 2012
Oxea announced several price increases effective 1 January. In North America, i/n butanol, i/n butyl acetate and n butyraldehyde will increase by 5 cts/lb—i/n butanol to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Oxea-announces-global-price-increases_48400.html
December 14, 2012
KBR has confirmed that it will license its ammonia technology to Indorama to be used in a 2,300-m.t./day plant based on KBR’s Purifier technology being built as part of the Eleme...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/KBR-licenses-ammonia-process-to-Indorama-in-Nigeria_48391.html
December 4, 2012
Toyo Engineering and its consortium partner Daewoo Nigeria (Lagos) have received a letter of award from Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals (Singapore), to build the world's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Toyo-Daewoo-consortium-awarded-urea-plant-contract-in-Nigeria_48121.html
December 3, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) says it will highlight the important role that products of the global chemical industry play in achieving...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/ICCA-at-Cop-18-highlights-industrys-contribution-to-GHG-reductions_48107.html
December 3, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals is increasing its prices for phenolic resins by €200–300/m.t., depending on the product, and €120/m.t. for phenolic molding compounds in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Momentive-Specialty-Chemicals-increases-prices_48093.html
November 20, 2012
Gulf of Guinea Oil Exploration Limited (GGOEX), an integrated energy company established to take advantage of the opportunities available in the Gulf of Guinea, has announced plans to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Gulf-of-Guinea-Oil-Exploration-to-build-methanol-plant-in-Nigeria_47850.html
November 14, 2012
Sasol says it has opened a new research and technology (R&T) facility at the company’s site at Sasolburg, South Africa. Construction of the 150-million South African rand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-opens-research-and-technology-center-in-South-Africa_47683.html
November 12, 2012
Egypt’s president Mohamed Morsi has opened a complex producing styrene and polystyrene at the Dekheila Port at Alexandria, Egypt. The plant was built by the Egyptian Styrenics...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egyptian-president-opens-EStyrenics-complex-at-Alexandria_47629.html
November 6, 2012
Air Products has received a supply contract to build and operate two oxygen plants at a copper-smelter site being built in Zambia by Kansanshi Mining (Lusaka, Zambia). As a part of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Air-Products-to-build-ASU-for-Zambian-copper-mine_47482.html
October 25, 2012
Sasol has inaugurated its limestone ammonium nitrate (LAN) granulation plant at Secunda, South Africa. The company invested 1 billion South African rand ($115 million) in the plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-inaugurates-LAN-granulation-plant-in-South-Africa_47226.html
October 23, 2012
Versalis, the chemicals subsidiary of ENI (Rome), is close to signing a deal to set up a new elastomers joint venture in Egypt, CW has learned. Details of the upcoming agreement are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Versalis-mulls-elastomers-project-in-Egypt_47143.html
October 23, 2012
Distribution company DKSH (Zurich) says it has entered into a distribution agreement with Tagra (Netanya, Israel), a producer of stabilized active ingredients, covering China, India...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/DKSH-signs-distribution-deal-with-Israeli-pharma-and-personal-care-ingredients-firm_47142.html
October 22, 2012
Sensient Technologies is building a colors and flavors complex at Johannesburg, the company says. The complex will include R&D and manufacturing capabilities for both colors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sensient-building-colors-and-flavors-complex-in-South-Africa_47112.html
October 16, 2012
Tronox announced its opposition to an application made by the Mtunzini Conservancy (Mtunzini, South Africa), a nongovernmental organization opposed to developments in the area, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Tronox-files-opposing-injunction-against-South-African-environmental-group_47008.html
September 28, 2012
Univar has announced that its legal entity in Tunisia is now fully operational. The new office will operate alongside similar Univar entities in Morocco, Egypt, and Algeria. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Univar-Opens-Office-in-Tunisia_46577.html
September 24, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals says it is increasing its prices for base epoxy resin products, effective October 1. Liquid epoxy resins (LER) and solid epoxy resins (SER) in the EMEA...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Momentive-Increases-Resin-Prices_46459.html
September 17, 2012
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says it calls on all stakeholders to take action to strengthen the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/ICCA-Calls-for-Stronger-Global-Cooperation-on-Chemicals-Management_46299.html
September 7, 2012
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has issued a report saying more progress is needed on its Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM) if parties...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UN-Industry-Focus-on-SAICM-Before-Intl-Meeting_46112.html
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