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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
September 3, 2012
BASF says it has opened its previously announced first production plant for dispersions in South Africa, which is located in the Umbogintwini Industrial Complex at Durban. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Starts-Production-of-Acrylic-Dispersions-in-South-Africa_46006.html
August 7, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded two contracts by Foskor to design and fabricate two final acid towers and one acid cooler for Foskor's sulfuric acid plants at Richards Bay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Jacobs-Awarded-Fertilizer-Contract-in-South-Africa_45465.html
July 24, 2012
Total and Algeria’s state-owned energy major Sonatrach (Algiers) have restarted discussions to relaunch their previously announced petchems project at Arzew, Algeria, sources...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Total-and-Sonatrach-Reopen-Arzew-Petchem-Talks-QP-Likely-Partner_45142.html
July 23, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says its Indorama PET Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) subsidiary, on July 19, started up the previously announced 75,000-m.t./year solid state...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Indorama-Starts-Up-PET-Plant-in-Nigeria_45045.html
July 23, 2012
Lenzing, a global market leader in cellulose fibers, says it has renewed a multi-year agreement with Sappi (Johannesburg) to source pulp raw material for Lenzing’s fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lenzing-Renews-Pulp-Sourcing-Agreement-with-Sappi_45111.html
July 16, 2012
The World Health Organization (WHO; Geneva) says that the Codex Alimentarius Commission, a food standards body jointly run by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO; Rome) of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/WHO-Sets-Standards-for-Melamine-in-Milk_44919.html
July 11, 2012
Peak Resources (West Perth, Australia) says it has completed test work for the first two stages of its five-stage sulfuric acid leach process for high-grade weathered rare earth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Australian-Firms-Rare-Earths-Project-in-Africa-Makes-Progress_44820.html
July 11, 2012
Vopak says it will sell a 30% noncontrolling interest in its wholly owned unit Vopak Terminal Durban (Durban, South Africa) to Reatile Chemicals (Johannesburg). Reatile Chemicals is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Vopak-to-Sell-30-percent-Stake-in-Vopak-Terminal-Durban-to-Reatile-Chemicals_44813.html
July 11, 2012
Mississippi Phosphates Corporation (MPC; Madison, Miss), a wholly owned subsidiary of Phosphate Holdings, said on Tuesday that it has agreed with OCP (Casablanca) to extend by six...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Mississippi-Phosphates-and-OCP-Extend-Phosphate-Rock-Supply-Contract_44818.html
July 8, 2012
India’s Ministry of Finance has imposed a definitive five-year antidumping duty on imports of soda ash from China, the European Union (EU), Iran, Kenya, Pakistan, Ukraine, and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/India-Imposes-Antidumping-Duty-on-Imports-of-Soda-Ash_44751.html
July 6, 2012
AECI (Johannesburg), an explosives and specialty chemicals company, has entered into an agreement with GE to acquire GE’s chemical and monitoring solutions business in Africa for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-to-Acquire-GE-Water-Treatment-Business-in-Africa_44699.html
June 29, 2012
AECI, South Africa’s explosives and specialty chemicals company, says it has entered into an agreement with General Electric (GE) to acquire its chemical and monitoring solutions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-to-Acquire-GE-Water-Chemicals-Business-in-Africa_44553.html
June 26, 2012
PolyOne says it plans to open a new facility in the Montague Gardens industrial precinct in Cape Town, South Africa. PolyOne, leveraging newly acquired ColorMatrix technology, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/PolyOne-to-Open-Facility-in-South-Africa_44471.html
June 25, 2012
Jacobs Engineering and OCP (Casablanca), partners in Jacobs Engineering SA (JESA; Casablanca) announced on Friday that they intend to acquire 100% of the shares in Team Maroc (Rabat)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Jacobs-and-OCP-JV-Plans-to-Acquire-Engineering-Firm-Team-Maroc_44446.html
June 12, 2012
Dow Chemical has named Heinz Haller, executive v.p. and chief commercial officer of Dow, as executive v.p., president of Dow Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and chief commercial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dow-Names-Heinz-Haller-as-President-EMEA-Shuffles-Management_44101.html
May 30, 2012
Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) says that its wholly-owned subsidiary OCI Fertilizer Holding has agreed to sell its 16.8% stake in the Gavilon Group to Marubeni following...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Orascom-Sells-its-Share-in-Gavilon-to-Marubeni-Will-Continue-to-Market-in-North-America_43814.html
May 30, 2012
Syngenta says it plans to build a $1-billion business in Africa over the next 10 years and that the company will make cumulative investments of over $500 million in support of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Syngenta-to-Invest-$500-Million-in-Africa_43579.html
May 29, 2012
Sasol says that from July 1, 2012 a number of changes to the company's executive responsibilities will take effect. They include wider responsibilities for the head of the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Changes-Executive-Responsibilities_43773.html
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