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March 22, 2013

IHS Chemical projects that by 2025, the volume will approach 250 million m.t., triple the volume of 2000 and nearly double that of 2010.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/IHS-WPC-Global-chemical-trade-to-boom-on-advantaged-feedstocks-Witte_50660.html
March 19, 2013
Sasol reported a net profit of 12.61 billion rand ($1.39 billion) during the 6 months to 31 December 2012—down almost 12% from same period in 2011. The latest results were...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-net-profit-drops-by-almost-12-percent_50526.html
March 19, 2013
Tata Consulting Engineers (TCE; Mumbai) has won a contract to provide project management at Dangote Group's (Lagos) planned $1.9-billion fertilizer plant at Edo, Nigeria, TCE...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Tata-Consulting-Engineers-to-project-manage-fertilizer-complex-in-Nigeria_50615.html
March 11, 2013
Sasol (Johannesburg, South Africa) today reported a net profit of 12.61 billion rand ($1.39 billion) during the 6 months to 31 December 2012—down almost 12% from same period...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-net-profit-drops-by-almost-12-percent_50406.html
March 1, 2013
Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (Durban, South Africa), an Oiltanking (Hamburg) subsidiary, has entered into an agreement to acquire the business of Grindrod Tank Terminals, a division of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Oiltanking-acquires-two-terminals-in-South-Africa-secures-licenses-for-chemicals_50201.html
February 25, 2013
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says that its board of directors, in a meeting held on 22 February, approved the acquisition of a packaging company in Nigeria that produces polyethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Indorama-acquires-packaging-business-in-Nigeria_50037.html
February 21, 2013
Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) has secured a $375-million financing package from the International Finance Corp. (IFC; Washington), a member of the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Indorama-Eleme-secures-$375-million-loan-for-fertilizer-plant-in-Nigeria_49989.html
February 19, 2013
Indorama's Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals (IEFC; Port Harcourt, Nigeria) unit has signed a financing package to construct a greenfield $1.2-billion urea fertilizer project...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Indorama-signs-financing-for-$1-2-billion-urea-plant-in-Nigeria_49934.html
February 14, 2013
Sasol has taken a 1.98-billion rand ($221.81 million) impairment charge on its interest in the Iranian joint venture Arya Sasol Polymer Co. (ASPC; Assaluyeh, Iran), and there will be...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-earnings-decline-on-big-Iranian-asset-writedown_49736.html
February 4, 2013
Aspen PharmaCare (Durban, South Africa) is in discussions with Merck Sharp Dohme (MSD; Darmstadt, Germany) regarding a possible acquisition of a Merck active pharmaceutical...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Aspen-Pharmacare-in-talks-for-Merck-API-facility-in-the-Netherlands_49535.html
January 31, 2013
The African Development Bank (AfDB; Abidjan, Ivory Coast) has approved a senior loan of $100 million to Indorama Eleme Fertilizer & Chemicals (IEFC) to build and operate a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Indorama-Eleme-receives-$100-million-loan-from-AfDB-for-urea-project-in-Nigeria_49468.html
January 30, 2013
Distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) says it has acquired 100% of the shares of Chemimpo South Africa (Johannesburg), through its subsidiary IMCD South Africa. The two companies will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/IMCD-acquires-specialties-distributor-in-South-Africa_49437.html
January 29, 2013
African Potash (London), a company listed on London's AIM exchange, has reentered into an agreement to acquire an indirect 70% interest in Société des Potasses et des...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/African-Potash-signs-agreement-to-acquire-potash-asset-in-the-Republic-of-the-Congo_49410.html
January 25, 2013
The US Agency for International Development (USAID; Washington) has signed a memorandum of understanding with DuPont and Ethiopia to boost maize harvests through increased use of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/DuPont-USAID-work-with-Ethiopia-to-improve-food-security_49331.html
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
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