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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 22, 2013

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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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