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February 23, 2012
Lanxess is to invest €40 million ($53.2 million) in the construction of a carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration unit at its Newcastle, South Africa site. Lanxess's site at Newcastle...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxess-Invests-at-Leather-Chemicals-Site-in-South-Africa_41551.html
February 14, 2012
Lonza says it is in discussions with the South African government for establishing a joint venture called Ketlaphela to build an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lonza-Plans-API-Joint-Venture-in-South-Africa_41330.html
February 9, 2012
Sabic appears to be the favorite to win a proposal to invest in a huge methanol-to-petrochemicals complex in Trinidad. The complex with an estimated value of $5.3 billion, is expected...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Sabic-in-Talks-to-Invest-in-Methanol-to-Petrochemicals-Project-in-Trinidad_41209.html
February 7, 2012
Air Liquide said today that it will invest €40 million in a new air separation unit (ASU) in South Africa. This follows the signing of a long-term contract with Evraz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-Invests-&euro40-Million-in-Air-Separation-Unit-in-South-Africa_41029.html
January 30, 2012
Advanced biofuels are set to become an important factor in the global economy and could replace more than 50% of the world's gasoline demand in 2030, according to a report by Bloomberg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Novozymes-Biofuels-Could-Replace-more-than-50-percent-Gasoline-Demand-by-2030_40905.html
January 25, 2012
Bayer CropScience, one of the leading producers of agricultural chemicals, has outlined its goals and affirmed its commitment to addressing the challenges posed by population growth...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Bayer-CropScience-Affirms-Commitment-to-Food-Security-Speeds-Phaseout-of-Old-Insecticides_40713.html
January 25, 2012
South Africa's Competition Commission (Pretoria) on Tuesday blocked a bid by Senmin International, a unit of AECI, to acquire Cellulose Derivatives (Pretoria). The commission says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-Blocks-Chemicals-Merger-Future-of-CMC-Producer-Uncertain_40742.html
January 23, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) says it has opened a new representative office at Cape Town, South Africa. The establishment of this office “will ultimately be a nuclease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Qapco-Opens-Office-in-South-Africa_40683.html
January 11, 2012
Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Sell-One-of-Its-Production-Sites-in-Germany_40373.html
January 10, 2012
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus, OH) has announced an increase in prices of the epoxy resin products in the regions of Europe, Mideast, and Africa (EMEA) by €130/m.t...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Momentive-Increases-Prices-of-Epoxy-Resins-in-the-EMEA-Region_40353.html
January 10, 2012
Global demand for enzymes is expected to rise by 6.8%/year to $8 billion in 2015. The increase in demand for enzymes reflects a continued rebound in the world economy. Most markets are...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Economic-Recovery-Increases-World-Enzyme-Demand_40349.html
December 30, 2011
KBR (Houston) says it has been awarded a contract by Tecnimont for the license and basic engineering design of a new ammonia plant to be built by Chemical Industries Holding (Cairo) at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/KBR-Awarded-Contract-for-Ammonia-Plant-in-Egypt_40062.html
December 22, 2011
Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) says its board of directors has decided to demerge the company’s construction business from its fertilizer business. OCI will file an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Orascom-to-Demerge-its-Construction-Business-from-its-Fertilizer-Business_39985.html
December 20, 2011
Sika (Baar, Switzerland) signed an agreement with Italcementi Group (Bergamo, Italy) to acquire Axim (Middlebranch, OH), the global concrete admixture and cement grinding aid business...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Sika-Acquires-Concrete-Admixture-Business-of-Italcementi-Group_39943.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
November 16, 2011
Toyo Engineering (Narashino, Japan), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Tokyo), Sojitz Corp. (Tokyo), and Sumitomo Corp. (Tokyo) say they have entered into an early work agreement with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Japanese-Consortium-Signs-Contract-for-Fertilizer-Project-in-Angola_39079.html
November 15, 2011
Methanex and Agrium have each suspended production temporarily at manufacturing plants at Damietta, Egypt due to demonstrations in the area. EMethanex, a 60-40 joint venture between...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Demonstrations-Force-Shutdown-of-Methanex-and-Agrium-Plants-in-Egypt_39045.html
October 31, 2011
Tecnimont has been awarded a $540-million lump sum, turnkey engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by Egyptian Chemical & Fertilizers Industries Co...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Tecnimont-Awarded-Large-Fertilizer-Contract-in-Egypt_38710.html
October 26, 2011
Crest Chemicals (Midrand, South Africa), a chemical distribution joint venture between Brenntag and AECI (Johannesburg), has acquired certain assets of WK Croxton (Pietermaritzburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brenntag-JV-Acquires-Assets-in-South-Africa_38573.html
October 14, 2011
DuPont says the South African Competition Tribunal has rejected its bid to buy a majority stake in Pannar Seed (Greytown, South Africa), Africa’s largest seed firm. The Tribunal...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/DuPont-Bid-for-Pannar-Denied_38312.html
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