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June 23, 2011
An Indo-Egyptian joint venture, The Egyptian-Indian Polyester Co., is today launching a $160-million polyethylene terepththalate (PET) resin project in the private free zone area at...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Indian-Company-Launches-Huge-PET-Project-in-Egypt_35691.html
June 6, 2011
BASF says it has joined a group of international research organizations in a four-year partnership to develop a multi-technology strategy for controlling the invasive striga weed in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/BASF-Partners-Institutes-to-Control-Striga-Weed-in-Africa_35289.html
May 31, 2011
BASF has announced plans to build a dispersions plant at Durban, South Africa. The plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Constructs-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_35052.html
May 17, 2011
BASF has announced plans to invest in a dispersions plant at Durban, South Africa. The plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. It will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Builds-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_34888.html
May 16, 2011
Badger Licensing (Cambridge, MA), a joint venture of the Shaw Group and ExxonMobil Chemical, has been awarded a contract by Egyptian Polystyrene Production Co. (EStyrenics; Cairo) to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Badger-Bags-Contract-for-EB-SM-Complex-in-Egypt_34749.html
May 6, 2011
Sasol (Johannesburg) has announced the appointment of David E. Constable as chief executive designate. He will succeed Pat Davies who is retiring on June 30, 2011. Constable is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Appoints-David-E-Constable-as-Chief-Executive_34659.html
May 6, 2011
BASF reported a "powerful start to 2011" with first-quarter Ebitda advancing 28% compared with the prior-year period, to €3.4 billion ($4.98 billion) on sales 25%...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/BASF-Reports-Strong-Results-as-Kurt-Bock-Takes-the-Helm_34657.html
April 26, 2011
ExxonMobil Chemical says that Badger Licensing (Cambridge, MA), a joint venture of affiliates of the Shaw Group and ExxonMobil Chemical, has been awarded a contract by the Egyptian...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Badger-Licensing-Bags-Contract-for-EB-SM-Project-in-Egypt_34376.html
April 11, 2011
The United Nations has recommended adding several pesticides and industrial chemicals to the UN “watch list.”  The listing is part of the Rotterdam Convention on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UN-Proposes-Six-Substances-for-Watch-List-Status_33952.html
April 11, 2011
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) says the chemical industry in Ukraine is making progress with the implementation of the Responsible Care program. ICCA has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Ukraine-Egypt-Advance-Responsible-Care-Programs_33979.html
April 8, 2011
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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UN-Recommends-Six-Substances-for-Watch-List-Status_33951.html
April 1, 2011
Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals (Sidpec; Alexandria, Egypt) and two state-owned Egyptian companies are jointly planning an investment of E£7 billion ($1.2 billion) to build an ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egyptian-Firms-Plan-Ethylene-Venture_33904.html
March 31, 2011
Egypt Japan Petrochemical Corporation (EJPC), a company established by Mitsubishi Corporation and Chiyoda Corporation, is developing what it says will become the world's largest...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Egypt-Builds-Worlds-Largest-Methanol-Complex-Updated_33828.html
March 30, 2011
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) and the Chemical & Allied Industries’ Association (CAIA) say they have begun stepping up their joint efforts to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/ICCA-Steps-up-Safety-Activities-in-Southern-Africa_33827.html
March 28, 2011
Maire Tecnimont has signed a memorandum of understanding with Orascom Construction Industries (OCI; Cairo) to cooperate on project development in Sub-Saharan Africa. The two companies...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Maire-Tecnimont-and-Orascom-Construction-Sign-MOU-to-Collaborate-on-Fertilizer-Projects-in-Africa_33772.html
March 25, 2011
Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan has unveiled a $10-billion plan to develop the country's large gas reserves, including investments by a Saudi firm in petrochemicals and by an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Nigeria-Plans-Investments-in-Petchems-Fertilizers-Saudi-Indian-Firms-to-Participate_33725.html
March 11, 2011
Albemarle says its Jordan Bromine (Amman) joint venture with Arab Potash (Amman) will double the capacity of its bromine production at Safi, Jordan, to meet expanding global demand...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Albemarle-JV-to-Double-Bromine-Capacity-in-Jordan_33203.html
March 8, 2011
OCI (Cairo), a conglomerate that covers production of fertilizers as well as plant construction activities, says fourth quarter consolidated Ebitda and net income grew 39% and 76% to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/OCI-Reports-Solid-Results-Despite-Recent-Political-Unrest-in-Egypt_33254.html
February 24, 2011
BASF is "concerned about Libya" and "hopes the situation will calm down soon," chairman Jürgen Hambrecht says. Wintershall, the energy subsidiary of BASF...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/BASF-Concerned-About-Situation-in-Libya_33012.html
February 22, 2011
Yara says it has halted production at its Lifeco fertilizer joint venture in Libya due to violent unrest that is spreading across the country. The company says that the move is a...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Yara-Halts-Urea-Production-in-Libya-Due-to-Unrest_32960.html
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