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June 23, 2008
BASF says its BASF Coatings Services unit will acquire MAB Auto Body Parts and Paint Centre (Johannesburg, South Africa). The transaction is pending regulatory approval. Terms were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Acquires-Auto-Refinishing-Firm_12619.html
June 19, 2008
Agrium says that construction has not resumed at the Damietta, Egypt site where its majority-owned jv EAgrium (Cairo) is building a turn-key fertilizer complex. Building was halted on...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Construction-Halted-on-Agrium-Fertilizer-JV-in-Egypt_12394.html
June 16, 2008
Shell Chemicals continues to shift its assets to Asia and the Mideast and says that a recently announced world-scale propylene oxide-styrene monomer (POSM) project will form part of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Shell-Plans-Next-Wave-of-Projects-in-Shift-to-Asia-and-Mideast-_12467.html
June 2, 2008
Bird watch: African lake is a regional breeding ground. Tata Chemical’s (Mumbai) previously announced 500,000-m.t./year natural soda ash project at Lake Natron, Tanzania...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Threat-to-Flamingos-Halts-Soda-Ash-Plan_12257.html
May 20, 2008
Maire Tecnimont says it has signed a contract with Enppi (Cairo) to provide project management contractor services for a previously announced 200,000-m.t./year polystyrene (PS) plant...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Tecnimont-Bags-Egyptian-Polystyrene-Contract_11985.html
April 28, 2008
Algeria Oman Fertilizer Co. (Algiers), a 51-49 joint venture between Oman Bahwan Group (Muscat) and Sonatrach (Algiers), has signed contracts with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Algeria-Adds-Huge-Capacity-for-Ammonia-and-Urea_11615.html
March 17, 2008
Engro Chemical Pakistan (Karachi) is seeking to establish a joint venture with Perphos (Algiers) to manufacture phosphate fertilizers in Algeria. Engro said in a filing to the Karachi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Engro-Seeks-Fertilizer-JV-in-Algeria_10901.html
February 25, 2008
Yara International (Oslo) says it has signed a framework agreement with National Oil Corp. (NOC; Tripoli) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA; Tripoli) to establish a fertilizer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Yara-Signs-JV-Agreement-in-Libya-&hellip_10523.html
February 18, 2008
Yara (Oslo) says it signed a joint venture framework agreement today with the National Oil Corporation (NOC; Tripoli) and the Libyan Investment Authority (LIA; Tripoli)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/libya/Yara-Signs-Joint-Venture-Agreement-in-Libya_10412.html
February 4, 2008
UOP say that Viva Methanol will license the methanol-to-olefin (MTO) technology jointly developed by UOP and Norsk Hydro (Oslo), as well as the olefin cracking process developed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UOP-Provides-Methanol-to-Olefins-Technology-for-Nigerian-Complex_10143.html
January 31, 2008
UOP and Total Petrochemicals say that Viva Methanol Ltd, a subsidiary of Eurochem Technologies (Singapore), will license the companies jointly developed technology for a previously...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/UOP-and-Total-Provide-Technology-for-Nigerian-Methanol-to-Olefins-Complex_10106.html
December 14, 2007
Methanex says it has signed a memorandum of understanding to build a 200,000-m.t./year dimethyl ether (DME) plant with joint venture partner XinAo Group (Langfang, China) at Damietta...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Methanex-to-Build-DME-JV-Plant-in-Egypt_9414.html
October 22, 2007
Oxea says it will increase off-list prices for i/n butyl acetate, i/n butanol, n-propyl acetate, and n-propanol by 3 cts/gal in North America and by $66/m.t. in Africa, Asia, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Oxea-Increases-Solvents-Price_8413.html
October 19, 2007
Dow Chemical says it will raise its polyol prices in Europe by €100 million ($142.8 million)/m.t. for flexible, rigid, and CASE polyols; and by €150 million/m.t. for copolymer...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dow-to-Increase-Polyol-Prices_8384.html
September 21, 2007
Mitsubishi Chemical and Sasol Chemical Industries have agreed to dissolve their acrylic acid and acrylates Sasol Dia Acrylates (SDA) joint venture in South Africa. The jv manufactures...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Mitsubishi-Chemical-and-Sasol-End-Acrylic-Acid-and-Acrylates-JV_7776.html
September 10, 2007

Sasol reported chemical operating profit of R4.3 billion ($601 million) for its fiscal year ended June 30, compared to a R1.5-billion loss for the year-ago period.

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http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Chemical-Profits-Return-to-Black_7580.html
August 27, 2007
Sasol says it has become the first company to register a nitrous oxide (N2O) abatement project, using secondary catalyst technology to convert the greenhouse gas N2O into nitrogen and...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/-Sasol-Launches-N2O-Emission-Abatement-Project_7147.html
August 7, 2007
Danisco has signed an agreement to acquire the shares of Innovative Ingredients (Cape Town, South Africa), a maker of industrial bakery enzymes for the South African market. Financial...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Danisco-to-Buy-South-African-Bakery-Enzymes-Business_6875.html
August 6, 2007
Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. (JPMC; Amman) and Indian Farmers Fertilizers Co. (IFFCO; Mumbai) have signed an agreement to establish a joint venture to build a plant with capacity to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Jordan-and-India-Link-in-Phosphoric-Acid-Project_5722.html
August 1, 2007
Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Hyderabad), one of India’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has opened an office in Lagos, Nigeria as part of plans to expand its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Dr-Reddys-Expands-Presence-in-Africa_6710.html
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