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July 30, 2007Shell Chemicals has picked Solvochem (Beirut) as the exclusive distributor of its solvents, polyols, and brake fluids in Eastern Africa, effective February 1. Solvochem has acquired...
July 27, 2007A consortium of investors backed by private equity firm Absa Capital (Johannesburg) has acquired polyolefins manufacturer Safripol (Sasolburg, South Africa) from Sentrachem...
July 26, 2007Agrium says it is going ahead with construction of a previously announced, export-oriented fertilizer complex at Damietta, Egypt (CW, June 21, 2006, p. 18). The complex, including...
July 26, 2007Several suppliers say that higher tin metal costs are forcing increases in certain chemical products. Chemtura says it has raised prices for its organotin stabilizers by 12% in North...
July 26, 2007Sasol has called off plans to sell its $3-billion/year olefins and surfactants (O&S) business (CW, August 10, 2005, p. 8). “The offers received were unfortunately below fair...
July 25, 2007Sasol has decided to go ahead with previously announced plans to double capacity for methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK) at Sasolburg, South Africa, to 60,000 m.t./year (CW, Dec. 21/28...
July 25, 2007Air Liquide says it is investing more than €20 million ($27 million) to expand industrial gases capacity in southern Africa. The company says it is building a liquefier near...
July 25, 2007Yara (Oslo) says it has agreed to form a fertilizer joint venture in Libya with National Oil Corp. (NOC; Tripoli). The 50-50 jv will take over ammonia and urea plants currently...
July 25, 2007Lanxess says it has found 80 million tons of extra ore reserves in a crome mine it operates at Rustenburg, South Africa. “With these, we will be able to safeguard the growth of...
July 25, 2007Dow Chemical says it has opened a new polyurethane (PU) systems market development and prototyping laboratory in Cairo, Egypt. The laboratory will help create new products that meet...
July 25, 2007Uhde and Basell have confirmed their contributions to a previously announced propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene (PP) complex at Port Said, Egypt (CW, Nov. 29/Dec. 6, 2006, p...
July 24, 2007Dow Chemical and Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corp. (NOC; Tripoli) have announced plans to form a joint venture to refurbish and operate NOC’s Ras Lanuf petrochemical...
July 24, 2007ABB says it has received a $32-million order from Sappi Saiccor (Durban, South Africa) to upgrade and expand a chemical cellulose plant near Durban. Capacity will increase from about...
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