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July 2, 2013
Syngenta will acquire MRI Seed Zambia and MRI Agro (MRI), a leading developer, producer and distributor of white corn seed in Zambia, the company announced today. The white corn market...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Syngenta-to-acquire-African-corn-seed-business-as-part-of-major-expansion-in-Africa_53349.html
July 2, 2013
Elemental Minerals (Perth, Australia) and Dingyi Group Investment (Bermuda) announced today that following successful completion of a technical and financial due diligence by Dingyi...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Potash-group-Elemental-Minerals-agrees-to-Dingyis-bid_53324.html
June 28, 2013
Aspen (Durban, South Africa), the ninth-largest generic pharmaceutical company in the world, says it has signed an agreement with Merck & Co. (Whitehouse Station, NJ), which is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-African-firm-Aspen-acquires-Merck-and-Co-API-plants-and-11-finished-dosage-products-for-$1-billion_53198.html
June 28, 2013
Lanxess says it is streamlining its production network and portfolio for its rubber chemicals business unit, and a central element is the bundling of production processes for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxess-restructures-rubber-chemicals-production-network-to-close-site-and-cut-jobs_53193.html
June 21, 2013
BASF has opened a laboratory facility in Johannesburg to deliver specialist services for mining customers in the entire African continent, BASF announced today. The lab is at the site...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-opens-mineral-processing-reagent-lab-in-Johannesburg_53038.html
June 20, 2013
KBR announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Sasol for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) management services for a gaseous oxygen compressor at the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/KBR-awarded-construction-contract-by-Sasol-for-oxygen-compressor-at-Secunda_52826.html
June 18, 2013
Applied Minerals (New York), a producer of halloysite clay, has entered into an agreement for Mitsui & Co. to market Applied Minerals' dragonite halloysite clay and iron...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Mitsui-and-Co-to-distribute-Applied-Minerals-halloysite-clay_52887.html
May 31, 2013
Brenntag says it will establish a legal entity including warehouse facilities at Accra, Ghana. The office will be the centre for Brenntag in West Africa and will strengthen...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Brenntag-opens-office-in-Ghana_52454.html
May 28, 2013
Sonatrach (Algiers) and OCI (Cairo), joint owners of Sorfert Algérie, a major fertilizer complex recently completed at Arzew, Algeria, say they have reached an agreement on the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/algeria/Sonatrach-and-OCI-reach-commercial-agreement-on-Sorfert-Algerie_52321.html
May 25, 2013
Striking workers at a chrome ore mine in Rustenburg, South Africa, owned by Lanxess, have agreed to end a strike and to return to work on Monday, following a deal with the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Workers-end-strike-at-Lanxesss-chrome-mine-in-South-Africa_52302.html
May 23, 2013
Polystyrene (PS) demand is expected to be lower worldwide this year compared with last year, according to the latest IHS Chemical Market Advisory Service: Global Plastics &...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Global-PS-demand-expected-to-be-lower-in-2013-because-of-high-feedstock-costs-product-substitution_52256.html
May 21, 2013
Miners at the Rustenburg, South Africa, chrome mine owned by Lanxess went on an strike on Thursday and are still striking today. A spokesperson for Lanxess told CW that the miners...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxesss-chrome-mine-in-South-Africa-hit-by-strike_52198.html
May 20, 2013
Iran, Egypt, and Turkey have agreed to form the core of a new industry association, the International Petrochemical Association, an OPEC-like body that will enable cooperation among...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Iran-Egypt-Turkey-agree-to-form-petrochemical-industry-association-for-developing-countries_52164.html
May 13, 2013
The sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention has agreed to begin phasing out the use of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) in little more than a year...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Report-Stockholm-Convention-agrees-on-phaseout-of-HBCD_51948.html
May 13, 2013
The Competition Tribunal (Pretoria) is set to hear next week the case brought against Sasol by the Competition Commission (Pretoria), under which Sasol was accused of charging...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-defend-propylene-and-PP-pricing-policies-before-competition-tribunal_51947.html
May 13, 2013
Generic pesticide producer Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) says its first-quarter net income rose 1%, to $90.2 million from $89.3 million, during the same quarter last year. Ebitda went up...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/egypt/Makhteshims-first-quarter-net-profit-up-1-percent_51941.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Frutarom-acquires-South-African-flavor-company_51660.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Linde-Electronics-and-Pelchem-form-xenon-difluoride-distribution-alliance_51437.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Ethiopian-Potash-acquires-exploration-authorization-rights-in-Mali_51356.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Songwon-appoints-Sun-Ace-as-distributor-for-sub-Saharan-Africa_51195.html
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