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August 1, 2013
AECI (Johannesburg) reports 401 million rand ($41 million) in net profit during the first half, up from the R136 million reported in same period last year, the company says. Profit...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africas-AECI-more-than-doubles-first-half-profit_54151.html
July 31, 2013
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business said today that it has closed the acquisition of a majority stake in Greytown, South Africa, Africa's largest seed firm. The closing comes nearly...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/DuPont-closes-Pannar-acquisition_54107.html
July 26, 2013
Taminco (Ghent, Belgium), and Temix (Milan, Italy) have signed a distribution agreement whereby Temix becomes Taminco’s exclusive distributor for its line of fatty tertiary...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Taminco-signs-exclusive-distribution-agreement-with-Temix-for-fatty-tertiary-amines_53962.html
July 24, 2013
Representatives of 28 African countries, under the auspices of Representatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), have developed a road map that aims to drive the...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/African-countries-pledge-to-increase-efforts-for-sound-management-of-chemicals_53858.html
July 17, 2013
Avantor Performance Materials (Center Valley, PA), a global manufacturer of performance materials and chemicals, today announced it has expanded its arrangement with VWR International...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Avantor-and-VWR-International-expand-pharmaceutical-chemicals-distribution-arrangement_53700.html
July 15, 2013
Fertilizer manufacturer Coromandel International (Secunderabad, India) says that Tunisian Indian Fertilisers (Tifert)—a joint venture among Coromandel; Gujarat State Fertilisers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Phosphoric-acid-JV-plant-in-Tunisia-starts-production_53636.html
July 11, 2013
Gensource Potash (Saskatoon, SK) has signed a binding agreement with Chinese investors to develop potash projects around Saskatoon. Canada Potash Corp. (CPC; Saskatoon)—backed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/China-ups-its-interests-in-potash-projects-worldwide_53515.html
July 3, 2013
A Malaysia-based subsidiary of Huchems Fine Chemical (Seoul) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tanzania-based Infotech Investments Group (Dar es Salaam), and Gro Energy, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/Huchems-signs-deal-for-$800-million-ammonia-project-in-Tanzania_53356.html
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
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