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July 8, 2011
SRF (Gurgaon, India), a producer of refrigerants, engineering plastics and technical textile yarns, plans to invest about $70 million in a 30,000-m.t./year biaxially oriented...
July 4, 2011
Chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) has acquired Ethnichem (Johannesburg). Financial terms were not disclosed. Ethnichem is an important local player in the personal care and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
December 14, 2010
Sasol Polymers says it has agreed to a R 111.6 million settlement ($16.4 million) with the South African Competition Commission in relation to its existing propylene supply agreement...
November 15, 2010
Olam International (Singapore) says it has agreed to form an 80-20 joint venture with the government of Gabon to build an ammonia-urea complex at a port location in Gabon. The...
September 22, 2010
Sabic has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa in the presence of HE Saud bin Abdullah bin Thunayan Al-Saud, chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu and Sabic...
September 15, 2010
DuPont's Pioneer Hi-Bred business says it has purchased a majority share of Pannar Seed Limited (Greytown, South Africa) for an undisclosed sum....
September 13, 2010
Sasol Ltd. (Johannesburg) reported a 3% drop to R23.9 billion ($3.3 billion) in operating profit in the year ended 30th June 2010 on sales down 11% to R122.3 billion. The company says...
September 7, 2010
Sasol Nitro, a division of Sasol Chemical Industries, plans to divest five fertilizer blending plants in South Africa as part of a settlement agreed with the Competition Commission of...
August 20, 2010
Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading food ingredients, enzymes and bio-based solution provider, has acquired Research Solutions (Cape Town), a product development company, which supplies...
August 17, 2010
South Africa's Competition Commission has ruled that Sasol has abused its dominant market position to overcharge local buyers of propylene and polypropylene (PP) and has referred...
July 28, 2010
AECI (Johannesburg), South Africa's mining and chemicals group, reported a 48% increase in operating profit in the first half of 2010 to R484 million ($66.3 million) on sales 3% higher...
July 8, 2010
AECI (Johannesburg) says earnings for the first half of 2010 will more than double as demand for its products continues to grow. The South African explosives and chemicals group...
April 21, 2010
Sasol says it will invest R1.9 billion ($257 million) to construct an ethylene purification unit at its Sasol Polymers plant at Sasolburg, South Africa. The plant is expected to come...
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