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February 12, 2014
Air Liquide has completed the commercial start-up of eight large-scale production units around the world, mainly in emerging markets, the company confirmed today. All of the recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-completes-start-up-of-eight-large-scale-production-units_58776.html
January 16, 2014
Sasol today commissioned its new ethylene purification facility at Sasolburg. The company’s CEO, David Constable; and the South African minister of trade and industry, Rob...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-new-ethylene-splitter-will-lead-to-PE-capacity-hike_57946.html
January 9, 2014
Specialty chemicals and food ingredients distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) and SO.F.TER. (Forlì, Italy) have announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/IMCD-and-SO-F-TER-sign-distribution-agreement-for-South-Africa_57821.html
December 12, 2013
Arkema plans to sell its two South African coatings businesses, Arkema Resins and Harveys Composites, to Ferro Industrial Products (Brakpan, South Africa). “Through this divestment, Arkema will dispose of non-strategic activities -- such as resins for composite materials -- which represent few synergies with the remainder of its coating activities,” the company says in a statement....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Arkema-to-divest-South-Africa-coatings-businesses_57328.html
October 23, 2013
Sasol today announced the resignation of André de Ruyter, senior group executive/global chemicals and North America, with effect from 30 November. De Ruyter resigned after more...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-executive-resigns-to-be-CEO-at-Nampak_55912.html
October 10, 2013
Sasol and the Department of Trade and Industry (dti; Pretoria, South Africa) have opened the ChemCity Business Incubator (CBI) at Sasolburg, South Africa, that will support and promote...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-opens-ChemCity-Business-Incubator_55808.html
October 9, 2013
Lanxess says it has commissioned the previously announced, new carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration unit at its production site at Newcastle, South Africa. Lanxess invested about...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxess-commissions-CO-concentration-unit-in-South-Africa_55774.html
September 9, 2013
Sasol says that operating profits at the company's chemicals cluster tumbled 70% in the fiscal year ended 30 June 2013, to 1.9 billion South African rand, on sales up 11%, to R105.3...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Polymers-loss-causes-Sasols-chemical-profits-to-tumble-70-percent_55041.html
August 30, 2013
SC Johnson (Racine, WI), the US Agency for International Development (Usaid; Washington), and The Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture (College Station, TX) have extended...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SC-Johnson-and-partners-extend-pyrethrum-project-for-insecticides-in-Rwanda_54846.html
August 26, 2013
Sasol announced today that Christine Ramon has resigned as CFO and executive director of the company, as well as the other office positions she holds throughout the company...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-CFO-resigns_54737.html
August 21, 2013
Evonik Industries says that Evonik Acrylics Africa, its joint venture with Ampaglas Plastics Group (Elandsfontein, South Africa), is to start producing extruded sheets of plexiglas...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Evonik-JV-starts-up-PMMA-extrusion-plant-in-South-Africa_54604.html
August 21, 2013
Sasol, owner of the world’s leading gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology, which converts natural gas into liquid fuels, has formed an alliance with engineering contractor Technip...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-forms-alliance-with-Technip-for-future-GTL-projects_54598.html
August 2, 2013
Sasol (Johannesburg), the synthetic fuels and chemicals producer, has released updated guidance on its results for the year ended 30 June 2013. The company now expects operational...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-2013-results-benefit-from-synfuels-but-are-offset-by-impairments-on-wax-project-and-Arya-Sasol_54187.html
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
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
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