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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
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
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 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 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 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
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