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May 30, 2012
Syngenta says it plans to build a $1-billion business in Africa over the next 10 years and that the company will make cumulative investments of over $500 million in support of this...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Syngenta-to-Invest-$500-Million-in-Africa_43579.html
May 29, 2012
Sasol says that from July 1, 2012 a number of changes to the company's executive responsibilities will take effect. They include wider responsibilities for the head of the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Changes-Executive-Responsibilities_43773.html
May 9, 2012
Evonik Industries says it has established a joint venture, dubbed Evonik Acrylics Africa (EAA; Johannesburg), with plastics processor Ampaglas Plastics Group (Elandsfontein, South...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Evonik-Establishes-JV-for-Extruded-PMMA-in-South-Africa_43192.html
March 12, 2012
Sasol says its chemicals business generated a 26% increase in operating profits in the six months ended December 31, 2011 compared with the year-earlier period, to R4.3 billion ($578...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasols-Chemicals-Business-Posts-Higher-Profits-and-Sales_41943.html
February 23, 2012
Lanxess is to invest €40 million ($53.2 million) in the construction of a carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration unit at its Newcastle, South Africa site. Lanxess's site at Newcastle...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lanxess-Invests-at-Leather-Chemicals-Site-in-South-Africa_41551.html
February 14, 2012
Lonza says it is in discussions with the South African government for establishing a joint venture called Ketlaphela to build an active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lonza-Plans-API-Joint-Venture-in-South-Africa_41330.html
February 7, 2012
Air Liquide said today that it will invest €40 million in a new air separation unit (ASU) in South Africa. This follows the signing of a long-term contract with Evraz...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Air-Liquide-Invests-&euro40-Million-in-Air-Separation-Unit-in-South-Africa_41029.html
January 25, 2012
South Africa's Competition Commission (Pretoria) on Tuesday blocked a bid by Senmin International, a unit of AECI, to acquire Cellulose Derivatives (Pretoria). The commission says that...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/South-Africa-Blocks-Chemicals-Merger-Future-of-CMC-Producer-Uncertain_40742.html
January 23, 2012
Qatar Petrochemical Co. (Qapco; Doha) says it has opened a new representative office at Cape Town, South Africa. The establishment of this office “will ultimately be a nuclease...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Qapco-Opens-Office-in-South-Africa_40683.html
January 11, 2012
Sasol Germany (Hamburg) has agreed to sell its production site at Witten, Germany, and the associated oleochemicals business to Cremer Oleo (Hamburg). Approval by the relevant German...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-to-Sell-One-of-Its-Production-Sites-in-Germany_40373.html
December 7, 2011
The opening by BASF today of an office in Nairobi, Kenya will increase the company's presence in growing African markets and will serve customers in the East Africa and Sub-Sahara...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/New-Office-in-Kenya-Strengthens-BASFs-Presence-in-Africa_39561.html
October 26, 2011
Crest Chemicals (Midrand, South Africa), a chemical distribution joint venture between Brenntag and AECI (Johannesburg), has acquired certain assets of WK Croxton (Pietermaritzburg...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Brenntag-JV-Acquires-Assets-in-South-Africa_38573.html
October 7, 2011
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) producer Tronox has announced plans to acquire the mineral sands operations of Exxaro Resources (Pretoria, South Africa) in exchange for approximately 38.5% of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Tronox-Acquires-Mineral-Sands-Business-Ups-Back-Integration_38139.html
September 15, 2011
The feasibility study will consider a 2-million m.t./year and a 4 million m.t./year GTL facility. Capital investment in estimated at $8 billion-$10 billion....
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Eyes-Integrated-GTL-and-Chemicals-Project-at-Lake-Charles_37568.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/SRF-Invests-in-BOPP-Plant-in-South-Africa-Will-Soon-Complete-HFC-134-a-Unit-in-India_36037.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Distributor-IMCD-Acquires-in-South-Africa_35916.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Constructs-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_35052.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Builds-Acrylic-Dispersions-Plant-in-South-Africa_34888.html
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...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sasol-Appoints-David-E-Constable-as-Chief-Executive_34659.html
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