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October 22, 2012
Sensient Technologies is building a colors and flavors complex at Johannesburg, the company says. The complex will include R&D and manufacturing capabilities for both colors...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Sensient-building-colors-and-flavors-complex-in-South-Africa_47112.html
October 16, 2012
Tronox announced its opposition to an application made by the Mtunzini Conservancy (Mtunzini, South Africa), a nongovernmental organization opposed to developments in the area, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Tronox-files-opposing-injunction-against-South-African-environmental-group_47008.html
September 3, 2012
BASF says it has opened its previously announced first production plant for dispersions in South Africa, which is located in the Umbogintwini Industrial Complex at Durban. The new...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/BASF-Starts-Production-of-Acrylic-Dispersions-in-South-Africa_46006.html
August 7, 2012
Jacobs Engineering has been awarded two contracts by Foskor to design and fabricate two final acid towers and one acid cooler for Foskor's sulfuric acid plants at Richards Bay...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Jacobs-Awarded-Fertilizer-Contract-in-South-Africa_45465.html
July 23, 2012
Indorama Ventures (Bangkok) says its Indorama PET Nigeria (Port Harcourt, Nigeria) subsidiary, on July 19, started up the previously announced 75,000-m.t./year solid state...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Indorama-Starts-Up-PET-Plant-in-Nigeria_45045.html
July 23, 2012
Lenzing, a global market leader in cellulose fibers, says it has renewed a multi-year agreement with Sappi (Johannesburg) to source pulp raw material for Lenzing’s fibers...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Lenzing-Renews-Pulp-Sourcing-Agreement-with-Sappi_45111.html
July 11, 2012
Vopak says it will sell a 30% noncontrolling interest in its wholly owned unit Vopak Terminal Durban (Durban, South Africa) to Reatile Chemicals (Johannesburg). Reatile Chemicals is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/Vopak-to-Sell-30-percent-Stake-in-Vopak-Terminal-Durban-to-Reatile-Chemicals_44813.html
July 6, 2012
AECI (Johannesburg), an explosives and specialty chemicals company, has entered into an agreement with GE to acquire GE’s chemical and monitoring solutions business in Africa for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-to-Acquire-GE-Water-Treatment-Business-in-Africa_44699.html
June 29, 2012
AECI, South Africa’s explosives and specialty chemicals company, says it has entered into an agreement with General Electric (GE) to acquire its chemical and monitoring solutions...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/AECI-to-Acquire-GE-Water-Chemicals-Business-in-Africa_44553.html
June 26, 2012
PolyOne says it plans to open a new facility in the Montague Gardens industrial precinct in Cape Town, South Africa. PolyOne, leveraging newly acquired ColorMatrix technology, will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/africa/south_africa/PolyOne-to-Open-Facility-in-South-Africa_44471.html
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
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