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December 1, 2011
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has acquired Seeds 2000 (Breckenridge, MN) for $55.2 million. Seeds 2000 is a sunflower seed research and production company with annual revenues...
November 29, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has asked Orica to undertake a range of safety tests on the company’s...
November 14, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that its ammonium nitrate plant at the company’s Kooragang Island site in New South Wales (NSW), Australia has been temporarily shut down since November 9...
November 10, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that there was a leak of ammonia from its production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, yesterday afternoon. The Environment Protection...
November 7, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) reported a 4% rise in net profits before individually material items for the full fiscal year ended September 30, 2011, to A$642 million ($664 million), compared with...
October 28, 2011
Polymer resins manufacturer Nuplex Industries (Auckland, New Zealand) says it has signed an agreement to acquire the Viverso (Bitterfeld, Germany) subsidiary of Bayer MaterialScience...
October 27, 2011
Incitec Pivot (Melbourne) says it has begun studying a project to build a world-scale ammonium nitrate (AN) plant at the company's Kooragang Island fertilizer site near Newcastle...
October 27, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that Ian Smith has been chosen to succeed Graeme Liebelt as managing director and CEO, starting February 27, 2012. Graeme Liebelt will retire from the company on...
October 25, 2011
Australia’s lower house of parliament has approved the Australian government’s previously announced plans to introduce a carbon tax. The tax forms part of a climate change...
October 25, 2011
The GE Penrice BPP is part of a wider initiative by the coal seam gas industry to investigate the technical and commercial viability of producing products such as table salt and soda ash from brine, a by-product of coal seam gas water treatment....
October 6, 2011
Lonza says it has entered into a strategic alliance with Mesoblast (Melbourne, Australia), a developer of innovative biological products for regenerative medicine, for clinical and...
September 12, 2011
Dow AgroSciences says it will invest in HRZ Wheats (Aranda, Australia), a wheat breeding company established in 2003. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Dow AgroSciences...
August 31, 2011
DKSH (Zurich) has acquired specialty chemicals distributor Tiger Chemicals (Melbourne, Australia) to expand its market presence in Australia and gain market access to the market...
August 25, 2011
Cabot has agreed to sell its Supermetals, primarily a maker of tantalum and alloys, to Global Advanced Metals (GAM; Perth, Australia), a leading supplier of tantalum ore, for $400 million. Cabot’s Supermetals business, primarily a maker of tantalum and alloys for electronics, aerospace, and chemical applications, posted 2010 sales of $177 million and operating profit before tax of $35 million. The deal is expected to close by the end of the year....
August 15, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that following an incident on August 8, 2011 at the company’s production site at Kooragang Island, New South Wales (NSW), Australia, a small amount of...
August 5, 2011
Lynas Corp. (Sydney) has officially opened its rare earths mine at Mount Weld, Western Australia. The previously announced project cost an estimated A$100 million to develop over a...
July 19, 2011
Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, has disclosed plans tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), including chemical and plastics producers, to...
July 13, 2011
Agchem firm Nufarm (Melbourne) says that based on its latest forecast, the company estimates that underlying operating profits for the fiscal year ending July 31, 2011, will be between...
July 13, 2011
(update with comment from Moody's)   Julia Gillard, Australia’s prime minister, disclosed plans over the weekend to tax the country’s 500 largest emitters of...
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