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December 13, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that, over the weekend, it has restarted some of the nitric acid and ammonium nitrate (AN) plants at the company’s Kooragang Island site in the state of...
December 8, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that about 20,000 liters of weak ammonium nitrate (AN) fertilizer solution overflowed yesterday, from a storage tank into a containment area with some spilling...
December 8, 2011
Koppers Holdings says it will close its carbon black manufacturing facility at Kurnell, Australia. Capacity details of the plant were not disclosed. The decision was made as a result...
December 6, 2011
IMCD Italia (Milan), a subsidiary of chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam), has agreed to acquire the fine chemicals distribution business in Italy of Organotec (Burago di...
December 6, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has today lifted certain Prevention Notices that were issued on Orica’s...
December 5, 2011
BASF says it will build a global R&D and technology center starting in January 2012 at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation’s (CSIRO; Clayton...
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...
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