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January 23, 2012
Global Advanced Metals’ (GAM; West Perth, Australia) has completed its $400-million acquisition of Cabot’s Supermetals business, a leading maker of tantalum-based products...
January 19, 2012
Methanex says it will restart a methanol plant at its Motunui site in New Zealand. Separately, the company has also announced that it plans to move one of its idle methanol plants in...
January 10, 2012
Clean energy technology company LanzaTech (Auckland, New Zealand) tells CW it has bought an ethanol plant at Soperton, GA, for $5.1 million. LanzaTech was the highest bidder for the...
December 28, 2011
DIC Corp. (Tokyo) says it has reached an agreement to acquire packaging inks company Pacific Inks (Auckland, New Zealand). The acquisition will be done through DIC subsidiary DIC Asia...
December 21, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that on December 16, about 3000 liters-4000 liters of sulfuric acid leaked from the company’s production facility at Port Kembla in the state of New South...
December 15, 2011
Orica (Melbourne) says that the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the state of New South Wales (NSW), Australia has on December 14, lifted the prevention notice on...
December 13, 2011
Chemical distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam) acquired Mata Polymers (Mumbai), an established distributor of chemicals to the silicone, textile, and construction markets. Mata Polymers...
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...
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