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April 18, 2008
Pharmaceutical firm Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (Hyderabad, India) says that it has acquired Jet Generici Srl (Italy), a marketer of generic finished dosage forms. Financial terms...
April 10, 2008
Arkema subsidiary CECA has offered to buy SNF Floerger’s activated carbon and regeneration business (Legnago, Italy). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. SNF’s...
April 7, 2008
Azelis is one of the recent success stories of the European chemical distribution sector. The company was formed in 2001 through a private equity-backed merger of two small...
March 3, 2008
Maire Tecnimont says it has signed a contract with Silfab (Padua, Italy), a private-sector company, to build a 5,000-m.t./year, solar-grade silicon plant for photovoltaic panels at...
January 14, 2008
Arkema plans to acquire Repsol YPF’s polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) sheet and block business for an undisclosed amount. The business has production at Bronderslev, Denmark and...
January 14, 2008
Lonza says it has agreed to sell almost all of its stake in Polynt (Scanzorosciate, Italy) for €3.67/share to Polimeri Speciali, a subsidiary of private equity capital firm...
January 14, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has sold part of its unsaturated polyester resins business to Veneziani (Garbagnate, Italy) for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes products primarily...
January 14, 2008
Israel Chemicals (ICL) says it has agreed to buy all of Henkel's industrial water treatment business for €60 million ($89 million). The acquired business will become part of...
January 2, 2008
Bayer MaterialScience says it has sold part of its unsaturated polyester resins business to Veneziani (Garbagnate, Italy) for an undisclosed sum. The deal includes Akzo’s products...
December 3, 2007
Equipolymers says production at its new 150,000-m.t./year Ottana, Italy polycondensation line for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) began on November 1. The company, a Dow Chemical and...
December 3, 2007
Sasol says it has closed a part of its normal paraffin (n-paraffin) production at Augusta, Italy for an indefinite period to streamline operating costs. Sasol says it has shut down...
November 14, 2007
Solvay has started up an 80,000 m.t./year calcium chloride (CACl2) plant at Rosignano, Italy. The chemical has a range of applications including uses in the oil, and de-icing chemicals...
November 9, 2007
Sabic Innovative Plastics says it will boost capacity of its Lexan polycarbonate sheets at Bergen op Zoom, the Netherlands; Milan; and Vienna. The expansions will help Sabic meet...
September 7, 2007
PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany) says it plans to expand capacity for carboxylated acrylonitrile butadiene copolymers (X-NBR) by a combined 120,000 m.t./year with projects in Italy and...
August 20, 2007
Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) says it plans to close production sites at Dieburg, Germany and Milan in the second half of 2008. Yule Catto’s James Robinson pharmaceutical ingredients...
August 7, 2007
Tessenderlo Group (Brussels) says it will cease production of chlorobenzene at Pieve Vergonte, Italy, citing “grave” market conditions. Tessenderlo says that margins in its...
August 7, 2007
Sasol says it will cease production of linear alkylbenzene (LAB) at Porto Torres, Italy and Baltimore for “an indefinite period of time,” and close its Bad Homburg, Germany...
August 7, 2007
ENI (Rome) says it will build a plant at Livorno, Italy to produce diesel fuel from vegetable oils. It will be the first unit to use Ecofining technology, a process developed by ENI...
August 7, 2007
Basell says it will add 50,000 m.t./year of capacity at its Spherizone-process polypropylene (PP) plant at Brindisi, Italy. The project will increase Basell’s total Spherizone PP...
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