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December 14, 2007
PGG Industries says the European Union (EU) has approved PPG’s proposed acquisition of coatings producer SigmaKalon Group (Uithoorn, the Netherlands) for €2.2 billion ($3.2...
December 14, 2007
British advocate general Eleanor Sharpston has made a formal recommendation to the European Court of Justice that pesticide manufacturer AgriChem (Oosterhout, the Netherlands) should...
December 14, 2007
The European Commission has approved Akzo Nobel's proposed £8.1-billion ($16.7 billion) acquisition of ICI. Akzo says it expects the deal to close on January 2, 2008. The...
November 30, 2007
Cambridge Major Laboratories (Germantown, WI), a fine chemicals contract manufacturer, says it has acquired active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) development services company...
November 29, 2007
Akzo Nobel says it has named several proposed changes to its board of management and supervisory board following its pending acquisition of ICI. That deal is scheduled to close January...
November 21, 2007
Lyondell Chemical says that at a special meeting held today in Houston its shareholders approved the proposed merger of the company with Basell. The transaction is expected to be...
November 19, 2007
Akzo Nobel said today that it has completed the sale of its pharmaceuticals division Organon Biosciences to Schering-Plough for EU 11 billion ($16.1 billion). Confirmation of the...
November 19, 2007
Akzo Nobel says it has closed on the sale of its Organon BioSciences pharmaceuticals activities to Schering-Plough for €11 billion ($16.1 billion). Akzo says it will use proceeds...
November 16, 2007
  Fine chemicals contract manufacturer Cambridge Major Laboratories (Germantown, WI) says it has acquired active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) development services company...
November 13, 2007
Basell and Lyondell Chemical have named the senior leadership that will lead the combined company upon completion of Basell’s acquisition of Lyondell, which is expected to close...
November 9, 2007
Ferro says it will discontinue porcelain enamel frit production at its Rotterdam, the Netherlands plant by next summer and will consolidate production at other European sites. The...
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...
November 5, 2007
Akzo Nobel shareholders have approved the acquisition of ICI. In an extraordinary general meeting (EGM) in Amsterdam earlier today, shareholders voted 79% in favor of the deal. The...
October 30, 2007
Shell Chemicals will move away from its current “cracker-plus-one” portfolio strategy early next decade when technologies that the company is developing are due to be...
October 30, 2007
Yara International says it plans to build an additional urea plant at the company’s Sluiskil, the Netherlands site. The €300-million ($424 million) investment will expand...
October 30, 2007
Basell says it will debottleneck its polybutene-1 (PB-1) plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands, increasing capacity from 45,000 m.t./year, to 67,000 m.t./year. The project is due for...
October 23, 2007
Akzo Nobel reported third-quarter net income down 10%, to €281 million ($399.6 million) including impairment and restructuring charges. Akzo reported combined net income from its...
October 22, 2007
DSM says it will spend about €10 million ($14.1 million) to upgrade one of its ethylene propylene diene monomer (EPDM) manufacturing facilities at Geleen, the Netherlands to use a...
October 22, 2007
BP and Avantium (Amsterdam) have extended their purified terephthalic acid (PTA) collaboration for an additional three years. BP uses Avantium’s high-throughput R&D tools in...
October 22, 2007
Schering-Plough says it has received approval from the European Commission for Schering-Plough’s $14.4-billion acquisition of the Organon BioSciences pharmaceutical business from...
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