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October 16, 2007
Akzo Nobel has decided to sell ICI’s specialty starches business next year if Akzo’s £8.1-billion ($16.5 billion) acquisition of ICI is completed successfully, Akzo...
October 16, 2007
Shell Nederland Chemie, a Shell subsidiary, will make a “significant investment” to strengthen the integration of its ethylene plant at Moerdijk, the Netherlands with its...
October 11, 2007
Akzo Nobel says it plans to divest its Nobilas Claims & Fleet solutions business to U.K.-based Innovation Group. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Nobilas provides car...
October 8, 2007
Akzo Nobel CEO Hans Wijers provided updates about the company’s pending GBP 8.1 billion ($16.5 billion) acquisition of ICI at a press conference in London today. Akzo has decided to...
October 5, 2007
Dan Smith, chairman and CEO of Lyondell, has been offered the position of chairman of the combined company....
October 4, 2007
PPG says that Bain Capital has accepted its €2.2 billion ($3.12 billion) offer to acquire SigmaKalon....
October 3, 2007
Akzo Nobel’s planned £8.1-billion ($16.1 billion) acquisition of ICI has created a shakeup in the paints and coatings industry, in which the 11-largest companies currently...
October 3, 2007
Sijbesma: Looking to accelerate sales growth. DSM has announced a major strategy shift that involves building up its life sciences and material sciences portfolio further, and...
October 3, 2007
Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) will partner with The Silicon Mine (TSM; Geleen, the Netherlands) to build the first integrated production unit for solar silicon in the Netherlands...
October 1, 2007
Terneuzen: Synergies with HPPO. Dow Polyurethanes says it will proceed with a previously announced expansion of polyols capacity at Terneuzen, The Netherlands (CW, April 4, p. 15). The...
October 1, 2007
Akzo Nobel expects to close its purchase of ICI in early January, according to a shareholders’ circular. Akzo agreed to buy ICI in August for U.K. pounds 8 billion ($16.3...
September 27, 2007
Up for divestment or partnership are the company’s industrial chemicals business including fertilizers, elastomers, special products excluding nutrition, and maleic anhydride and derivatives....
September 26, 2007
Akzo Nobel has provided a timetable for its proposed cash offer to buy ICI. Akzo says it intends to post its Shareholder Circular on October 1, 2007. In addition, the company will hold...
September 25, 2007
Basell made its debut in the Billion-Dollar Club with 2006 revenues of €10.5 billion ($13.7 billion). This was Basell’s first full year since it was acquired by Access...
September 24, 2007
ExxonMobil Chemical will increase paraxylene capacity by 25% and benzene capacity by 20% at its Rotterdam-Botlek, Netherlands facility....
September 21, 2007
DSM says it has decided to invest €30 million ($42.2 million) to build a waterborne emulsion resins plant at its existing resins site at Waalwijk, the Netherlands. Production will...
September 7, 2007
Key to Akzo Nobel’s planned purchase of ICI are the strengthening of its market share in the architectural paint sector and the further expansion of its geographical presence...
August 7, 2007
Dishman Pharmaceuticals & Chemicals Ltd. (Ahmedabad, India) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Solvay Pharmaceuticals (Veenendaal, Netherlands), a unit of...
August 7, 2007
Arkema says it plans to restructure its Vlissingen, the Netherlands site, which will result in 57 job cuts, or 37% of the plant’s workforce. The plant produces tin derivatives...
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