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July 2, 2008
Shell Chemicals says it has completed an expansion of a polyols plant at Pernis, the Netherlands. Capacity of the plant has been raised from 155,000 m.t./year to 255,000 m.t./year...
June 23, 2008
O’Brien: Strong growth opportunities. Ashland and Süd-Chemie say they have agreed to combine their respective metal casting businesses into a $1.1-billion joint venture. The...
June 23, 2008
DSM says it will begin a divestment process in September for several businesses as part of a previously announced program, dubbed Vision 2010, to transform the company into a life...
June 17, 2008
DSM says it will reorganize its manufacturing and services actitivies at the Chemelot industry park in Geleen, the Netherlands as it prepares its previously announced divestment...
June 16, 2008
The chemical industry must develop large-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems as part of efforts to meet the challenge of climate change, says Ben van Beurden, executive v.p...
June 16, 2008
Percivia, a biotech research business jointly owned by biotech firm Crucell (Leiden, the Netherlands) and DSM, says it has significantly raised the yield of its mammalian cell-based...
May 20, 2008
DuPont says it will invest approximately $150 million to increase ethylene copolymer capacity by a total of 200 million lbs at its manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, and the...
May 20, 2008
AkzoNobel says it has signed separate agreements to acquire a silica sol business in Germany and organic peroxide plants in China. Financial terms of the deals were not disclosed...
May 7, 2008
AkzoNobel has launched its new corporate brand following the company’s acquisition of ICI in January. Akzo says it decided to keep its name unchanged and, as previously...
May 7, 2008
AkzoNobel reported first-quarter net income from continuing operations down 4%, to €136 million ($210 million), excluding €151 million in charges mostly related to its ICI...
May 5, 2008
Basell’s acquisition of Lyondell Chemical last December creates a global petrochemical giant, filling out product and regional gaps of the two companies. The combined company...
April 29, 2008
Wijers: Paint brand names will remain. Akzo Nobel has increased its estimate for annualized cost savings from its acquisition of ICI by 20%, to €340 million ($532 million). Akzo...
April 29, 2008
DSM reported net income up 27%, to €162 million ($252 million), on sales up 10%, to €2.4 billion. Operating profits rose 23%, to 237 million. Selling price increases were “more...
April 22, 2008
Akzo Nobel has increased its estimated annual synergies target resulting from its acquisition of ICI by 20%, to €340 million. Akzo closed the ICI deal on January 2. “This breaks...
April 18, 2008
Akzo Nobel says it expects to take a pre-tax charge of €44 million ($70.22 million) during the first quarter related to its acquisition of ICI late last year. During the period of...
April 17, 2008
DSM announced today its plans to invest up to $450 million to expand its Dyneema range of polyethylene fiber. Most of the investments will take place in the U.S, and the first line is...
April 15, 2008
BioMethanol Chemie Nederland (BioMCN; Delfzijl, The Netherlands) says it has successfully started up its 20,000-m.t./year pilot facility, which uses the by-product glycerine from...
April 9, 2008
Arkema says it will cease methacrylic-butadiene-styrene (MBS) production impact modifiers at Axis, AL and consolidate its global MBS production at its Vlissingen, the Netherlands...
April 4, 2008
Akzo Nobel unveiled plans yesterday to operate small-scale chlorine production units at customers’ plants in Europe, via remote control. Engineering and construction firm Uhde...
April 2, 2008
Sijbesma: Demand firm in most markets. DSM says it has made a good start to 2008, because firm demand and pricing strength that emerged in most of the company’s markets in...
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