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February 4, 2010
 Shell says fourth-quarter earnings from its chemical business increased compared to the year ago period because of improved income from equity-accounted investments, higher sales...
February 3, 2010
Ineos says it has agreed to sell its Ineos Fluor unit to polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producer Mexichem (Mexico City). The deal includes Ineos’s fluorochemical operations in North...
February 1, 2010
Research services company Peakdale Molecular (Chapel-en-le-Frith, U.K.) says it has entered into a research collaboration agreement with Pfizer. Peakdale, which provides research...
January 13, 2010
Lonza says it will close facilities at Conshohocken, PA; Shawinigan, PQ; and Wokingham, U.K. later this year as part of an initiative to move small molecule production closer to Asia...
January 12, 2010
Huub Meessen, v.p./Europe at Sabic, has been appointed chairman of the Association of Petrochemicals Producers in Europe (APPE) with immediate effect. He succeeds Ralf Kuhlmann...
January 11, 2010
Researchers at the University of Leicester’s (Leicester, U.K.) chemistry department say they are developing new ways of replacing harmful, carcinogenic, or toxic acids and...
December 23, 2009
Koppers has sold its wood treatment facility in Gainesville, Florida to Beazer East, Inc. (Pittsburgh), a subsidiary of building materials outfit Hanson (London). The property and...
December 22, 2009
Pharmaceuticals giant Merck & Co. says it has agreed to purchase the contract biologic drugs manufacturing activities of Avecia (Tees Valley, U.K.). Financial details were not...
December 21, 2009
U.K. prime-minister Gordon Brown has declared that he will campaign to make the weak climate agreement made in Copenhagen at the weekend legally binding.   Brown viewed the...
December 17, 2009
An analysis of the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) reporting practices at the top companies in CW's 2009 billion-dollar club reveals a rather wide variety of reporting practices and...
December 1, 2009
The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA; Brussels) has released eight policy principles that the global industry has determined vital to a post-2012 climate change...
November 26, 2009
Ineos Chlorvinyls says it will invest tens of millions of dollars to updgrade its chloromethane manufacturing facilities at Runcorn, U.K. during the next five years. The company will...
November 19, 2009
Syngenta says it has entered into a long term agreement to supply Makhteshim Agan (Tel Aviv) with azoxystrobin, the best selling broad spectrum fungicide developed by Syngenta. Patent...
November 19, 2009
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings (MCH), Japan's largest chemical group, says it will launch a tender offer to buy Mitsubishi Rayon at the beginning of February 2010 and plans to...
November 12, 2009
The chemicals M&A market is in a period of flux, as a gap in perceived value is starting to close and players from developing markets are emerging as buyers, speakers at CW's...
November 12, 2009
Many chemical companies have yet to adequately protect their intellectual property (IP) because they are still getting to grips with basic registration process for the Registration...
October 30, 2009
The company did not say how many of the job cuts will be in its chemicals business....
October 22, 2009
Reaxa (Manchester, U.K.), a catalyst technology provider for pharmaceutical and fine chemical manufacturers, says it is in the process of establishing a subsidiary in India dubbed...
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