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September 28, 2015
Bayer, after economically and legally separating Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is realigning its structure as a life science company. As of 1 January 2016, the...
September 28, 2015
Covestro (Leverkusen), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, has scheduled its previously announced stock market flotation for the beginning of October. The company will offer, by way of a capital increase, between 70.4 million and 94.3 million new shares at an issue price between €26.50/share ($29.73) and €35.50/share....
September 28, 2015
Brenntag says that it has signed an agreement to acquire TAT Group (Singapore), a distributor of industrial chemicals. The acquired company’s facilities in Singapore cover supply-chain requirements and services including blending, packaging, storage, and logistics....
September 28, 2015
Ube Industries says that it will expand its production capacity for lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery separators by rebuilding existing facilities at its production complex at Ube, Japan...
September 28, 2015
The Indian government is planning to change its policy on petroleum, chemicals, and petrochemical investment regions (PCPIRs), and the revised policy is expected to be formulated over...
October 7, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) has opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients at its Holzminden site. The plant, which cost €15 million ($16.8 million)...
September 25, 2015
On the eve of the fourth session of the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM), scheduling to commence in Geneva on 28 September, the International Council of Chemical...
September 23, 2015
Corbion Purac (Gorinchem, Netherlands) says it has strengthened its position in India with the acquisition of the lactic acid business of Malladi Specialties Ltd. (MSL; Chennai...
September 23, 2015
Corbion (Gorinchem, Netherlands) has announced that chief technology officer (CTO) Sven Thormählen is leaving the company for personal reasons. Thormählen’s resignation...
September 23, 2015
ACC’s specialty chemicals market volume index rose by 0.3% on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis in August, following a 0.1% gain in July. The overall specialty chemicals...
September 24, 2015
The European Council, the institution of the heads of state or government of the EU member states, will create a market stability reserve (MSR) for the European Union Emissions...
September 21, 2015
Flavors and fragrances company Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) says that it is acquiring Pinova Holdings (Brunswick, GA) for $397 million. The acquisition includes the operational...
September 14, 2015
Bayer intends to proceed with an initial public offering of Covestro (Leverkusen), a leading polymers company formerly known as Bayer MaterialScience....
September 14, 2015
Formosa Petrochemical (Taipei) is studying the feasibility of a $9.4-billion ethylene project in St. James Parish, LA, consisting of two ethane crackers and multiple derivative plants...
September 14, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has published the results of a study it commissioned into innovation in the chemical industry. The study,”Pave the...
September 11, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo), in joint research with the national R&D agency Riken (Wako, Japan) and Yokohama Rubber Co. (Tokyo), has synthesized isoprene from biomass, Zeon says. Isoprene is the...
September 11, 2015
Tosoh says that it will increase production capacity for zirconia powder at the company’s Nanyo complex at Shunan, Japan; and its Yokkaichi, Japan, site. The move responds to...
September 11, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm Amyris (Emeryville, CA) says it has developed a yeast strain for producing a new fragrance molecule at commercial scale in less than 12 months from the start...
September 11, 2015
Chemours has slashed the dividend assigned by former parent DuPont as it takes steps to improve its capital structure....
September 11, 2015
Dow Chemical has initiated an exchange offer to enable splitting off most of its chlor-alkali and derivatives business. The split is the next step in merging Dow’s US Gulf Coast...
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