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February 4, 2016
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a major free trade agreement between 12 nations based in and around the Pacific Ocean, has been signed by government ministers in Auckland. The...
February 3, 2016
Johnson Matthey (London) has reported sales of £736 million ($1.06 billion) for the third quarter of 2015, up 3% year-on-year for continuing businesses. The company states that...
January 29, 2016
ENI (Rome) has given more details about the future ownership of its petrochemicals arm Versalis (Milan). ENI says it intends to retain a “significant” stake in Versalis to...
January 29, 2016
Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Co. (Petro Rabigh), a joint venture between Saudi Aramco and Sumitomo Chemical, has reported a wider fourth-quarter net loss and a swing to net loss...
January 29, 2016
Polysys Additive Technologies Middle East (PAT ME) held an opening ceremony on 21 January for a one-pack systems (OPS) plant in Abu Dhabi....
January 29, 2016
Trading and distribution company Helm (Hamburg) has entered into an exclusive marketing agreement with Raffinerie Heide (Hemmingstedt, Germany) under which Helm will market Raffinerie...
January 29, 2016
Sabic, the Mideast’s top chemicals player and one of the world’s largest, reports that fourth-quarter 2015 net profit fell 29% year-on-year, to 3.08 billion Saudi riyals ($821.6 million)....
January 27, 2016
Lonza has announced sales of 3.80 billion Swiss francs ($3.74 billion) in 2015, an increase of 4.5% year-on-year in reported currency, or 5.7% at constant exchange rates. Core Ebitda...
January 21, 2016
The European Commission has granted authorization for two uses of hexabromocyclododecane (HBCDD), the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA; Helsinki) has reported. The authorized uses are...
January 21, 2016
Altanahas announced that it is investing $3.5 million in Melior Innovations (Houston). Melior specializes in the development of high-performance materials, such as specialty ceramics...
January 20, 2016
Johnson Matthey says it has expanded the R&D facilities at its Cambridge, UK, location. Capacity has been added in process R&D and in non-GMP production on a kilogram scale of...
January 21, 2016
The European Parliament has voted in favor of draft recommendations on a Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The negotiations should provide more opportunities for companies in the...
January 15, 2016
The Saudi government is considering plans to float shares in state-owned energy, refining, and petrochemical producer Saudi Aramco. “Saudi Aramco confirms that it has been...
January 15, 2016
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) says that it has agreed to acquire KraussMaffei Group (Munich), a manufacturer of machinery and systems for producing and processing plastics and rubber, from private equity firm Onex (Toronto) for €925 million ($1.00 billion)....
January 15, 2016
Cefic has announced the appointment of Marco Mensink as the organization’s director general, effective 1 May. He succeeds Hubert Mandery, who will retire on 30 April. Mensink’s appointment remains subject to ratification by Cefic’s 2016 general assembly, which is scheduled to be held in Florence, Italy, on 7 October....
January 15, 2016
Italmatch Chemicals (Genoa, Italy) has announced that it has agreed to acquire Solvay’s desalination and phosphonates and phosphonic acid–based water additives business...
January 14, 2016
As part of an industry-wide commitment to help European chemical companies to improve their energy efficiency and competitiveness Cefic has announced a project to support smaller...
January 8, 2016
An Ineos subsidiary has acquired 100% of the shares of Befesa Valorización de Azufre (BVA; Bilbao, Spain), a regional producer of sulfuric acid and oleum. Transaction details...
January 8, 2016
Ineos says it has won 21 new shale gas licenses in the final part of the UK government’s 14th licensing round. The majority of the licenses are in the old mining heartlands of the North West, North Yorkshire, and East Midlands regions, with a heritage of energy and feedstock production. Locations include Runcorn, close to Ineos’s world-scale chlorine-based manufacturing operations....
January 8, 2016
Uralchem (Moscow) has completed upgrading the ammonia production facility of its Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works subsidiary in Russia. Work on the unit occurred during a maintenance...
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