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July 8, 2011
The European Commission has cleared the proposed acquisition of a controlling stake in Compañía Española de Petróleos (Cepsa; Madrid) by International Petroleum Investment Co...
July 8, 2011
Lonza has increased weekly working hours, without accompanying pay increases, for all employees at the company’s Visp, Switzerland manufacturing complex, to improve the site’s...
July 8, 2011
BASF says it will receive €600 million ($870 million) from Styrolution (Frankfurt), an equally owned styrenics joint venture with Ineos, because BASF is contributing more assets to...
June 24, 2011
Ineos’s Kerling subsidiary has agreed to acquire Tessenderlo Group’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) activities, including Tessenderlo’s chlor-alkali operations and part of...
June 24, 2011
Oman has completed a restructuring that combined and integrated the country’s Oman Refineries and Petrochemicals, Aromatics Oman, and Oman Polypropylene companies under the new name...
June 24, 2011
AkzoNobel is investing €140 million ($201.2 million) in a project to convert an outdated mercury-process chlor-alkali plant at Frankfurt to membrane technology. The plant’s...
June 24, 2011
K+S Group (Kassel, Germany) has agreed to sell its Compo home and garden products business to private equity firm Triton (Frankfurt). The deal has an enterprise value of €205 million...
June 24, 2011
ENI (Rome) will permanently cease the production of almost all petrochemicals at the company’s Porto Torres, Italy complex under a plan to convert the site into a previously...
June 13, 2011
BASF and Ineos have received approval from the European Commission for the companies’ previously announced 50-50 Styrolution joint venture. The jv combines the global styrenics...
June 13, 2011
Clariant has announced growth targets for the next five years and provided performance guidance for 2011, following completion of a two-year restructuring program and the...
June 10, 2011
LG Chem says it will invest won491 billion ($455 million) to build a 5,000-m.t./year polysilicon plant at Yeosu, Korea. The plant will supply the solar-cell market and be the...
May 31, 2011
Engel: Strong demand is expected to last. VCI (Frankfurt), the German chemical industry association, has raised its growth outlook for 2011 output by Germany’s chemical industry...
May 31, 2011
Elliott: Energy-related costs will rise. The U.K. government’s recently announced plans to cut the country’s carbon emissions 50% by 2025, from a baseline year of 1990...
May 31, 2011
Bayat: Adding more value to oil and gas reserves. Iran aims to become the leading player in petrochemicals in the Mideast by 2025, said Abdolhossein Bayat, Iran’s deputy minister...
May 16, 2011
Jourquin: 'New' Solvay will be less cyclical. Solvay’s recently agreed €3.4-billion ($4.9 billion) takeover of Rhodia will help Solvay to align itself with global mega...
May 16, 2011
European chemical companies continue to report strong first-quarter 2011 earnings on the back of improved volumes and selling prices compared with the same period of last year (CW, May...
May 16, 2011
DSM, and starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), have announced plans to build a commercial-scale plant to produce bio-based succinic acid, the...
May 16, 2011
Handing over: Kurt Bock (r.) is BASF’s new number one. BASF reported a “powerful start to 2011” with first-quarter Ebitda advancing 28% compared with the prior-year...
May 6, 2011
European chemical companies reported strong first-quarter 2011 earnings because of improved volumes and increased selling prices compared with the year-ago period. Producers are...
May 6, 2011
Environmental advocacy group ChemSec (Gothenburg, Sweden) has added 22 substances to a list of chemicals that it says should be banned under the European Union’s (EU) Registration...
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