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January 15, 2016Cefic 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, 2016Italmatch 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, 2016As 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, 2016An 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, 2016Ineos 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, 2016Uralchem (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...
January 8, 2016Brenntag has agreed to acquire Leis Polytechnik Polymere Werkstoffe (Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany). Leis specializes in developing, producing, and distributing polymer compounds and is...
January 8, 2016African Potash (London) says it has acquired the main fertilizer trading activities of Beryl Holdings (Johannesburg). Beryl Holdings has transferred the activities, consisting of...
January 8, 2016Royal Dutch Shell says it expects 2016 capital investment for the combined Shell and BG Group (Reading, UK), which Shell is acquiring, to be about $33 billion in current market conditions, $2 billion lower than previous guidance....
January 8, 2016ENI (Rome) is in talks with at least one potential buyer for the company’s chemical subsidiary Versalis (Milan), the company has confirmed. Nothing has been decided, however, and...