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December 15, 2016
The partial lifting of economic sanctions against Iran has unleashed the country’s ambitions to become a major chemicals player...
November 23, 2016

Ashland is going to more sharply focus on specialty chemicals as it moves away from a holding-company model after spinning off Valvoline, a maker of automotive lubricants and operator of branded oil-change stores.

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November 10, 2016
More than a 100 billion dollars’ worth of chemical industry capacity is coming into service in the next few years, mostly along the Gulf Coast and primarily in polymers and methanol for export (CW, Sep. 15/22, p. 31)....
November 3, 2016
Fabian Gil: The alliance with YPF is a huge opportunity for Dow and Argentina. Fabian Gil, president of Dow Latin America, speaks to CW about Dow’s plans to remain at the...
October 13, 2016
Ineos plans to apply for five shale gas drilling permits in the East Midlands area of the United Kingdom by year-end and expects to lodge a further 30 applications next year, says Ineos chairman Jim Ratcliffe. Ineos has access to more than 1 million acres of exploration areas in England and Scotland and plans to become a major player in UK shale development....
September 22, 2016
While refrigerants have been hard at work keeping our food fresh and living spaces cool, their composition has been evolving over the last 150 years....
September 22, 2016
Private equity firm New Mountain Capital (New York, New York) has announced plans to merge two portfolio companies, Avantor Performance Materials (Center Valley, Pennsylvania) and NuSil Technology (Carpinteria, California) as it sharpens focus on the bioprocessing and biomaterials space....
September 1, 2016
Joshi: Aims to double sales and earnings in five years. Jain: India’s specialties market growing 13–17%. Yadav: Planning to invest more in fluorochemicals. SRF Ltd...
August 18, 2016
Geisler: Gulf Coast area packaging firms are gearing up for higher volumes. Logistics providers are preparing for significant expansion of US petrochemicals output, the bounty of the...
August 4, 2016
Chemicals have been a tough sector for private equity investment as their share of industry activity dropped over the last year or so. High valuations, aggressive bids from strategic buyers, and turmoil in high-yield markets have put private equity firms at disadvantage in some cases....
June 2, 2016
Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s biggest producer of petrochemicals and plastics and a major processor of associated petroleum gas and raw natural gas liquids, is making progress with two world-scale petrochemical projects in the country....
May 19, 2016
Solenis, the former Ashland water treatment business, is turning to industrial water-treatment markets to drive the its growth....
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