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July 25, 2007
Member companies of the Bromine Science and Environmental Forum (BSEF; Brussels), an industry group, say they have begun legal proceedings against the Belgian government to prevent...
July 25, 2007
ENI (Rome) says that its Polimeri Europa subsidiary will permanently close its steam cracker at Gela, Italy. The closure forms part of a plan to upgrade ENI’s refinery at the...
July 25, 2007
Chemical shippers will continue to have a rough ride on all modes of transport this year, as fuel costs are high and capacity remains tight. Several carriers have announced new fuel...
July 25, 2007
AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) says it will invest T$256 million ($8 million) to expand “significantly” photoresist capacity at Hsinchu, Taiwan. Construction is...
July 25, 2007
Davy Process Technology (DPT) says it has been selected, jointly with Union Carbide—a Dow Chemical subsidiary—to provide technology for an n-butanol plant planned by Dammam...
July 25, 2007
Technip says it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, and construction management contract by PKN Orlen (Plock, Poland) for a €50-million ($65 million) hydrogen project at...
July 25, 2007
The Shaw Group has announced that a consortium of the company’s Shaw Stone & Webster unit and CTCI Corp. (Taipei) has been awarded a contract to provide engineering...
July 25, 2007
A previously announced project to build a petrochemical complex at Mesaieed, Qatar by a joint venture between Qatar Petroleum (QP; Doha) and Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) has been hit by...
July 25, 2007
Four organizations representing survivors of the December 1984 Bhopal gas disaster have condemned an offer to the Indian government by Ratan Tata, chairman of the Tata Group (Mumbai)...
July 23, 2007
General Electric (GE) has approached a handful of private equity firms to seek bids on its $6.6-billion/year GE Plastics unit, industry sources say. Bidding for the unit is likely to...
July 23, 2007
At least four firms are expected to make a bid for Lyondell’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) unit by the end of January, according to a Reuters report. Rival producers Huntsman and...
July 23, 2007
The CW75 Index declined 2% for the week ending January 10, trailing broader U.S. and global indexes. The Standard and Poor’s 500 index was essentially flat, and the Morgan...
July 23, 2007
The U.S. Department of Commerce has made a preliminary determination that polyester staple fiber (PSF) from China has been sold in the U.S. at 4.39%-44.3% below normal value. The...
July 23, 2007
Aslug of new capacity is likely to drag down North American polyethylene terephthlate (PET) margins this year, analysts say. An additional 1 million m.t./year of capacity is starting...
July 23, 2007
Food ingredient maker Carbery Group (Ballineen, Ireland) says its flavors unit Synergy Flavors (Wauconda, IL) has acquired Vanlab (Rochester, NY), a producer of vanilla-flavored...
July 23, 2007
Diversa says it has entered into a 10-year R&D agreement with Syngenta to develop enzymes to convert bagasse, a cellulosic biomass, into mixed sugars—a key step in the...
July 23, 2007
Biocon Ltd. (Bangalore), one of India’s leading biotechnology firms, and pharmaceutical manufacturer Neopharma (Abu Dhabi) say they have entered into a joint venture agreement to...
July 18, 2007
Schering has officially changed its name to Bayer Schering Pharma and become a division of Bayer HealthCare. Bayer acquired Schering last year for €16.9 billion ($22.3 billion) to...
July 18, 2007
Hydro (Oslo) says it will “list or divest” the company’s petrochemicals business, Hydro Polymers, following the merger of Hydro’s oil and gas activities with...
July 18, 2007
Merck KGaA is considering plans to divest its generic drugs business and could raise up to €4 billion ($5.3 billion) from the sale, according to a report in German newspaper...
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