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May 29, 2015
BASF and Lanxess say that BASF has agreed to buy Lanxess’s polyisobutene business, consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new, innovative technology to produce...
May 29, 2015
Sinopec has announced the appointment of Wang Yupu, former deputy director of the China Academy of Engineering, as Sinopec’s new chairman. Wang will replace Fu Chengyu, who has...
May 29, 2015
Novozymes and Adisseo have entered into a partnership to develop and market a probiotic for poultry....
May 29, 2015
ChemChina has ruled itself out as a potential buyer of assets that Monsanto or Syngenta could be obliged to divest should a deal between the two be cemented. ChemChina was tipped as...
May 29, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil. The €5-million ($5.43 million) investment will support the development and production of...
May 29, 2015
Renewable chemicals firm P2 Science has received a patent on its process for the scalable, cost-effective ozonolysis of renewable raw materials to create ingredients for the flavors...
May 29, 2015
Dixie Chemical president and CEO Charles Bennett will retire from the company on 1 June. Bennett will remain an investor and consultant to Dixie and a member of its board. Doug...
May 29, 2015
The June benzene contract in the United States is expected to settle lower on the back of weak demand and ample supply and in line with the downward trend in the US spot market. Prompt...
May 29, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) says that its performance products segment has agreed to sell its Germany-based pharmaceutical, cosmetics, and gypsum (PCG) businesses to One Rock...
May 29, 2015
OLS Enterprise (Singapore) says that it plans to acquire phosphate additives producer Malaysian Phosphate Additives (MPA; Petaling Jaya, Malaysia), for about S$300 million (US$222.5...
May 29, 2015
Pharmaceuticals and chemicals producer Novacap (Lyon, France) has acquired private equity firm Equistone Partners Europe’s majority stake in CU Chemie Uetikon (Lahr, Germany) for an undisclosed amount....
May 29, 2015
Imerys (Paris), following a binding offer, has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire Solvay’s precipitated calcium carbonates (PCCs) division, comprising four plants across...
May 29, 2015
Albemarle says that its Chemetall surface treatment business has acquired Chemal (Hamm, Germany), a specialist in R&D of surface finishing chemicals for aluminum and its alloys...
May 29, 2015
Nippon Shokubai has confirmed plans to expand superabsorbent polymer (SAP) production at the company’s site at Zwijndrecht, Belgium. SAP capacity will increase by 100,000 m.t./year...
May 29, 2015
Brenntag says that it has acquired Químicas Meroño, a distributor of industrial chemicals based near Cartagena, Spain. The company has a strong coverage in the Murcia region of...
May 28, 2015
The majority of biotechnology companies in Germany expect an improvement in business during the second half of this year, according to the latest survey conducted by the German...
May 25, 2015
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) has issued a call for additional information on in support of its efforts to evaluate the risks posed to bee by certain...
May 22, 2015
The committee of independent companies of Germany’s chemical trade association VCI (Frankfurt) has proposed a so-called Mittelstandsmemorandum on TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade...
May 22, 2015
Wacker Chemie says that its subsidiary, Siltronic, the third-largest producer of hyperpure silicon wafers for the semiconductor industry, is preparing for an initial public offering in...
May 22, 2015
Germany’s chemical industry returned to moderate, sequential growth in the first three months of 2015, industry association VCI (Frankfurt) says....
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