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September 15, 2014
Protex International (Paris) says it has acquired Mereco Technologies Group (West Warwick, RI), including the Metachem Resins and DMS divisions. Financial terms of the deal have not...
September 15, 2014
Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million; 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline...
September 15, 2014
Evonik Industries has started up a 20,000-m.t./year expansion at the company’s precipitated silica site at Chester, PA. The capacity addition at Chester forms part of Evonik’s...
September 15, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) has announced that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane (PU) foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
September 15, 2014
Ecolab has acquired the chemicals segment—including water treatment, car top dust control, and freeze conditioning chemicals—of AKJ Industries (Fort Myers, FL). The purchase price...
September 15, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (Columbus) has completed constructing a production facility at Itatiba, Brazil, that will produce epoxy resins and curing agents for large-diameter wind...
September 15, 2014
BASF has opened a production plant for concrete admixtures at Nairobi. The plant will allow BASF to meet increasing demand for construction chemicals in eastern Africa, the company...
September 15, 2014
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powder (MRP) from tire scrap, announced that it has $8 million in a recent funding round to support the company’s...
September 15, 2014
Industry association VCI (Frankfurt) has cut its 2014 outlook for chemical production growth in Germany and confirmed that the country’s chemical output contracted by 2.3% in the second quarter of the year compared with the first quarter and edged up by 0.3% compared with the second quarter of 2013....
September 15, 2014
Arkema says it has presented to staff a project to close the fluorinated gas production facilities at the company’s Zaramillo, Spain, site, by the end of 2014, losing 59 jobs. The...
September 15, 2014
Evonik Industries has signed a contract with Rhine-Ruhr, a group of several municipal utility companies in Germany’s Ruhr region, to divest Evonik’s remaining 49% stake in Steag...
September 15, 2014
Vencorex, a joint venture in which PTT Global Chemical (Bangkok) holds 85% and Perstorp 15%, says that it plans to convert a diaphragm-process chlor-alkali plant at Pont-de-Claix...
September 15, 2014
Specialty chemicals firm Alent (Woking, UK) says that Steve Corbett has stood down as CEO. Rick Ertmann, Alent’s president/assembly materials, will be the interim CEO while the board...
September 15, 2014
Aditya Birla Group’s (Mumbai) chemicals subsidiary says that its board has approved plans to acquire the chlor-alkali division of Jayshree Chemicals (Kolkata, India) for about 2.12...
August 29, 2014
An equipment failure on 14 August will disrupt production at Huntsman’s Port Neches, TX, facility for two to three weeks, the company says. Huntsman makes methyl-tert butyl ether...
August 29, 2014
The newly created oil and gas exploration and production business of Ineos has purchased the rights to explore for shale gas in the area around the group’s Grangemouth, UK, refinery...
August 29, 2014
Hanwha Chemical (Seoul) is acquiring a 50.71% stake in KPX Fine Chemical (Yosu, South Korea) for 42 billion South Korean won ($41 million). The transaction is expected to close by 1...
August 29, 2014
Uralchem (Moscow), a leading producer of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, has acquired a 55% stake in Ventamonjaks, the largest liquid ammonia transhipment terminal in the Baltic Sea....
August 29, 2014
Syngenta’s net income including restructuring and impairment slipped 1%, to $1.4 billion, in the first six months of this year on sales up 1%, to $8.5 billion. Earnings per share...
August 29, 2014
Goldman Sachs is becoming a partner in Petkim Limancılık (Petlim), Turkey’s largest integrated port, operated by Petkim (Aliağa, Turkey), the country’s leading petrochemicals...
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