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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
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....
May 22, 2015
Sabic has reported a drop in first-quarter sales and profits but says it will continue with global investments to expand capacity. First-quarter net profit declined 39% year-on-year...
May 22, 2015
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) and AkzoNobel have agreed to cooperate on producing and marketing vacuum salt and white potash. Under long-term agreements, signed by...
May 22, 2015
Toray Industries’ subsidiary Toray Advanced Materials Korea (TAK; Seoul) has acquired additional shares in Toray Chemical Korea (Seoul), formerly Woongjin Chemical, through a...
May 22, 2015
Takeda (Tokyo) has agreed to sell its 54.2% stake in Mizusawa Industrial Chemicals (Tokyo) to Osaka Gas Chemicals (OGC; Osaka) for ¥638/share ($5.27). Mizusawa is an affiliate of OGC...
May 22, 2015
Zeon (Tokyo) will build a solution styrene butadiene rubber (S-SBR) line in Singapore by the beginning of 2016, doubling capacity there, to 70,000–80,000 m.t./year. The company is...
May 22, 2015
Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex; Mexico City) aims to focus on more profitable areas, such as crude oil exploration and production, and the company may limit or even sell its refining and...
May 22, 2015
Mosaic’s board has elected James O’Rourke, currently executive v.p./operations and COO, to succeed James Prokopanko as president and CEO, effective 5 August....
May 22, 2015
OSHA has cited DuPont for 11 safety violations and fined the company $99,000 after investigating a methyl mercaptan leak that killed four employees at DuPont’s La Porte, TX, facility...
May 22, 2015
Frutarom Industries has agreed to acquire 95% of the shares in Investissements BSA for a cash payment of C$42.8 million (US$35.6 million). The agreement provides for the remaining...
May 22, 2015
Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, managing director of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) and United Arab Emirates energy minister, has been named chairman of Nova...
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