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April 29, 2016BASF has announced that it has agreed to sell its polyolefin catalysts business to W.R. Grace. BASF and Grace intend to complete the transaction in the third quarter....
April 29, 2016The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Parma, Italy) is to evaluate new evidence on the potential effects of bisphenol A (BPA) on the body. A recent report by the Dutch National...
April 15, 2016Innovia Group (Wigton, UK), the leader in high-tech film products for industrial applications and banknotes, has announced that it has agreed to sell its cellophane business and assets to Futamura Chemicals (Nagoya, Japan)....
April 15, 2016Graphene NanoChem (Kuala Lumpur) has announced a milestone in its rationalization plan, receiving formal approval from its primary financier, Malaysia Debt Ventures (Kuala Lumpur), for...
April 15, 2016Chemtura says that it will expand capacity for low-free (LF) methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) polyurethane (PU) elastomers at Latina, Italy. The expansion is scheduled to...
April 8, 2016Demand for lithium is set to grow by an average 4.4% annually in 2015–20, according to IHS Chemical estimates. Worldwide sales of lithium salts are worth about $1 billion annually, according to The Economist....
March 28, 2016Siegwerk Druckfarben (Siegburg, Germany) says it has agreed to acquire the Actega Colorchemie business of specialty chemical company Altana (Wesel, Germany)....
March 28, 2016Evonik Industries says it has started basic engineering for the construction of a second world-scale plant for the amino acid DL-methionine in Singapore. The plant, with a capacity of...
March 28, 2016Sika (Baar, Switzerland) says that it has opened a mortars and concrete admixtures plant at Vancouver, BC. The facility will supply the Pacific Northwest, which includes the major...
March 28, 2016Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis (Dottikon ES; Dottikon, Switzerland) says that it will invest more than 100 million Swiss francs ($102.5 million) over the next two years in the...