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January 7, 2011
China National Chemical Corp. (ChemChina; Beijing) has reached a deal to acquire a 60% stake in agchems maker Makhteshim Agan Industries (MA Industries; Tel Aviv). The deal values MA...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/ChemChina-to-Take-60-percent-Stake-in-MA-Industries_31988.html
January 7, 2011
Bayer says is considering leasing or selling land in West Virginia to attract investors interested in building an ethane cracker in order to take advantage of natural gas liquids...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Bayer-Mulls-Ethane-Cracker-in-WV-Players-Eye-NGL-Market_31989.html
December 20, 2010
A federal appeals court has rejected a lawsuit filed by industry groups and the state of Texas that sought to delay implementation of EPA’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rules. The lawsuit asked the court to delay the rules’ implementation, slated to take effect next month, until after resolution of a separate lawsuit by the plaintiffs that challenges EPA’s determination that GHG emissions endanger human health....
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/U-S-Court-Rejects-Bid-to-Delay-EPAs-GHG-Rules_31686.html
December 16, 2010
Yule Catto (Harlow, U.K.) says it has agreed to acquire PolymerLatex (Marl, Germany) from private equity firm TowerBrook Capital Partners (London) for €443 million ($585.7 million)...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Yule-Catto-to-Acquire-PolymerLatex-for-443-Million_31685.html
December 10, 2010
Arkema plans to acquire Total’s coating resins and photocure resins activities for a €550- million ($736-million) enterprise value. The deal would bolster Arkema’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Arkema-to-Buy-Totals-Coating-and-Photocure-Resins-Units_31480.html
December 10, 2010
BASF and Ineos have agreed to combine their styrenics operations into a 50-50 joint venture, Styrolution. The new company’s sales will be in excess of €5 billion/year ($6.7...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-and-Ineos-Combine-Styrenics-Businesses_31481.html
November 30, 2010
BASF has reached an agreement with employee representatives at its Ludwigshafen complex that pledges investments of €9 billion-€10 billion ($12.1 billion-$13.5 billion) and no...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/BASF-Pledges-$12-Billion-Investment-at-Ludwigshafen_31258.html
November 30, 2010
India has imposed definitive antidumping duties on imports of polypropylene (PP) from Oman, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore. The Department of Revenue at the Ministry of Finance (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/India-Firms-Up-Antidumping-Duties-on-PP-Imports_31285.html
November 19, 2010
ACC president and CEO Cal Dooley said last week that industry will not back away from efforts to overhaul the Toxic Substances Reform Act (TSCA) despite changes in control of Congress...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/TSCA-Boiler-Regulations-Top-ACCs-2011-Policy-Agenda_31095.html
November 19, 2010
Petronas Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) says it raised RM12.8 billion ($4.1 billion) after pricing its shares at the top end of the projected range for its previously announced initial...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Petronas-Chemicals-Raises-$4-1-Billion-in-IPO_31094.html
November 12, 2010
Chemtura exited from bankruptcy protection last week, some 20 months after sharp demand declines and debt burdens drained liquidity and forced a Chapter 11 filing. The company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Chemtura-Exits-Bankruptcy_30924.html
November 12, 2010
Ashland has agreed to sell its distribution business to private equity firm TPG Capital (Fort Worth, TX) for $930 million. “The sale completes a major step in our multi-year...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Sale-of-Distribution-Takes-Ashland-to-Its-Specialties-Core_30925.html
October 29, 2010
Basic and diversified chemical companies posted big profit gains in the quarter ended September 30, and most beat the consensus of analysts’ estimates as reported by Thomson One (New...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Margin-Growth-Helps-Diversified-Firms-Beat-Estimates_30587.html
October 15, 2010
LyondellBasell says shares of its common stock began trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 14. Class A ordinary shares will trade under the symbol LYB and Class B...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/LyondellBasell-Lists-on-New-York-Stock-Exchange_30229.html
October 15, 2010
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem) says it will build a 200,000-m.t./year linear alpha olefins (LAO) plant at its Cedar Bayou complex in Baytown, TX. The 1-hexene plant is expected to...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/CPChem-to-Build-U-S-LAO-Unit-CEO-Departs-to-ConocoPhillips_30230.html
October 11, 2010
AZ Electronic Materials (Luxembourg) is planning an initial public offering (IPO) worth at least $400 million on the London Stock Exchange, the company announced earlier this month...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/AZ-Electronic-Materials-Plans-IPO_30036.html
October 8, 2010
A European Food Safety Authority (EFSA; Brussels) advisory panel has concluded there is no scientific data to support revising its Tolerable Daily Intake (TDI) level for bisphenol A...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/European-Authorities-Reject-Bid-to-Revise-BPA-Standards_30037.html
September 24, 2010
Evonik Industries says it has decided to divest its carbon black business. The company announced last July that it was considering options for the business including divestment. Evonik...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Evonik-to-Divest-Its-Carbon-Black-Business_29769.html
September 24, 2010
PotashCorp has filed suit to block BHP Billiton’s $38.6-billion hostile takeover bid, claiming the Australian mining firm’s offer is “built upon false and misleading statements...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/PotashCorp-Sues-to-Block-BHP-Billitons-Takeover-Bid_29770.html
September 17, 2010
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it is merging Momentive Performance Materials and Hexion to create one of the world’s largest specialty chemicals and...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/top_of_the_week/Apollo-to-Merge-Momentive-and-Hexion_29593.html
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