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October 4, 2013
Air Products has reached an agreement with its largest shareholder requiring the company to appoint new board members and immediately start the search for a new CEO....
September 19, 2013
Huntsman has reached a deal to acquire Rockwood’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigments business, as well as certain other businesses, for $1.33 billion, including assumed pension liabilities....
September 5, 2013
Total says it will permanently close its 340,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at Carling, France. The Carling steam cracker is expected to shut down in the second half of 2015. The...
September 5, 2013
Recent economic data indicate key economies are poised to pick up steam in the second half of 2013 and into 2014. Strong housing markets and consumer-driven production gains are set to...
August 22, 2013
Sasol says that its wholly owned Sasol Investment subsidiary entered into a definitive sale and share purchase agreement on 16 August, pursuant to which Main Street 1095 Ltd., a South...
August 8, 2013
The global outlook for potash was thrown into turmoil as one of two cartels that control most of the world’s potash exports collapsed at the end of July. Uralkali (Berezniki...
August 8, 2013
PPG Industries has reached an agreement to divest its 51% stake in Transitions Optical, a global supplier of photochromic lenses, to Essilor International (Charenton-le-Pont, France), which currently holds a 49% stake in the joint venture. Essilor, a maker of ophthalmic lenses and optical equipment, will also enter into multiyear agreements with PPG for continuing supply of optical dyes and R&D services....
July 26, 2013
DuPont announced 23 July that it is exploring the sale or spin-off of its $7-billion/year performance chemicals unit as part of its transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company.”...
July 11, 2013
The board of Royal Dutch Shell has announced that Ben van Beurden will succeed Peter Voser as CEO, effective 1 January 2014....
July 11, 2013
The European Commission, member states of the European Union, and European industry are to invest more than €22 billion ($28 billion) in innovation over the next seven years....
June 28, 2013
Industry groups, including ACC and American Fuels and Petrochemicals Manufacturers (AFPM; Washington), have issued mostly critical reactions to President Obama’s federal climate...
June 28, 2013
Israel Corp. (Tel Aviv), the parent of Israel Chemicals (ICL; Tel Aviv), is examining plans to split its assets into two companies, Israel Corp. said in a statement last week. Israel...
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