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May 16, 2011
DuPont says it will invest $500 million to build a 200,000-m.t./year titanium dioxide (TiO2) production line at its Altamira, Mexico facility by the end of 2014, as part of a global...
May 16, 2011
Diversified and specialty chemical firms posted strong first-quarter sales and earnings on continuing demand recovery across the globe. Rising raw material costs ate into some profits...
May 2, 2011
Evonik Industries says it has agreed to sell its carbon black business to private equity firm Rhône Capital (New York). The transaction is valued “in excess of” €900 million...
May 2, 2011
Dow Chemical plans to build world-scale ethylene and propylene plants on the U.S. Gulf Coast as part of plans to take advantage of cheaper U.S. feedstocks available from increasing...
April 15, 2011
The European Commission has fined Procter & Gamble (P&G) and Unilever a combined total of €315.2 million ($457.5 million) for conspiring to fix prices of household powder...
April 15, 2011
Solvay has agreed to acquire Rhodia for €3.4 billion ($4.9 billion) in cash. Solvay’s €31.60/share offer is a 50% premium over Rhodia’s closing price on April 1, the last...
April 1, 2011
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CP Chem) says it is conducting a feasibility study for a world-scale ethane cracker and ethylene derivatives plant at one of its Texas sites using...
April 1, 2011
Ineos Oxide, an Ineos subsidiary, says it is considering plans for a U.S. Gulf Coast ethylene oxide (EO) unit that would have capacity of at least 500,000 m.t./year. “The U.S. is an...
March 25, 2011
Chemical production at sites across eastern Japan remains severely disrupted following the powerful earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11...
March 20, 2011
The earthquake and tsunami have disrupted production across many chemical sectors in Japan. Four naphtha crackers were offstream at CW press time: Mitsubishi Chemical’s two...
March 20, 2011
ablaze: Tanks at Cosmo Oil’s Chiba refinery. Chemical producers and consumers in Japan and overseas are assessing the impact on the industry of the devastating earthquake and...
March 11, 2011
Pryor: Industry benefitting from unconventional gas. Greater availability of natural gas liquids (NGLs), the result of a surge in petrochemical feedstock from unconventional gas...
March 11, 2011
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) says it is considering plans to build petrochemical complexes in Asian countries outside Korea, including Indonesia. A complex in Indonesia could involve an...
February 25, 2011
McGlade: Airgas not a 'must have.' Air Products abandoned its $5.9-billion hostile bid for Airgas earlier this month following a decision by the Delaware Chancery Court that upheld...
February 25, 2011
Clariant has agreed to acquire almost all of Süd-Chemie (Munich) in a deal valued at €2 billion ($2.7 billion). Clariant expects to complete the transaction in the first half of...
February 11, 2011
Chemical earnings at most major oil firms increased in the fourth-quarter of 2010 due to improved margins. Oil companies do not disclose their quarterly revenues for chemicals...
February 11, 2011
Strong volumes lifted fourth-quarter 2010 earnings at most commodity and basic chemical companies. Dow Chemical’s net income before special items more than doubled, to $625 million...
January 28, 2011
Chemical firms posted strong gains in the quarter ended December 31, 2010 as most beat expectations. Volumes were strong, but in some cases selling prices failed to keep pace with...
January 21, 2011
DuPont has agreed to acquire Danisco (Copenhagen), a leading maker of enzymes and specialty food ingredients, for $6.3 billion. The deal puts industrial biotechnology at the center of...
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...
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