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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...
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...
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....
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)...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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