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July 11, 2012Bayer CropScience says it has agreed to acquire biopesticide firm AgraQuest (Davis, CA) for €340 million ($425 million), plus milestone payments. Bayer says the deal will enable...
July 6, 2012Reitzle: Taking the next big step. Linde has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lincare Holdings (Clearwater, FL), a home health-care company, for about $4.6 billion. Linde...
June 22, 2012The owners of Evonik Industries have postponed indefinitely plans for an initial public offering (IPO) for the company. Majority shareholder RAG Foundation (Essen, Germany) cites...
June 15, 2012Growing economic uncertainty, falling energy and chemical prices, and indications of weakening demand have producers recalibrating second-half expectations as sharp drops in energy and...
June 15, 2012Rohr: Methanol returns to U.S. Celanese says it will build a methanol production facility at its Clear Lake, TX acetyls complex. “The positive developments in the U.S. energy...
June 1, 2012The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have approved separate bills that would revise FDA’s ability to oversee certain provisions related to pharmaceutical ingredients and...
May 18, 2012Eramo: Asian demand will drive global growth. The state of the global petrochemical industry and strategies for chemical markets in Asia topped discussion at the Asia Petrochemical...
May 18, 2012Albemarle says it will exit the phosphorous flame retardants business, and will shut related capacity at its Avonmouth, UK and Nanjing, China sites. The affected business had annual...
April 27, 2012First-quarter earnings reports at diversified, commodity, and industrial gases firms showed mixed results, as increasing stability in U.S. markets and industrial segments were offset...
April 20, 2012Early first-quarter results were positive with raw material cost inflation was more than offset by rising volumes and selling prices. DuPont and Albemarle beat analysts’...