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September 10, 2010
Airgas has spurned Air Products’ latest acquisition offer, once again dismissing it as an “opportunistic attempt to cut off the Airgas stockholders’ ability to...
September 3, 2010
The Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE; Rio de Janeiro) has fined five industrial gases firms for forming a cartel to limit competition. The firms named by...
September 3, 2010
Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R; New York) has agreed to acquire a 42.5% stake in Univar for about $1.8 billion. Univar will postpone its planned initial...
August 20, 2010
BHP Billiton (Melbourne), the world’s biggest mining company, has launched a $38.6-billion hostile bid to acquire Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (PotashCorp), the world’s biggest...
August 6, 2010
Most commodity and diversified chemical companies posted another consecutive quarter of big profit and revenue growth for the period ended June 30 (table). Producers are optimistic...
July 23, 2010
Chemical makers are reporting strong earnings and revenue gains so far in the second quarter, and most say they expect recovery to continue in the second half of 2010. Air Products and...
July 23, 2010
Honam Petrochemical (Seoul) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Titan Chemicals (Kuala Lumpur) in an all-cash deal valued at about won1.5 trillion ($1.25 billion). Honam plans to...
July 9, 2010
ACC has filed a petition with U.S. EPA seeking a revision of regulations mandating prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permits for facilities in certain regions. The industry...
July 9, 2010
Sources in Qatar have confirmed to CW that ExxonMobil Chemical is on the verge of exiting a previously announced multibillion-dollar petrochemical joint venture project at Ras Laffan...
June 25, 2010
AkzoNobel says it has agreed to sell its National Starch (Bridgewater, NJ) business to Corn Products International (Westchester, IL) for $1.3 billion in cash. The buyer will also...
June 25, 2010
BASF has agreed to acquire Cognis from its private equity owners in a deal valued at €3.1 billion ($3.8 billion). BASF continues the shift of its portfolio downstream toward...
June 11, 2010
Leading industry executives gathered for ACC’s recent annual meeting in Colorado Springs, CO are more cheerful this year as demand and margin recovery continue to exceed...
June 11, 2010
Leading industry executives and ACC officials say BP’s Deepwater Horizon accident is likely to have an impact on industry’s reputation as well as environmental and energy debate...
June 4, 2010
BASF has tapped CFO Kurt Bock to succeed Jürgen Hambrecht as chief executive and chairman of the company’s board of executive directors. Martin Brudermüller will become...
June 4, 2010
Monsanto says it will reset the strategy of its Roundup glyposate business, citing the market “upheaval” caused by a flood of generic glyphosate herbicides from China. Monsanto...
May 21, 2010
The European Commission says it is making progress with national regulators around the world to share best practices on chemicals regulation and promote conformity with the EU’s...
May 20, 2010
EPA has issued a directive requiring BP to “identify and use a less toxic and more effective dispersant” to help break apart oil gushing from a broken BP well in the Gulf...
May 14, 2010
Reliance Industries is expected to announce the go-ahead for a planned ethylene plant at Jamnagar, India, Kishor Jhalaria, president/olefins at Reliance tells CW. He was speaking on...
April 30, 2010
Economic recovery led to higher volumes at basic and diversified chemical companies in the first quarter. Coupled with improved pricing and favorable currency exchange rates, profits...
April 23, 2010
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D., NJ) and Representative Bobby Rush (D., MI) have introduced bills aimed at reforming the U.S. Toxics Substances Control Act (TSCA). Both place the burden...
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