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December 3, 2007
Gazprom (Moscow) and Dow Chemical have firmed up their previously announced joint venture negotiations by signing a “memorandum of intent in the sphere of hydrocarbons...
December 3, 2007
New York and 11 other U.S. states have sued EPA for changes it made last year to the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI). New York state attorney general Andrew Cuomo (D.) says the suit...
November 21, 2007
DuPont’s Applied BioSciences unit, formerly Bio-Based Materials, is expected to generate revenues of $800 million in 2010 and $2.3 billion in 2012, the company said at an...
November 21, 2007
A strike by workers at Germany’s state-owned railroad Deutsche Bahn (DB; Berlin) that began on November 14 will likely bring freight transport in Eastern Germany to a...
November 9, 2007
Agchem company Nufarm (Melbourne) says it has received a takeover bid from a consortium of private equity firms Blackstone Group and Fox Paine Management, and China National Chemical...
November 9, 2007
Monsanto says that it expects to double its gross profit from the end of this year through 2012, citing rapidly growing demand for its seeds and traits. The company outlined growth...
November 7, 2007
Third-quarter earnings fell at most basic and diversified chemical companies reporting last week. Restructuring and other charges dragged down earnings at Eastman Chemical and Tronox...
October 30, 2007
Third-quarter earnings for U.S. basic and diversified chemical firms were mixed as strong overseas demand in the quarter offset a weak North American market. Elevated costs for oil...
October 22, 2007
Olin says it has signed a definitive agreement to sell its worldwide metals business to a subsidiary of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, an affiliate of private equity fund manager...
October 19, 2007
PPG Industries more than doubled net income in the third quarter, to $191 million ($1.15/share), on sales up 13%, to $2.8 billion. Earnings include $37 million in charges related to...
October 16, 2007
OM Group (OMG) says it has agreed to acquire Rockwood Holdings’ electronics businesses, excluding its French electronics chemicals unit, for roughly $265 million in cash...
October 16, 2007
Ineos says it plans to merge its Ineos Silicas subsidiary with PQ Corp. (Malvern, PA), a specialty chemicals producer recently acquired by The Carlyle Group (Washington). Carlyle will...
October 3, 2007
World leaders met at the United Nations (UN) last week to discuss measures that should be taken to stabilize and reduce levels of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions following the 2012...
October 3, 2007
Arkema has announced several capacity expansions in China to boost the share of its total sales in Asia from 13%, to 20% by 2012. Arkema made the announcements at an “investor...
October 2, 2007
Dow Chemical and Monsanto have signed a cross-licensing agreement to combine their insect-protection and weed-control trait technologies in corn seeds. The companies say they plan to...
October 2, 2007
Ineos says it will suspend indefinitely work on a project to build a 750,000-m.t./year ethylene plant at the company’s Wilhelmshaven, Germany site. “Increasing capital...
September 21, 2007
Blackstone Group (New York) says it will invest up to $600 million for a 20% stake in ChemChina’s (Beijing) China National Bluestar unit, the first major move in chemicals by a...
September 21, 2007
Bayer MaterialScience (BMS) says it is considering building a 400,000-m.t./year methylene di-para-phenylene isocyanate (MDI) plant in Europe. The plant could be commissioned in 2012 if...
September 12, 2007
Degussa's parent company RAG has changed its name to Evonik Industries....
September 11, 2007
Sabic has completed its $11.6-billion purchase of GE Plastics, gaining the leading global position in engineering plastics (CW, May 30/June 6, p. 5). The business has been renamed...
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