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April 24, 2015
Air Products has been awarded a contract by Saudi Aramco to build and operate the world’s largest industrial gas complex at Jazan, Saudi Arabia. The total investment necessary to...
April 17, 2015
New DuPont director and former LyondellBasell Industries CEO Jim Gallogly was approached by Trian Fund Management (New York) to join the activist hedge fund’s dissident slate for DuPont’s board, according to a shareholder letter released by DuPont....
April 17, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year on lower prices, according to the latest Cefic...
April 15, 2015
The output of chemicals in the European Union rose by a paltry 0.2% in 2014, while sales fell 1.1% compared with the previous year because of lower prices, according to the latest...
April 6, 2015
BASF has confirmed that it and University of Chicago Argonne have jointly filed lawsuits against Umicore (Brussels) and one of its customers, Makita, a Japanese toolmaker, alleging...
April 6, 2015
Dow Chemical has agreed to merge most of its chlor-alkali and downstream derivatives business with Olin in a transaction that values the business at $5 billion....
March 27, 2015
Employers association and trade union in Germany have agreed on a salary agreement. The 550,000 employees in Germany’s chemical industry will receive a pay rise of 2.8%...
March 20, 2015
DSM has agreed to sell a 65% stake in its polymer intermediates business—caprolactam and acrylonitrile—and composite resins to CVC Capital Partners (London). The enterprise...
March 20, 2015
A. Schulman has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), a portfolio company of private equity firms HGGC (Palo Alto, CA) and Charlesbank Capital Partners (Boston), for $800 million....
March 13, 2015
Wacker Chemie has announced that it is examining options related to the ownership structure of Siltronic, the company’s wholly owned silicon wafers subsidiary that supplies the worldwide microchip industry. Wacker says it is looking at a number of options and that it has presented plans to the company’s supervisory board....
March 13, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical said on 12 March that it will expand silicone monomer production in Thailand and build a technical center for silicones application development in the United States...
March 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has reported today full-year 2014 sales of €12.9 billion ($14.4 billion), compared with €12.7 billion a year ago, or an increase of 2% year-on-year (YOY)...
March 2, 2015
Chemical output in European rose by a paltry 0.3% in 2014, compared with the previous year, according to the latest Cefic Chemicals Trends Report. European chemical sales clawed back...
February 27, 2015
Royal Dutch Shell says that it has made a final investment decision to rebuild the Ellba propylene oxide–styrene monomer (POSM) plant at Shell Chemicals’ Moerdijk...
February 27, 2015
Asahi Kasei has reached an agreement to acquire Polypore International (Charlotte, NC) in a deal that values Polypore at $3.2 billion....
February 25, 2015
The German chemical marked a year of ups and downs in 2014 with a weak quarter, chemical industry trade association VCI (Frankfurt) says in its latest summary. Sales for the full year...
February 24, 2015
The environment committee of the European Parliamentary has voted in favor of a reform of the European Union’s Emissions Trading System (EU ETS), backing a draft law to reduce...
February 20, 2015
Activist hedge fund Trian Fund Management (New York) on 11 February filed a proxy statement with SEC for its four nominees to stand for election to DuPont’s board at the company’s next annual meeting....
February 20, 2015
Sabic says that Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan has been appointed acting CEO of the company, succeeding Mohamed Al Mady....
February 9, 2015
Diversified and commodity producers report positive results for the fourth quarter as year-on-year (YOY) growth in volumes and advantaged feedstocks boosted reported earnings above...
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