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September 28, 2015
Air Products plans to spin off its electronics and performance materials segment to shareholders, the latest in a series of tax-free spin-offs announced by chemical makers. The...
September 28, 2015
Ashland has announced plans to spin off its Valvoline motor oil and automotive maintenance segment as a separate publicly traded company. After the spin-off, Ashland will consist of...
September 9, 2015
Germany’s chemical-pharmaceutical industry continues to show moderate growth, with the positive developments seen in the first quarter of 2015 continuing into the second...
September 3, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) has announced that it plans to eliminate up to 100 jobs. The company says that it will start statutory negotiations with all of its...
August 27, 2015
A renewed decline in crude oil prices and China’s slowing economy and devaluation of the yuan are heightening the uncertainty facing global chemical markets in the second half....
August 26, 2015
EU chemical output grew by a mere 0.2% in the first six months of this year compared with the year-ago period, Cefic says in its latest Chemicals Trends Report. Sales in the period...
August 13, 2015
CVR Partners (Sugar Land, TX) has reached agreement to acquire Rentech Nitrogen for $533 million. The transaction excludes Rentech Nitrogen’s Pasadena, TX, facility, which will...
August 13, 2015
CF Industries has entered into an agreement with OCI (Amsterdam) under which CF will combine with some of OCI’s European and North American operations, as well as its worldwide distribution business, in a transaction valued at approximately $8 billion, including the assumption of approximately $2 billion in net debt....
August 4, 2015
Evonik Industries has posted sales of €3.52 billion ($3.86 billion) in the second quarter, up 8% year-on-year (YOY). Adjusted net income leaped by 70% YOY, to €307 million...
July 30, 2015
Solvay has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Cytec Industries (Woodland Park, NJ) for $6.4 billion, including debt, in a bid to acquire a leading position in high-growth aerospace and automotive materials, the company says....
July 16, 2015
Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has reached a deal to acquire Alent (Woking, UK) in a cash and stock transaction for about £1.4 billion ($2.18 billion). Including net debt, the total transaction value is about $2.3 billion....
July 16, 2015
Axiall president and CEO Paul Carrico has retired “at the direction of company’s board,” the company announced on 6 July. Timothy Mann, executive v.p/strategy and...
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