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PotashCorp confident K+S concerns can be addressed

1:01 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

PotashCorp, responding to K+S’s (Kassel, Germany) rejection on Thursday of its unsolicited proposal to acquire K+S for €41/share ($45.50), valuing the bid at €7.84 billion, issued a statement saying that it is “confident K+S’s...

Reports: Explosion at Hanwha Chemical PVC  plant leaves six dead, one injured

6:29 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Clement Choo

An explosion occurred today at a plant belonging to Hanwha Chemical at Ulsan, South Korea, that left six people dead and one person injured, local media reports say. The blast happened at 9:19am local time at a storage tank containing waste. The incident took...

Formosa to add PP capacity at Point Comfort

BP commissions world's largest PTA line at JV site in China

Versalis and Chinese companies form green tire technology alliance

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Electronic Chemicals:
Moore’s Law marches forward

Demand for smaller, faster, and more powerful devices continues to lift demand for electronic chemicals. Suppliers expect Moore’s Law to continue to be upheld, although new chemistries will be key enablers of increasingly complex chip architectures...read more>>


Amyris clarifies status of inactive JV in Brazil

5:02 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Amyris (Emeryville, CA) has been in discussions with Usina São Martinho (Pradópolis, Brazil) regarding SMA Indústria Química, the companies' currently inactive joint venture, Amyris says. Amyris and São Martinho have agreed...


DIC to establish PPS technical center in Germany

1:32 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

DIC (Tokyo) says that it will establish a new technical center for polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) compounds in Germany to meet the expanding and diverse technical requirements of its European customers. The European PPS Technical Center will be located at...

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Univar floats as Axiall-Lotte cracker plans resurface, June 19

Univar priced an initial public offering of 35 million shares at $22.00 on 18 June, raising $770 million for the company and selling stockholders. Interest from investors was strong, allowing the company to increase the size of the offering by 75%, to 35 million shares, says Univar CEO Erik Fyrwald.


Sinochem and Solvay sign cooperation agreement

3:38 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

Sinochem (Beijing) says that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Solvay, for a strategic cooperation. The MOU was signed on 23 June at Beijing by Liu Deshu, chairman of Sinochem and CEO of Solvay Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, in the presence of...


Sichuan Hebang to acquire Israeli agchems company Stockton

12:49 AM MDT | July 3, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sichuan Hebang Corp., in its first investment outside China, has agreed to acquire a 51% stake in the Israeli agrochemicals company, Stockton (Petah Tikva, Israel), for $90 million. The deal is expected to close within 90 days, subject to Chinese regulatory...


Moore’s Law at 50

3:40 PM MDT | June 25, 2015

Our cover story this week, from Rebecca Coons, profiles the outlook for electronics chemicals on the 50th anniversary of Moore’s Law ( p. 21)....

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