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Perstorp acquires Koei Chemical’s pentaerythritol business

1:41 AM MDT | July 2, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden) says that it has acquired the pentaerythritol (penta), dipentaerythritol and sodium formate businesses, related technology as well as certain assets from chemicals producer Koei Chemical (Tokyo). Financial details of the deal have...

Sinopec Engineering wins contracts in Thailand and China valued at close to $2 billion

2:04 AM MDT | July 2, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sinopec Engineering has won three contracts for projects in Thailand and in China, the company has announced. In Thailand it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning contract by IRPC (Bangkok) to upgrade a polypropylene...

Clariant completes acquisition of remaining shares in Companhia Brasileira de Bentonita

BASF exits SolVin PVC JV; Solvay, Ineos launch Inovyn

DuPont completes Chemours spin-off

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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>>


Niteo completes acquisition of Valvoline car-care products

8:39 AM MDT | July 1, 2015 | Clay Boswell

Niteo Products, a newly formed affiliate of Highlander Partners (Dallas), has completed the acquisition of the Valvoline car-care products assets from Ashland. Financial terms have not been disclosed....


DSM taps Valspar for Engineering Plastics director

1:36 AM MDT | July 2, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

DSM on Thursday announced leadership changes at its DSM Engineering Plastics unit. Roeland Polet has been named business group director, succeeding Roelof Westerbeek. Polet joins DSM from Valspar, where he most recently was senior v.p./global industrial and...

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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.


Mitsui Chemicals-SKC PU materials JV becomes operational

5:23 AM MDT | July 1, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) say that their previously announced equally-owned polyurethane (PU) raw material joint venture—Mitsui Chemicals & SKC Polyurethanes (MCNS; Seoul)—has started operations today. The jv was originally expected to...


Safco again delays commissioning of urea plant

1:34 PM MDT | June 29, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Saudi Arabian Fertilizer Co. (Safco), a Sabic affiliate, on Monday said that its mechanically completed, world-scale urea plant is still undergoing trial runs. As a result, the company now expects to announce when the commercial operations are slated to begin...


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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