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Arkema offers to acquire Total’s adhesives subsidiary Bostik for €1.74 billion

7:49 AM MDT | September 19, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Total says it has received an offer from Arkema to acquire Total’s wholly owned adhesives subsidiary, Bostik (Paris). Arkema’s offer values Bostik at €1.74 billion ($2.24 billion), representing 11 times the company’s Ebitda. Bostik is...

RusVinyl commissions €1.4-billion integrated PVC complex in Russia

10:24 AM MDT | September 19, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz in Kstovo, Russia

GRAND OPENING: President Vladimir Putin at RusVinyl's inauguration today. RusVinyl (Kstovo, Russia)—an equally owned joint venture between Sibur (Moscow), Russia's largest petrochemical company, and SolVin (Brussels)—today inaugurated a...

Bayer to float Bayer MaterialScience on the stock exchange as an independent company

Qatar shelves Al Sejeel petchems project, will study schemes yielding better economics

Air Products' realignment sharpens focus on gases

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Methanex restarts plant in Chile

12:17 AM MDT | September 19, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Methanex says it has restarted its Chile I methanol plant at its site at Punta Arenas. The Chile operation had been idled since May because of insufficient natural gas supply. “We are pleased to have restarted our Chile I plant, supported by gas...


Borealis appoints new CFO

12:04 AM MDT | September 18, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Mark Tonkens. Borealis (Vienna) says it has appointed Mark Tonkens as CFO and member of the executive board, effective 1 November. He succeeds Daniel Shook, who has decided to pursue career opportunities outside Borealis. Tonkens joined Borealis in 2009 and...

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Pembina (Calgary, AB) has chosen Portland, OR, as the site for a $500-million, 30,000-bbl/day propane export facility. The company has also agreed to acquire the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream’s share of the Saskatchewan Ethane Extraction Plant (SEEP) for a total of $650 million. Pembina expects to bring the so-called West Coast Terminal online in early 2018...


PolyOne opens specialty materials facility in India

12:13 AM MDT | September 18, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

PolyOne says it opened its previously announced facility at Pune, India, on 17 September. The facility, which is located in the Ranjangaon industrial zone, manufactures specialty solid masterbatch and liquid color and additive formulations. It also...


Technip awarded refinery expansion project in Bahrain

12:58 AM MDT | September 16, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Technip announced today that it has been awarded a “significant” contract by the Bahrain Petroleum Co. (Bapco; Manama). Under the terms of the reimbursable contract, Technip will develop the front-end engineering design (FEED) for the Sitra...


CW turns 100

9:21 AM MDT | September 12, 2014 | —Robert Westervelt and Lyn Tattum

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