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Merck KGaA to acquire Sigma-Aldrich for $17 billion

8:23 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Merck KGaA (Darmstadt, Germany) says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sigma-Aldrich (St. Louis) for $17 billion. Merck will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Sigma-Aldrich for $140/share in cash. The agreed price represents a 37%...

Sibur will seek partners for petchems project in Russia's Far East

9:38 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Sibur (Moscow), Russia’s largest petrochemicals player, last week signed a cooperation agreement with the government of the Amur region, in far eastern Russia, covering a proposed investment and other programs, including a previously announced...

Bayer appoints Rothschild as advisor on MaterialScience listing

Deinove and Sofiprotéol collaborate in biobased feed additives development program

PTTGC takes large aromatics complex off-line to carry out repairs

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Court finds against DuPont in patent dispute with MacDermid

10:41 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Vincent Valk

A US district court in New Jersey issued an opinion last week siding with MacDermid in a patent dispute over flexographic imaging plates. The dispute relates to thermal processing for flexographic imaging plates, which are used in packaging materials and...


Ferro to acquire Italian tile coatings manufacturer Vetriceramici

12:08 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Ferro says that it has signed a definitive agreement with private equity firm Star Capital (Milan) and two minority owners and founders, Gianfranco Padovani and Sergio Zannoni, to acquire Vetriceramici (Casola Valsenio, Italy) for €83 million ($107...

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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...


Evonik to build Shanghai plant to produce polymethacrylimide structural foam

12:04 AM MDT | September 22, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Evonik Industries says it will build a new plant to manufacture its Rohacell polymethacrylimide structural foam at Shanghai. The new plant is expected to begin operating in the fourth quarter of 2015. Rohacell high-performance foam cores are used in the...


Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers plans urea project in Iran

5:54 AM MDT | September 21, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) says it is seeking investment opportunities abroad, including a joint venture to set up a fertilizer plant in Iran. "We are looking for an Iranian partner to build an $800-million urea plant in Iran...


CW turns 100

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

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