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Borealis completes buyout of DuPont's stake in Speciality Polymers Antwerp

5:13 AM MDT | September 1, 2014 | Ian Young

Borealis says it has completed the previously announced acquisition of DuPont's 67% stake in the companies' Speciality Polymers Antwerp joint venture. The deal makes Borealis 100% owner of Speciality Polymers Antwerp. Speciality Polymers Antwerp was a 67-33...

Protex buys US electronic chemicals firm

5:45 AM MDT | September 1, 2014 | Ian Young

Protex International (Paris) says it has acquired Mereco Technologies Group (West Warwick, RI), including the Metachem Resins and DMS divisions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mereco and its subsidiaries manufacture and market...

Brenntag acquires specialty chemicals distribution business in India

Haldor Topsoe awarded contract for fertilizer plant in Turkmenistan

Argentina's polymer and synthetic rubber output up 31% in July

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OCI Partners restarts Beaumont methanol plant

6:07 AM MDT | September 1, 2014 | Ian Young

OCI Partners (Nederland, TX) says it is starting up its methanol plant at Beaumont, TX after carrying out essential repairs on the plant's reformer. OCI Partners said on 29 August that it expected to restart production of methanol during the following two...


UK chemical road tanker firm changes hands

7:01 AM MDT | September 1, 2014 | Ian Young

Bulk logistics and transportation company Suttons Group (Widnes, UK) says it has acquired bulk chemical road transport company Imperial Tankers (Stockton-on-Tees, UK) from Hargreaves Services (Durham, UK). Hargreaves says that the cash transaction is valued...

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Chemical industry weekly news roundup, 29 August

Albemarle’s $6.2-billion acquisition of Rockwood Holdings was the result of an off-and-on 24-month courtship, according to a joint registration statement filed on Thursday by Albemarle and Rockwood. Discussions accelerated quickly in May and June as Rockwood M&A adviser Lazard pressed for bids and former Rockwood chairman and CEO Seifi Ghasemi prepared to retire from Rockwood...


Catalent and Australian firm collaborate to develop ADC for cancer therapy

12:06 AM MDT | September 2, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Catalent (Somerset, NJ), a provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, is collaborating with privately held Australian biomarker research company, Minomic International (Macquarie...


Albemarle and ICL to form polymeric flame retardants JV

4:16 AM MDT | August 29, 2014 | Deepti Ramesh

Albemarle and Israel Chemicals Ltd. (ICL; Tel Aviv) today announced that they have entered into an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture to produce ICL's FR-122P polymeric flame retardant and Albemarle's GreenCrest polymeric flame retardant...


China continues growing

4:39 PM MDT | August 28, 2014

China continues to drive demand growth in the worldwide chemical industry despite moderating GDP (p. 21). China’s chemical demand is still growing at a double-digit rate, pushing chemical companies inside and outside China to strive to capture that growth with more investments in the country....

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