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Ineos announces plans to turn Grangemouth into manufacturing hub as first ethane vessel arrives from US

4:45 AM MDT | September 27, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

As the first ethane shipment arrived from the United States at Grangemouth, Scotland, Tuesday, Ineos announced plans for a renaissance of the site....

Lanxess agrees to acquire Chemtura for $2.70 billion

9:27 PM MDT | September 25, 2016 | Natasha Alperowicz

Lanxess announced on Sunday that it has reached an agreement to acquire Chemtura Corporation, for an enterprise value of €2.40 billion ($2.70 billion)...

October p-xylene Asia contract price nominations at $840/metric ton

3:48 AM MDT | September 27, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Para-xylene (p-xylene) producers Idemitsu Kosan (Tokyo, Japan), S-Oil (Seoul, South Korea), and SK Global Chemical (Seoul) have separately nominated their October p-xylene Asia contract prices Tuesday at $840/metric ton CFR, market sources say. JX Ni...

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Billion-Dollar Club BASF back on top in year of falling revenues

BASF has returned to the top spot in CW’s annual ranking of the industry’s largest companies by revenue after ceding the top spot to China’s Sinopec last year...Read more »


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Cambrex to acquire PharmaCore

5:54 AM MDT | September 26, 2016 | Michael Ravenscroft

Cambrex (East Rutherford, New Jersey), a manufacturer of small molecule innovator and generic active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), says it has agreed to acquire PharmaCore, a privately owned company specializing in developing, manufacturing, and scaling...

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Polymer Solutions Group acquires UK rubber chemicals firm

8:23 AM MDT | September 27, 2016 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Polymer Solutions Group (PSG; New York, New York) has acquired Alkon Solutions (Leeds, United Kingdom) from Stephenson Group (Leeds). PSG is a portfolio company of private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners. Financial details of the transaction have not...

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Same-Day Analysis

Ineos to turn Grangemouth into manufacturing hub

1:52 PM MDT | September 27, 2016

As the first ethane shipment arrived from the United States at Ineos' Grangemouth, United Kingdom site Tuesday, Ineos announced plans for a renaissance of the site and a commitment to work with Scottish Enterprise, an economic development agency, to look for...

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Shell shuts Singapore cracker again because of compressor glitch

4:12 AM MDT | September 27, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Shell Chemicals shut its naphtha cracker at Pulau Bukom, Singapore, Tuesday afternoon local time, according to IHS. The cracker, which has the capacity to produce 1 million metric tons/year of ethylene and 450,000 metric ton/year of propylene, started...

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Mid East

Saudi Aramco to invest $334 billion in infrastructure, energy projects by 2025

12:13 AM MDT | September 27, 2016 | Sok Peng Chua

Saudi Aramco (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia) will spend $334 billion over the next 10 years on various sectors, Abdulaziz al-Abdulkarim, vice president/procurement and supply chain management, told a conference in Bahrain on Monday. The figure includes spending on...

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