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CF Industries buys out Yara in GrowHow UK joint venture for $580 million

1:37 AM MDT | July 1, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

CF Industries (Deerfield, IL) and Yara International (Oslo) today announced that CF will acquire Yara’s 50% equity interest in their equally owned GrowHow UK (Ince, UK) fertilizer joint venture, for $580 million. GrowHow UK owns and operates nitrogen...

Mitsui Chemicals-SKC PU materials JV becomes operational

5:28 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...

Sika buys out partner in Italy-based JV

Sibur to build MTBE plant at Togliatti

Euro Chlor appoints new executive director

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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>>


Arsenal acquires Peach State Labs

4:51 PM MDT | June 30, 2015

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital has acquired Peach State Labs (Rome, GA), a maker of specialty polymers used in flooring, textiles, coatings, consumer products, leather, institutional water treatment, and lubricants. “The acquisition of Peach State...


Bayer CropScience appoints new head of Environmental Science business

2:12 AM MDT | July 1, 2015 | Natasha Alperowicz

Bayer CropScience said on Wednesday that effective 1 July 2015 Jacqueline Applegate, 49, becomes head of Environmental Science, the non-agricultural business operations unit of Bayer CropScience, the world’s second largest agricultural chemicals player...

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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.


Connell Brothers signs distribution deal with FMC for food ingredient products in Taiwan

3:38 AM MDT | July 1, 2015 | Deepti Ramesh

Connell Brothers, a distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients, says that it has been appointed to market FMC's food ingredient products in Taiwan, starting 8 August. Connell Brothers’ food & nutrition team will market FMC's products for the...


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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