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Indian firms sign joint venture agreements to build large coal-based fertilizer complex

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF; Mumbai) said today that it has signed two joint venture agreements with Gail India, Coal India, and Fertilizers Corporation of India to set up an integrated coal gasification-to-fertilizers manufacturing complex at...

Mosaic plans ammonia plant expansion in Louisiana

Mosaic, a major producer of phosphate and potash fertilizers, is planning to expand its ammonia plant in Louisiana. The company awarded KBR the license and engineering contracts to perform the front-end engineering and design (FEED) for a potential expansion...


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Basic Chemicals

Russian court issues arrest warrant for US-resident fertilizer businessman

A Moscow court has issued a warrant in absentia for the arrest of Sergei Makhlai, chairman of the board of nitrogen fertilizer producer TogliattiAzot (Togliatti, Russia). He is charged with fraud of almost $400 million, according to Novosti news agency...

Petrochemicals

Jurong Aromatics shuts plant for maintenance work

Jurong Aromatics Corp. (JAC, Singapore) has shut its petrochemical plant on Jurong Island, Singapore, about 22 December for maintenance and modification, the company said Tuesday. The JAC plant can produce 800,000 m.t./year of para-xylene; 438,000 m.t./year...

Inorganic Chemicals

Incitec Pivot to Offtake Entire Urea Output From Perdaman Project

Incitec Pivot (Melbourne), a leading global nitrogen-based chemicals producer, has signed an agreement with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilizers (Perth, Australia) to offtake the entire output of urea from Perdaman's previously announced Collie urea plant in...

Plastics

Mitsui Chemicals, SKC to merge polyurethane material businesses

Mitsui Chemicals and SKC (Seoul) plan to merge their polyurethane (PU) raw material businesses into a joint venture by 1 April 2015. Mitsui president and CEO Tsutomu Tannowa and SKC CEO Jang Suk Park signed the jv agreement today. The jv, yet to be named...

Specialty Chemicals

H.B. Fuller acquires adhesives firm in Africa

H.B. Fuller has agreed to acquire Continental Products Limited (Nairobi), an industrial adhesives maker active in eastern and central Africa, for an undisclosed sum. Continental Products makes adhesives for the paper, packaging, labeling, automotive and...

Fine Chemicals/Biotech

Reckitt Benckiser completes pharma demerger

Reckitt Benckiser (RB), a leading global consumer health and hygiene company, said that it has completed the demerger of its specialty pharmaceuticals business Indivior. Indivior shares started trading on the London Stock Exchange on Tuesday, ending 19.9% up...

Industrial Gases

Linde to Acquire Sri Lankan Gases Firm

Linde says it has offered to acquire all the shares in privately-held Ceylon Oxygen (Colombo, Sri Lanka), and that the offer has been accepted by the major shareholder, Europium, in respect of 95.4% of the shares in Ceylon Oxygen. Ceylon Oxygen, which was...











 
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