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Ineos and Doeflex combine PVC compounding operations

12:00 PM MDT | September 2, 2014 | Natasha Alperowicz

Ineos announced today that its Ineos Compounds unit and Doeflex Compounding have combined their polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compounding operations. The news follows a recent approval by the European Commission to go ahead with the plan. The newly combined...


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Arsenal's Accella buys German tire materials firm

Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the company says. Zeus makes polyurethane-based tire fill and flatproofing products...

Albemarle completes sale of antioxidant business to SI Group

Albemarle has completed the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen, and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group (Schenectady, NY), Albemarle said today. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. The transaction...

PPG closes sale of float glass plant

PPG says it has closed the sale of its float glass manufacturing facility at Mt. Zion, IL, to Fuyao Glass America (Fuzhou City, China), for an undisclosed sum. The deal was announced in July. Fuyao intends to convert the Mt. Zion facility, which was built in...

UK chemical road tanker firm changes hands

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...

Protex buys US electronic chemicals firm

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...

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

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...

Evonik sells remaining stake in energy group Steag

Evonik Industries today said that it has signed a contract with Rhine-Ruhr, a group of several municipal utility companies in Germany’s Ruhr region, to divest its remaining 49% stake in Steag (Essen), an energy company, for €570 million ($751.4...

PTT Global Chemical raises stake in Vencorex PU JV with Perstorp

PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC; Bangkok), Thailand’s largest petrochemicals producer, has confirmed CW’s exclusive report that it is raising the stake in Vencorex, its polyurethanes (PU) joint venture with Perstorp (Perstorp, Sweden). PTTGC announced...

Albemarle, Rockwood courtship played out over 2 years

Four other specialty chemical makers had also expressed interest in all or part of Rockwood in recent months, according to a regulatory filing....

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