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ACC: Chemical industry continues to grow despite challenges

June 23, 2016

ACC on Thursday released a detailed economic report of the chemistry industry and its contributions to the U.S. and global economies, which concluded that the $797-billion chemical industry continues to expand despite volatile markets. According to the 2016...

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AMERICAS

Henkel to acquire laundry care firm Sun Products for $3.6 billion

June 24, 2016

Henkel has signed an agreement to acquire laundry and home care firm Sun Products (Wilton, CT), a portfolio company of private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners. The transaction is valued at $3.6 billion, Vestar says. Sun Products is a leading North...

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ASIA

JX Nippon Oil & Energy plans to build second polyisobutylene plant

June 27, 2016

JX Nippon Oil & Energy (Tokyo) announced on 27 June that it has launched front end engineering design for a polyisobutylene (PIB) plant at the company’s site at Kawasaki, Japan. The company currently has a 7,000-m.t./year PIB plant at the Kawasaki...

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EUROPE

Exclusive: Covestro CEO optimistic as Bayer prepares to sell rest of its holding

June 27, 2016

Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany), formerly Bayer MaterialScience, is embarking on a new chapter, following its listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange last October. Bayer, which still owns a 65% share, will reduce it to zero in the next 12-24 months as it...

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MID EAST

ACC: Chemical industry continues to grow despite challenges

June 23, 2016

ACC on Thursday released a detailed economic report of the chemistry industry and its contributions to the U.S. and global economies, which concluded that the $797-billion chemical industry continues to expand despite volatile markets. According to the 2016...

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PACIFIC

Imagine IM opens Australia’s first commercial graphene plant

June 15, 2016

Imagine Intelligent Materials (Imagine IM; Sydney), a company that develops graphene-based coatings for industrial textiles and fibers, has opened Australia's first commercial graphene plant at Geelong. The pilot plant will produce up to 10 m.t./year of...

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