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May's top stories: Bostik expands Seremban capacities, Air Liquide's buys Airgas
07 June, 2016 | by Prasanth Katam
Bostik expanded production capacities of its cementitious product at its Seremban plant, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) granted clearance for the acquisition of Airgas by Air...
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April's top stories: LABIX’s Alkylbenzene output, Yara boosts fertiliser capacity 05 May, 2016 by Lopamudra Roy LABIX started linear Alkylbenzene production in Thailand, and Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand its Rio Grande fertiliser plant. Chemicals-technology.com wraps up the...

March's top stories: BASF starts construction of HR-PIB plant, Kemira’s production line 05 April, 2016 by Mrinmoyee Hazarika BASF and Petronas Chemicals Group started constructing a highly reactive polyisobutene (HR-PIB) production plant in Kuantan, Malaysia, and Kemira unveiled plans to build a new sodium...

February’s top stories: Topsoe Iran methanol project, Anellotech catalytic process patent 07 March, 2016 by Mrinmoyee Hazarika Mosaic to cut down phosphate production, Asahi Kasei launches Mexican subsidiary, Perstorp to invest in India's pentaerythritol plant. Chemicals Technology wraps up the key headlines from...

January's top stories: Anellotech's new facility, QuantumSphere's Ammonia patent 11 February, 2016 Anellotech begins construction of development and testing facility (TCat-8), Addivant triples liquid phosphite antioxidant production in US, while LG Chem cancels $4.2bn petrochemical project...

2015: The year's biggest Chemicals Technology stories 05 January, 2016 by Byomakesh Biswal Syngenta rejects $45bn acquisition offer, Air Liquide signs agreement to buy Airgas for $13.4bn, while Shell signs $11bn deal to build a petrochemicals complex. Chemicals-technology.com wraps...

November's top stories: Air Liquide $13.4bn Airgas sale, $4.5bn Orpic Liva contract 01 December, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal France-based Air Liquide signed an agreement to buy American company Airgas for $13.4bn, Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) awarded a contract worth $4.5bn for its...

October's top stories: Potash withdraws K+S bid, Dow to sell joint-venture stake 01 November, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Canadian fertiliser producer Potash has withdrawn its proposal to acquire its German rival K+S for around $8.8bn, India and Jordan have jointly inaugurated a $860m sulphuric acid plant at...

September's top stories: Formosa $9.4bn project, €2.75bn synthetic rubber pact 01 October, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal German chemical group Lanxess has partnered with Saudi Aramco to create a €2.75bn synthetic rubber joint-venture. Taiwan-based Formosa Petrochemical is planning to build a $9.4bn...

August's top stories: Royal DSM's 1,000 job cuts, CF Industries’ $8bn OCI deal 04 September, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Royal DSM is planning to cut between 900 and 1,100 full-time jobs, CF Industries agreed to buy part of OCI in a deal valued at $8bn, two major explosions at a chemicals warehouse in China...

July’s top stories: CF Industries-OCI possible merger, BASF pigments unit separation 05 August, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram CF Industries in advanced talks to merge with Amsterdam-listed chemical company OCI, Platform Specialty Products makes $2.3bn offer to acquire UK-listed Alent, BASF to separate its...

June’s top stories: PotashCorp’s €7bn takeover proposal, Mexichem $800m investment 03 July, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S, BASF has selected Fluor as global engineering partner for future chemical projects, and Mexichem is planning...

May’s top stories: Dow 3% workforce cut, $45bn offer for Syngenta 05 June, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Dow Chemical plans to cut its workforce by 1,500 worldwide to streamline operations, Energy Recovery to build €3.7bn green ammonia plant in Belgium and Syngenta rejected a $45bn acquisition...

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