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K+S bid, Dow to sell joint-venture stake 01 November, 2015 by Byomakesh Biswal Canadian fertiliser producer Potash has withdrawn its proposal to acquire its German rival K+S for around $8.8bn, India and Jordan have jointly inaugurated a $860m sulphuric acid plant at...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

April’s top stories: Shintech’s $1.4bn ethylene project, crystals breakthrough 04 May, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Shintech plans to build $1.4bn ethylene production plant in Louisiana, US, Lancaster University chemists achieved breakthrough to study formation of crystals, and Showa Denko finalises deal to...

March’s top stories: Dow Chemical’s $5bn deal, Lanxess's rubber restructuring 06 April, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Dow Chemical announced plans to separate and merge chlor-alkali assets with Olin in $5bn deal, Lanxess planned restructuring its rubber production activities, and Evonik Industries was...

February’s top stories: BASF and Toda Kogyo JV, FMC sells soda ash unit 06 March, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram BASF and Toda Kogyo formed a cathode active materials joint venture in Japan, Egyptian and Kuwaiti companies partnered on $6.8bn of petrochemical and phosphate fertiliser projects, and FMC...

January’s top stories: Shell $11bn deal with Iraq, DuPont and Chenguang form JV 04 February, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram Shell signs $11bn deal with Iraq Government to build a petrochemicals complex, University of Delaware researchers develop a new chemical detector device, and DuPont and Chenguang form...

2014: The year's biggest Chemicals Technology stories 05 January, 2015 by Rohit Siripuram PTT and Saudi Aramco partnered for a $22bn refinery and petrochemical complex in Vietnam, US scientists found a new way of predicting chemical reactions through vibrations in chemical bonds,...

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