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March 2015

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Johnson Matthey acquires Clariant’s battery materials business
02 March 2015 UK-based speciality chemical company Johnson Matthey has acquired Clariant's battery materials business for...

RIKEN finds new way to link benzene rings in 3D helical structure
02 March 2015 Researchers from RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science and University of Tokyo have identified a new way to link benzene rings in a three-dimensional helical structure using...

Wood Group to automate ExxonMobil's Texas ethane cracker
02 March 2015 Scotland-based Wood Group has entered into an agreement with ExxonMobil Chemical Company to provide automation engineering services for the latter's multi-billion dollar expansion project in...

February 2015

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Apax Partners to buy majority stake in Azelis from 3i
27 February 2015 Private equity firm Apax Partners has agreed to buy a majority stake in chemical distribution company Azelis from 3i Group....

World’s largest methanol plant to be commissioned in Iran
27 February 2015 The Iranian Government is reportedly constructing a largest-of-its-kind methanol plant in Bandar Deyr, Bushehr...

ALTIVIA to buy Axiall’s specialty phosgene derivatives business
27 February 2015 US-based chemical firm ALTIVIA has entered into an agreement to buy Axiall’s specialty phosgene derivatives business for an undisclosed...

DIC to build polymer technical facility in Thailand
26 February 2015 Japanese printing inks producer DIC is planning to build a new polymer technical facility in Bangpoo Industrial Estate, Samut Prakan province,...

Brenntag agrees to buy Lionheart Chemical Enterprises
26 February 2015 German chemical distribution firm Brenntag has entered into an agreement to acquire Lionheart Chemical Enterprises, a speciality distributor in the South African market operating mainly in the...

Air Liquide to supply oxygen to Sasol's South African fuels and chemicals complex
26 February 2015 Sasol has awarded a contract to Air Liquide to supply industrial gases for its synthetic fuels and chemicals complex in Secunda, South Africa....

Mitsui Chemicals to restructure operations
25 February 2015 Mitsui Chemicals is preparing to restructure operations of its functional chemicals business unit, to accelerate new product development and business...

BASF and Toda Kogyo form cathode active materials JV in Japan
25 February 2015 BASF and cathode materials manufacturer Toda Kogyo have formed a cathode active materials joint venture (JV) in...

GEO opens new PAC products manufacturing plant in Texas
25 February 2015 GEO Specialty Chemicals (GEO) has opened a new polyaluminium chloride (PAC) products manufacturing plant at Deer Park in Texas,...

Solvay to build specialty polymers resin production plant in US
24 February 2015 Solvay is preparing to build a new specialty polymers resin production facility in Augusta, Georgia,...

Cronus Chemicals finalises $1.5bn EPC contract for fertiliser complex in US
24 February 2015 Cronus Chemicals has finalised a $1.5bn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract with Tecnimont for its Cronus Fertilisers project in Tuscola, Illinois,...

Chemoxy secures £20m funding for expansion in UK
24 February 2015 Speciality chemicals manufacturer Chemoxy has secured £20m in funding to increase capacity and expand its product and service...

Duslo selects Haldor Topsoe and Technip for services on ammonia plant in Slovakia
23 February 2015 Chemical firm Duslo has awarded contracts to Haldor Topsoe and Technip to provide services for its planned ammonia plant in Šaľa in south-western...

Land allocated for IDEA soda ash and calcium chloride project in Saudi Arabia
23 February 2015 The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) has approved allocation of one million square metres land for the planned IDEA Soda Ash and Calcium Chloride (ISACC) project at Yanbu...

Orpic prequalifies companies for Liwa Plastics Industries Complex EPC work
23 February 2015 Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company (Orpic) has prequalified 19 companies or consortia to work on four different engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) packages for...

PhosAgro starts new phosphate-potash fertiliser production line
20 February 2015 Russian chemical firm PhosAgro has started a new phosphate-potash fertiliser production line with a capacity of PKS-100, as well as a finished product warehouse with a 1,500 tonne...

Yara and BASF to construct $600m ammonia complex in US
20 February 2015 Yara International and BASF have agreed to build a $600m ammonia complex in Freeport, Texas,...

SABIC partners with CIPET and CSIR of India for chemical research
20 February 2015 Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) has collaborated with two Indian Government institutions, the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and the Council of Scientific...