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May 2016

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Bostik expands manufacturing capacities at Seremban plant in Malaysia 27 May 2016 US-based specialty adhesive producer Bostik expanded production capacities of its cementitious product at its Seremban plant in Malaysia, to meet the growing demand for the product in Sabah...

Honeywell UOP opens new manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, China 25 May 2016 Honeywell UOP business has expanded its presence in China with the opening of its new facility at Zhangjiagang City in Jiangsu Province, Shanghai, to support coal-to-plastics...

Stepan to close Longford Mills facility in Canada 23 May 2016 US-based manufacturer of specialty chemicals Stepan Company is planning to close production at its facility in Longford Mills, Canada, by the end of this...

Sumitomo Chemical adds new production line for feed additive methionine in Ehime, Japan 20 May 2016 Sumitomo Chemical, a Japanese company, will expand its production capacity for the feed additive methionine by adding a new production line in its Ehime Works facility in Niihama City,...

AkzoNobel expands coatings plant in Indonesia 18 May 2016 Netherlands-based AkzoNobel has completed the first phase expansion of its performance coatings plant in Cikarang,...

Air Liquide's $13.4bn acquisition of Airgas gets US FTC clearance 16 May 2016 The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has granted clearance for the acquisition of US company Airgas by France-based Air...

Honeywell to spin off $1.3bn resins and chemicals business 13 May 2016 US-based Honeywell has announced plans to spin-off its resins and chemicals business into a standalone company named...

Ecoark acquires Sable Polymer Solutions 11 May 2016 US-based Ecoark Holdings has acquired Sable Polymer Solutions (Sable), a company involved in the recycling and reclamation of resin materials. ...

Evonik to pay $3.8bn for Air Products' specialty and coating additives business 09 May 2016 Germany's Evonik Industries has agreed to acquire the specialty and coating additives operations of US industrial gas producer Air Products and Chemicals for $3.8bn....

PPG opens new coatings centre at Oak Creek plant in US 06 May 2016 US-based PPG Industries has opened a new liquid coatings application development centre at its plant in Oak Creek,...

BASF sells closed sterols manufacturing plant in Pasadena to Trecora Resources 04 May 2016 Germany-based chemical firm BASF's US subsidiary has sold its former sterols manufacturing facility in Pasadena, Texas, to Trecora Chemical (TC), a provider of high-purity specialty...

April 2016

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AkzoNobel and Atul to establish monochloro acetic acid JV in India 29 April 2016 Dutch firm AkzoNobel and India-based Atul, a Lalbhai Group company, have signed an agreement to establish a manufacturing joint venture (JV) for production of monochloro acetic acid (MCA), a...

Umicore to invest €160m to expand capacity of NMC cathode materials 27 April 2016 Belgian materials technology firm Umicore is planning to expand its production capacity for nickel manganese cobalt (NMC) cathode materials in China and South...

Grace agrees to buy BASF polyolefin catalysts business 25 April 2016 US-based W.R Grace has entered an agreement to acquire the polyolefin catalysts business of German chemical group BASF for an undisclosed...

Valtris completes acquisition of Akcros Chemicals 22 April 2016 Valtris Specialty Chemicals has completed the acquisition of Akcros Holdings (Akcros), a provider of specialty chemicals used as additives in production and processing of polymers, paint,...

Solenis agrees to buy two Dutch specialty chemical firms 20 April 2016 Solenis has signed an agreement to acquire shares in two Netherlands-based companies Lostris International and Wester Blend, which are focused on supplying specialty chemicals to the pulp...

Praxair gets Canadian approval for sale of Noxivent nitric oxide 18 April 2016 Praxair Canada has secured approval for the sale of its Noxivent brand of inhaled nitric oxide....

Huron's Valentus Specialty Chemicals acquires Precision Technology 15 April 2016 US-based Huron Capital Partners' Valentus Specialty Chemicals (Valentus) has acquired the floor finishes business of Tennessee-based Precision Technology (Precision)....

Praxair to install Optimelt and oxygen supply systems for glassmaker Libbey 13 April 2016 US-based industrial gas producer Praxair has secured a contract from glassware and tableware manufacturer Libbey to supply its Optimelt thermochemical regenerator (TCR)...

Yara International to double Rio Grande fertiliser plant capacity in Brazil 11 April 2016 Norwegian chemical firm Yara International is planning to invest $275m to expand and modernise its Rio Grande fertiliser plant in Brazil....

Linde starts construction of new liquid producing air separation unit in Bangladesh 08 April 2016 Linde Group’s Gases Division member Linde Bangladesh has started construction of its new air separation unit (ASU) in Rupganj. ...


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