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Henan Billions Chemicals commissions TiO2 plant in China
22 October 2014 Powder materials manufacturer Henan Billions Chemicals has commissioned a titanium dioxide (TiO2) manufacturing and research plant in Henan province,...

DuPont receives US EPA approval for Formacel 1100 foam expansion agent
22 October 2014 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved DuPont Fluorochemicals’ Formacel 1100, a foam expansion...

Bergen International opens chemical foaming agents plant in US
22 October 2014 US-based Bergen International has opened a new chemical foaming agents (CFA) manufacturing facility at Elgin in Illinois,...

Arkema completes first stage of acquisition of Chinese acrylic assets
21 October 2014 French speciality chemicals firm Arkema has completed the first stage of its acrylics assets acquisition project in Taixing, China, for...

Celanese acquires Cool Polymers
21 October 2014 Speciality materials company Celanese has acquired Cool Polymers, a Rhode Island-based compounder of conductive polymers, for an undisclosed...

Platform Specialty Products to buy agrochemical firm Arysta for $3.5bn
21 October 2014 Chemical products maker Platform Specialty Products has signed a deal to buy Arysta LifeScience from private equity firm Permira Advisers for approximately...

Kuraray to sell European polyvinyl butyral film business
20 October 2014 Japanese chemical manufacturer Kuraray has agreed to sell its European polyvinyl butyral (PVB) film business, which it acquired from DuPont earlier this...

BASF expands mobile emissions catalysts production in China
20 October 2014 Chemical giant BASF has completed the expansion of its mobile emissions catalysts production capabilities in Shanghai,...

Chemtura to boost alkylated diphenyl amine production capabilities
20 October 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Chemtura is planning to boost its global production capacities for Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid...

CF Industries ends merger talks with Yara International
17 October 2014 US-based CF Industries Holdings has ended merger talks with Norway's Yara International after the companies failed to agree on the terms of the transaction....

KfW IPEX-Bank provides loan to Borealis for polymers R&D
17 October 2014 Austrian chemical company Borealis has received a loan from the KfW IPEX-Bank to pursue research and development (R&D) on...

Archroma acquires BASF’s textile chemicals division
17 October 2014 Swiss chemicals manufacturer Archroma has agreed to acquire BASF’s textile chemical operations, as part of efforts to expand its presence in the chemical...

Pemex awards ultra-low sulfur diesel project contract to Foster Wheeler
16 October 2014 Pemex Refinación has awarded a contract to Foster Wheeler to build an ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) project at its Salina Cruz refinery in Oaxaca,...

Clariant opens R&D centre in India
16 October 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Clariant has opened a new R&D centre in Navi Mumbai in the Indian state of...

GACL plans $56.7m expansion in India
16 October 2014 India-based Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals (GACL) is reportedly planning to invest $56.7m to expand its existing capacities and build a new caustic soda facility at Bhavnagar and a 120MW...

FMC signs credit agreements to fund Cheminova acquisition deal
15 October 2014 US-based FMC has entered into new credit agreements with lenders, to fund its proposed acquisition of Cheminova for...

PennTex selects Honeywell UOP to provide gas processing plant in Louisiana, US
15 October 2014 Honeywell International's subsidiary UOP has secured a contract from PennTex North Louisiana to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for a planned gas processing plant...

Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers to build urea plant in Mumbai, India
15 October 2014 India's state-owned fertiliser producer Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) is planning to construct a new urea plant at its Thal complex in Mumbai, Maharashtra with an investment of...

Badlands NGL plans polyethylene plant in North Dakota, US
14 October 2014 Private equity firm Badlands NGL has unveiled plans to construct a polyethylene manufacturing plant in North Dakota, US with an investment of about...

A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds
14 October 2014 Plastic compounds and resins supplier A. Schulman has partnered with South Korean polymer producer INITZ for the compounding and marketing of INITZ's ECOTRAN polyphenylene sulphide (PPS)...

Mexico extends review timeline on PPG’s acquisition of Comex
14 October 2014 The Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico has extended the review period for PPG's proposed $2.3bn acquisition of...


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