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Archroma buys BASF’s textile chemicals division
02 July, 2015
Swiss chemicals manufacturer Archroma has completed the acquisition of BASF's textile chemical...
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Showa Denko expands gasification facility in Japan
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Showa Denko (SDK) has expanded a used-plastic gasification facility at its manufacturing complex in Kawasaki,...

CF Industries to gain full control of fertiliser manufacturer GrowHow UK
Thursday, July 02, 2015 CF Industries has signed a deal with Yara International to acquire its 50% interest in GrowHow UK for...

OxyChem-Mexichem JV awards US ethylene storage facility contract to CB&I
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Ingleside Ethylene has awarded a $115m contract to CB&I to construct an ethylene storage facility in Markham, Texas,...

Toray acquires Umicore and Solvay electro-catalysts joint-venture
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Japanese chemical company Toray has acquired SolviCore, a 50 / 50 joint-venture of Umicore and Solvay for an undisclosed...

Japanese chemists find aromatic esters as coupling partner to produce chemicals
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Japanese chemists have found aromatic esters as an alternative coupling partner for boronic acids, to produce useful compounds for pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals and organic...

PTT Global Chemical to expand low-density polyethylene production capacity in Thailand
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 PTT Global Chemical is reportedly planning to expand its low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) production capabilities, with an investment of...

Brookhaven National Laboratory finds a way to monitor atomic-scale catalytic reactions
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 The US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has come with a new technique to monitor atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real...

Arkema to double molecular sieve production capacity in France
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Arkema's subsidiary CECA has announced plans to double production capacity for specialty molecular sieves at its facility in Honfleur, France, with an investment of around...

AkzoNobel to expand coatings research facility in Texas, US
Monday, June 29, 2015 AkzoNobel has unveiled plans to expand its research and development (R&D) facilities in Houston, Texas with an investment of...

Freestone Resources and Dynamis Energy form JV for vertical integration of Petrozene
Monday, June 29, 2015 Freestone Resources has signed a deal with Dynamis Energy to form a joint-venture (JV) to vertically integrate Petrozene product...

New Mountain Capital buys chemical company Zep for $692m
Monday, June 29, 2015 US-based private equity firm New Mountain Capital has concluded the acquisition of chemicals maker Zep for approximately...

PotashCorp makes €7bn acquisition proposal to K+S
Friday, June 26, 2015 Canada-based fertiliser producer PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer...

Thermo Fisher Scientific to acquire research chemicals producer Alfa Aesar in UK
Friday, June 26, 2015 Thermo Fisher Scientific has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Alfa Aesar for...

Axalta commissions waterborne coating production plant in Germany
Friday, June 26, 2015 Axalta Coating Systems has commenced operations of waterborne coating manufacturing at its operations centre in Wuppertal,...

Huntsman acquires elastomer systems producer Tecnoelastomeri in Italy
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Huntsman has acquired Tecnoelastomeri, an Italy-based manufacturer of elastomer systems and processing machines, for an undisclosed...

Chemical plant relocation in China faces protests over pollution concerns
Thursday, June 25, 2015 The possible relocation of a chemical plant to the Jinshan district in southwest Shanghai is being opposed by the local residents over hazardous pollution...

Air Liquide commissions €350m hydrogen production facility in Saudi Arabia
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Air Liquide has commissioned its €350m hydrogen production facility in Yanbu Industrial City, Saudi...

US committee approves bill to amend chemical safety regulations
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce has approved a proposal to amend chemical safety regulations, to tackle risks posed by chemicals used in the manufacturing...

BASF selects Fluor as engineering partner for future chemical projects
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 BASF has selected Fluor as global engineering partner for its future chemical and petrochemical projects across the...

Linde commissions industrial gases facility in Texas, US
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Linde North America has officially commissioned an atmospheric gases unit and gasification train in La Porte, Texas,...


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