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Permira to buy German chemical firm CABB International
23 April, 2014
European private equity firm Permira has agreed to buy CABB International, a German chemical company, from private investor Bridgepoint for an undisclosed...
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Enterprise Products to build propane dehydrogenation facility in Texas
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Enterprise Products is to proceed with the construction of a propane dehydrogenation (PDH) unit in Mont Belvieu, Texas, US, following the receipt of a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention...

Honeywell upgrades RPMS platform for refiners and chemical plant operators
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Honeywell has revamped its Refinery and Petrochemical Modeling System (RPMS), RPMS 500, which is claimed to help refiners and chemical plant operators to maximise...

Platform Specialty Products to buy Chemtura’s agrochemicals business for $1bn
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Platform Specialty Products has signed a deal to acquire Chemtura AgroSolutions (CAS) from US-based Chemtura for approximately...

PolyOne to establish new innovation centre in China
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Polymer materials provider PolyOne has unveiled plans to establish a new innovation centre in Shanghai,...

Iran to commence production at four petrochemical plants
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 The National Petrochemical Company (NPC), a subsidiary of the Iranian Petroleum Ministry, is set to commence production at four petrochemical plants before March...

BASF to construct specialty amines plant in Germany
Thursday, April 17, 2014 BASF will construct a new specialty amines production plant in Ludwigshafen,...

Mosaic to buy ADM’s South American fertiliser business
Thursday, April 17, 2014 US-based fertiliser manufacturer Mosaic will buy Archer Daniels Midland’s (ADM) fertiliser distribution business in Brazil and Paraguay for...

French research team discovers new radiation tolerant micro alga
Thursday, April 17, 2014 A French research team has discovered a new radiation tolerant micro alga called Coccomyxa actinabiotis, which is capable of living in extreme...

CB&I to provide dehydrogenation technology for Shandong Chengtai
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Shandong Chengtai Chemical Industry has awarded a contract to CB&I for the license and engineering design of a grassroots iso-butane dehydrogenation unit in China....

Sika acquires South Korean coating products manufacturing facility
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Switzerland-based specialty chemical firm Sika has acquired a manufacturing facility in Gunsan, South...

Nufarm to shut down manufacturing facility in New Zealand
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Agricultural chemical firm Nufarm will shut down its manufacturing facility in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand, a move which will affect 59...

Air Products to establish hydrogen production facility in US
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Gas and chemicals supplier Air Products will establish a hydrogen production facility at Enterprise Products Operating’s site in Mont Belvieu,...

Foster Wheeler to supply incinerator for Vietnam catalytic cracker
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Foster Wheeler’s Global Engineering and Construction (E&C) Group subsidiary has secured a contract from JGC Corporation (UK) to design and supply a carbon monoxide (CO) incinerator package for...

Sumitomo to buy 25% stake in Cepsa Química China
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Japan-based trading firm Sumitomo has agreed to acquire a 25% stake in Cepsa Química...

Solvay to divest European PVC compound business
Monday, April 14, 2014 Belgian chemical firm Solvay has agreed to sell its polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic Europe, to US private investment firm OpenGate...

Wilmar to buy Huntsman’s European commodity surfactants business
Monday, April 14, 2014 Wilmar Europe has entered into an agreement to purchase Huntsman’s ethoxylation facility in Lavera, France, and has signed a multi-year deal to purchase sulphated surfactant products from...

Technip to provide EPC services for new ethanol facility in Germany
Monday, April 14, 2014 Technip has received an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Cargill for a new ethanol production plant to be built in Barby,...

Indorama acquires 51% stake in SASA Polyester in Turkey
Friday, April 11, 2014 Indorama Netherlands (IBV), a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures Public (IVL), has acquired a 51% stake in SASA Polyester Sanayi from Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding in...

Clariant to increase polymerisation production in Morocco
Friday, April 11, 2014 Clariant has unveiled plans to increase production of polymerisation and blending chemicals for the mining industry in...

BASF and Sinopec open acrylic acid and SAP facilities in China
Friday, April 11, 2014 Germany-based BASF and Chinese state-owned oil and petrochemical major Sinopec have opened new acrylic acid and superabsorbent polymers (SAP) facilities at BASF-YPC petrochemical complex...


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