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Ineos to combine ABS unit with Styrolution in Americas
06 March, 2015
Switzerland-based speciality chemicals maker Ineos Group is combining its ABS business with its Styrolution unit in the...
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BioAmber begins commissioning of Sarnia succinic acid plant in Canada
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Canadian biotechnology firm BioAmber has started commissioning activities at its new bio-succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario,...

Arkema finalises acquisition of Oxido in Italy
Thursday, March 05, 2015 French chemical group Arkema has acquired Italy-based Oxido, which formulates organic peroxides primarily for synthetic rubber...

Lygos finishes malonic acid pilot-scale production using renewable resources
Thursday, March 05, 2015 Lygos has completed the pilot-scale production of malonic acid using renewable resources at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory's advanced bio-fuels process demonstration unit...

AkzoNobel begins construction of new alkoxylation facility in China
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business has started construction of a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company's total investment in the multi-site to more than...

DSM sells its composite resins unit to Cathay Investments
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Dutch life and materials sciences company Royal DSM has completed the sale of its composite resins unit, Euroresins, to Cathay...

PotashCorp to buy 9.5% stake in Fertilizantes Heringer in Brazil
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 PotashCorp is to purchase a 9.5% ownership in Brazilian fertiliser firm Fertilizantes Heringer (Heringer) for...

Graphene aerogels optimised with boron and nitrogen can act as catalysts
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Rice University scientists have found that metal-free aerogels made from graphene nanoribbons and optimised with boron and nitrogen can serve as catalysts to produce fuel...

Orica sells chemicals unit to equity firm Blackstone for A$750m
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Orica has concluded the sale of its chemicals business to American private equity firm Blackstone for A$750m...

Solvay licences Revolymer technology to improve organic peroxide performance
Tuesday, March 03, 2015 Belgian chemical company Solvay has signed a licencing deal with British polymer technology firm Revolymer to exclusively apply its encapsulation technology to enhance the performance of...

Wood Group to automate ExxonMobil's Texas ethane cracker
Monday, March 02, 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...

RIKEN finds new way to link benzene rings in 3D helical structure
Monday, March 02, 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...

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

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

Apax Partners to buy majority stake in Azelis from 3i
Friday, February 27, 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
Friday, February 27, 2015 The Iranian Government is reportedly constructing a largest-of-its-kind methanol plant in Bandar Deyr, Bushehr...

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

Brenntag agrees to buy Lionheart Chemical Enterprises
Thursday, February 26, 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...

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

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

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


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