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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...
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Celanese acquires Cool Polymers
Tuesday, October 21, 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
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Chemical products maker Platform Specialty Products has signed a deal to buy Arysta LifeScience from private equity firm Permira Advisers for approximately...

BASF expands mobile emissions catalysts production in China
Monday, October 20, 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
Monday, October 20, 2014 Speciality chemicals firm Chemtura is planning to boost its global production capacities for Naugalube alkylated diphenyl amine (ADPA) liquid...

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

Archroma acquires BASF’s textile chemicals division
Friday, October 17, 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...

CF Industries ends merger talks with Yara International
Friday, October 17, 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
Friday, October 17, 2014 Austrian chemical company Borealis has received a loan from the KfW IPEX-Bank to pursue research and development (R&D) on...

Pemex awards ultra-low sulfur diesel project contract to Foster Wheeler
Thursday, October 16, 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
Thursday, October 16, 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
Thursday, October 16, 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
Wednesday, October 15, 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
Wednesday, October 15, 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
Wednesday, October 15, 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...

A. Schulman and INITZ partner to commercialise PPS compounds
Tuesday, October 14, 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
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 The Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico has extended the review period for PPG's proposed $2.3bn acquisition of...

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

Castleton Commodities to build $1.2bn methanol plant in Louisiana, US
Monday, October 13, 2014 Castleton Commodities International (CCI) is to build a new methanol production facility in Plaquemines Parish, south of New Orleans in Louisiana, US, with an investment of...

Al Ghaith selects Nuberg to provide construction services for chlor alkali plant in Abu Dhabi
Monday, October 13, 2014 Abu Dhabi-based Al Ghaith Industries has selected Indian firm Nuberg Engineering to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its planned chlor alkali facility in Abu...

Kemira opens water chemicals facility in Germany
Monday, October 13, 2014 Finnish chemical firm Kemira has opened a new water treatment chemicals manufacturing facility at Dormagen in North Rhine-Westphalia,...


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