• 2 October 2011

    Protex acquires paper chemicals firm

    France-based Synthron's parent company, Protex International has acquired US-based paper chemicals company Northern Specialty Chemicals.

  • 29 September 2011

    LyondellBasell to shut French refinery

    Netherlands-based LyondellBasell intends to close its 105,000 barrels-per-day refinery in Berre, France, following an unsuccessful attempt to sell it.

  • 29 September 2011

    Nuplex to acquire Acquos Masterbatch business

    Nuplex Industries, a manufacturer of polymer resins, is set to acquire Acquos' Masterbatch business for A$23.5m (US$23.2m), following regulatory clearance from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

  • 28 September 2011

    Tronox to acquire Exxaro mineral sands operations

    US-based chemical company Tronox has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Exxaro mineral sands operations, which produce the titanium bearing ore feedstock used in the production of titanium dioxide pigment.