July’s top stories: CF Industries-OCI possible merger, BASF pigments unit separation
CF Industries in advanced talks to merge with Amsterdam-listed chemical company OCI, Platform Specialty Products makes $2.3bn offer to acquire UK-listed Alent, BASF to separate its pigments activities into a new global business unit (GBU), effective January 2016, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2015.
June’s top stories: PotashCorp’s €7bn takeover proposal, Mexichem $800m investment
PotashCorp has made a €7bn takeover proposal to German potash producer K+S, BASF has selected Fluor as global engineering partner for future chemical projects, and Mexichem is planning $800m investments this year, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from June 2015.
May’s top stories: Dow 3% workforce cut, $45bn offer for Syngenta
Dow Chemical plans to cut its workforce by 1,500 worldwide to streamline operations, Energy Recovery to build €3.7bn green ammonia plant in Belgium and Syngenta rejected a $45bn acquisition offer from US-based Monsanto, Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from May 2015.
April’s top stories: Shintech’s $1.4bn ethylene project, crystals breakthrough
Shintech plans to build $1.4bn ethylene production plant in Louisiana, US, Lancaster University chemists achieved breakthrough to study formation of crystals, and Showa Denko finalises deal to sell phenolic resin business. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2015.
March’s top stories: Dow Chemical’s $5bn deal, Lanxess's rubber restructuring
Dow Chemical announced plans to separate and merge chlor-alkali assets with Olin in $5bn deal, Lanxess planned restructuring its rubber production activities, and Evonik Industries was reportedly looking to bid for Clariant that would create more than €20bn worth entity. Chemicals-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from March 2015.