Analysis

  • February’s top news stories

    German firm BASF to divest its construction chemicals business this year, Pembina Pipeline and Kuwait’s Petrochemical Industries Company will build a $3.41bn integrated petrochemical facility in Alberta, Canada. Chemicals Technology...

  • January’s top news stories

    BASF has signed a MoU with Adani Group to explore an investment of up to €2bn in the acrylics value chain in India, Ineos is planning to build a new...

  • DJA: ‘The Walmart of pharmaceutical’

    Daiichi Jitsugyo (DJA) is a sales and service distributor that was founded with the sole aim of covering all the machines required by the pharmaceutical industry. We talk to Rusty...

  • Accurate Machines: Blister packing specialists

    Daiichi Jitsugyo (DJA) is the US distributor of Accurate Machines’ blister packing units that are widely used throughout the pharmaceutical industry. DJA general manager and vice-president Rusty Nelson tells us...

  • November’s top news stories

    Saudi International Petrochemical Company (Sipchem) affiliate International Methanol Company (IMC) has completed the scheduled periodic turnaround maintenance activities at its methanol plant, and Chimet has partnered with Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL)...

  • October’s top news stories

    BASF was exploring options to divest its construction chemicals business, and the Kolon BASF innoPOM joint venture (JV) began operations at its new $220m polyoxymethylene production plant in South Korea....

  • September’s top news stories

    BASF has unveiled its plans to set up a new concrete additives production facility in Kyiv, Ukraine; and Bayport Polymers has awarded a contract to McDermott International for a new...

  • August’s top news stories

    The European Commission (EC) granted conditional approval to the proposed merger between Linde and Praxair, and Petrobras planned to scrap its plans to divest stakes in Brazilian petrochemical firm Braskem....

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