• September’s top news stories

    Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals announced a collaboration with Kaisei for the commercialisation of bio-polypropylene (bio-PP); and a Canadian court ordered Nova Chemicals to pay Dow C$1.43bn ($1.08bn) as a settlement in...

  • August’s top news stories

    Scientists have created artificial catalysts that release chemicals such as enzymes in living organisms, PolyOne is set to sell its performance products and solutions (PP&S) business for $775m in cash....

  • 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....

  • July’s top news stories

    Advanced materials and speciality chemicals company Solvay started constructing a new manufacturing plant to increase resin mixing capacity; and AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals started design works for its second expansion phase...

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