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  • 3 October 2011

    DSM buys majority stake in ICD

    Netherlands-based Royal DSM has acquired a 91.75% stake in China's Shandong ICD High Performance Fiber.

  • 3 October 2011

    Braskem to buy Dow PP business

    US-based Dow Chemical has completed the sale of Dow's global Polypropylene (PP) business to Brazil's Braskem.

  • 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.

  • 2 October 2011

    EPA provides health assessment for TCE

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the final health assessment for trichloroethylene (TCE) to the integrated risk information system (IRIS) database.

  • 2 October 2011

    France agrees Lonza acquisition of Arch chemicals

    Swiss-based Lonza Group has received antitrust clearance from the Autorité de la Concurrence in France for its tender offer, through its wholly owned subsidiary LG Acquisition, for all outstanding shares...

  • 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.

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