Germany-based speciality chemical company Lanxess has completed the sale of its chrome chemicals...
Italmatch Chemicals acquires ICL’s RecoPhos project technology
Italmatch Chemicals has acquired the RecoPhos project technology from Israel Chemicals (ICL), a developer of special purpose chemical products.
Lanxess completes sale of chrome chemical business
Germany-based speciality chemical company Lanxess has completed the sale of its chrome chemicals business to Chinese leather chemicals producer Brother Enterprises for €80m ($89m).
Clariant to sell Masterbatches business to PolyOne for $1.6bn
Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has signed an agreement to sell its complete colour and additives Masterbatches business to PolyOne for $1.6bn.
Chemicals firm Jotun starts construction on R&D facility in Dubai
Norwegian chemicals company Jotun Group has started construction on its research and development (R&D) facility in Dubai Science Park (DSP).
Evonik and Wynca begin construction of silica plant in China
The Evonik Wynca Silicon Material joint venture (JV) comprising Evonik and Wynca has begun the construction of a new fumed silica plant at the Zhenjiang New Material Industry Park in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, China.
Archroma acquires stilbene-based OBA business from BASF in India
Colour and speciality chemicals provider Archroma has announced that its Archroma India unit has closed the acquisition of stilbene-based OBA (optical brightening agents) business for paper and powder detergent applications from BASF India Limited (BIL).
Pilot Chemical purchases Mexico-based Órgano Síntesis
US-based chemicals company Pilot Chemical has acquired Mexican firm Órgano Síntesis for an undisclosed sum.
November’s top news stories
BASF has broken ground on its $10bn integrated petrochemicals complex in Guangdong province, PKN Orlens has awarded a contract to engineering and design services provider Fluor for olefin plant. Chemicals Technology wraps-up the top news stories from November 2019.
Hatch to conduct pre-feasibility study for chemical plant in North Carolina
Hatch, a firm that develops lithium conversion projects, has been awarded a contract to carry out pre-feasibility study (PFS) for Piedmont Lithium's lithium hydroxide chemical plant in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, the US.
PKN Orlens awards contract to Fluor for olefin complex
Polish oil and gas company PKN Orlens has awarded a contract to engineering and design services provider Fluor as part of its olefin plant extension project.