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Chemchina Submits First Settlement of Tender Offers for Syngenta

Switzerland/China: Acquisition Marathon

Chemchina Submits First Settlement of Tender Offers for Syngenta

05/23/2017 - China National Chemical Corporation (Chemchina) announced the successful completion of the First Settlement of their tender offers for Syngenta. read...

Clariant and Huntsman to Combine Their Activities

M&A: Speciality Chemicals

Clariant and Huntsman to Combine Their Activities

05/22/2017 - Next M&A bombshell in chemical industry: Clariant and Huntsman Corporation announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals through an all-stock transaction. read...

The World’s Largest Chemical Company — Made in China

Mega-Fusion

The World’s Largest Chemical Company — Made in China

05/22/2017 - Both the Chinese chemical companies Sinochem and Chemchina are planning a fusion. With an annual turnover of around 100 billion Dollars, the recently emerged chemical giant would supersede the present industry leader BASF. read...

During Trumps' Visit — Dow Signs Two Agreements in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: Polymer Production

During Trumps' Visit — Dow Signs Two Agreements in Saudi Arabia

05/22/2017 - The Dow Chemical Company signed two agreements for projects in in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The company signed an agreement to construct a manufacturing facility to produce a range of polymers for coatings and water-treatment applications, and a memorandum of understanding for a feasibility study related to a proposed investment in the Company’s Performance Silicones franchise. read...

Lanxess Expands Production of Alternative Flame Retardant

USA: Flame Retardant Production

Lanxess Expands Production of Alternative Flame Retardant

05/22/2017 - Specialty chemicals group Lanxess has announced the successful completion of a project which increases the capacity of its Emerald Innovation 3000 flame retardant production unit from 10,000 to 14,000 mt per year. read...

BASF Selects Jacobs for Engineering Services at Ludwigshafen Verbund Site

Germany: Site Engineering

BASF Selects Jacobs for Engineering Services at Ludwigshafen Verbund Site

05/22/2017 - Jacobs has been appointed to execute site engineering services at BASF’s site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. read...

What Impact Will Brexit Have on Standards and Compliance for Hazardous Area Industries?

UK: Brexit

What Impact Will Brexit Have on Standards and Compliance for Hazardous Area Industries?

05/22/2017 - Tim Marks represents the Aemt as a member of BSI, IEC, and IECEx standards committees for Explosive Atmospheres and Rotating Electrical Equipment. He looks at some of the issues facing the Hazardous Area industry now that the UK Parliament has agreed to Brexit. read...

Thermo Fisher Scientific Submits Offer for Acquisition of Patheon

USA: Biopharmaceutical Market

Thermo Fisher Scientific Submits Offer for Acquisition of Patheon

05/18/2017 - Thermo Fisher Scientific and Patheon announced that their boards of directors have approved Thermo Fisher's acquisition of Patheon. read...

More Hydro Power and Wind for Akzo Nobel's Scandinavian Facilities

Finland/Sweden: Renewable Energy

More Hydro Power and Wind for Akzo Nobel's Scandinavian Facilities

05/18/2017 - Akzo Nobel announced that it has signed a new contract with Vattenfall to ramp up the supply of renewable electricity for its facilities in Sweden and Finland. read...

Inovyn on Track for Operation Schedule at New KOH Facility

Belgium: Potassium Hydroxide Production

Inovyn on Track for Operation Schedule at New KOH Facility

05/18/2017 - Inovyn announce that it has entered into the final phases of its project to deliver a new large scale potassium hydroxide (KOH) production facility at its Antwerp/Lillo site in Belgium. read...