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Report on the Global Market for Surfactants

Germany: Ceresana Publishes Market Analysis

Report on the Global Market for Surfactants

11/17/2017 - "In 2016, a worldwide turnover of almost $ 31 billion was achieved with surfactants," says Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana. The institute expects another growth of revenues of surfactants of, on average 3.1 % per year. read...

Start-up of Trinseo's Production Line in China

China: Polymerization Technology

Start-up of Trinseo's Production Line in China

11/17/2017 - Trinseo, a global materials company and manufacturer of plastics, latex binders and synthetic rubber, announced the start-up of a Magnum ABS production line at the company’s manufacturing plant in Zhangjiagang, China. read...

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

Switzerland: Infant Nutrition

Nestlé Announces Restructuring Measures

11/17/2017 - Nestlé announced that its Board of Directors has decided to change the organization of the infant nutrition business and to create a Strategic Business Unit to strengthen its global nutrition strategy. Also, there have been several changes in the Executive Board. read...

Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion of US Sulfur Derivatives Plant

USA:Speciality Chemicals

Akzo Nobel Completes Expansion of US Sulfur Derivatives Plant

11/16/2017 - Akzo Nobel's Specialty Chemicals business has completed a $ 10 million investment at its LeMoyne sulfur derivatives plant in the US, which supplies ingredients used in several major industries. read...

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

China: Pharma

Pfizer Sells 49 % of its JV Equity Shares

11/16/2017 - The company has sold its shares in its joint venture, Hisun-Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, to Sapphire I (HK) Holdings. Post the transfer, the joint venture will retain its current rights to manufacture, sell and distribute the company’s products in China. read...

Biocad Keen to Enter European Market

Biotechnology

Biocad Keen to Enter European Market

11/16/2017 - Russian biotechnology company, Biocad has plans to enter the European market with oncological and autoimmune medicines. The last phase of the clinical trials are currently underway. read...

Novartis Plans to Acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications

MOU

Novartis Plans to Acquire Advanced Accelerator Applications

11/16/2017 - Novartis will commence a tender offer upon completion of works council consultation and AAA’s Board of Directors recommending the tender offer to its shareholders. The deal will help the company to strengthen its oncology portfolio with both near-term product launches as well as a new technology platform. read...

Total Acquires Engie’s Upstream LNG Business

Business Deal

Total Acquires Engie’s Upstream LNG Business

11/16/2017 - Post the transaction, Total will become the second largest LNG player in the world with a global market share of 10 %. The company will also manage an overall volume of around 40 million tonnes of LNG per year by 2020. read...

Lanxess Announces Acquisition of Solvay's Phosphorus Additives Business in the USA

USA: Speciality Chemicals

Lanxess Announces Acquisition of Solvay's Phosphorus Additives Business in the USA

11/15/2017 - Specialty chemicals company Lanxess and Solvay have signed an agreement for the Germany company to acquire the phosphorus chemicals business with a US production site from Belgian chemical group. read...

Clariant to Supply Unique Sorbent Material for RTI's Desulfurization Technology

Germany: Warm Gas Desulfurization

Clariant to Supply Unique Sorbent Material for RTI's Desulfurization Technology

11/15/2017 - Clariant has signed a global licensing agreement with RTI International granting them exclusive rights of supply for their solid sorbent material which is used in warm gas desulfurization (WDP). read...