Jul. 16, 2014News & Opinions
In a deal aimed at tapping fast-growing demand for lithium products such as batteries, US fine chemical producer Albemarle, headquartered at Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has announced plans to buy compatriot Rockwood Holdings for $6.2 billion.
Jun. 04, 2014News & Opinions
Ineos has officially acquired Sasol Solvents Germany, following clearance from the European Commission. An acquisition price was not disclosed.
May. 29, 2014News & Opinions
Refining, chemicals and biofuels company Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Wichita, Kansas-based Koch Industries, will take PetroLogistics LP private in a deal worth $2.1 billion.
May. 27, 2014News & Opinions
Lianheng Isocyanate, the joint venture of BASF and Huntsman and Chinese partners has received permission to double its MDI capacity in the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) to 480,000 t/y from the current 240,000 t/y.
Mar. 12, 2014News & Opinions
U.S. investment ratings agency Moody's says activist shareholders are stepping up the pressure on many of the U.S. companies it rates, often with negative effects on their credit ratings.
Mar. 07, 2014News & Opinions
The European Commission has opened an in-depth probe into plans by U.S. chemical producer Huntsman to acquire the titanium dioxide assets of compatriot Rockwood Holdings.
Mar. 04, 2014News & Opinions
U.S. chemical producer Huntsman has inaugurated its $20 million thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPU) production plant in the Jinshan Second Industry Zone of Shanghai, China.
Dec. 18, 2013News & Opinions
Ineos has today announced that it has agreed to purchase Sasol Solvents Germany, one of Europe's leading solvent manufacturers.
Sep. 03, 2013News & Opinions
Dow Chemical has asked the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a $1.1 billion fine imposed by a district court in Kansas City, Kansas, in connection with an alleged price-fixing cartel for polyurethane feedstocks MDI, TDI and ...
Aug. 06, 2013News & Opinions
U.S. chemical maker Rockwood Holdings hopes to turn around the paint pigments business it has been trying to sell for a year as it expects raw material costs to halve.
The latest information directly via newsletter.