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Elementis Rejects Second Minerals Bid

30.11.2020 -

It took just two hours for the board of UK specialty chemical Elementis to reject a second takeover bid from Minerals Technologies.

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Braskem and Topsoe Start Bio-MEG Demo Unit

30.11.2020 -

Brazilian petrochemical giant Braskem and Danish catalysis and technology company Haldor Topsoe have announced they have achieved their first-ever production of bio-based...

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Clariant to Restructure and Cut Jobs

30.11.2020 -

After downsizing operations through divestments over the past year, Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant now plans to restructure its corporate organization to...

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Solvay Sells Barium, Strontium Business to Latour

27.11.2020 -

Solvay has agreed to sell its technical-grade barium and strontium business in Germany, Spain and Mexico, as well as its sodium percarbonate business In Germany to French...

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Lilly to Enter Gene Therapy with Precision BioSciences

27.11.2020 -

Eli Lilly is wading into gene therapy, inking a deal with Precision BioSciences to develop in vivo gene therapies for three gene targets. The first target will be...

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Sinovac Publishes Positive Data on its Covid Vaccine

27.11.2020 -

Chinese biotech Sinovac has published data from the Phase 1/2 trial with its Covid-19 vaccine candidate in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases. The results are said to...

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Arkema Starts Up Extra China Kynar Capacity

26.11.2020 -

Arkema plans to start up its 50% expansion of Kynar fluoropolymer capacity at Changshu, China, next month. First commercial volumes will be supplied starting January 2021...

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Upjohn/Mylan Merger Closes to Form Viatris

26.11.2020 -

Pfizer has completed the spin-off of its Upjohn Business and combined it with Mylan to form Viatris, which began trading on Nov. 17. On closure of the deal, Pfizer...