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Avantium Appoints Bart Welten as Chief Financial Officer

17.01.2020 - Dutch renewables company Avantium has appointed Bart Welten as chief financial officer (CFO), effective January 2020. Welten has 30 years of experience in finance and extensive...

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Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law

17.01.2020 - According to the Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law, all new chemical substances must be notified by manufacturers/importers and evaluated by the authorities (Ministry of...

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Shire Passes on Irish Tax Bill to Takeda

17.01.2020 - Japanese drugmaker Takeda is facing a large tax bill from Ireland as an uncalculated repercussion of its acquisition of US-managed, Ireland-domiciled Shire at the end of 2018. Tax...

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ADNOC Explores Indonesian Petchems Complex

17.01.2020 - Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Pertamina and Chandra Asri to study the potential development of a crude-to...

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Evonik Buys Wilshire Techologies

17.01.2020 - German specialty chemicals company Evonik has agreed to buy Wilshire Technologies, a US-based supplier of phytochemicals and derivatives to the global cosmetic and pharmaceutical...

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Victrex Forms China Polymer JV

16.01.2020 - UK high-performance polymer producer Victrex has formed a joint venture with China’s Yingkou Xingfu Chemical to build and operate a new plant for polyether ether ketone (PEEK)...

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Lanxess Completes Sale of Chrome Chemicals

16.01.2020 - German specialty chemicals producer Lanxess has completed the sale of its chrome chemicals business to Brother Enterprises, a Chinese leather chemicals producer. The closing...

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Blast at IQOXE in Tarragona Kills Three

16.01.2020 - An explosion and fire at an ethylene oxide (EO) and derivatives plant owned and operated by petrochemicals producer Industrias Químicas del Óxido de Etileno (IQOXE) at Tarragona...