Oct. 27, 2017News & Opinions
In a move that surprised some but others had anticipated, the transatlantic multi-billion dollar fusion of the two specialty chemicals producers Clariant of Switzerland and Huntsman of the US has been called off.
Oct. 06, 2017News & Opinions
In what it regards as a “potential game-changer for the industry”, AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business has developed a novel technology for producing ethylene amines and derivates from ethylene oxide. According to ...
Sep. 25, 2017News & Opinions
Activist investor White Tale has boosted its stake in Clariant to 15.1% from 5.13% in early July as it continues to try and scupper the proposed $20 billion merger with Huntsman. In an open letter dated Sept. 19 to Clariant’s board ...
Sep. 21, 2017News & Opinions
Petrochemical plants on the US Gulf Coast are starting to resume operations after Hurricane Harvey left behind a trail of destruction. Refineries and chemical plants had been shut down prior to Harvey making landfall on the Texas coast on ...
Sep. 14, 2017News & Opinions
German specialty chemicals distributor Bodo Möller Chemie has established subsidiaries in Mexico and USA as it continues to strengthen its international presence.
Aug. 28, 2017News & Opinions
With the countdown running to a November vote by Clariant shareholders on management’s plan to merge with US peer Huntsman, the Swiss group’s CEO Hariolf Kottmann is seen to be pulling out all stops to push the deal through, ...
Aug. 18, 2017News & Opinions
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which is reviewing the planned merger of Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant with US peer Huntsman, has sent the companies a request for information on two products − sodium isethionate, ...
Aug. 02, 2017News & Opinions
Swiss specialty chemicals producer Clariant has hired US investment bank Goldman Sachs as an additional advisor to fend off a campaign by activist investor White Tale to stop the proposed $20 billion merger with US-based Huntsman.
Jul. 27, 2017News & Opinions
Venator Materials, the spin-off of US chemical producer Huntsman specialized in titanium dioxide (TiO2), pigments and additives, has kicked off its planned initial public offering (ipo) of ordinary shares, which will be listed on the New ...
Jul. 25, 2017News & Opinions
Air Products has signed a long-term agreement to build, own and operate a new steam methane reformer (SMR) and cold box for Huntsman in Geismar, Louisiana, USA.
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