Keyword: performance materials

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Trade and Industry Investment of the US Chemical Sector

25.11.2017 - The American chemical industry is a dynamic, forward-looking industry and a keystone of the domestic economy. One of the oldest industries in the United States, the US chemical...

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BASF Buys Solvay’s Polyamide Business for €1.6 billion

20.09.2017 - BASF is to acquire Solvay’s global integrated polyamide (PA) business for €1.6 billion on a cash and debt-free basis. The acquisition strengthens the German chemicals giant’s...

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Trinseo to Acquire Italy’s API

19.06.2017 - US styrenics producer Trinseo has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Italy’s family-owned API Applicazioni Plastiche Industriali in an all-cash deal. This will be the...

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Solvay Wins More Rare Earths Disputes

25.11.2016 - Solvay has won another two patent cases against affiliates of Neo Performance Materials relating to its range of OPtalys cerium/zirconium mixed oxides products. The Belgian group...

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Avantor and NuSil Agree to Merge

01.09.2016 - US firms Avantor Performance Materials and NuSil Technology have agreed to merge. Both are majority held by New York-based private equity fund New Mountain Capital which will...

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Biesterfeld Establishes Performance Rubber Division

23.06.2016 - German chemical distribution company Biesterfeld has set up a new division combining its international business activities for the rubber processing industry. It will start trading...

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Gnann succeeds Hartel to Lead Wacker Silicones

04.04.2016 - Dr. Robert Gnann (51) has taken over as president of Wacker Silicones effective April 1, 2016. He succeeds Dr. Christian Hartel, who was appointed to the Wacker Group’s Executive...

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Air Products and Evonik Close to Performance Materials Deal?

18.03.2016 - Air Products & Chemicals is in advanced talks to sell its performance materials business to Evonik Industries, news agencies have reported. A deal for the business, called Versum...