May. 02, 2017Topics
Chinese outbound foreign investment continues to beat records year by year. The Asian powerhouse is investing in overseas markets to acquire advanced technology, know-how and brands to take back to China.
Apr. 10, 2017Topics
Solvay Business Services (SBS) was officially founded in 2013 and I have managed its service organization since then. Its task and goal: to support Solvay’s growth and to support its business and functions as effectively and ...
Apr. 14, 2016News & Opinions
A court in Dusseldorf, Germany, has ruled that UK-based Molycorp Chemicals & Oxides has infringed Solvay’s patents for rare earth mixed oxides. The UK affiliate of the Colorado, US-based firm was declared to have contravened the ...
Apr. 03, 2016Topics
Is there a proven management recipe for turning a chemical industry spinoff into a success story? Camelot Management Consultants analyzed the history and performance of 20 such spinoffs. Despite individual differences between these firms, ...
Jan. 13, 2016News & Opinions
Solvay has hired investment banker Goldman Sachs to find a buyer for the polyamide business it picked up for the most part with the acquisition of Rhodia in 2011, the Belgian business daily De Tijd has reported, citing unnamed sources.
Jan. 19, 2015Topics
As the UK government's push to repeat the US shale gas boom on its own soil moved up a notch in late 2014 with the sale of exploration licenses, Ineos revealed plans to expand upstream into onshore and offshore oil and gas.
Mar. 07, 2014News & Opinions
From Unique To Common - In the business world, commoditization is defined as the process by which goods that are initially distinguishable in terms of attributes (uniqueness or brand) become simple, undifferentiated and easily available. ...
Jan. 25, 2014News & Opinions
Solvay announces the appointment of Pascal Juéry as member of its Executive Committee. Until then he was President of the Group's Essential Chemicals activity.
Oct. 14, 2013Topics
Familiar Face - Michel Spagnol is no stranger to the chemical industry; Novasep's brand-new CEO has held senior-level positions in companies such as Rhodia and Shasun. He brings plenty to the table in his new role at a company with many ...
Oct. 08, 2013News & Opinions
Belgian chemicals and plastics maker Solvay has agreed to buy privately held Chemlogics for $1.345 billion, bringing its share of the $8 billion-a-year U.S. market for chemicals used by the oil and gas industry to 10%.
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