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Huntsman opens polyurethane system house in Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone

Huntsman opens polyurethane system house in Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone

Huntsman has opened its new polyurethanes system house in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, to strengthen its downstream capabilities in the Middle East and North Africa. The new polyurethanes system facility located within the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (JAFZA) will increase the capacity of the US chemical manufacturing company to manufacture polyurethane systems and […]

Norman Hay divests operating divisions to Quaker Houghton

Norman Hay divests operating divisions to Quaker Houghton

US chemical company Quaker Houghton has entered into an agreement with Norman Hay, a UK chemical manufacturing company, to acquire the latter’s operating divisions, for about $98 million. Norman Hay offers specialty chemicals, operating equipment, and services to industrial end markets such as aerospace, automotive, oil and gas, and power generation through four divisions, namely […]

Jordan Company divests DuBois Chemicals assets to Altas Partners

Jordan Company divests DuBois Chemicals assets to Altas Partners

Altas Partners, a Canadian investment company, has entered into a definitive agreement with The Jordan Company to acquire DuBois Chemicals, a specialty chemical supplier, for an undisclosed amount. DuBois provides mission-critical and innovative products to more than 15,000 customers worldwide by integrating local high-touch technical service, strong R&D capabilities, customized equipment solutions, and manufacturing expertise. […]

SK Capital to acquire Polyone’s Performance Products and Solutions business

SK Capital to acquire Polyone’s Performance Products and Solutions business

US-based specialized polymer materials, services and solutions provider PolyOne has agreed to divest its Performance Products and Solutions (PP&S) business to SK Capital, a private investment firm, for a cash consideration of $775 million. PP&S with sales of approximately $700 million is formulated PVC and polypropylene-based solutions as well as contract manufacturing services provider. With […]

ThalesNano to launch new heterogeneous chemical reactor and multiwavelength photoreactor

ThalesNano to launch new heterogeneous chemical reactor and multiwavelength photoreactor

ThalesNano, a Hungary-based solution provider for chemists, will introduce MicroCube and the PhotoCube series at the 258th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition, to be held on the 25th August 2019 in San Diego, California, US. MicroCube is a compact reactor for ultrafast heterogeneous chemistry while the PhotoCube is designed for powerful and versatile […]

Cemvita secures funding from OLCV to advance low-carbon technology

Cemvita secures funding from OLCV to advance low-carbon technology

Houston-based biotechnology startup Cemvita Factory has entered into an investment agreement with Occidental subsidiary Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV) to advance the development of innovative low-carbon technology. The investment will help Cemvita Factory develop new bio-engineered pathways that use CO2 as feedstock for sustainable intermediate chemicals and polymers production. Richard Jackson – president of OLCV […]

Sibur upgrades terephthalic acid production facility in Blagoveshchensk

Sibur upgrades terephthalic acid production facility in Blagoveshchensk

Russian petrochemicals company Sibur has upgraded its terephthalic acid production facility (TPA production facility) at its Blagoveshchensk site in Russia to meet the growing demand for the polymer in the country and phase out reliance on imports. The upgrade will increase the capacity of the country’s only terephthalic acid production facility from 272,000 to 350,000 tons […]

BASF and TU Berlin to advance artificial intelligence through BASLEARN

BASF and TU Berlin to advance artificial intelligence through BASLEARN

German chemical producer BASF and Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) have partnered to cooperate in the area of machine learning through the Joint Lab for Machine Learning (BASLEARN) to be based in Berlin, Germany. BASLEARN will focus on developing workable new mathematical models and algorithms for fundamental questions relating to chemistry in the coming years. […]

Domo Chemicals to acquire Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe

Domo Chemicals to acquire Solvay’s Performance Polyamides Business in Europe

Belgian chemical company Solvay has agreed to sell its Performance Polyamides Business in Europe to Domo Chemicals for approximately €300 million as part of the European Commission’s merger control clearance process. The transaction also marks the divestment of Solvay’s remaining Polyamides business to BASF. The assets acquired by Domo Chemicals involve Solvay’s Engineering Plastics operations in […]

Dow to divest its acetone derivatives business to Altivia

Dow to divest its acetone derivatives business to Altivia

US commodity chemical company Dow has agreed to sell its acetone derivatives business to Altivia Ketones & Additives, an affiliate of Altivia Petrochemicals, for an undisclosed amount. In addition to the Institute Industrial Park, the sale involves Dow’s acetone derivatives business and associated chemical manufacturing assets at Institute, West Virginia, US. However, Dow with ownership […]


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