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BASF has announced that it is one of the seven co-founders of the ‘Value Balancing Alliance’, which is seeking to measure and compare the value companies create for society in environmental, human, social, and financial terms and “create a standard that makes this holistic value creation transpar
Altivia Ketones & Additives, an affiliate of Altivia Petrochemicals, has agreed to buy the acetone derivatives business of Dow. This includes the manufacturing site at Institute, West Virginia (pictured), plus related infrastructure, land and utilities. Dow remains a tenant at the site.
Huntsman Corporation has agreed to sell its chemical intermediates businesses, including surfactants and derivatitves of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide (PO), to Indorama Ventures, a Thai-based petrochemical firm owned by Indorama Corporation of Singapore.
Cambrex has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of private equity firm Permira, which has $48 billion of committed capital in its portfolio, covering healthcare among four other sectors.
Clariant and Sabic have agreed to temporarily suspend the discussions on combining the former’s Additives business, the high value part of the Masterbatches business and parts of the latter’s Specialties business into a single ‘High Performance Materials’ business area.
Chemical distribution giant Brenntag has initiated or completed four acquisitions within the space of a few days. The company has agreed to acquire the 50% stake it did not already have in Crest Chemicals in South Africa, the operating business of Chemgrit Cosmetics.
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South African chemicals and energy producer Sasol has formally announced the opening of its new alkoxylation plant at the Nanjing Jiangbei New Materials High-Tech Park, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attending by company executives, diplomats, government officials and others.