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Mergers and Acquisitions

With the purchase, Inter Primo has become one of Northern Europe’s largest companies in customised plastic extrusion and can continue its specialisation, development, and marketing with increased strength Read more

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Bob Patel, CEO of LyondellBasell, said: “After careful consideration, we jointly decided not to pursue the transaction. We want to thank teams at Odebrecht and Braskem for their cooperation during the entire process.” Read more

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The Fiat Chrysler proposal follows initial operational discussions between the two companies to identify products and geographies where they could collaborate, particularly as they develop and commercialise new technologies Read more

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RPC Group had agreed to be acquired by Apollo Global in January, before Berry submitted a higher offer Read more

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The remaining 30 per cent publicly traded shares in SABIC are not part of the transaction, and Saudi Aramco has advised that it has no plans to acquire these remaining shares Read more

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Langley-Smith is a speciality chemical distributor with a focus on adhesives, paint and coatings, polymer modification, road marking and rubber processing, while also being a significant player in the beverage, animal feed and detergency sectors Read more

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The transaction, which was agreed on August 21st, 2018, includes the purchase of the Foshan site in the Guangdong Province in South China and the Ningbo site in the Zhejiang Province in Eastern China and the two related sales offices in Guangzhou and Read more

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Synova produces 20,000 tonnes per year of polypropylene that meets the highest quality standards of original equipment manufacturers and automakers from recycled plastics Read more

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Recent focus on sustainability, and the inherent difficulties in recycling global flexible packaging, has brought the industry and its products into the view of the mainstream media Read more

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Clariant and its major shareholder, SABIC, have announced they are to collaborate on the creation of a new speciality chemicals joint venture in high performance materials. Read more

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SABIC has become the biggest shareholder in Clariant, with the completion of the purchase of a 24.99 per cent share in the business. Read more

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Borealis has fully acquired Austrian plastics recycler, Ecoplast, as part of overall strategy to support growth and sustainability in the polyolefins market. Read more

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Stäubli Group has acquired RS Roman Seliger Armaturenfabrik GmbH, a specialist in the development of standard and safety dry-disconnect couplings, for an undisclosed sum. Read more

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LyondellBasell has completed the acquisition of A. Schulman, Inc., in a move that more than doubles its existing compounding business. Read more

Materials

SABIC's shopping spree shows no signs of slowing down, after it agreed a deal with White Tale holdings to buy Clariant's largest stake. Read more

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ICS Cool Energy, based in Southampton, has become part of Ingersoll Rand. Read more

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Evonik is expanding its product portfolio in speciality additives with the acquisition of 3M’s high-concentrates additives compounding business. Read more

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Opposition from a major Clariant shareholder group has prevented its merger with US chemicals giant Huntsman. Read more

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BASF is to acquire Solvay’s global Polyamides business for € 1.6 billion (approx.. £1.4 billion GBP) in a deal expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. Read more

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Thermoplastic compounder Petlon has found a buyer from the UAE, Visionscape, to save it from administrators. Read more

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