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Mergers and Acquisitions

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. 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. 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. 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. 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. more

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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. more

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

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

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

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Dow and DuPont have announced the successful completion of their merger, effective as of August 31. more

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Regain Polymers, rescued from administration last year, has been sold to French firm Imerys. more

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The Klöckner Pentaplast Group has completed the acquisition of the Linpac Group, following the announcement of its plans on April 7 2017. more

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Milliken & Company, a supplier of polymer-bound colourants and additives, has acquired US-based Keystone Aniline Corporation, a producer of dyes, pigments, pigment dispersions and polymers. more

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Solvay has announced it is to sell its polyolefin cross-linkable compounds business in Italy to family-owned group, Finproject SpA, for an undisclosed sum. more

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Nottinghamshire based Mercury, and Leicester firm CPS Flexible, agree to combine companies to improve economies of scale. more

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Merseyside-based Coral Products plc, which designs, manufactures and supplies injection moulded plastic products, has merged the business and operations of two of its wholly owned subsidiaries, Tatra Plastics Limited and Rotalac Plastics Limited. more

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