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BASF completes divestiture of paper hydrous kaolin business


BASF has closed the previously announced transaction to divest its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a producer of mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. Under a tolling agreement of limited duration, BASF will continue to manufacture and ...


Arkema increases hydrogen peroxide pricing in Europe


Arkema increases its prices of all grades of Hydrogen Peroxide in Europe by 7% effective on July 1st, 2015 or as commitments allow.The objective of this price increase is to continue restoring the profitability of this business, in order to allow Arkema to continue satisfying the market’s growing ...


Elkem and Bluestar Silicones International join forces


Elkem and Bluestar Silicones International announce their formal integration into one company. This development builds on the already close relationship between the two entities through the silicone value chain. The main aim of legal and financial integration is to position the Company for ...


SEPPIC receives the Pierre Potier Award for chemistry innovations


SEPPIC, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, is this year’s recipient of the Pierre Potier Award for its SIMULSOL®SL7 G innovation. Each year, the Pierre Potier Award singles out the best innovations in the chemical industry that promote sustainable development.SIMULSOL®SL7 G is a highly ...


Arkema announces a project to divest its Sunclear subsidiary


Arkema plans to divest its Sunclear subsidiary, its plastic and aluminium sheet distribution business, to BF Invest, a historical commercial partner of Sunclear. This project is consistent with its program to divest €700 million sales aimed at pursuing the Group’s strategy to refocus on its core ...


Frederic Jacquin is appointed CEO of Bluestar Silicones


Frédéric Jacquin, 48, a Master’s graduate of CELSA and also holding an MBA from ESSEC has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bluestar Silicones. After spending much of his career in the Rhodia Group with different responsibilities in the areas of marketing and communication he joined ...


Arkema announces a price increase of Specialty Polyolefins


Due to the rising costs of raw materials, Arkema will implement a price increase of 150€/MT for its Specialty Polyolefins. Rising prices of raw materials (ethylene, and acrylates acetate) continues to affect our costs very significantly.This price change will be effective on June 1st, 2015 or as ...


Sartomer Europe increases prices of monomers and oligomers


Effective June 1st 2015, or as existing contracts allow, Sartomer Europe will increase prices of its monomers and oligomers sold in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This increase, ranging from 4 to 8% depending on the product families, is a consequence of the recent rise of the feedstocks, ...


Bernard Chaud joins Global Bioenergies


Global Bioenergiesannouncedthat Bernard Chaud has joined its team as Director of Industrial Strategy. After a career to date split between the chemicals industry (plant manager), the sugar industry (director of biofuels) and the French civil service (ministry of agriculture), Bernard Chaud is ...


First production of liquid hydrocarbons from biological feedstock using the Isobutene process


Global Bioenergies announces having converted renewable resources into gaseous isobutene, and secondarily into liquid fuels similar to those extracted from oil. This mix of fuels can be compared to light oil, and thus be considered as «renewable oil».Gaseous isobutene is one of the main building ...


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