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Alpla invests in Greece

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla is to make its first venture into Greece with the acquisition of Argo S.A., a producer of bottles, dispensers and...

Cautious outlook for BASF despite rising sales

Higher prices across all of its business segments have helped plastics giant BASF Group to a slight second quarter increase in sales and earnings. Sales...

ExxonMobil starts up Baytown ethane cracker

Operations have started at ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s new 1.5 million tonne ethane cracker, which is providing ethylene feedstock to polyethylene lines at the company’s...

Milliken names Cook as next chief executive

Halsey Cook Jr. is to step into the role of chief executive at Milliken & Company at the start of September as the chemical...

CCC expands Canadian offering

Rigid plastics packaging converter Consolidated Container Company (CCC) has, through its Canadian subsidiary Reid Canada, acquired Canada’s Deltapac Packaging in a bid to boost its...

BASF expands additives application centre

German chemicals producer BASF has completed the expansion of a Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) application centre for plastics additives at its existing...

Clariant shows growth in first quarter 2018

Specialty chemicals group Clariant, has reported a seven per cent rise in first quarter sales to CHF 1.7 billion ($1.8bn) from CHF 1.6bn (US$1.6bn)...

Clariant makes progress with China strategy

Speciality chemicals company Clariant has confirmed that it is making good progress with the implementation of its China strategy, which was originally launched in...

AkzoNobel sells Specialty Chemicals for €10.1bn

AkzoNobel has sold its Specialty Chemicals business to The Carlyle Group and GIC for €10.1 billion (US$12.4bn) as the company focuses on its Paints...

Departure imminent for DowDuPont’s Liveris

DowDuPont’s executive chairman Andrew Liveris will step down on 1 April, 2018, with Jeff Fettig, a legacy Dow Chemical board member succeeding him in...