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US-China trade dispute to disrupt polyolefins trade

Following the escalation of trade tariff disputes between China and the US, analytical firm Wood Mackenzie Chemicals expects that US polyolefins exports to the...

Breen to take top job at spun-off DuPont business

The chief executive of DowDuPont, Edward Breen, is to assume the top position at the speciality products company DuPont, which will be created next...

SABIC to complete purchase of almost quarter stake in Clariant

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) has received all regulatory approvals to complete the purchase of a 24.99 per cent stake in speciality chemicals producer...

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)...