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More than $200bn to be invested in US petrochemicals

The US petrochemicals industry is experiencing an investment renaissance, with more than $200 billion to be invested, said the senior vice president of Wood...

BASF to sell pigments business

Chemicals giant BASF has put its pigments business up for sale as it continues to divest lower-margin businesses. The news came during the company’s...

ExxonMobil looks to tempt female students into engineering

More than 1,000 schoolgirls joined ExxonMobil for the US-based company’s 16th annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, which aims to inspire female students (aged...

Ingevity acquires Perstorp’s caprolactone business

The caprolactone business of Swedish chemicals producer Perstorp has been acquired by Ingevity for €590 million ($673m). Capa, which has a production site in...

Chemical associations back Brexit plan

The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have released a joint statement backing the draft Brexit agreement and calling it...

BASF captures sense of Quriosity with excellence plan

Digitalisation is to become an integral part of BASF’s business as the company outlined plans to use its supercomputer Quriosity more intensively and digitalise...

Horgen tunes into packaging

The packaging unit will become more of a key market for Dow next year once the proposed split between the chemical giant and DuPont...

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...

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