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Tasnee and Clariant join forces in Saudi Arabia

Clariant is to form a masterbatch joint venture with one of Saudi Arabia's largest industrial conglomerates, Tasnee.

Clariant chief executive, Hariolf Kottmann, says that the company continues to see a stable economic environment in emerging markets

Clariant confident of mid-term goals

Specialty chemicals producer, Clariant, has reported second quarter sales of CHF 1.54 billion (US$1.66bn), up 2 per cent from the same period last year, while margins also improved as the company said that it was moving towards its short- and mid-term targets.

Braskem and FKuR deal extends into North America

Biopolymer producer, Braskem, has expanded its distribution agreement with bioplastics manufacturer, FKuR, beyond Europe to include USA and Canada.

Marubeni ties in polypropylene supply

Japan's Marubeni Corporation has signed a long-term contract with the Nghi Son refinery joint venture in Vietnam to buy polypropylene from it when commercial operations start in 2017.

Borealis upgrades Porvoo plant technology

Austrian polyolefin producer, Borealis, has invested €65 million ($85.3m) at its production site in Porvoo, Finland, to upgrade its Borstar PE2 plant technology to the third generation (3G).

Sabic declares ahead of deadline

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Sabic) has updated all of its food contact declarations in line with changes to European Union regulations, three years ahead of the required 2016 deadline.

BASF outlines strategy for Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific business of chemical giant BASF is to invest €10 billion (US$13bn) in order to achieve sales in the region of €25bn ($32.7bn) by 2020.

Milliken says its Millad NX 8000 clarifier makes polypropylene a viable option for packaging

Milliken files lawsuits against several companies

Several lawsuits have been filed against Asian companies by chemical giant Milliken as it bids to protect the intellectual property embodied in its Millad clarifying agents.

Clariant's chief executive, Hariolf Kottmann

Encouraging start to the year for Clariant

Specialty chemical company Clariant has reported an encouraging start to the year as sales continued to grow and margins remained robust under stabilising economic conditions.

Pan-Asian pigments expansion by Clariant

A pigment preparations plant is to be built in Indonesia in a series of investments to strengthen chemical firm Clariant's support for customers in China, India and Indonesia.

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