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LyondellBasell plots $2bn Gulf Coast project

Houston-based LyondellBasell is planning to build a multi-billion-dollar chemicals and plastics plant along the Gulf Coast, which is likely to cost more than $2...

Clariant and Huntsman decide against merger

Contradictory to previous reports Clariant and Huntsman have decided to mutually terminate their proposed merger of equals. Despite the merger looking likely, the decision against...

Chemicals segment boosts BASF sales in third quarter

The BASF Group’s sales of €15.3 billion ($17.9bn) for the third quarter were a 9 per cent increase on the previous quarter, which the...

Short circuit leads to BASF recall

Chemical giant BASF has declared Force Majeure at its ecoflex plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, after detecting a technical defect that has potentially compromised 1,500...

Indorama acquires specialty films producer

Chemical firm Indorama Ventures (IVL) is to acquire OPET producer DuPont Teijin Films (DTF) in order to diversify into further industry segments. DuPont Teijin Films is...
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Harvey: Second-costliest US hurricane in a generation

Hurricane Harvey has been forecast to cost the economy between $60 billion and $100bn, making it the second-costliest US hurricane since 1980. Market analyst IHS...

Clariant reconfirms commitment to Huntsman deal

Chemical giant Clariant has moved to reconfirm its commitment to the planned $20 billion merger with Huntsman after White Tale Holdings increased its stake...

Sabic continues European PP growth

Sabic has continued its global expansion with the inauguration of a PP pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, and the announcement of a new...

DowDuPont realigns divisions following review

Following a portfolio review, DowDuPont have made targeted adjustments to the Materials Science and Specialty Products divisions, which the company says will better align...

Ethylene production hit hard by Tropical Storm Harvey

The number of confirmed outages in ethylene production as a result of Tropical Storm Harvey, which hit the US state of Texas at the...

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