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Avantium and BASF in dispute over Synvina

A disagreement over the timing of investment in a commercial-scale plant for furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) has led to a potentially damaging dispute between Avantium...

Clariant and SABIC form JV specialty chemicals business

Switzerland’s Clariant is to merge its high-performance materials business with that of new anchor shareholder Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) to focus on higher-value...

Fonterra forms JV with Indian dairy firm

New Zealand dairy firm Fonterra has signed a joint venture partnership with one of India's largest consumer companies to produce a range of consumer...

Egyptian PET plant to restart under Thai-Indian JV

Thai producer of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) Indorama Ventures Limited (IVL) has, through its joint venture (JV) with India's Dhunseri Petrochem, agreed to buy a 540,000-tonne...

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag advances partnership with Piovan

German-Japanese moulding machinery manufacturer Sumitomo (SHI) Demag is partnering  with Italy's Piovan Group to develop and sell joint system solutions. The partnership will offer a...

US petrochemical JV gains approval

Total, Borealis and Nova Chemicals have finalised a joint-venture in petrochemicals in the USA, after passing all required regulations. The company, named Bayport Polymers (Bay-Pol) is...

Bostik-Nitta to buy and build in industrial adhesives

The Bostik-Nitta joint-venture company is to acquire Japanese industrial adhesives firm Nitta Gelatin and build a new plant in Japan as part of a...

Qatar Petroleum seeks partner for world scale complex

Qatar Petroleum (QP) has invited a group of international companies, with experience in the petrochemicals industry, to submit proposals for partnering with it in...

Trio of projects by Total could add three million tonnes of...

Petrochemical giant Total has signed an agreement with Sonatrach to launch engineering studies for a petrochemical project in Arzew, western Algeria. It is one...

Petrochemical giants agree to build Saudi complex

Saudi Aramco and Total have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a petrochemical complex in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. The complex will be integrated downstream of...