Zhejiang Friend Chemical is reportedly the largest China-based producer of triethyl aluminum (TEAL), which is a metal alkyl used in the production of high-volume polymers such as polypropylene and polyethylene.
August 2, 2019
Nouryon recently announced that it has acquired Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co. (Friend).
In making this decision, Arkema reportedly looked at Brenntag’s national coverage, logistics and operational efficiencies, digital marketing, and technical capabilities.
July 23, 2019
Arkema recently announced that, effective August 1, 2019, Brenntag North America, Inc. will be the primary distributor in the U.S. for Arkema waterborne resins sold under the Encor®, Celocor®, Snap®, and Neocar® trade names.
The Goodyear-Beaumont facility has been refining crude C5s into high-purity isoprene monomer, piperylenes, and DCPD since the 1970s.
July 16, 2019
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. recently announced that it has completed the de-bottlenecking of its ultra-high-purity dicyclopentadiene (UHP-DCPD) recovery unit at its chemical plant in Beaumont, Texas.
The transaction includes SI Group’s industrial resins products and associated manufacturing sites in Rio Claro, Brazil; Ranjangaon, India; and Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa.
July 15, 2019
SI Group recently announced an agreement to sell the majority of its global industrial resin businesses and its Brazilian specialty business to ASK Chemicals, a portfolio company of private equity firm Rhône Group, LLC.
The amendment includes the removal of the maleic business from the sale; the purchase price remains unchanged at $1.1 billion.
July 12, 2019
Ashland Global Holdings Inc. recently announced an amendment to the purchase agreement for the sale of its Composites business and butanediol (BDO) manufacturing facility in Marl, Germany, to INEOS Enterprises.
Bimax will continue to operate under the Bimax name, and all employees will be retained in their current roles.
July 11, 2019
Gelest, Inc. recently announced its acquisition of Bimax, a manufacturer and marketer of specialty monomers and polymers for use in the manufacture of contact lenses, intraocular lenses, personal care products, coatings and adhesives, and other advanced technology applications.