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TITANIUM DIOXIDE
“Suspected carcinogenic effect” / EU commission classifies white pigment as a danger / VCI fears precedent / No alternative
07.10.2019
CARBON BLACK
Regulation governing heavy fuel oil in shipping sector pushes up cost of carbon blacks and masterbatches / Cabot and Orion make price adjustments
15.08.2019
LANXESS
Capacity expansion for "Macrolex" dyes in Germany completed
09.05.2019
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
China has world market share of over 40% following expansion measures / Low capacity utilisation worldwide / Producers want to halt further fall in market price
29.04.2019
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
Jury remains out on EU's carcinogen classification / German plastics industry sees “no reason” for stricter rules / Conversio study
21.03.2019
BASF
Divestment of Pigments business initiated / Brudermüller: “Market growth is too slow”
28.02.2019
AMPACET
Two new colour production lines to start up in Luxembourg in Q2 / Expansion of R&D centre
22.01.2019
VENATOR
Titanium dioxide plant in Finland to be shut down / Capacity to be distributed to other sites
20.09.2018
CLARIANT
Plastics division planned with Sabic's stake / Polymers, masterbatches and additives / Complete takeover?
19.09.2018
CLARIANT
Sabic completes purchase of nearly 25% stake / Now largest shareholder
11.09.2018
TRONOX
European Commission issues final approval for acquisition of Cristal / US authorities' decision on titanium dioxide merger pending
04.09.2018
TRONOX
Definitive agreement to sell European paper laminates business to Venator / Two firms sign MoU for Cristal's titanium dioxide plant in US
20.07.2018
TRONOX
Conditional EU approval for acquisition of Cristal / Titanium dioxide merger still awaiting US' decision
11.07.2018
CABOT
Large capacity expansion planned for carbon black / Investments in four European plants
25.05.2018
ORION ENGINEERED CARBONS
Speciality carbon black line to come onstream in Italy
04.04.2018
LOMON BILLIONS
Expansion of Jiaozuo titanium dioxide annual production by 200,000 t / China continues to drive global demand
05.03.2018
LANXESS
Speciality chemicals company expands capacity for dyes in Germany
27.02.2018
CLARIANT
Sabic acquires almost 25% stake in Swiss company / Shares previously held by White Tale and 40 North
25.01.2018
TRONOX
Next step for acquisition of competitor Cristal / World's largest titanium dioxide producer
18.01.2018
VENATOR
Huntsman spin-off completes secondary IPO / Enhanced liquidity
08.12.2017
CABOT
Takeover of black masterbatch producer Tech Blend / Enhanced formulations capacity
09.11.2017
CLARIANT
White Tale ratchets up pressure / Activist investor demands board seats
30.10.2017
PHILLIPS CARBON BLACK
Indian carbon black producer expands capacity
18.08.2017
TITANIUM DIOXIDE
German plastics associations warn of deleterious economic impact of tight supply situation for white pigment
15.05.2017
PETROCHEMICAL MARKETS
Titanium dioxide: Chemours declares force majeure in Europe
13.04.2017
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