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Celanese to sell its 45% stake to Daicel for EUR 1.4 bn / JV partners to part ways after 56 years / Marketing conflicts
Thermoplastic copolyesters production expansion in Italy
Jindal's acquisition of BOPP producer creates disturbance / Plant closure?
Takeover of Invista's polyester plant in Germany / Focus on specialised PET barrier types
BASF: Where is the good ship Ludwigshafen headed?
Definite agreement to purchase Italian compounder SO.F.TER. / Latest step in recent restructuring / Acquisition will double global engineered materials portfolio
KAP INDUSTRIAL HOLDINGS
Acquisition of Safripol in EUR 272m deal / Polymer producer adds to offering of manufacturer's diversified chemical business
Jörg Schottek appointed CEO of Swiss distributor
German sausage casings producer sold from one investor to another / Acquisition price more than doubles that of 2009
Portfolio expansion to include compounded PA / Move follows entry into PEEK market
USD 100m capacity boost for BOPET film in South Carolina / 60th anniversary of "Hostaphan" business
High-pressure production: LDPE becoming increasingly tight in Europe / Global importance wanes / New plants mostly flexible and easily switched to EVA / Specifically targeted types more expensive
Low-pressure production: HDPE and LLDPE output linked / Number of global swing plants rising / European lines no longer competitive / Local converters increasingly dependent on imports / Exclusive PIE report
Thomas Bernhardt to take over as CEO at Swiss masterbatch producer in October
Europe's third largest PVC producer opens for business / Stefan Sommer named CEO
Dutch court liquidises former Hoechst foam manufacturing subsidiary
BMS bits soon sailing under different flags?
European production landscape undergoing massive changes / Global capacity shifts drive consolidations / Overcapacities mean additional closures cannot be avoided / Who will be the next victim in this game of Russian roulette?
Lanxess replaces CEO Heitmann with former CFO Zachert / Dark clouds on the financial horizon
Sales buoyed by margin rebound in Asia / North America best performing region / Projects underway to improve cost position
Mexican petrochemical giant seeks IPO
Return of Portalegre PET plant to Imatosgil appears imminent
Acquistion of Süd-Chemie for EUR 2 bn / “New strategic direction for profitable growth”
Global plastic film activities sold to Indian group for EUR 100m / Focus on core petrochemicals
Oberhausen LDPE unit to go to Polimeri Europa / Future focus on oxo intermediates and derivatives
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