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Timing is ripe for Huntsman and Clariant merger

Posted on October 19th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The time was ripe to strike a merger of equals, with two global specialty chemical companies well into their portfolio transformation plans shedding commoditised assets, with similar goals and valuation multiples, the CEOs of Huntsman and Clariant said on Monday, 22 May.
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US chemical stock prices surge on Harvey impact, even with start-ups

Posted on October 9th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US chemical stock prices are surging amid the start-up of two world-scale projects by DowDuPont and Chevron Phillips Chemical, as markets shrug off fears of new supply amid product tightness in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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China’s massive chemical plant relocations lack funding

Posted on October 6th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

China plans to complete a massive relocation of chemical plants away from cities by 2025, but financial constraints may hamper the project, which is estimated to cost Chinese yuan (CNY) 800bn ($121bn), industry sources said.

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DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties

Posted on September 28th, 2017 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The decision by DowDuPont to transfer more businesses from its pending Materials Science spin-off to Specialty Products will leave the former more exposed to commodity markets and the volatility inherent in them, an analyst with Moody’s Investors Service said. Continue reading “DowDuPont Faces Challenges as Businesses Shift to Specialties” »

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