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- Petchem Sector Builds on Strengths. Young, Ian // Chemical Week;11/10/2004, Vol. 166 Issue 37, p34
Presents an update on the petrochemical industry in Antwerp, Belgium as of November 10, 2004. Plan of BASF and Dow Chemical to build a plant that will produce propylene oxide using hydrogen peroxide as an oxidizing agent; Investment made by Degussa for a methionine plant in Antwerp; Background...
- Degussa bids widening. Robinson, Simon // ICIS Chemical Business;1/23/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 3, p10
The article reports on the possibility that Dow Chemical will join the race to take over Degussa's construction chemicals division in Europe in January 2006. The possible bid would make it hard for BASF, which is still seeking exclusive negotiations with Degussa's majority owner RAG. RAG is said...
- Keeping Score. Westervelt, Robert // Chemical Week;9/26/2007, Vol. 169 Issue 31, p3
The author examines the revenues of top global chemical makers. According to the author, BASF tops the 2007 ranking of companies by chemical sales at $51.5 billion, taking back the title from Dow Chemical. The author noted that chemical industry consolidators such as Lyondell, which itself is...
- Petrochemicals in Brief. // Chemical Market Reporter;9/29/2003, Vol. 264 Issue 10, p14
Presents the price status of several petroleum chemical products. Increase of selling prices for oxo alcohols of BASF AG; Stability of spot benzene prices from BTX; Decision of Dow Chemical Co. to increase prices of epoxy products.
- BASF Plans HPPO Plant at Geismar, Asian JV with Dow. Young, Ian // Chemical Week;11/2/2005, Vol. 167 Issue 36, p13
Reports on the plan of BASF and Dow Chemical to build additional plants based on hydrogen peroxide-to-propylene oxide (HPPO) technology in Geismar, Louisiana. Capacity of the plant; Factors considered by the company in choosing the location of the plant; Expected completion of a demonstration...
- World-scale unit scheduled. // European Chemical News;8/18/2003, Vol. 79 Issue 2065, p26
Reports the construction of a propylene oxide plant by Badische Anilin und Soda-Fabrik (BASF) AG and Dow Chemical by the end of 2003. Production capacity of the plant; Other integrated sites owned by BASF and Dow.
- Dow/BASF plan PO unit. Raleigh, Patrick // Urethanes Technology;Aug/Sep2003, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p6
Reports on the plan of BASF AG and Dow Chemicals Co. to start engineering for first world-scale HPPO plant. Details of the HPPO project, which uses hydrogen peroxide in making propylene oxide; Expectation of the firms on investments in the project; Calculation for the HPPO project.
- Growing SAP market reshuffles. Lerner, Ivan // Chemical Market Reporter;3/13/2006, Vol. 269 Issue 10, p32
The article reports on the impact of the acquisition of Dow Chemical Co. by Degussa AG on the superabsorbent polymers (SAP) market. The purchase made the Degussa-Dow SAP merger 32 percent of the market, outpacing the once top dog BASF AG. Nippon Shokubai Co. has been moved to the third spot....
- BASF in exclusive talks over Degussa unit sale…. Robinson, Simon // ICIS Chemical Business;2/20/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p10
The article reports on the negotiation being held between Degussa and BASF over the sale of the former's construction chemicals business. The business generated earnings before interest and tax of â‚¬201 million in 2004. It made a profit of â‚¬174 million in the first nine months of...