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Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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22 Feb 17
Tronox acquires Cristal's titanium dioxide business

Tronox Limited has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the TiO2 business of Cristal, a privately held global chemical and mining company, for EUR1.583 billion of cash and Class A ordinary shares representing 24 percent ownership in pro forma Tronox. 

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22 Feb 17
Akzo Nobel invests EUR12.6 million in innovation hub for protective coatings

Akzo Nobel is investing EUR12.6 million in a new research and innovation hub in the UK.

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21 Feb 17
Covestro achieves record year

2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%.

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20 Feb 17
Akzo Nobel publishes Q4 and full-year 2016 results

Akzo Nobel has published the Q4 and the full-year 2016 results. The company's revenue fell by 3% year on year to EUR3.46 billion in the fourth quarter while earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were 12% lower at EUR235 million.

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17 Feb 17
Synthomer invests EUR20 million in dispersion plant in Germany

Synthomer, a leading supplier of waterborne dispersions and speciality polymers, will invest EUR20 million in its dispersion plant located in Worms, Germany.

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15 Feb 17
Borregaard receives funding for two bio-material innovation projects

Borregaard has been awarded funding of EUR1.56 million from the Research Council of Norway for two different innovation projects on the utilisation of lignin from wood.

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14 Feb 17
ChemQuest Group appoints new director

The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a leading business strategy firm in specialty chemicals, announces the addition of Dr. Michael A. Lucarelli as Director.

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13 Feb 17
Evonik merges units in the new coating additives business

Effective January 3, 2017, Evonik Industries merged its coating additives business line, the coatings business of its silica business line, and the specialty additives branch of Air Products with a focus on substrate wetting additives.

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10 Feb 17
Axalta Coating Systems appoints new distributor for powder coatings in Vietnam

Axalta Coating Systems has appointed Ocean Vietnam International Trading Co. Ltd. as its distributor for "Alesta" powder coatings products in Vietnam to support Axalta’s growth strategy in the ASEAN market.

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