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Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Momenta for $6.5 Billion

27th August 2020

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Momenta for $6.5 Billion

US healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has agreed to acquire autoimmune disease specialist Momenta Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transaction of about $6.5 billion. The boards of directors of both companies have unanimously approved the transaction expected to close in the second half of 2020, subject to antitrust approvals and customary conditions.

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Evonik Acquires Porocel for $210 Million

24th August 2020

Evonik Acquires Porocel for $210 Million

Evonik will acquire US-company Porocel for $210 million to accelerate the growth of its catalysts business. Based in Houston, Texas, Porocel offers a technology for the rejuvenation of desulfurization catalysts, which are in increasing demand to produce low-sulfur fuel. Porocel's core competence is an efficient technology for purification adsorbents, sulfur recovery catalysts and hydroprocessing services highlighted by rejuvenation of used desulfurization catalysts. In addition, Porocel has available production capacity, enabling Evonik to speed up expansion of its existing business with fixed-bed catalysts, the Essen-based group said.

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Sandoz to Invest more than EUR 150 million in Tirolian Site

20th August 2020

Sandoz to Invest more than EUR 150 million in Tirolian Site

Sandoz, the Novartis generics and biosimilars division, announced plans for a joint investment, together with the Austrian federal government, to strengthen the long-term future of integrated antibiotics manufacturing in Europe.

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Sanofi Acquires Principia Biopharma for $3.7 Billion

19th August 2020

Sanofi Acquires Principia Biopharma for $3.7 Billion

Sanofi has agreed to buy San Francisco-based US company Principia Biopharma for $3.68 billion, boosting its pipeline of treatments for autoimmune disorders. The deal gives the French drugmaker access to Principia’s bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitors, which are showing promise in blocking or disrupting the signaling processes that cause inflammation and tissue destruction in autoimmune diseases.

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Nouryon to Expand MCA Capacity in the Netherlands

17th August 2020

Nouryon to Expand MCA Capacity in the Netherlands

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon plans to expand monochloroacetic acid (MCA) production capacity at its Dutch site in Delfzijl by the end of 2020. The capacity hike will be achieved by investing in technology and efficiency improvements.

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Bernhard Müller Appointed as Managing Director of Minascent Technologies

13th August 2020

Bernhard Müller Appointed as Managing Director of Minascent Technologies

Belgian Minafin Group, headquartered at Louvain-la-Neuve, has appointed Bernhard Müller as Managing Director of its affiliate Minascent Technologies, effective May 1, 2020. He took over the position from Mojmir Vavrecka, who had served as interim managing director since October.

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Lonza Expands Microbial Manufacturing Capacity at Visp

7th August 2020

Lonza Expands Microbial Manufacturing Capacity at Visp

Lonza is expanding its microbial manufacturing facility in Visp, Switzerland. The new facility will provide mid-scale (3,000 l) commercial manufacturing to multiple customers and in particular to supply Lonza’s long-term partner Servier with the additional capacity required to provide treatment to more patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a cancer of the white blood cells.

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Hexion Collaborates with D&R Dispersions and Resins

5th August 2020

Hexion Collaborates with D&R Dispersions and Resins

Hexion, a US-based thermoset resins and specialty chemicals company, is collaborating with Poland’s D&R Dispersions and Resins on the first commercial-scale production of the former’s VeoVa isocyanates-free silane technology.

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Sanofi to Launch new API Producer in Europe

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DuPont Announces Leadership Changes

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Clariant Opens new Guangzhou Masterbatch Plant

Evonik and Evolve Collaborate on 3D Printing Materials

DKSH Acquires Dutch Dols International

BASF Supports Sustainable Palm Oil Production in Indonesia

Baerlocher Finishes Expansion of its Malaysian Production Site

Givaudan to Acquire Vietnamese Flavor Company Golden Frog

Thermo Fisher Buys Irish GSK Manufacturing Site

Arkema to Acquire US Company ArrMaz

Oxea Lifts Production Capacity for Isononanoic Acid

Evonik Reorganizes Polyamide Business

Perstorp to Construct a new Sodium Formate De-icer Plant

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Brenntag Acquires Marlin Company

Umicore Expands Portfolio with Yale’s Hazari Precatalysts

Givaudan Buys Cosmetics Business of Germany’s AMSilk

BASF to Modernize Silica Plant in Duesseldorf

Prefere Resins to Buy Ineos’ Melamines and Paraform Businesses

Olon Completes Acquisition of Indian API Plant

BP, Nouryon and Port of Rotterdam Partner on Study to Produce Green Hydrogen

Altana Opens New Byk Site in Shanghai

Catalent to Acquire Paragon Bioservices for $1.2 Billion

Merck Wins Takeover Battle for Versum

Oqema Acquires Elettrochimica Valle Staffora

Evonik Expands Production of Activated Metal Catalysts in India

Eastman Chemical Acquires Marlotherm Assets from Sasol

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Dow Completes Separation from DowDuPont

Harke Group Buys two Chemlink Businesses

Merck KGaA Commences Tender Offer for Versum

BASF Opens Research Center for Catalysts and Processes in Ludwigshafen

Frank Wegener Joins ESIM Chemicals as Chief Executive Officer

Tronox to Sell US Titanium Dioxide Business to Ineos

DuPont to Invest in New US Production Assets for Electronic Materials

Safic-Alcan Acquires UK Chemicals Distributor Langley-Smith

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Stockmeier Acquires Industrial Chemicals Business from Indukern

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Robinson Brothers appoints Swan Chemical Inc. as Exclusive Distributor for Robac Technology in US and Canada

Value added by Evonik to the German economy calculated for the first time

Solvias achieves CHF 75.7 million in 2017 sales, driven by ongoing expansion in biopharmaceutical analysis

AlzChem research uncovers new synthesis route for amidines

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European chemical industry calls for continued UK engagement in ECHA after Brexit

Albemarle completes sale of portion of Performance Catalysts Solutions to W. R. Grace & Co.

Evonik expands cosmetics portfolio with four new active ingredients, adds another technology platform

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