May 10, 2010

Big Oleochemical updates

Big merger and acquisition news in the land of fats and oils-based chemicals (or what the industry calls oleochemicals).

Last week, there was rumor floating around that BASF is looking to buy specialty chemicals company Cognis, which already shed its commodity oleochemicals business (now called Emery Oleochemicals) to both Malaysian Sime Darby and Thailand-based PTT Chemical.

ICIS Chemical Business, by the way, just published an article about Emery Oleochemicals and what they are up to this year.

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