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July 14, 2024
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

European ethylene spot prices have firmed week on week on the back of better-than-expected demand amid higher feedstock values and an increasing focus on upcoming planned cracker maintenance outages. Spot deals this week have been reported at discounts of 32-35% on the pipeline, prior deals had been at discounts of around 38-39%.

July 14, 2024
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

He will succeed Reto Suter, who has led the Siegfried Group as CEO ad interim since the departure of Wolfgang Wienand on May 1, 2024. Suter will now focus on his role as Chief Financial Officer for Siegfried. Wienand will become CEO of Swiss competitor Lonza.

July 14, 2024
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

Honeywell Inc. (Charlotte, North Carolina) has reached agreement to acquire Air Products’ (Leigh Valley, Pennsylvania) liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment business for $1.81 billion. The deal is expected to close before the end of the year. The price represents a multiple of 13 times the unit’s estimated 2024 EBITDA.

July 7, 2024
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

As world experts in PGMs, from market insights and metal management to manufacturing products and recycling them, JM will bring their knowledge to help shape the CMI’s five-year programme on PGMs. This will help to enhance the innovation pipeline for critical materials and their supply chains, accelerating research and creating commercially-ready technologies.

July 7, 2024
Energy & Chemical Value Chain

A consortium of seven companies across five countries has jointly established a supply chain for more sustainable polyester fiber. Instead of fossil materials, renewable and bio-based materials as well as carbon capture and utilization (CCU*) will be used in the manufacturing of polyester fibers for The North Face brand in Japan.

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