German chemical company Evonik Industries AG said Friday it was in talks with J.M. Huber Corp. to buy the U.S. company’s silica business, which has annual revenue of around $300 million.
A possible price tag of $630 million, reported by newspaper Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, is “in the range of what one would assume,” said Evonik spokesman Jörg Wagner. Evonik’s supervisory board hadn’t approved the deal yet but would meet later on Friday, he added.
By Friedrich Geiger
INEOS Inovyn announces a new Ultra Low Carbon range (ULC) of Chlor-Alkali products that reduce the carbon footprint of caustic soda, caustic potash and chlorine by up to 70% compared to industry averages. The new range uses renewable energy sources to power INEOS Inovyn manufacturing sites.
Solvay operates seven soda ash plants worldwide. Beyond Green River, coal is being phased out at two of the company’s plants in France and Germany. By the end of 2024, the Rheinberg, Germany site will become the first soda ash plant in the world to be powered primarily with renewable energy.
The Chemours Company has named Pamela Fletcher to its board of directors, effective March 1. Fletcher, formerly the chief sustainability officer at Delta Air Lines Inc., takes the seat of Sandra Phillips Rogers, who has opted not to stand for reelection to the company’s board.