Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC) said on Sunday it has named Yousef Abdullah Al Benyan as its new chief executive officer, replacing outgoing head Mohamed Al Mady.
Benyan was named executive vice president of corporate finance for SABIC last month, replacing Mutlaq Al Morished who joined National Industrialization Co (Tasnee) as its CEO in December.
New Saudi King Salman appointed Mady as the president of the country’s military industries corporation, a royal decree published on the state news agency SPA said on Saturday. Mady has been working at SABIC, one of the world’s largest petrochemicals companies, since 1976.
BASF will build a commercial scale battery recycling black mass plant in Schwarzheide, Germany. This investment strengthens BASF’s cathode active materials (CAM) production and recycling hub in Schwarzheide. The site is an ideal location for the build-up of battery recycling activities given the presence of many EV car manufacturers and cell producers in Central Europe.
Clariant says it is reducing its number of businesses from five to three, by merging units, under a reorganization that is in line with the company’s purpose-led strategy and cultural transformation. The moves will position Clariant for long-term sustainable growth, the company says.
Chemicals & plastics industry has the most diversified end-use market across all manufacturing industries. The industry returned to growth in 2021 but a supply chain crunch prevented it from becoming stronger. The market is likely to stabilize in the second half of 2022 with a supply-demand balance.