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2011-08-16 11:15:00

HOUSTON, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Biofuels LLC announced today that Robert J. Squires has joined the Company in the newly-created position of President. Mr. Squires brings to Sabine more than 30 years of experience in executive leadership and operational management in the petroleum, chemical and oleochemical industries in Canada, the United States, Germany and Malaysia. Prior to joining the Company, he served as President, North American Region, for Cognis Oleochemicals, and...

2011-07-28 09:53:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, July 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first half of 2011 - the International Year of Chemistry - BASF's business remained dynamic. The previous year's excellent results were exceeded. "The economic environment in the first half of 2011 was favorable for our business. Our numbers show that we successfully took advantage of this momentum," said Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE at the presentation of BASF's results in Ludwigshafen....

2011-06-10 09:59:00

MONTPELLIER, France, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 15th 2011 CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com and CosmeticsDesign.com USA will launch the industry's first ever virtual trade show (VTS) focusing on the industry hot topic, skin care. Skin care continues to be the most innovative category in the cosmetics and personal care industry and in 2010 the global market was valued at $80bn. This is forecast to increase to $91bn by 2014, with growth in the emerging markets set to be...

2011-05-06 09:33:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, May 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF has had a powerful start to 2011. Capacity utilization rates in the company's plants were good; in particular, demand in the chemicals business (Chemicals, Plastics, Performance Products, Functional Solutions) increased compared with the same quarter of the previous year. Sales grew by 25% to euro 19.4 billion. The Cognis businesses acquired in December 2010 made a significant contribution to this substantial sales growth. The...

2011-03-25 10:30:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF today announced its integration plans for Cognis. BASF expects to achieve an additional EBIT of euro 275 million (10.6% of Cognis' 2009 net sales) through the integration. This consists of growth synergy targets to generate an additional EBIT of euro 135 million by 2015 and cost synergies of around euro 140 million which will be achieved by the end of 2013. To achieve the growth targets 230 additional...

2011-02-15 15:41:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI): CMAI's Chemical Company Analysis (CCA) on BASF SE, the third company report of the 2010 Edition, is now available. The report features comprehensive overviews of the chemical businesses of BASF, including strategic direction and corporate structure; global chemical operations, and business positions of BASF and its competitors within major product markets; manufacturing site flowcharts and descriptions; as well...

2010-12-11 00:00:37

Total glycerin, free glycerin and cloud point capabilities proceed to next step of balloting to Main committee D2. Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) December 10, 2010 ASTM Subcommittee D02.E0 passed three ballots this week for the inclusion of the AOCS standard procedure Ck 2-09, the QTA System method, as an approved method within the biodiesel B100 specification D6751, for the properties of total glycerin, free glycerin and cloud point. These ballots will now proceed to Main Committee D02 ballot....

2010-12-10 06:45:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- BASF successfully completed its acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.a r.l. controlled by Permira Funds, GS Capital Partners and SV Life Sciences yesterday (December 9, 2010). The equity purchase price was euro 700 million. Including net financial debt and pension obligations, the enterprise value of the transaction is euro 3.1 billion. "Cognis' and BASF's know-how and range of products complement...

2010-12-01 05:00:00

LUDWIGSHAFEN, Germany, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The European Commission today approved the acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH by BASF SE. The approval is subject to the divestiture of businesses that accounted for sales of significantly less than euro 100 million, which is less than 3% of Cognis' total sales. In addition, the Chinese authorities today approved the acquisition. The transaction has now received approval from all relevant competition authorities. Closing of the transaction...

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