DIC to acquire BASF pigment business

30th August 2019

DIC, a Japanese company familiar to most people as the owner of Sun Chemical, is set to acquire BASF’s global pigments business known as BASF Colors and Effects, or BCE, in a deal valued at €1.15 billion. This includes €985 million in cash plus the outstanding debts. 

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BASF to build plastics factory in China

29th May 2019

The chemicals giant BASF is planning to build an engineering plastics compounding plant plus a thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) plant at its site in Zhanjiang, China, where the company has already proposed to build an integrated chemical production facility.

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BPIF survey shows confidence falling

24th May 2019

The British Print Industry Federation has shared the results from its latest Printing Outlook quarterly survey, which takes the pulse of how confident British printing companies feel about the market. Probably best not to read any further if you’ve heard enough about Brexit, and let’s face it, who hasn’t had enough of Brexit at this stage?

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