Arkema seeks to bond with Blu Tack maker

French chemicals group offers oil major Total €1.74bn for Bostik

Bayer plans plastics business flotation

Chemicals business IPO could be Europe’s largest float since 2000

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DuPont / Peltz: Chemical reaction

DuPont’s recent moves should repel Nelson Peltz for now

Nelson Peltz calls for DuPont break-up

Activist says US chemicals group is ‘destroying’ value

Morgan Stanley backs Tianhe Chemicals

US group reaffirms faith in Chinese company amid fraud claims

Graphene groups edge towards breakthrough

Technical obstacles need to be overcome before industry can take off

Chief executive of Alent steps down

Analysts surprised by departure of Steve Corbett

BofA and UBS pull Tianhe coverage

Chemical group says accusations of fraud involve malicious errors

Zachert’s return raises hopes for Lanxess

Emotional attachment draws executive back to chemicals group

Lanxess risks becoming takeover target

Chief executive warns company is vulnerable during restructuring

Croda hit by weak demand and strong euro

Chemical group’s pre-tax profit falls 6% to £125m

Ineos / Gulf Keystone / Bank penalties

Ineos prepares for a modern-day coals to Newcastle adventure

Ineos secures £230m to expand Grangemouth

Albemarle to buy Rockwood for $6.2bn

Cash-and-shares deal is latest in consolidating chemicals sector

Gummaker Revolymer appoints new chief

Wales-based company wins backing of fund manager Neil Woodford

Ineos to buy out BASF stake in Styrolution

Anglo-Swiss company to take full control of joint venture

PPG to buy Comex for $2.3bn

Earlier rival bid failed on competition grounds

Monsanto surges on earnings optimism

Boost from $10bn share buyback programme

Business leaders urged to make EU case

Benefits of Europe need to be advertised better, says industry lobby group

Croda profits hit by stronger pound

Shares in chemicals group fall 10% after warning

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