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

Counterintuitive Ineos prepares for a modern-day coals to Newcastle adventure

Ineos secures £230m to expand Grangemouth

Infrastructure guarantee for construction of ethane storage tank

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

BHP Billiton pins hopes on China demand

Energy and fertiliser pushed to take up slack from steel sector

Johnson Matthey converts sales to profits

Growth set to continue but offset by platinum contract changes

Tianhe to test HK market with $818m IPO

Chinese chemicals group at centre of ‘princelings’ hiring probe

Chinese N-industry must keep public support

Regulators and operators rattled by industrial project protests

ICL halts investments due to windfall tax

Government committee recommends 42% levy

Mitsubishi Chemicals in Y100bn Taiyo deal

Majority stake will help group tap US energy production market

Sellafield tackles costs with 3D printing

Nuclear site uses additive manufacturing to decommision site

Drug companies are built in laboratories

ICI paved the way for one of the UK’s most successful industries

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