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The LEL Group has extended its sphere of operation by welcoming Istanbul based Kemiropa into the European Alliance of Independent Technical Distribution Specialists.

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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company, LLC has named Archway Sales Inc. distributor for renewably resourced Susterra 1,3-propanediol.

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Evonik Industries AG, Germany, will apply a surcharge to all deliveries of its High Performance Polymers and Monomers effective 1 August 2008 until further notice.

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Oxea will increase list and off-list prices on the products below effective 1 August 2008, or as contracts allow.

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Dow and Rohm and Haas today announced a definitive agreement, under which Dow will acquire all outstanding shares of Rohm and Haas common stock for USD 78 per share in cash. The acquisition of Rohm and Haas will make Dow according to its own words the world’s leading specialty chemicals and advanced materials company.

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Dow Europe GmbH will discontinue market index formula pricing in future contracts for all grades of its low-density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene, polystyrene, ABS and SAN resins in Europe, India, Middle East and Africa.

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Impianti OMS Group Spa, Verano Brianza, Italy, has recently expanded its range of foaming equipment with the new low pressure machine EL 3C.

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Hexion Specialty Chemicals said on 8 July it was seeking to hire M&A advisory firm Gleacher Partners to advise on financing for the deal. Hexion's acquisition of Huntsman has been in jeopardy since Hexion filed suit against Huntsman in June, seeking to limit its liability in the event that the deal falls apart.

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Conzzeta Group can look back on an excellent business year in 2007, says the Swiss group. Operating in a favourable economic climate, the group was able to increase consolidated net revenues by 18.3% to CHF 1507 million (previous year: CHF 1273.6 million). The growth was most marked in Sheet Metal Processing Systems.

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Effective 1 August 2008, the global chemical company Oxea will implement a fuel surcharge of USD 300.00 per shipment by truck and USD 600.00 per shipment by rail. The surcharge applies to deliveries within North America and will be removed when fuel prices return to normal levels.

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