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Petrochemical companies form ‘Cracker of the Future’ Consortium and sign R&D agreement
Companies to explore electrical cracking to potentially reduce greenhouse gas emissions
IEA hosts high-level meeting on technologies for a clean energy future
The discussion at the IEA’s headquarters in Paris was informed by two recent major reports from the IEA
INEOS chairman Sir Jim Ratcliffe warns Europe that time is running out to save its chemical industry
INEOS founder has written an open letter to European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, expressing his concerns about the future of the European chemicals industry
Opinion: Sustainable plastic solutions crucial for today’s global challenges
A circular economy that significantly reduces waste can only be achieved through behavioural change and moving from single-use to reusable applications. Plastic is still the most sustainable option to promote reusability, comments Dr Abdulwahab Al-Sadoun, secretary general of GPCA.
European Commission approves proposed acquisition of Cristal by Tronox
Tronox announced that it has received final approval from the European Commission to close its proposed acquisition of the titanium dioxide (TiO2) business of The National Titanium Dioxide Company Limited (Cristal), a privately held global chemical and mining company headquartered in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
European Commission conditionally approves acquisition of Saudi Arabia’s Cristal by Tronox
To address the Commission's concerns, Tronox offered to sell its business in TiO2 pigment for paper laminate comprising the required technology and other intangibles to an experienced manufacturer with chloride-based production technology active in EEA.

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