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Clariant and Ashland Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement to sell their joint venture, ASK Chemicals.

Chemtura will team up with KODA Distribution Group (KDG) to expand the North America distribution network for its Trixene® urethane surface coating products.

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland, Inc., has completed a 13,000-square-foot expansion of its Macon, Ga., facility.

Eastman Chemical Company is expanding 2-EH capacity at its site in Longview, Texas. 

BASF and TODA KOGYO CORP. have entered exclusive negotiations to form a joint venture for cathode active materials (CAM), based in Japan.

PPG Industries has made two new executive appointments. 

Dow Corning has relocated its Middle East representative office to Regal Tower in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates.

PPG Industries plans to invest more than $27 million in its coatings manufacturing facility in San Juan del Rio in Queretaro, Mexico.

Bayer MaterialScience has broken ground for a new plant in Shanghai, China.

Oxea has started basic engineering for a 2-ethylhexanol (2-EH) and a propanol unit at its world-scale production plant at Bay City, Texas.

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