DIC Agrees to Buy BASF Pigments Business

BASF of Germany has reached an agreement to sell its global pigments business to DIC of Japan for €1.15 billion (US$1.27 billion). The transaction, expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2019, is subject to the approval of competition authorities. Dr Markus Kamieth, a member of the board of executive directors of BASF SE,...

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U.S. Vanadium to Buy Evaz Stratcor

U.S. Vanadium LLC of New York, NY has signed an agreement to acquire Evraz Stratcor Inc of Russia, which owns and operates a Hot Springs, AR facility that produces high purity vanadium oxides and downstream vanadium chemicals to customers in the catalyst, chemical, petrochemical, titanium, and energy storage industries. The Hot Springs plant has a...

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Canadian Metals Sells Langis Silica Property

Canadian Metals Inc of Montreal, QC has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Langis silica property to Les Mineraux Industriels du Quebec Inc for CDN$2.25 million. The company’s silicon project in Baie Comeau, QC has been modified from ferrosilicon to silicon production with emphasis for the aluminum and polysilicon industry. Volume 33, Issue...

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Albemarle Amends Deal with Mineral Resources

Albemarle Corp (ALB) of Charlotte, NC has announced amendments to its transaction with Mineral Resources Ltd (MRL) of Australia that was entered into last December. Under the revised arrangements, Albemarle will acquire 60% ownership of MRL’s Wodgina hard rock lithium mine in Western Australia and form a 60:40 joint venture with MRL to operate the...

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Graymont Eyes Further Expansion in Asia-Pacific

Graymont Ltd of Richmond, BC and Grupo Calidra of Santa Fe, Mexico say that they are moving ahead with the previously announced acquisition of the global lime and limestone business of Sibelco of Belgium. Graymont has completed the acquisition of five Sibelco lime plants and a number of limestone quarries on the east coast of...

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