Chemicals, Plastics & Paints
July 2008

Saudi state-owned mining company Maaden, which plans an initial public offering in July, has said it has secured loans worth several billion dollars from Saudi and Korean institutions for its phosphate project. A statement on the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the financing included direct loans of $1.






July 2008

Sabic Europe has announced it has begun to pre-register substances within the framework of Reach, a new European Community regulation on chemicals and their safe use. Reach stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances.






July 2008

Sigmaflex Premium’s continuing record of success in bridging cracks and resisting concrete carbonation is the result of innovative research and development in combination with extensive product testing in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Sigma Paints has highlighted.






July 2008

ExxonMobil Chemical has introduced new transparent and translucent thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) grades designed for grip applications in the kitchenware, consumer electronics, tools, small appliance and stationery markets. ExxonMobil TPE F471-60 exhibits excellent transparency with 82 per cent light transmittance.






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