Air Liquide

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Provider of specialty gases and chemicals for semi-conductor and solar panel industries, with over 5,000 employees in the U.S. Air Liquide has signed an agreement to acquire Voltaix Inc., a U.S. based electronics materials company. The acquisition is expected to close later this summer, pending applicable regulatory approvals. Founded in 1986, Voltaix is a manufacturer of materials used in the production of semiconductor devices and advanced solar cells, with expertise and global stewardship in silicon, germanium, and boron chemistries. It operates manufacturing facilities in the U.S. in Branchburg (New Jersey), High Springs (Florida) and Portland (Pennsylvania) and in South Korea in Sejong-si (South Chungcheong Province). The company employs 185 employees.

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AIR LIQUIDE RENEWS SUPPLY CONTRACT WITH SHELL CHEMICALS IN CANADA

Chem Eng Online | July 24, 2019

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Air Liquide and Shell Chemicals, one of the world’s leading chemicals suppliers, signed renewal contracts for the supply of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Steam and Electricity to Shell’s Scotford facility near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. To support this renewed long-term commitment, Air Liquide will further enhance its Scotford site operations, which will also enable future growth in this key industrial basin. To support this contract renewal, Air Liquide will invest in its Scotford site...

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AIR LIQUIDE INVESTS OVER $20 MILLION IN HYDROGEN-ELECTROLYSIS FIRM

chemeng online | January 28, 2019

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Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has acquired an 18.6% stake in the capital of the Canadian company Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario; www.hydrogenics.com), a leader in electrolysis hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. This strategic transaction, which represents an investment of $20.5 million (€18 million), enables the group to reaffirm its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hy...

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GERMAN CHEMICALS GROUP ATOTECH FILES FOR AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION US IPO

Nasdaq | January 15, 2020

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Atotech, a Carlyle-backed specialty chemicals company carved out of Total, filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.However, the deal size is likely a placeholder for an IPO that we estimate could raise $1 billion. The Berlin, Germany-based company was founded in 1993 and booked $1.2 billion in revenue for the 12 months ended September 30, 2019. It plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol ATC. Atotech filed confidentially on June 7, 2019. ...

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SASOL CONFIRMS INCIDENT AT LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS PROJECT (LCCP) LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE UNIT

PR Newswire | January 14, 2020

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The new LDPE unit had not yet achieved beneficial operation (BO) as planned for in December 2019. The unit was in the final stages of commissioning and startup when the incident occurred. The unit has been shut down and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident, the extent of the damage and resulting impact on the LDPE unit's BO schedule. All other Lake Charles units and previously commissioned LCCP units, namely the ethane cracker, ethylene glycol/ethylene oxide an...

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AIR LIQUIDE RENEWS SUPPLY CONTRACT WITH SHELL CHEMICALS IN CANADA

Chem Eng Online | July 24, 2019

Air Liquide and Shell Chemicals, one of the world’s leading chemicals suppliers, signed renewal contracts for the supply of Oxygen, Nitrogen, Steam and Electricity to Shell’s Scotford facility near Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada. To support this renewed long-term commitment, Air Liquide will further enhance its Scotford site operations, which will also enable future growth in this key industrial basin. To support this contract renewal, Air Liquide will invest in its Scotford site...

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AIR LIQUIDE INVESTS OVER $20 MILLION IN HYDROGEN-ELECTROLYSIS FIRM

chemeng online | January 28, 2019

Air Liquide (Paris, France; www.airliquide.com) has acquired an 18.6% stake in the capital of the Canadian company Hydrogenics Corp. (Mississauga, Ontario; www.hydrogenics.com), a leader in electrolysis hydrogen production equipment and fuel cells. This strategic transaction, which represents an investment of $20.5 million (€18 million), enables the group to reaffirm its long-term commitment to the hydrogen energy markets and its ambition to be a major player in the supply of carbon-free hy...

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GERMAN CHEMICALS GROUP ATOTECH FILES FOR AN ESTIMATED $1 BILLION US IPO

Nasdaq | January 15, 2020

Atotech, a Carlyle-backed specialty chemicals company carved out of Total, filed on Wednesday with the SEC to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering.However, the deal size is likely a placeholder for an IPO that we estimate could raise $1 billion. The Berlin, Germany-based company was founded in 1993 and booked $1.2 billion in revenue for the 12 months ended September 30, 2019. It plans to list on the NYSE under the symbol ATC. Atotech filed confidentially on June 7, 2019. ...

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SASOL CONFIRMS INCIDENT AT LAKE CHARLES CHEMICALS PROJECT (LCCP) LOW-DENSITY POLYETHYLENE UNIT

PR Newswire | January 14, 2020

The new LDPE unit had not yet achieved beneficial operation (BO) as planned for in December 2019. The unit was in the final stages of commissioning and startup when the incident occurred. The unit has been shut down and an investigation is underway to determine the cause of the incident, the extent of the damage and resulting impact on the LDPE unit's BO schedule. All other Lake Charles units and previously commissioned LCCP units, namely the ethane cracker, ethylene glycol/ethylene oxide an...

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