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News Article | May 5, 2017
Site: www.businesswire.com

BASEL, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) today announced the provisional interim results for ChemChina’s offer to acquire Syngenta. At the end of the Main Offer Period on May 4, based on preliminary numbers, around 80.7 percent of shares have been tendered. Subject to confirmation in the definitive notice of interim results scheduled for May 10, the Minimum Acceptance Rate condition of 67 percent of issued Syngenta shares has been met. The prospective timetable for the closing of the offer is as follows: Further, as soon as permitted by law and applicable regulations, it is intended to de-list the shares from the SIX and to de-list the ADSs from the NYSE. Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/Syngenta. ChemChina, which is headquartered in Beijing, China, possesses production, R&D and marketing systems in 150 countries and regions. It is the largest chemical corporation in China, and occupies the 234th position among the Fortune Global 500. The company’s main businesses include materials science, life science, high-end manufacturing and basic chemicals, among others. Previously, ChemChina has successfully acquired 9 leading industrial companies in France, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy and Germany, etc. To learn more visit www.chemchina.com and www.chemchina.com/press. This press release is not an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. Additional information and where to find it This press release is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to sell company securities. The solicitation and offer to buy company securities is only made pursuant to the Swiss offer prospectus and the offer to purchase and other documents relating to the U.S. offer that have been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). At the time the US Public Tender Offer was commenced, ChemChina and a designated direct or indirect subsidiary filed a tender offer statement on Schedule TO with the SEC and thereafter, the company filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on Schedule 14d-9 with respect to the offer. Investors and security holders are urged to read these materials carefully since they contain important information, including the terms and conditions of the offer. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of these materials and other documents filed by ChemChina and the company with the SEC at the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. Investors and security holders may also obtain free copies of the solicitation/recommendation statement and other documents filed with the SEC by the company at www.syngenta.com. Some of the statements contained in this press release are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding the expected consummation of the acquisition, which involves a number of risks and uncertainties, including the satisfaction of the closing conditions for the acquisition, the possibility that the transaction will not be completed and other risks and uncertainties discussed in the company’s public filings with the SEC, including the “risk factors” section of the company’s form 20-F filed on February 16, 2017 as well as the tender offer documents filed by the offeror and the solicitation/recommendation statement filed by the company. These statements are based on current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any forward-looking statements. These statements are generally identified by words or phrases such as “believe”, “anticipate”, “expect”, “intend”, “plan”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “estimate”, “predict”, “potential”, “continue” or the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. If underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results and the timing of events may differ materially from the results and/or timing discussed in the forward-looking statements, and you should not place undue reliance on these statements. The offeror, ChemChina and the company disclaim any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the period covered by this press release or otherwise. 1 Holders of ADSs will receive the Special Dividend in mid-July.

News Article | November 2, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

— Increasing automotive industry and increased demand for high-performance tires are the factors driving the growth of global industrial rubber market. Environmental issues, rising threat from the substitutes and Volatility of the oil prices are the factors hindering the market. Mechanical goods are expected to account for the largest share. Provider of belts and hose will gain profit from increased customer demand of the durable goods, mainly machinery and equipment. Construction market is estimated to be the strongest gain during the forecast period. North America dominated the global industrial rubber market in terms of market revenue followed by Europe. Asia Pacific is the major producer and consumer of industrial rubber, with its tire sector witnessing promising growth rate. Manufacturers have shifted their manufacturing facilities to emerging economies, due to the low labor and operating costs. Some of the key players in the market include Bando Chemical Industries Limited, Bridgestone Corporation, China National Chemical Corporation, Continental AG, Datwyler Holding Incorporated, Dayco Products, Eaton Corporation plc, GenFlex Roofing Systems, Federal-Mogul Corporation, Freudenberg & Company KG, Hutchinson, Mitsubishi Corporation, Semperit AG Holding, Tenneco Incorporated and Trelleborg AB. Regions Covered: • North America o US o Canada o Mexico • Europe o Germany o France o Italy o UK o Spain o Rest of Europe • Asia Pacific o Japan o China o India o Australia o New Zealand o Rest of Asia Pacific • Rest of the World o Middle East o Brazil o Argentina o South Africa o Egypt What our report offers: - Market share assessments for the regional and country level segments - Market share analysis of the top industry players - Strategic recommendations for the new entrants - Market forecasts for a minimum of 7 years of all the mentioned segments, sub segments and the regional markets - Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations) - Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations - Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends - Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments - Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements About Stratistics MRC We offer wide spectrum of research and consulting services with in-depth knowledge of different industries. We are known for customized research services, consulting services and Full Time Equivalent (FTE) services in the research world. We explore the market trends and draw our insights with valid assessments and analytical views. We use advanced techniques and tools among the quantitative and qualitative methodologies to identify the market trends. Our research reports and publications are routed to help our clients to design their business models and enhance their business growth in the competitive market scenario. We have a strong team with hand-picked consultants including project managers, implementers, industry experts, researchers, research evaluators and analysts with years of experience in delivering the complex projects. For more information, please visit http://www.strategymrc.com/

News Article | January 14, 2016
Site: www.materialstoday.com

China National Chemical Corporation has acquired KraussMaffei Group, a manufacturer of plastic processing machines, for a cash enterprise value of €925 million from private equity firm the Onex Group. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2016 subject to customary closing conditions. ‘Over the past several years we've worked closely with KraussMaffei Group's management team to improve the performance of the company, further strengthening its leadership position in the global plastic and rubber processing industries,’ said David Mansell, a managing director of Onex. ‘We are grateful for Onex' support of KraussMaffei Group, which included significant investments in key geographic regions and new product developments allowing us to achieve strong operating performance and has set the foundation for further growth,’ added Frank Stieler, CEO of KraussMaffei. This story uses material from Onex, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.

Zhu D.,China National Bluestar Corporation | Li F.,China National Chemical Corporation
Proceedings - 2014 International Conference on Management of e-Commerce and e-Government, ICMeCG 2014 | Year: 2014

We address the problematic IT governance in group-wide corporation. The challenge of IT transformation in corporation is the motivation for us to build up a suitable IT governance framework and operating model. We introduce preliminary methodology for comprehensive IT governance design, and detailed IT maturity model which is built up for IT transformation design. IT transformation map should be taken into account to design the implementation plan of IT governance. Finally we give an IT operating model and governance framework description. © 2014 IEEE.

Guo R.,Tianjin University | Chen X.,Tianjin University | Zhu X.,China National Chemical Corporation | Dong A.,Tianjin University | Zhang J.,Tianjin University
RSC Advances | Year: 2016

The preparations of covalently linked raspberry-like composite particles often suffer from uncontrolled particle shape and surface morphology, tedious reactions to introduce surface reactive groups, inefficient inter-particle reactions, and rigorous requirements for the formation of hierarchical structure. In this study, we developed a facile strategy to fabricate a kind of size-controlled, positively charged, alkoxysilanes-functionalized nanoparticles (Tsi-PDMAEMA-PSt NPs) via a combination of the ability of RAFT polymerization to design macromolecular architectures and the process of polymer self-assembly to produce well-defined NPs. Tsi-PDMAEMA-PSt NPs can effectively deposit on the outer surface of negatively charged silica microspheres and then form stable silica@polymer particles by the reaction between alkoxysilanes and surface silanols. The surface morphology, particle size, ζ-potential, structure stability as well as pH and thermo-responsiveness of the prepared composite particles were investigated. The results indicated that the prepared silica@polymer particles possessed unique raspberry-like surface structures with high stability and controllability. Moreover, the surface morphology and dispersion state of silica@polymer particles in water can respond to the change of pH and temperature. Consequently, considering the high simplicity and controllability, the design herein provided a promising route to prepare the long-stable raspberry-like composite microspheres with unique surface morphologies and stimuli-responsive properties for a wide range of possible applications. © 2016 The Royal Society of Chemistry.

News Article | December 20, 2016
Site: www.nytimes.com

A Syngenta plant in Huddersfield in northern England. The Swiss pesticide giant is in the process of being acquired by the China National Chemical Corporation.

Zhao L.,China National Chemical Corporation
Xiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry | Year: 2010

Countries all over the world have reached a consensus on low-carbon economy. The scientific basis and strategic policies of low-carbon development are introduced around the focuses of the development of low-carbon economy, such as the trend of climate change, national political interests, China's development choices. It is pointed out that Chinese enterprises should positively respond to low-carbon development, and the proposals and measures are put forward.

Chen F.-L.,China National Chemical Corporation | Zhang C.-X.,China National Chemical Corporation
Xiandai Huagong/Modern Chemical Industry | Year: 2015

Six Sigma management and Benchmarking management have been widely used in chemical industries. After Six Sigma management is gradually in its maturation stage, it is combined with Benchmarking management for application in Chinese chemical enterprise to further improve the comprehensive programs of Six Sigma and Benchmarking management and the competitiveness of the chemical enterprises. The achievements of research and practical application of the combined Six Sigma and Benchmarking management are shared in this paper, hoping to provide valuable reference and promote the management of chemical industries. ©, 2015, China National Chemical Information Center. All right reserved.

China National Chemical Corporation | Date: 2016-03-08

Chlorine; caustic alkali; silicon; water-softening preparations; biochemical catalysts; chemical preparations for use in photography; epoxy resins, unprocessed; manure for agriculture; fire extinguishing compositions. Dyestuffs; colorants; white colorants and paints; pigments; titanium dioxide pigment; food colorants; printing ink; paints; anti-corrosive coating preparations; unprocessed natural resin for use in the manufacture of mastics. Soap; cakes of toilet soap; dry-cleaning preparations; scale removing preparations for household purposes; lacquer-removing preparations; shining preparations in the nature of polish; abrasive preparations; perfumery; cosmetics; dentifrices. Lubricating oil; lubricating grease; petrol; diesel oil; kerosene; motor fuel; firelighters in the nature of kindling wood; paraffin; illuminating wax; dust absorbing and binding preparations. Vitamin preparations; medicated preparations for treating callouses; capsules for medicines, sold empty; germicides; nutritional food supplement additives for medical purposes; depuratives; chemical reagent preparations for veterinary purposes; vermin destroying preparations; tissues impregnated with pharmaceutical lotions; teeth filling material. Plastic film for packing, cushioning or stuffing purposes, not for wrapping; gum, raw or partly processed; synthetic rubber; caulking materials; semi-finished artificial resins; plastic flexible tubes; building insulation of non-conducting materials for retaining heat; insulating oils; electrical ceramic insulators; waterproof packings for shipping containers.

News Article | October 27, 2016
Site: co.newswire.com

Being the giant state-owned chemical company in China, China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) shows great ambition and confidence in buying Syngenta, according to CCM.

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