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  • Basell To Buy Lyondell

    July 17, 2007
    Deal to create huge chemicals company.

  • Basell To Acquire Huntsman

    June 26, 2007
    New entity will have extensive global footprint.

  • Basell Introduces Stretchene

    May 22, 2007
    Polyolefin supplier Basell has launched Stretchene, a new high performance polypropylene family for use in customer injection stretch blow molding applications (ISBM). The new range of developmental polypropylene resins features products designed to…

  • New Polyproplyene Plant To Use Basell Technology

    January 10, 2007
    Liaoning Huajin Chemical Corporation has selected Basell’s Spheripol technology for a new 250 kiloton per year polypropylene plant it plans to build in Panjin, Liaoning Province China. Start-up is expected in 2009.     “…

  • Basell Has Appointed A President And Sr. Vice President

    December 19, 2006
    Basell has appointed Michael Mulrooney president of Basell Poly­olefins North America and Hans-Robert Schmidt as senior vice president, sales, marketing and monomer for North America. In his new role, Mr. Mulrooney is responsible for Basell&rsquo…

  • Basell Completes Expansion

    September 14, 2006
    Basell has successfully expanded its catalyst manufacturing facility located in Ferrara, Italy.  The capacity of the plant, which produces Ziegler polyethylene and Ziegler-Natta polypropylene catalysts, has been expanded by 40%. The plant can no…

  • Basell Expands In Australia

    August 16, 2006
    Basell has completed the expansion of its Geelong, Australia polypropylene plant, increasing capacity from 60 to 130 kilotons per year. “This project represents a significant commitment to the Australian polymer industry,” said Barry Kell…

  • Basell Expands Wesseling Site

    August 1, 2006
    Basell will build a new Spherilene S polyethylene plant at its Wesseling industrial site near Cologne, Germany. The plant will be based on Basell’s new Spherilene S single reactor gas phase design. Start-up is planned for 2008. Basell currently…

  • Basell Adds To Catalyst Manufacturing

    April 6, 2006
    Basell has purchased Akzo Nobel's Polymerization Catalysts & Components business on March 31. The business, which includes catalyst manufacturing and other assets in Edison, NJ, had revenues of nearly $60 million in 2005. Basell's other catalyst…

  • Basell Names Greek Partner

    March 20, 2006
    Skeberis S.A will become the sole distributor of polyolefins for Basell's growing customer base in Greece. Effective April 1, Basell will focus on managing certain key customer accounts in Greece while the bulk of the accounts will be managed by Skeb…

  • Basell To Close PP Plant

    February 8, 2006
    As part of an ongoing review of the its manufacturing assets to assess the long-term viability, Basell is planning to close its LIPP polypropylene technology plant in Pernis, The Netherlands by mid-2007. Werner Breuers, president of Basell Polyole…

  • Basell Holdings Has Named Chief Financial Officer

    December 8, 2005
    Alan Bigman, senior vice president of Access Industries, has been named chief financial officer of Basell Holdings, succeeding Wolfgang Mende. Mr. Bigman will also be a member of the company's management board. Mr. Mende, CFO and member of the manage…