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June 6, 1987
Stauffer, an unwanted division of Chesebrough-Pond's Inc. since it was acquired by Unilever N.V. in 1986, was sold to Imperial Chemical Industries PLC for $1.69 billion. As part of the cash deal to be completed in July, ICI also will assume Stauffer's $233 million in debt, the companies announced in prepared statements.
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July 15, 1997 | (Associated Press)
DuPont Co. will expand its operations of making polyester and titanium dioxide--a white pigment--in its $3-billion purchase of two businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries. The deal is expected to boost DuPont's market share in titanium dioxide from 25% to 35% and to increase its overseas polyester business about 5%. Wilmington, Del.
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BUSINESS
June 23, 1987
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of London said it will sell the specialty chemicals part of its soon-to-be-acquired Stauffer Chemical Co. to the Dutch chemical group Akzo NV for $625 million. British-based ICI, the world's fifth-largest chemical company, said its main purpose in acquiring Stauffer, based in Westport, Conn., was to broaden its agriculture chemicals business in the United States.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They cringe at talk of mutant tomatoes, but executives at Hunt-Wesson Inc. are up to their elbows in plans to use genetic engineering to make the fruit--which they pulp, puree, dice, slice, can and bottle--taste and travel better than ever. On Thursday, Hunt-Wesson and Imperial Chemical Industries in London signed an agreement calling for the Fullerton tomato-processing giant to finance a multi-year effort by ICI's U.S. research arm in Wilmington, Del., to create a super tomato.
NEWS
April 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to settle some key questions involving the ability of multinational corporations to challenge state taxes in federal court. What the justices decide sometime next year in a California case could carry big-money significance for most states and many big businesses. The court action, granting an appeal by California officials, said that the justices will review a ruling that allowed two multinational corporations to challenge a state tax in federal court.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They cringe at talk of mutant tomatoes, but executives at Hunt-Wesson Inc. are up to their elbows in plans to use genetic engineering to make the fruit--which they pulp, puree, dice, slice, can and bottle--taste and travel better than ever. On Thursday, Hunt-Wesson and Imperial Chemical Industries PLC in London signed an agreement calling for the Fullerton tomato-processing giant to finance a multi-year effort by ICI's U.S. research arm in Wilmington, Del., to create a better-processing tomato.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They cringe at talk of mutant tomatoes, but executives at Hunt-Wesson Inc. are up to their elbows in plans to use genetic engineering to make the fruit--which they pulp, puree, dice, slice, can and bottle--taste and travel better than ever. On Thursday, Hunt-Wesson and Imperial Chemical Industries in London signed an agreement calling for the Fullerton tomato-processing giant to finance a multi-year effort by ICI's U.S. research arm in Wilmington, Del., to create a super tomato.
BUSINESS
July 15, 1997 | (Associated Press)
DuPont Co. will expand its operations of making polyester and titanium dioxide--a white pigment--in its $3-billion purchase of two businesses from Imperial Chemical Industries. The deal is expected to boost DuPont's market share in titanium dioxide from 25% to 35% and to increase its overseas polyester business about 5%. Wilmington, Del.
BUSINESS
October 9, 1989 | From Times wire services
The Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co., a joint venture equally owned and operated by the two medical products giants, today announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the U.S. over-the-counter business of a British company. Johnson & Johnson-Merck said the pact with ICI Americas Inc., a Wilmington, Del.-based subsidiary of petrochemical giant Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of London, includes the Mylanta line of antacid products and similar preparations.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1986 | Associated Press
Hanson Industries said Friday that it has agreed to sell most of the Glidden coatings and resins business of its SCM Corp. unit to Britain's largest industrial company, Imperial Chemical Industries PLC, for $580 million. SCM, whose coatings include paints sold under the Glidden and Spred Satin names, was acquired in March by Hanson Industries' parent company, Hanson Trust PLC of Britain, for $930 million. Hanson Industries said it agreed to sell Glidden's U.S.
BUSINESS
July 10, 1992 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They cringe at talk of mutant tomatoes, but executives at Hunt-Wesson Inc. are up to their elbows in plans to use genetic engineering to make the fruit--which they pulp, puree, dice, slice, can and bottle--taste and travel better than ever. On Thursday, Hunt-Wesson and Imperial Chemical Industries PLC in London signed an agreement calling for the Fullerton tomato-processing giant to finance a multi-year effort by ICI's U.S. research arm in Wilmington, Del., to create a better-processing tomato.
NEWS
April 18, 1989 | From Associated Press
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to settle some key questions involving the ability of multinational corporations to challenge state taxes in federal court. What the justices decide sometime next year in a California case could carry big-money significance for most states and many big businesses. The court action, granting an appeal by California officials, said that the justices will review a ruling that allowed two multinational corporations to challenge a state tax in federal court.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1987
Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of London said it will sell the specialty chemicals part of its soon-to-be-acquired Stauffer Chemical Co. to the Dutch chemical group Akzo NV for $625 million. British-based ICI, the world's fifth-largest chemical company, said its main purpose in acquiring Stauffer, based in Westport, Conn., was to broaden its agriculture chemicals business in the United States.
BUSINESS
June 6, 1987
Stauffer, an unwanted division of Chesebrough-Pond's Inc. since it was acquired by Unilever N.V. in 1986, was sold to Imperial Chemical Industries PLC for $1.69 billion. As part of the cash deal to be completed in July, ICI also will assume Stauffer's $233 million in debt, the companies announced in prepared statements.
BUSINESS
December 22, 1988 | From Reuters
The European Community's executive commission said Wednesday that it was fining 23 major petrochemical companies a total of $70 million for taking part in two price-fixing and market-sharing cartels. The companies included such household names as Dow Chemical Co. of the United States; Bayer AG, BASF AG and Hoechst AG of West Germany, and British Petroleum Co., Imperial Chemical Industries PLC and Shell Transport & Trading of Britain.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1989 | From Reuters
A joint venture of Merck & Co. and health-care products giant Johnson & Johnson said they agreed Monday to buy the U.S. non-prescription business of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC of Great Britain for more than $450 million. The acquisition provides the first marketable products for the Johnson & Johnson-Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. joint venture, which was formed in March with the intent of establishing a major over-the-counter drug business.
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