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ICI has acquired Advanced Applied Adhesives of the US, in order to expand its Electronic Materials division.
17-Aug-2007


ICI, the speciality chemicals manufacturer, is to accept a £8bn takeover offer from Akzo Nobel of the Netherlands.
13-Aug-2007


ICI is to acquire the Dulux paints business in South Africa from AECI for £52m, including subsidiaries in Botswana, Zambia, Swaziland, Malawi and Namibia.
18-Jul-2007


ICI is to acquire Dongsung Chemical, the South Korean adhesives manufacturer, for £15m.
07-May-2007


ICI is to sell Quest, the Dutch flavours and fragrances business with 3,400 staff at sites including Ashford and Bromborough, to Givaudan of Switzerland for £1.2bn.
23-Nov-2006


ICI is to sell Uniqema, the oleochemicals and surfactants manufacturer with sites in Bromborough, Wilton, continental Europe, Asia and the US, to Croda International for £410m.
30-Jun-2006


ICI is to sell Cimsec, the manufacturer of tile adhesives and grouts with annual sales of £14m, to Henkel of Germany for undisclosed terms.
10-Apr-2006


ICI has acquired the fragrance business of US-based Shaw Mudge for undisclosed terms.
21-Mar-2006


ICI is to acquire the German emulsion powders business of Celanese for £15m, in order to expand its Elotex polymeric additives business.
11-Jul-2005


ICI is to sell its National Starch & Chemical polymer operations in North America and Europe to Celanese of the US for £112m.
24-Nov-2004


ICI is to sell the food ingredients business of Quest International, which is based in the Netherlands and employs 900 staff, to Kerry Foods of Ireland for £238m.
03-Mar-2004


ICI has sold its waste management business to the Impetus arm of Thornaby-based Scott Bros Group, and more than £1m will be invested in new equipment at the Teesport site.
14-Jul-2003


ICI is to sell Nobel Enterprises, the Ayrshire-based manufacturer of industrial coatings with 280 staff, to Inabata of Japan for an estimated £35m.
12-Dec-2002


ICI is to sell its Security Systems operations to US private equity firm Lincolnshire Management, which will involve the transfer of 135 staff.
11-Jun-2002


ICI is planning to sell Cheshire-based Eutech Engineering Solutions, which employs 550 people, to Swiss technology firm ABB.
31-Jan-2001


ICI has raised £52m from the sale of its UK-based methanol business to Methanex of Canada and the sale of its share in the Phillips-Imperial Petroleum joint venture to Petroplus.
03-Jan-2001


ICI has sold three commodity chemicals businesses - Klea, Chlor-Chemicals and Crosfield - to Ineos of Belgium for £325m, which completes its transformation into a speciality chemicals group.
06-Dec-2000


ICI Chemicals & Polymers has won government approval to build a £110m combined heat and power plant at Runcorn, Cheshire.
26-May-2000


ICI is to relocate its London headquarters from Millbank to Manchester Square next year.
22-Mar-2000


ICI is selling its acrylics business to Ineos and Charterhouse Development Capital for £505m, which will involve the transfer of 15 manufacturing sites and 2,000 employees.
05-Oct-1999


ICI is selling its fluoropolymers business to Asahi Glass of Japan for £83m, which will involve the transfer of 400 employees at plants in Lancashire and the US.
01-Oct-1999


ICI and J&J Dyson have announced an asset swap in which ICI is paying £8.2m for Dyson's Dycat catalyst business, and Dyson is paying £3.3m for ICI's Saffil alumina fibre operation.
05-May-1999


ICI is to sell its polyurethane, tioxide and parts of its petrochemicals business to Huntsman of the US for £1.7bn, but will retain a 30% in a new company called Huntsman ICI that will hold the assets for up to four years.
16-Apr-1999


ICI is selling its Chance & Hunt chemical distribution business to a management team for about £10m, and has also announced a deal to sell a German speciality chemicals business to PPG Industries.
09-Apr-1999


ICI's Quest International subsidiary is selling its Natural Colours operation in Ireland to Christian Hansen of Denmark for £33m.
10-Dec-1998


ICI is selling its Teesside utilities business, which provides support services to companies operating at Wilton, to Enron of the US for £300m.
27-Nov-1998


ICI is planning to sell its US tioxide operations to NL Industries for £150m, while ICI's former tioxide plant at Grimsby is being sold by DuPont to NL.
25-Jul-1998


Abbot Group is acquiring the non-destructive testing and technical welding department of ICI Chemicals and Polymers for £2.8m.
13-May-1998


ICI has acquired Mona Industries, the US-based surfactants business, for about £25m.
06-May-1998


ICI is planning to sell Crosfield Group, the maker of catalysts for detergents and silicas, to WR Grace of the US for £272m.
03-Apr-1998


ICI has acquired Acheson Industries, the US speciality chemicals company that makes coatings for TVs and lubricants, for £333m, and will merge it with its National Starch & Chemical division.
31-Mar-1998


ICI has completed the sale of its polymer and intermediates business in the UK and the US as well as its 70% stake in a PTA joint venture in Taiwan to DuPont for £1.4bn, as part of its strategy to exit the bulk chemicals market.
03-Jan-1998


ICI has sold its International Explosives operations in Canada, Latin America and Europe, as well as its distribution businesses in the US, to Orica for £230m, which completes its exit from explosives.
24-Dec-1997


ICI is to sell its methylamines business to Air Products of the US for £67m.
20-Dec-1997


ICI is selling its UK fertiliser business, which includes 580 people at Billingham, to Terra Industries of the US for an initial £200m.
21-Nov-1997


ICI has sold ICI Forest Products, the Canadian maker of chemical products for the pulp and paper industry, to Pioneer Companies of the US for £150m, as part of its strategy to dispose of its low-margin bulk chemicals operations.
23-Sep-1997


ICI has sold its titanium dioxide and polyester operations to DuPont of the US for £1.68bn in order to help fund its acquisition of Unilever's speciality chemicals business.
15-Jul-1997


Zeneca is to acquire ICI Australia's pharmaceuticals business, for a price yet to be decided.
21-Jun-1997


ICI is acquiring Unilever's speciality chemicals division, which includes National Starch, Quest, Unichema and Crosfield, for £4.9bn, and is also discussing the sale of £3bn of its own industrial chemicals businesses including polyester, fertilisers, chlorine, explosives and pigments.
08-May-1997


ICI is acquiring the Syngas catalyst business from BASF for about £15m.
28-Jan-1997


Enron Europe has bought ICI's 50% share in their joint venture, Teesside Gas Transportation, for an undisclosed sum.
02-Apr-1996


ICI is buying Bunge, the South American paints concern, for $390m, its first major acquisition in South America.
05-Mar-1996


ICI Explosives is acquiring a 51% stake in Ibernobel of Spain.
13-Jan-1996


ICI is planning a £70m expansion of its Wilton, Teesside, plastic polyurethane materials facility, creating 60 jobs.
16-Dec-1995


ICI has bought Pacific Products, the paint maker from the Philippines for $4m.
02-Sep-1995