The European Commission is investigating Swiss chemicals company Clariant AG as part of its ongoing investigation into the ethylene purchasing market.
The Basel, Switzerland, company said July 26 that it is assisting relevant authorities and could not comment further on the details of the investigation.
The company declined to comment when contacted by PNE. Plastics News Europe is a sister publication of Plastics News.
Clariant and Huntsman Corp., based in The Woodlands, Texas, are currently in the process of finalizing a $14 billion merger agreement announced in May.