British petrochemical company Ineos has been unveiled as the new main partner of French Ligue 1 football club OGC Nice

French multinational chemicals group Arkema has signed as the first naming rights partner of Division 1 Féminine, France’s top-flight women’s football league. Th

Serie A club Cagliari has signed its first sleeve partnership with Italian chemical firm Fluorsid Group

Japanese chemical company Asahi Kasei has entered into a multi-year partnership with the World Rally Championship motorsport series

US Formula One motor-racing team Haas F1 has signed a sponsorship deal with automotive products manufacturer Old World Industries.

RadiciGroup, a multinational corporation that operates across the chemicals, plastics and synthetics sectors, has become the main sponsor of Italian Serie A football club Atalanta.

Chemical and consumer goods company Henkel has upgraded its partnership with Fortuna Düsseldorf by becoming the main sponsor of the newly-promoted German Bundesliga football club.

Global lubricant company WD-40 has entered into a partnership with the International Motorcycling Federation’s (FIM) Speedway Grand Prix series.

Chemicals and advanced materials manufacturer Arkema has agreed a deal to become the first national supporter of next year’s Fifa Women’s World Cup in France.

Oil and gas company Shell is sticking with motorsports to connect with key demographics and authenticate its products.

Dow Chemical Company’s sustainability partnership with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee will cost the brand nothing extra in rights, but could earn it major financial rewards in the lead up to and after the Olympic Games.

Dow Chemical Company’s sustainability partnership with the Rio 2016 Organising Committee could earn it major financial rewards in the lead up to and after the Olympic Games.

Chemicals company Evonik Industries is using its sponsorship of Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund to raise awareness of the business-to-business brand in Germany and, increasingly, internationally.

The Ladies Professional Golf Association has entered into a new partnership with global science and technology specialist the Dow Company.

Japanese household insecticide company Earth Chemical has agreed a deal to sponsor the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Dow Chemical Company has agreed a deal to become a top-tier partner of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Petrochemicals company Sasol has extended its partnership with the South African Football Association.

Italian Serie A football club Atalanta has signed up chemicals, plastics and synthetic fibres company RadiciGroup as its main sponsor for the Uefa Europa League and Coppa Italia competitions for the 2017-18 season.

German specialty chemicals company Lanxess has retained naming rights for the Lanxess Arena, a multi-purpose venue in its home city of Cologne.

The French Handball Federation (FFHB) has agreed a shirt sponsorship deal with specialty chemical company, the Sika Group.

Russian fertiliser producer PhosAgro has signed on as a sponsor of the 2016 World Chess Championship Match, which will take place in the US city of New York from November 11-30.

The World Superbike Championship (WSBK) has confirmed Motul, the French motor oils and industrial lubricants producer, as its new title sponsor.

Japanese industrial products manufacturer Toray Industries will return as a sponsor of the Shanghai International Marathon following a three-year absence from the distance running event.

Water softener products manufacturer Grünbeck has enhanced its partnership with FC Augsburg, while fellow German Bundesliga football team FC Ingolstadt 04 has brought in online tools and machinery retailer Werkzeugstore24 as an official top partner.

Chemical products manufacturing company Henkel has struck a deal with the French National Rugby League to become a sponsor of the French Top 14 premier domestic club rugby union division.

The Dow Chemical Company has strengthened its involvement in the Olympics by becoming the ‘official carbon partner’ of the Rio 2016 summer Games in Brazil.

Chemicals company Evonik Industries has signed an 11-year extension to its shirt sponsorship deal with Borussia Dortmund and has also agreed to acquire a minority stake in the German Bundesliga football club.

International chemical company BASF has agreed to become a partner of the German Hockey Federation (DHB) until the end of 2020.

Chemicals manufacturer PCI has extended its sponsorship of German Bundesliga team FC Augsburg to cover the 2014-15 football season.

Lawn and garden turf care products company Pennington Seed has agreed a multi-year partnership to become the official lawn care company of MLB baseball team New York Yankees.

Formula One motor-racing team Scuderia Toro Rosso has confirmed a three-year extension to its sponsorship agreement with Nova Chemicals.

North American basketball league the NBA has announced a multi-year partnership with Russian gas processing and petrochemicals group Sibur to promote the sport across Russia.

Anglo-Dutch oil and gas company Shell has agreed a multi-year deal to become the title sponsor of the new Hyundai World Rally Championship team.

Motor oil company Quaker State has agreed a deal to extend its title sponsorship of the Nascar Sprint Cup Series race at Kentucky Speedway through 2018.

Fluid transfer solutions firm Pirtek has sealed a three-year shirt sponsorship deal with Australian National Rugby League team Brisbane Broncos.

English Super League rugby league team Huddersfield Giants has confirmed building chemicals manufacturer Bond It as its main club partner for the 2014 season.

Petrochemicals company Sasol has expanded its partnership with the South African Football Association by becoming the first corporate sponsor of its Development Agency (SDA) programme.