Chemicals

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

Sasol, the South Africa-based petro-chemical group, is looking for a marketing platform which can be tailored to it its various business-to-business strands in 37 countries,. But its head of sponsorship believes that a sporting property may not necessarily present the right model for the many and various markets it does business in.

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.