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January 11, 2013
This Week in CW: Dow Corning says it will cut about 4% of its workforce—equaling 500 jobs from its professional ranks—through an “involuntary separation...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-11-Jan-_48925.html
January 8, 2013
Questcor Pharmaceuticals acquires Canadian API firm BioVectra Pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturer BioVectra (Charlottetown, PE) says that biopharmaceutical company Questcor...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-8-January_48801.html
January 4, 2013
This week in CW: Dow Chemical says it is postponing the second phase of its Santa Vitória, Brazil, biobased polyethylene project with Mitsui because of escalation in costs...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-4-January_48751.html
January 2, 2013
Mitsubishi Chemical to acquire pharma capsule manufacturer from Carlyle Group for $650 million Mitsubishi Chemical and private equity firm The Carlyle Group (Washington) say that...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-2-January_48680.html
January 4, 2013
A handful of acquisitions in the $5-billion range and the continuing announcements of planned US ethylene crackers were the highlights of CW’s coverage in 2012 (as well as...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Year-in-review-Deals-US-crackers-are-top-stories-in-2012_48557.html
December 21, 2012
This Week in CW: Braskem Idesa (Mexico City)—a jv of Braskem (Brazil) and Grupo Idesa (Mexico)—has received final approval for $3.2 billion in financing for its Ethylene...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-21-Dec-_48615.html
December 18, 2012
Ampac Fine Chemicals reports operating profits Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), a subsidiary of American Pacific Corp. (Las Vegas), recorded an operating profit of about...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-18-December_48467.html
December 17, 2012
This Week in CW: PPG Industries signed an agreement to acquire AkzoNobel’s North American architectural coatings business for $1.05 billion. The deal is expected to close in...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-for-14-December_48412.html
December 16, 2012
Albemarle fine chemistry unit expands custom manufacturing facility By Lindsay Frost Albemarle says it has completed an expansion at its Tyrone, PA, custom manufacturing facility. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-11-December_48262.html
December 10, 2012
With Christmas just three weeks away, we’re supposed to be hearing about peace on earth and good will toward men, but that’s not the case this year. Like many of you, all I...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/What-small-business-needs-for-Christmas-is-relief-from-fiscal-cliff_48242.html
December 7, 2012
This week in CW: After Innospec and private equity firm Blackstone Capital Partners (New York) dropped their $47.50/share bid for TPC Group earlier this week, TPC Group shareholders...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-7-December_48230.html
December 6, 2012
Cambrex appoints former Teva CEO as board vice chairman Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says it has appointed Shlomo Yanai to its board of directors and will serve as its nonexecutive...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-6-December_48182.html
November 30, 2012
This Week in CW: Reckitt Benckiser (Slough, UK) has agreed to merge with Schiff Nutrition International (Salt Lake City), a provider of branded vitamins, nutrition supplements and...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-30-Nov-_48087.html
November 27, 2012
I picked up sushi takeout for my family the other day and admired how each piece is its own hand-crafted work of art. I also noted how rolling around in a Styrofoam box destroys sushi...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/By-rethinking-old-ways-the-chemical-industry-can-change-the-world_47952.html
November 27, 2012
BASF to acquire Pronova BioPharma for $842 million BASF says it will acquire Pronova BioPharma (Lysaker, Norway), a pioneer in the field of research, development, and manufacturing of...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-27-November_47948.html
November 20, 2012
Teva’s API business reports rise in sales Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (Petach Tikva, Israel), which has the largest active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business in the...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-20-November_47853.html
November 16, 2012
This week on CW:   Sherwin-Williams is buying Mexican paints company Corsorcio Comex for $2.34 billion. The deal doubles the size of Sherwin-Williams’ Latin American...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-round-up-for-16-November_47813.html
November 13, 2012
EFCG says EU directive does not address API quality issues; calls for mandatory inspection of API manufacturing sites The European Fine Chemicals Group (EFCG; Brussels), an industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-13-November_47656.html
November 9, 2012
This Week in CW: As earnings season beings to slow down, several companies are still reporting varied third quarter results. In the US, Georgia Gulf reported a rise in net income due...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Lindsay-Frost/Chemical-industry-weekly-news-roundup-9-Nov-_47624.html
November 6, 2012
Lonza to cut 500 jobs Lonza, in its business update announcement for the third quarter of 2012, says that it will make further efforts to improve the profitability of the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-6-November_47471.html
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