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October 8, 2012
Specialty chemicals are used to create products that touch all aspects of our lives. Produced in lower volume than bulk chemicals, they can be found in numerous forms ranging from...
October 5, 2012
This Week on CW:   BASF is restructuring its construction chemicals division in Europe due to low demand. The restructuring could involve as many as 400 job cuts.   3M has...
October 2, 2012
BASF to move pharma ingredients headquarters to US, appoints new business head BASF says it will relocate the global headquarters of the pharma ingredients and services business unit...
September 25, 2012
FINE CHEMICALS: STAYING ACTIVE The global active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) industry is very competitive, and manufacturers are faced with several challenges, including pricing...
September 21, 2012
This Week on CW:   Syngenta is bidding to acquire rice biotech firm Devgen for $523 million million, and also acquiring Pasteuria Bioscience for $86 million.   Arkema is...
September 18, 2012
IMCD ACQUIRES PHARMA INGREDIENTS DISTRIBUTOR IN MALAYSIA Distributor IMCD Group (Rotterdam), says it has acquired the pharmaceutical ingredients distribution business of Maxwell Pharma...
September 18, 2012
Emerging Asia and Mideast players continue to break through and reshape industry, as CW’s latest Billion-Dollar Club Ranking demonstrates (p. 21). New industry giants in...
September 14, 2012
This Week on CW:   This Brazilian government has increased tariffs for 100 products, including various forms of polyethylene and polycarbonate to support domestic chemical makers...
September 11, 2012
CAMBRIDGE MAJOR EXPANDS API FACILITY Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI) says it has significantly expanded its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing...
September 13, 2012
This Week on CW:   Orascom subsidiary IFCo announced plans to invest $1.4 billion to build a 1.5-2 million m.t./year fertilizers complex along the Mississippi River in Iowa. It...
September 4, 2012
HOSPIRA TO ACQUIRE API FACILITY IN INDIA FOR $200 MILLION Hospira (Lake Forest, IL), the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, says it has signed an...
August 28, 2012
MANUFACTURERS REQUIRE TO SELF-IDENTIFY UNDER GDUFA The U.S. FDA is establishing a new system for the electronic self-identification of generic industry facilities, sites, and...
August 21, 2012
CAMBREX SIGNS API MANUFACTURING DEAL, TO EXPAND PRODUCTION CAPACITY Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) says it has entered into an agreement to supply an active pharmaceutical ingredient...
August 15, 2012
The uncertainty over taxes is wreaking havoc with the economy and essentially paralyzing any movement in the manufacturing industry, especially for smaller chemical companies...
August 14, 2012
CAMBREX REPORTS HUGE RISE IN PROFITS Cambrex (East Rutherford, NJ) reported a more than doubling in net profits for the second quarter, ended June 30, 2012, compared with the year-ago...
August 10, 2012
This Week on CW:   Huntsman announced plans to expand its MDI manufacturing facility in Louisiana, to keep pace with growth in demand and take advantage of cheap domestic...
August 7, 2012
The answer to the question is: It depends. This are not the answer one would expect from anyone who is a proponent of continuous processing. Indeed, “it depends” needs...
August 3, 2012
This Week on CW:   Second-quarter earnings at diversified and specialty chemicals firms are reflecting economic weakness, as many companies note that the rest of the year is...
July 31, 2012
LONZA REPORTS FALL IN FIRST-HALF PROFITS Lonza recorded a 3.1% fall in first-half profits compared with the year-ago period, to SF94 million ($94.5 million). First-half sales...
July 24, 2012
NOVASEP EXPANDS HPAPI MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN FRANCE Novasep (Pompey, France) says it will expand its highly potent active pharmaceutical ingredients (HPAPIs) manufacturing...
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