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July 22, 2011
This Week on CW:   Ecolab announced plans to acquire Nalco in an $8.1 billion deal.   Second-quarter earnings came in strong: PPG's income rose 25%, Celanese's income was up...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-22_36378.html
July 21, 2011
Semicon West, the annual semiconductor and electronic industries expo took place in San Francisco recently. CW's online editor Vincent Valk was at the show to pick out the latest news...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-21_36288.html
July 19, 2011
Discussions initiated by Arch Chemicals regarding the potential acquisition of Lonza’s biocides business led instead to Lonza’s proposed $1.4-billion takeover of Arch. Details of how the transaction developed were included in a tender offer filing by Lonza with U.S. securities regulators....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Rob-Westervelt/Archs-Pursuit-of-Biocides-Sparked-Lonza-Takeover-Bid_36244.html
July 19, 2011
AJINOMOTO OMNICHEM AND GRANULES INDIA FORM PHARMA INTERMEDIATES AND API VENTURE IN INDIA Ajinomoto (Tokyo) says its wholly owned subsidiary Ajinomoto OmniChem (Louvain-la-Neuve...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-19_36217.html
July 15, 2011
This Week on CW: Lonza is acquiring Arch Chemicals for $1.4 billion. At Semicon West 2011 in San Francisco, attendees discussed the growth of end markets and the potential and problems...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-15_36174.html
July 14, 2011
 The latest deal to be announced in the specialty chemical arena is Lonza's offer to acquire biocides maker Arch Chemicals (Norwalk, CT) in a deal valued at $1.4...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemicals-News-Roundup-July-8-July-14_36147.html
July 13, 2011
The big innovation news this past week is today's move by Elevance (Bolingbrook, IL), the company with metathesis catalyst technology developed by the brilliant professor Grubbs, to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Innovation-News-Round-up-July-13_36127.html
July 12, 2011
by Steve Donen, vp./Process Development & Engineering, Rivertop Renewables   Often the greatest innovations take place in the laboratory, but as many innovators will tell you...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Five-Considerations-when-Taking-Green-Chemistry-from-Lab-to-Scale_36101.html
July 12, 2011
ASIA/PACIFIC FASTEST GROWING API MARKET The Asia/Pacific is the third largest regional market for active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in the world by revenue after North America...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-12_36097.html
July 11, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Dow and Ube have formed an electrolytes joint venture aimed at the growing lithium-ion battery market. In M&A news, Wacker sold its...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-July-4-8_36081.html
July 8, 2011
This Week on CW:   DuPont safety procedures have been faulted for the death of a worker at a West Virginia plant in January 2010.   Dow and Ube are planning to form an...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-July-8_36063.html
July 8, 2011
by Giles Chappell, attorney, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP (Brussels). On July 1, 2011, Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Viewpoint-on-RoHS-Amendment-Regulating-for-Nanomaterials-in-Electrical-Equipment_36035.html
July 7, 2011
 Specialty chemical producers continue to make investments in M&A to ensure growth and capital expenditures to keep up with demand. AkzoNobel  plans to invest...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Specialty-Chemical-Weekly-News-Roundup-July-1-July-7_35977.html
July 6, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, Bain Capital's Styron is filing for a $400 million IPO. The company filed as Trinseo, which will be its name by the end of the year.   In M&A...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-27-July-1_35959.html
July 5, 2011
USP PUBLISHES STANDARDS FOR TESTING OF MEDICINES AND INGREDIENTS The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP; Rockville, MD) has announced the availability of a free, online...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-July-5_35924.html
July 1, 2011
 More M&A news came out of the specialty chemical sector this week, proving that the sector is ripe for consolidation, and buyers want to bulk up core operations. AkzoNobel...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Kerri-Walsh/Chemical-Industry-Specialty-Chemical-Round-up-June-30_35864.html
June 30, 2011
Editor's note: CW's offices will be closed tomorrow. Here's an early news round-up. This Week on CW:   Trinseo, formerly Styron, has filed for a $400 million IPO. The company...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-News-Round-Up-June-30_35895.html
June 29, 2011
The safety of nanomaterials continues to be a key issue for innovative chemical companies, and the discussions are intensifying, particularly in Europe. The European Commission says...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Alex-Scott/Chemical-Industry-Weekly-Innovation-News-Round-up-June-29_35845.html
June 28, 2011
FDA UNVEILS GLOBAL STRATEGY TO ENSURE SAFETY OF IMPORTED PRODUCTS The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says it has unveiled a new strategy to meet the challenges posed by...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/PharmaFine-Chemicals-Roundup-June-28_35824.html
June 27, 2011
Topping the headlines last week, PetroLogistics is filing for a $600 million IPO. The company did not disclose the share price of the offering, or how many shares it plans to sell...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Vincent-Valk/Chemical-Finance-Digest-June-20-24_35815.html
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