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July 27, 2011
The 2011 International Year of Chemistry (IYC) provides a unique moment in time to focus our know-how, passion and innovations on addressing global challenges. Today, I’d like to focus on one of these challenges: access to clean drinking water. Earlier this summer, 60 experts gave 60 different perspectives on the future of water.....
July 27, 2011
One story dominates the world's chemical innovation news this week; the European Union’s (EU) unveiling of its FP7, (€7 billion ($10 billion) innovation...
July 26, 2011
Specialty chemical earnings reports were mixed this week, although higher raw material costs were a recurring theme. Success in passing along those costs was another common thread, at...
July 26, 2011
Topping the week's headlines, Ecolab has agreed to acquire Nalco for $8.1 billion. Nalco shareholders will receive 70% of their consideration in Ecolab shares and 30% in cash...
July 26, 2011
GENERICS DOMINATE API MARKET IN ASIA/PACIFIC The generic sector dominates the active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) market in the Asia/Pacific region, and generic APIs accounted for...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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