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October 30, 2013
DuPont’s July 2013 announcement that it would explore strategic options for its $7-billion/year performance chemicals business unit, as part of its transformation to a “higher growth, less cyclical company,” is a bold, but necessary, strategic move by company leadership, according to new analysis by IHS Chemical. DuPont announced last week that it would spin off the company within 18 months. The move, IHS says, allows DuPont to refocus its resources on core businesses in agriculture and nutrition, as well as biobased and advanced materials, where DuPont has a carved a scientific niche, and businesses that offer both higher margin potential and a more consistent revenue stream....
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/IHS-Chemical-DuPont-spinoff-represents-next-step-in-its-strategic-transformation-into-a-more-stable-growth-company_56331.html
October 30, 2013
As demand intensifies to reduce the use of carbon-based raw materials, companies are looking at how they can reduce consumption and find appropriate replacements.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Renewable-raw-materials-Making-it-happen_56329.html
October 29, 2013
American Capital to invest $391 million in the combination of Cambridge Major and AAIPharma Private equity firm American Capital (Bethesda, MD) says that it has committed $391 million...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-29-October-2013_56278.html
October 21, 2013
AstraZeneca acquires ADC technology firm Spirogen AstraZeneca (London) says that its biologics R&D arm, MedImmune (Gaithersburg, MD), has acquired Spirogen (London), a privately...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-21-October-2013_56061.html
October 15, 2013
Feature Pharmaceutical ingredients: Demand rises as industry evolves with new regulations in EU, US Pharmaceutical ingredients makers are seeing a rise in demand particularly due to...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-15-October-2013_55942.html
October 8, 2013
Cambridge Major Laboratories and AAIPharma to merge Cambridge Major Laboratories (CML; Germantown, WI), a producer of pharmaceutical intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-8-October-2013_55742.html
October 4, 2013
Implementing lean manufacturing practices at chemical facilities should be simple, and it’s the “smart thing to do,” says Bill Seaton, vice president of US operations...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Lean-manufacturing-paying-off-for-specialty-chemical-makers_55681.html
October 1, 2013
New CEO for Bayer HealthCare Bayer says that Olivier Brandicourt has been appointed chairman of the board of management of Bayer HealthCare (Leverkusen) and member of the Bayer...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-1-October-2013_55529.html
September 24, 2013
Cedarburg Hauser expands API capacity Cedarburg Hauser Pharmaceuticals (CHP; Grafton, WI) says it has upgraded its active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) manufacturing plant at...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-24-September-2013_55389.html
September 17, 2013
ICIG to acquire peptide APIs firm Peptisyntha from Solvay International Chemical Investors Group (ICIG), a privately owned industrial holding company, says that it has entered into an...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-17-September-2013_55205.html
September 16, 2013
On 1 December 2013, a major regulatory shift in the chemical market will impact more than 43 million employees in the United States. In an effort to develop a safer, more efficient...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Shifting-successfully-to-GHS-compliance_55182.html
September 6, 2013
The global chemical industry is undergoing dynamic changes with external factors presenting vastly divergent challenges in different regions of the world. As such, the executives of global chemical companies face significant challenges.
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http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/A-view-on-strategic-realignment-in-the-global-chemical-industry_55017.html
August 27, 2013
Siegfried reports increase in profits and revenue, sees positive trend in second half Siegfried (Zofingen, Switzerland), a producer of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), pharma...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-27-August-2013_54756.html
August 20, 2013
Russia’s largest pharmaceutical company to buy Singapore-based API supplier for $590 million Pharmstandard (Moscow), Russia’s leading pharmaceutical company, says it will...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-20-August-2013_54579.html
August 13, 2013
Ampac Fine Chemicals reports rise in profits and sales Ampac Fine Chemicals (AFC; Rancho Cordova, CA), a subsidiary of American Pacific (Las Vegas), reports an 11.5% rise in operating...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-13-August-2013_54448.html
August 15, 2013
In today’s production environment, refining managers find themselves increasingly responsible for integrated refining and chemicals industrial sites as economic forces drive...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Performance-improvement-in-integrated-sites_54418.html
August 7, 2013
Failure by Congress to pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB) is impacting the entire US manufacturing base, but for small chemical manufacturers, in particular, it is severely...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Failure-to-pass-MTB-could-mean-billions-in-economic-losses-for-US-manufacturers_54268.html
August 6, 2013
Teva’s API business reports fall in sales The active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) business of Teva Pharmaceutical Industries (PetaŠł• Tiqwa, Israel) reports a 9.5% fall in...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Pharmafine-chemicals-roundup-6-August-2013_54251.html
July 30, 2013
Green construction strives to make all steps of the construction process more efficient and environmentally benign. Cement, for example, is the most used construction material...
http://www.chemweek.com/chem_ideas/Guest-Author/Chemistry-and-green-construction_54082.html
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