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June 6, 2014
American Securities (New York), a private equity firm, has announced that it has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Emerald Performance Materials...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Private-equity-firm-American-Securities-buys-Emerald-Performance-Materials_61570.html
June 6, 2014
Trinseo, formerly Styron, today launched an initial public offering, aiming to raise $170–190 million through the sale of 10 million common shares. The company has also applied...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Trinseo-launches-$180-million-IPO_61481.html
June 5, 2014
Invista announced today that it is forming a collaboration with Eucodis Bioscience (Vienna, Austria), a biotechnology company focused in enzyme engineering and industrial enzyme...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Invista-to-collaborate-with-Austrian-enzyme-company_61584.html
June 5, 2014
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the Homax Group (Bellingham, WA), a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products. The transaction is...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/PPG-acquires-wall-and-ceiling-repair-firm-Homax-Group_61585.html
June 5, 2014
Altana today inaugurated its new additives facility at Wallingford, CT, doubling capacity for paints, composites and other additives in its BYK Additives and Instruments division. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Altana-doubles-US-additives-capacity_61598.html
June 5, 2014
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has elected Ellen Richstone and Henry "Pete" Linsert to its board of directors. Both will hold office until the 2017 annual meeting of...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/BioAmber-makes-appointments-to-board-of-directors_61587.html
June 5, 2014
Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; Tokyo) and Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS; Ibaraki) said on Wednesday that the Patent Court of Korea has rejected an...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Korean-court-rejects-Intematix-challenge-to-Mitsubishi-red-phosphor-patent_61577.html
June 4, 2014
CB&I today announced that it has been awarded a contract by Pieridae Energy (Canada) for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of the Goldboro liquefied natural gas (LNG)...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/CB-and-I-awarded-FEED-contract-for-Canadian-LNG-project_61568.html
June 4, 2014
Laticrete (Bethany, CT) has agreed to buy DuPont’s surface-care business, a maker of protective coatings and surface treatments for the stone and tile market, the companies say...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Laticrete-to-buy-DuPonts-surface-care-business_61566.html
June 4, 2014
A. Schulman has agreed to acquire Ferro’s specialty plastics business, a maker of engineered plastic compounds, colorants, and liquid coatings mostly for thermoset plastics, for...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Schulman-to-acquire-Ferros-specialty-plastics-business-Ferro-looking-to-sell-polymer-additives_61554.html
June 4, 2014
FDA has approved Addivant's (Danbury, CT) registered Weston liquid antioxidant for food contact applications, the company announced today. The product is made using...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/FDA-approves-Addivants-nonylphenol-free-liquid-antioxidant-for-food-contact-applications_61552.html
June 4, 2014
Private investment firm OpenGate Capital (Los Angeles) says that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Solvay's polyvinyl chloride (PVC) compound business, Benvic...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/OpenGate-completes-acquisition-of-Solvays-PVC-compound-business_61545.html
June 4, 2014
Momentive Performance Materials says it has signed new distributorship agreements with three member companies of the Koda Distribution Group (KDG; Stamford, CT). The KDG companies will...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Momentive-signs-distribution-deal-with-Koda_61542.html
June 4, 2014
Lubrizol says that its life science polymers business has introduced a new pharmaceutical-grade excipient, Pathway. As pharmaceutical companies face the challenge of the patent cliff...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Lubrizol-introduces-a-new-pharmaceutical-excipient_61540.html
June 3, 2014
Evonik says it has named David DelGuercio, previously senior v.p. and general manager/household care, to the post of senior v.p. and general manager/consumer specialties, North...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Evonik-names-new-North-American-consumer-specialties-head_61535.html
June 3, 2014
A 250,000-liters/day bioethanol plant will be built in Tabasco State, Mexico, the state's agricultural, forestry, and fishing development ministry, Sedafop (Villahermosa), has...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Mexico-to-build-another-bioethanol-plant_61511.html
June 3, 2014
Brenntag says that it has acquired Philchem (Houston), an expert in supply chain solutions. Philchem specializes in managing individual supply and demand imbalances in selected product...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/us/Brenntag-acquires-Philchem_61505.html
June 3, 2014
Eastman Chemical says it has completed the acquisition of BP’s global aviation turbine oil business. The acquired business is expected to be accretive to 2014 earnings excluding...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/Eastman-completes-acquisition-of-BPs-aviation-turbine-oil-business_61502.html
June 3, 2014
BASF says it has completed the previously announced divestment of its PolyAd Services (Earth City, MO) business unit to Edgewater Capital Partners (Cleveland), a private equity...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/north_america/BASF-completes-divestment-of-PolyAd-Services-to-private-equity-firm_61499.html
June 3, 2014
Axalta Coatings Systems announced today that it has named Eduardo Nardinelli president and general manager/Brazil. Nardinelli has a background in the automotive sector, and comes to...
http://www.chemweek.com/regions/south_america/brazil/Axalta-names-Brazil-president_61522.html
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