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September 2, 2014
Royal Adhesives & Sealants (South Bend, IN), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners, announced today that its subsidiary Royal Adhesives & Sealants Canada will acquire...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-and-Sealants-acquires-Canadian-firm-Chemque_63587.html
September 2, 2014
Arsenal Capital’s Royal Adhesives (South Bend, IN) announced today that it has purchased Chemque (Toronto), a maker of polyurethane foams and adhesives for the telecoms, flooring...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Royal-Adhesives-to-acquire-Chemque_63582.html
September 2, 2014
Accella Performance Materials (St. Louis), a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital (New York), has purchased Zeus Tyrefill Systems (Dortmund, Germany) for an undisclosed sum, the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/rubber_processing_chemicals/Arsenals-Accella-buys-German-tire-materials-firm_63564.html
September 2, 2014
Albemarle has completed the previously announced sale of its antioxidant, ibuprofen, and propofol businesses and related assets to SI Group (Schenectady, NY), Albemarle said today...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/plastic_additives/Albemarle-completes-sale-of-antioxidant-business-to-SI-Group_63559.html
September 1, 2014
Protex International (Paris) says it has acquired Mereco Technologies Group (West Warwick, RI), including the Metachem Resins and DMS divisions. Financial terms of the deal were not...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Protex-buys-US-electronic-chemicals-firm_63546.html
August 29, 2014
AkzoNobel has announced plans to simplify the structure of its performance coatings business. The new structure, which will become fully operational in January 2015, will reduce the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-simplifies-structure-of-performance-coatings-business_63527.html
August 28, 2014
Silicones and quartz producer Momentive Performance Materials (MPM) says the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York is likely to confirm the company’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Momentive-Performance-Materials-moves-closer-to-Chapter-11-exit_63462.html
August 22, 2014
Axalta, the former automotive coatings business of DuPont, has filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC; Washington) for an initial public offering....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Carlyles-Axalta-files-for-IPO_63347.html
August 22, 2014
DuPont has filed a patent infringement suit in US court in Delaware alleging that SunEdison has violated the company’s patent on using tellurium in front-side silver solar...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/DuPont-files-suit-against-SunEdison-over-solar-paste-patent_63346.html
August 21, 2014
Clariant’s industrial and consumer specialties plant at Gendorf, Germany, has been granted mass balance certification from the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO; London)...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Clariant-plant-in-Germany-gains-RSPO-certification_63336.html
August 20, 2014
Bartek Ingredients (Stony Creek, ON) has announced a large expansion of its capacity for malic and fumaric acid, and its precursor material, maleic anhydride. The company will add 50...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/Bartek-Ingredients-to-expand-malic-fumaric-acids-capacity_63327.html
August 20, 2014
Frutarom (Haifa, Israel), a producer of flavors and fragrances, today reported second-quarter net income rose 44.5%, to $25.5 million, on 29% higher sales of $218.1 million. Ebitda was...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Acquisitions-help-lift-Frutaroms-revenues-and-earnings_63308.html
August 20, 2014
AkzoNobel today broke ground on its previously announced decorative paints facility at Chengdu, China. Chengdu is the capital of Sichuan Province. The new facility is part of an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/AkzoNobel-breaks-ground-on-decorative-paints-facility-in-China_63307.html
August 20, 2014
Firmenich (Geneva), the world's largest privately owned flavors and fragrances firm, has appointed Gilbert Ghostine as its new CEO, effective 1 October. Ghostine was most recently...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Flavors-and-fragrances-firm-Firmenich-appoints-new-CEO_63306.html
August 18, 2014
Coatings maker Axalta has announced a $10.5-million investment to expand its transportation coatings resins site at Tlalnepantla, Mexico. The expansion will expand the site’s...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Axalta-to-expand-Mexico-site_63281.html
August 14, 2014
Momentive Specialty Chemicals (MSC) says it has selected the city of Curitiba, in the state of Parana, Brazil, as the location of its next forest products manufacturing site in Latin...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Momentive-selects-Brazil-site-for-forest-products-facility_63190.html
August 14, 2014
Apple announced today that it will ban the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its electronics as part of a renewed effort to eliminate unsafe work conditions since...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Apple-bans-benzene-and-n-hexane-from-final-product-assembly_63187.html
August 13, 2014
BASF's venture capital business says it has invested €1.0 million ($1.3 million) in the technology company SmartKem (St. Asaph, UK), a leader in R&D of high-performance...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/BASF-invests-in-organic-semiconductor-inks-firm-SmartKem_63145.html
August 12, 2014
Valspar says that net income for the quarter ended 25 July was $97.8 million, up 4% year-on-year (YOY). Reported earnings of $1.14/share dipped slightly below analyst estimates of...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Valspar-results-up-on-strength-in-coatings_63127.html
August 8, 2014
Calgon Carbon today reported earnings up 17.2% year-on-year (YOY), to $15.2 million, or 28 cts/share, on sales up 3.3%, to $145.1 million. Earnings totaled 28 cts/share, matching...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/water_treatment/Calgon-Carbon-earnings-rise-on-higher-sales_63088.html
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