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July 7, 2015
Materis Paints (Clichy, France), a global player in decorative paints with brands that include Tollens and Zolpan in France, MaxMeyer in Italy, Revetón in Spain and Robbialac in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/French-decorative-paints-company-changes-name-to-Cromology_71968.html
July 2, 2015
Ashland has reached a deal to acquire AkzoNobel’s biomaterials technology. The technology selectively isolates desired components from living plants and marine sources to produce...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Ashland-to-acquire-AkzoNobels-biofunctional-technology_71849.html
July 1, 2015
Archroma (Reinach, Switzerland) has completed the previously announced acquisition of BASF's worldwide textile chemicals business. Archroma says that the deal reinforces the company's...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/textile_chemicals/Archroma-completes-acquisition-of-BASFs-textile-chemicals-business_71788.html
July 1, 2015
Ashland has completed the sale of the industrial biocides assets within the Ashland Specialty Ingredients business to Troy Corp. Financial terms have not been disclosed....
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/biocides/Ashland-completes-sale-of-industrial-biocides-business_71812.html
June 30, 2015
PPG Industries today announced that it has completed a $5-million expansion at its coatings manufacturing facility at Wuppertal, Germany. The project has increased production capacity...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/PPG-completes-coatings-expansion-in-Germany_71762.html
June 29, 2015
Omya (Oftringen, Switzerland) will supply precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) to Thai Paper Co. from a new plant at Ratchaburi, Thailand, that is scheduled to start production during...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omya-to-supply-Thai-Paper-with-precipitated-calcium-carbonate_71714.html
June 26, 2015
Amyris (Emeryville, CA), and Dinaco Importação Comércio (Rio de Janeiro) announced an exclusive reseller agreement for Amyris's cosmetic ingredients in Brazil...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/personal_care/Amyris-signs-exclusive-reseller-agreement-for-biobased-emollients-in-Brazil_71686.html
June 25, 2015
Rare-earths miner Molycorp today filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection for most of US operations, in order to restructure its $1.7 billion in debt obligations. Under the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Molycorp-files-for-Chapter-11-bankruptcy-to-transfer-control-to-creditors_71610.html
June 24, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), one of the world's 10 largest companies for flavors and specialty fine ingredients, on Thursday announced it had signed an agreement for the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/Frutarom-acquires-Taura-Natural-Ingredients-Holding_71421.html
June 24, 2015
Blank-check acquisition firm Platform Specialty Products (West Palm Beach, FL) has priced its recently-announced stock offering at $26.50/share, with gross proceeds expected to total...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Platform-prices-stock-offer-at-$26-50share-upping-value-to-$420-million_71577.html
June 23, 2015
Shin-Etsu Chemical says it will construct a plant at Echizen City, Fukui Prefecture, Japan, for the production of photomask blanks, the base material of photomasks that are used as the...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Shin-Etsu-Chemical-to-establish-second-photomasks-plant-in-Japan_71462.html
June 23, 2015
Arsenal Capital (New York) says it has completed the sale of Royal Adhesives and Sealants (South Bend, IN) to American Securities (New York), another private equity firm, for an...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Arsenal-Capital-completes-Royal-Adhesives-sale_71479.html
June 19, 2015
Henkel has expanded its adhesives production with the opening of a dry building mixes plant in Novosibirsk Region, Russia. Regional governor Vladimir Gorodetsky, Henkel Russia...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/adhesives_and_sealants/Henkel-opens-adhesives-plant-in-Russia_71473.html
June 19, 2015
Merck KGaA on Friday laid a foundation stone for a new OLED materials production plant at Darmstadt, Germany. The unit will produce high-purity OLED materials for use in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Merck-KGaA-starts-construction-of-new-OLED-facility-in-Germany_71470.html
June 16, 2015
Lehigh Technologies (Atlanta), a maker of micronized rubber powders (MRPs) for chemical applications, has launched a subsidiary in Spain, called Lehigh Spain, to grow its presence in...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paints_and_coatings/Lehigh-Technologies-launches-subsidiary-in-Spain_71375.html
June 11, 2015
India has levied antidumping duties on vitamin E imports from China for five years, effective 10 June, the Ministry of Finance (New Delhi) says. Duties of $1.77/kilogram have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/food_additives/India-slaps-antidumping-duties-on-vitamin-E-from-China-for-5-years_71161.html
June 11, 2015
Omnova Solutions says it is shutting down styrene butadiene (SB) latex production at its facilities in Calhoun, GA and Mogadore, OH, as part of a cost-cutting program expected to save...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/paper_chemicals/Omnova-to-shutter-SB-latex-production-in-Georgia-and-Ohio_71186.html
June 10, 2015
Private equity firm Apollo Management (New York) says it has agreed to acquire OM Group for about $1.03 billion, or $34/share. Apollo will then sell OM Group’s electronic...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/electronic_chemicals/Apollo-to-acquire-OM-Group-for-$1-03-billion-sell-some-segments-to-Platform_70874.html
June 9, 2015
SC Johnson announced today that it will offer product-specific fragrance disclosures to consumers as the “next step … [in its] its decades-long journey to transform...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/flavors_and_fragrances/SC-Johnson-expands-ingredient-transparency-efforts_71110.html
June 8, 2015
Koda Distribution today announced it has acquired Colonial Specialty Chemicals (CSC; Conshohocken, PA), a metalworking and industrial lubricants distributor, for an undisclosed sum...
http://www.chemweek.com/markets/specialty_chemicals/lubricants/Koda-acquires-US-lubricants-distributor_71079.html
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