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June 4, 2015
Molycorp, the sole US-based maker of rare earth oxides, is preparing to file for bankruptcy, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company had $1.7 billion in debt and...
June 4, 2015
Omnova Solutions (Beachwood, OH) has acquired New Fluid Solutions (Houston), a producer of oil and gas drilling fluid additives and other products for $5 million, plus up to $2 million more over the next two years depending on performance. The transaction includes New Fluid Solutions' full line of drilling fluid additives and a blending facility, warehouse and quality assurance/control laboratory in Stafford, TX....
June 3, 2015
Revolymer (Deeside, UK) has signed a further license with Solvay; under the terms of the deal, Solvay has exclusive rights to apply Revolymer’s encapsulation technology to the...
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, an operator of a network of 57 paint stores across Central America. Consorcio Latinoamericano previously had a concession...
June 3, 2015
PPG Industries says it has acquired Cuming Microwave Corporation (Avon, MA), a maker of coatings that absorb microwaves and radio waves, as well as a subsidiary, Cuming-Lehman...
June 2, 2015
Kemira on Tuesday attended the opening of one of Europe’s largest water treatment chemicals manufacturing plants. Based at Tarragona, Spain the complex includes a unit, which...
June 1, 2015
A. Schulman says it has closed its $800-million acquisition of engineered plastics maker Citadel Plastics Holdings (West Chicago, IL), which was announced in March. Citadel was...
June 1, 2015

Nanosys says its quantum dots have passed review under EPA’s New Chemicals Program, and that the company plans to begin mass production at its 25-m.t./year manufacturing facility at Milpitas, CA.


June 1, 2015
DuPont and leading inkjet equipment manufacturer Kateeva (Newark, CA) announced today that they will join forces to develop optimized inks, equipment, and processes to further...
May 28, 2015
Oxea (Oberhausen, Germany) is expanding its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of a linear trinonyltrimellitate, branded Oxsoft L9TM. The product is suited for...
May 27, 2015
Valspar has reported fiscal second-quarter net income up 5% year-on-year (YOY), to $90.3 million, on net sales down 7%, to $1.08 billion. Adjusted earnings totaled $1.11/share...
May 26, 2015
Symrise has opened a production plant at Belém, Pará, in the Amazon region of Brazil, the company announced Tuesday. The investment will aid developing products for...
May 21, 2015
ChromaDex (Irvine, CA), a company that provides proprietary ingredients to various industries, announced today it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license and supply agreement...
May 21, 2015
Methes Energies (Las Vegas, NV), will start offering epoxidized soybean oil (ESO) and natural polyol, from its Sombra, ON facility. Both of these biobased products help address growing...
May 20, 2015
Perstorp's state-of-the-art oxo alcohols plant at Stenungsund, Sweden. Perstorp has officially opened the Valerox plant, a new state-of-the-art oxo-alcohols production unit at...
May 20, 2015
Flavors and fine ingredients firm Frutarom (Herzliya, Israel) on Wednesday reported a substantial rise in first-quarter sales and earnings, following a spree of acquisitions, including...
May 18, 2015
Private equity firm Arsenal Capital (New York) has announced it is selling Royal Adhesives and Sealants (South Bend, IN) to American Securities (New York), another private equity firm...
May 18, 2015
Frutarom Industries (Herzliya, Israel), a leading global flavors and specialty fine ingredients firm, announced on Sunday that it has signed an agreement to acquire 95% of the shares...
May 18, 2015
Paints and coatings company Tikkurila (Helsinki) says revenue in the first three months of 2015 was €133.2 million ($148.5 million), down 5.8% year-on-year (YOY) compared with...
May 18, 2015
Fragrances and flavors firm Symrise (Holzminden, Germany) today reported its first-quarter 2015 financial results, with sales leaping by 42% year-on-year (YOY), to €668.0 million...
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